Major Edward Sherson

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Major Edward Sherson

Birthplace: New Zealand
Death: September 30, 1918 (51)
Crèvecœur-sur-l'Escaut, Nord, Hauts-de-France, France (K.I.A.)
Place of Burial: 4½ miles south of Cambrai., Crèvecœur-sur-l'Escaut, Nord, Hauts-de-France, 59258, France
Immediate Family:

Son of William Sherson and Eliza Sherson
Husband of Alice Mary Sherson
Father of Eric Gordon Sherson; Hugh Sherson; Arthur Noel Sherson; Harold Sherson; Elliott Sherson and 1 other
Brother of William Sherson; Abraham Sherson; Thomas Chermside Sherson; Eliza Ann Sherson; Richard Sherson and 6 others

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About Major Edward Sherson

Auckland War Memorial Museum. Biographical Information. Son of William and Eliza (Elizabeth) Sherson, of Auckland; husband of Alice Mary Sherson (nee Lendrum), of 14 Hayden Street, Auckland, New Zealand.

Obituary: "Edward Sherson, N.Z.F.A., Auckland, Late Major 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment. N.Z.E.F., beloved husband of Alice M. Sherson. Killed in Action at Crevecoeur, Sept 30th 1918 Aged 51 years. Arthur Noel, their third son was lost at sea in the S.Y. Aurora about June 1917 aged 18 years."

"Major Sherson leaves a widow and had four sons and one daughter, the youngest son being 14 years of age and the daughter 10. The two eldest sons are serving with the artillery in France, while the third was on the Antarctic ship Aurora when that vessel disappeared in the Pacific last year. New Zealand Herald, 16 October 1918, page 8"

He was Lieutenant Colonel, New Zealand Field Artillery Brigade. Auckland, and Officer in Charge of 20th Reinforcements.

Father, Edward Sherson (27812) kia and sons Eric Gordon Sherson (17229); Hugh Sherson (66031) served in WW1.

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Major Edward Sherson's Timeline

New Zealand
March 24, 1896
Age 29
Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Age 30
October 14, 1898
Age 31
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
February 15, 1902
Age 35
New Zealand
October 16, 1903
Age 36
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
February 8, 1908
Age 41
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
September 30, 1918
Age 51
Crèvecœur-sur-l'Escaut, Nord, Hauts-de-France, France
September 30, 1918
Age 51
Crèvecœur-sur-l'Escaut, Nord, Hauts-de-France, France