Capt. William Frederick Temple Sheridan, RA

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Capt. William Frederick Temple Sheridan, RA

Birthdate: (36)
Birthplace: Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 25, 1915 (36)
Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium (killed in the Battle of Loos)
Immediate Family:

Son of Algernon Thomas Brinsley Sheridan and Mary Lothrop Sheridan
Husband of Clare Consuelo Sheridan
Father of Margaret Sheridan; Elizabeth Sheridan and Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Brother of Mary Elizabeth Brinsley Stracey; Sophie Florence Lothrop Walker; Richard Brinsley Sheridan; John Lothrop Motley Sheridan; Algernon Brinsley Sheridan, Sr. and 1 other

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Capt. William Frederick Temple Sheridan, RA

Captain, 5th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25th September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. Member of the Exchange. Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book: CAPTAIN WILLIAM FREDERICK TEMPLE SHERIDAN, Rifle Brigade, the son of A. Brinsley Sheridan, was the grandson of Motley, the historian, and great-great-grandson of the dramatist. He was educated at Harrow. On leaving school he went to the Stock Exchange in 1904 and was a partner in the firm of Leonard Clow and Co. At the outbreak of war he joined the 11th London Regiment, and was afterwards transferred to the 5th Rifle Brigade, being promoted Lieutenant. He went to the front in May 1915 and was attached to the 2nd Battalion as Captain. He was killed, at the age of thirty-six, on 25 September at the battle of Loos, when leading the assault at the head of the bombers. The General commanding his division wrote: “He had done excellent work while serving with this division, and was a most promising officer. You have every reason to be proud of his gallantry and devotion to duty." His Colonel wrote to his widow: “He was a magnificent leader of men and is the greatest loss to the army and the regiment." Captain Sheridan married in 1910 Clare Consuelo, daughter of Clara and Moreton Frewen, of Brede Place, Sussex, and left a son and daughter.

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Capt. William Frederick Temple Sheridan, RA's Timeline

January 5, 1879
Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
Age 32
Age 33
September 20, 1915
Age 36
September 25, 1915
Age 36
Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium