Herbert Steven SHELDON

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SHELDON, Herbert Steven

Service Number: 453
Enlisted: 27 October 1914, Kamona, Victoria
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 8th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Serviceton, Victoria, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Pinnaroo, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Pinnaroo Soldiers Memorial Hosptial, Pinnaroo War Memorial - Obelisk*
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World War 1 Service

27 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Kamona, Victoria
25 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 453, 8th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli
25 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 453, 8th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Melbourne
7 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 453, 8th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC Gallipoli

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Biography

"LATE PTE. H. S. SHELDON.

Pte. H. S. Sheldon, who was killed in action in Gallipoii on or about August 7, was the son of Mr. C. Sheldon, of Pinnaroo. He joined the 8th Light Horse in Victoria. For a number of years he was engaged in farm work with his father and brothers. Pte. Sheldon was 31 years of age, and was a fine, manly fellow. He was well liked, and bore a character for uprightness and a clear sense of duty." - from the Adelaide Register 24 Sep 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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