|Place of birth||Warrnambool, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||113 Bank Street, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Kate Cameron Sheldrick, 113 Bank Street, South Melbourne, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 22nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 8 January 1916.
Admitted from Canal Zone to 6th Field Ambulance, Ismailia, 6 February 1916 (herpes), and transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916, and admitted, 3 April 1916 (iritis); discharged, 17 April 1916.
Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2480302: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
Statement, 4774 Pte G.T. CLAY, D Company, 60th Bn, 30 November 1916: 'Pte. R. Mason, XVI Pl, D. Co, was with him when he died at Fleurbaix on July 19th. Sheldrick was badly wounded and died out in No Man's Land. Mason stayed with him until his death, and gave me the facts a few nights later when he came in.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SHELDRICK Richard
Red Cross File No 2480302