|Place of birth||Palmers Island, New South Wales|
|School||Maclean & Grafton Public Schools, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Step-Sister, Miss Christian May Ross, Kureen via Cairns, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Cairns, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||52nd Battalion 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/69/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3475A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||'He was of a very quiet retiring disposition and did not take much part in public affairs, but was an active member of the Ravenshoe Rifle Club.' (as provided by stepsister)|
|Fate||Died of disease
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||34|
|Age at death from cemetery records||34|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XVII, Row AA, Grave No. 9), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry and Catherine SHEATHER|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 1899 Pte Archibald Hugh SHEATHER, 41st Bn. killed in action, 12 August 1918.|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 14 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917; marched into 13th Training Bn, Codford, 13 April 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 6 August 1917; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 8 August 1917.
Proceeded to unit, 22 August 1917; taken on strength of 52nd Bn, in the field, 24 August 1917, and allotted letter 'A' to regimental number.
Detached to 4th Division Reinforcement Camp, Bonneville, 7 April 1918; rejoined unit, 15 April 1918.
Transferred to, and taken on strength of 49th Bn, 16 May 1918; allotted letter 'B' to regimental number.
On leave to United Kingdom, 8 September 1918; rejoined unit, 24 September 1918.
Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 16 October 1918 (bronchitis); transferred to No 41 Stationary Hospital, Pont Remy, 16 October 1918.
Died, No 41 Stationary Hospital, 20 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SHEATHER Edward John|