Robert Henry Sheard (c.1896-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

SHEARD, ROBERT HENRY. Able Seaman. Royal Navy. HMS Tumult. Born Martin Green, Stainland, Halifax. Son of Mary Ann Catton, 6 Birkby Lodge Road, Birkby, Huddersfield. Educated St. Patrick's Roman Catholic School, New North Road, Huddersfield. Prior to the war had served with the Mercantile Marine Service. Enlisted just before Easter, 1915, at Portsmouth. Was married in 1919, after being demobilised. Hung himself at 18 Gelder Terrace Tenements, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, on the 5.2.1920 'through the horrors of the war and the effects of malaria'.
Brother of Private JOHN EDWARD SHEARD killed in action, 7.7.1916, and Corporal JOSEPH WILLIAM SHEARD killed in action, 9.10.1917.