Norman Arthur Sheard (1915-1943)

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Biography

Norman Arthur Sheard was born on 28 April 1915, the son of Harry Sheard and his wife Mary Ellen.

At the time of the 1921 Census, the family was living at 64 West End Road, Golcar, where Harry was employed as a painter and decorator by Frank Smith.

By the late 1930s, the Sheard family was living at 148 Leymoor Road, Golcar, and Norman Arthur was working as a weaver.

He married Mary Gwendoline Croft in 1939.

Extracts

Huddersfield Examiner (23/Jun/1945):

Golcar Soldier's Death

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. H. Sheard, of 148 Leymoor Road, Golcar, that their youngest son, Private Norman Arthur Sheard, has died in a prisoner-of-war camp in Burma.

Private Sheard, who was serving with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, was reported missing in November, 1942, but it has since been established that he was taken prisoner in February, 1942, and that he died on January 11, 1943.

As a boy he attended Goitfleld School, Longwood, and after working with his father as a painter for a time at Golcar, he was employed at Parkwood Mills, Longwood. He joined the Army in June, 1940.

Private Sheard was married, and his widow lives at Stanley Lodge, Marsden.

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