Harry Heaslip SHERIDAN

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SHERIDAN, Harry Heaslip

Service Numbers: 960, 960A
Enlisted: 7 January 1915, 5th reinforcements Liverpool NSW
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Gunning, Collector, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Collector, Upper Lachlan Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School, Collector, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Broncho Pneumonia, France, 29 April 1917
Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Collector War Memorial, Gunning Anglican Church Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 960, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 5th reinforcements Liverpool NSW
22 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 960, 1st Light Horse Regiment, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Bakara embarkation_ship_number: A41 public_note: ''
30 Oct 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Field Artillery Brigade
17 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 5th Field Artillery Brigade
25 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
29 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 960A, 12th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Harry Heaslip SHERIDAN was born in 1892 in Gunning, Collector, NSW

His parents were John Thomas SHERIDAN and Emma SHOEMARK who married in 1890 in Gunning

He had previous service for five & a half years at the Collector Rifle Club before he enlisted in Liverpool, NSW on 7th January, 1915 as a Private with the 1st Light Horse Regiment - he embarked with the 5th reinforcements on 22nd May, 1915 on the ship Bakara

Later he became a Driver and his last unit was the 12th Australian Field Artillery Brigade.

Harry died on 29th April, 1917 at the 14th Stationery Hospital, Wimereaux, France of broncho pneumonia and is buried in Wimeleux Communal Cemetery in France

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal.

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His brother Fred Parker SHERIDAN (SN1972)  served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919

Another brother John Rawdon SHERIDAN (SN961) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919

His cousin Harry Roy SHERIDAN (SN703) died of wounds in France on 27th April, 1917

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Goulburn Evening Penny Post -12th May, 1917 page 4

DEATH OF COLLECTOR SOLDIER.

News was received in Collector on tuesday that Driver Harry H Sheridan, eldest son of Mr. J.T. Sheridan of that town, had died suddenly in hospital somewhere in France.

It is two and a half years since the young soldier enlisted and he saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli & France

The news was received with profound regret, as driver Sheridan was held in the highest esteem by all who came in contact with him - the sympathy of the whole district is extended to the bereaved family in their sad loss.

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