The AIF Project


Regimental number312
Place of birthRutherglen Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressByyi, via Cowra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinJ. Sheridan, Byyi, via Cowra, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A29 Suevic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the period under review he has shown unswerving loyalty, steadfast devotion to duty, and, whenever occasion offered, conspicuous gallantry in the field. From the inception of the war, he holds an almost unparalleled record, never having been away from the regiment with the exception of a few days, the result of an accident.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 313 Sergeant Thomas Joseph SHERIDAN, 6th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 15 November 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 October 1971

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