Sheard Windle (1891-1917)

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Sheard Windle

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

WINDLE, SHEARD. Ordinary Seaman. No J/75899. Royal Navy. HMS Partridge. Born Kirkheaton 4.8.1891. Son of Harry and Emma Windle, 190 Kilner Bank, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Educated at Moldgreen Schools. Employed as a fettler by Messrs John Fenton and Sons, Bradley Mills. Husband of Edith Windle, 5 Tindall's Yard, Hawk Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted in the Royal Navy on 15.8.1917. Was drowned in the North Sea on 12.12.1917 when German destroyers raided a British convoy and HMS Partridge was sunk. His body was washed ashore at Cogsheim, Saellijornse, Norway on 21.12.1917. Buried FITJAR CHURCHYARD (which is on a large island south of Bergen, Norway.
Three other men from Huddersfield were drowned aboard HMS Partridge. They were Ordinary Seaman FRED DRANSFIELD, Able Seaman DONALD HAIGH and Able Seaman WALKER BAMFORTH.
ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.
Brother of Private CHARLES WINDLE, killed in action, 15.9.1916, and Gunner WILLIAM WINDLE, killed in action, 7.6.1917, q.v.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Ordinary Seaman SHEARD WINDLE
  • regiment: Royal Navy
  • died: Wednesday, December 12, 1917
  • age: 26 years
  • record ID: 472481