Wilfred Sheridan

August 4, 2015

SHERIDAN, Wilfred- – – – SPC 1907

DoB:- – 1896, Elsternwick, VIC

Father:- – Thomas John Sheridan

Mother:- – Mary, nee O’Rooke

Wilfred Sheridan was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Melbourne.

Service No:- 5129

Rank:- – Driver

Unit:- – 3rd Light Horse Brigade, 4th Pioneer Battalion, 12th ASC

Wilfred Sheridan enlisted in the AIF on 7 November 1914, aged 19 years. He was a single man, who gave his occupation as storeman. He also stated that he was currently serving in the 28th AASC, where he had been serving for four years and five months. Wilfred was five feet, seven and a half inches tall, with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair.

On 1 April 1915, Private Sheridan embarked for service abroad and disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt. Later in April he was attached to the 4th Pioneer Battalion at Serapeum. In June he proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Forces as they departed from Alexandria to travel to Marseilles.

He was admitted to hospital in Etaples, France suffering from venereal disease. He was hospitalised for a total of 44 days, rejoining his unit on 29 March 1917. There was not much more detail in his service record, before he was returned to Australia aboard the Burma on 21 January 1919.

Wilfred Sheridan joined his brother Harold in Gordon Street Balaclava, where they both worked as dairymen. The College could find no record of him after 1942.