John Smith SHEARD
John Smith Sheard was from a large family who in 1901 were living at 5 Beggarington Square (East) and in 1911 at 7 Cart Square, Ladysmith, Ambler Thorn. John’s parents were Ellis and Nanny and he had three brothers and six sisters. Other addresses for the family, recorded on CWGC documents, are 54 Ford Hill and 7 Clarendon Place, Ambler Thorn.
Serving in the 9th Battalion. The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, John died of wounds on 2nd September 1918, he was aged 30.
Two of his brothers, Arthur and Sidney, are also known to have served in the war, details of their service is unknown though both are believed to have survived.
John is buried at ST. MARTIN CALVAIRE BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL (II. B. 24). The inscription on his grave reads: “Until the day dawns and the shadows fade away”.