1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Frederick Sheffield

Contributed by: Janet Hollingsworth, on 2008-11-12

Sheffield Fred
Rank
First Name Frederick
Surname Sheffield
Year of Birth 1886
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Royal Leicestershire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Leicester, Leicestershire

Frederick's Story

Fred had been a professional soldier joining up 20/8/1904. He served in India, here where he undertook a Physical Training examination which qualified him to act as an instructor, This he passed on 28/10/1908, with a 1st class degree of proficiency. At the outbreak of WW1, he had left the Army but was still in the reserves. He married Florence Amelia in July 1914, a few weeks later he was called to Arms. After a surviving a few battles, he manage to return to the UK to see his daughter who was born in May 1915. Alas that was the one & only time. He fell on 3/3/1916 near Ypress.

Brief History Of Army service

Other memories

Janet Hollingsworth, Leicester 2008-11-14

Fred rank was Lance Corporal. I also know that he used to box for the army, during his time in India.

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