|Place of birth||Carisbrook, Maryborough, Victoria|
|Address||34 Greville Street, Prahran, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||35|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Teresa Emma Sheridan, 34 Greville Street, Prahran, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery (5.5 years, still serving); Instructional Staff (8 years, Staff Sergeant Major)|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||29th Battalion, A Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/46/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||29th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Nicholas and Bridget SHERIDAN; Wife: Teresa SHERIDAN, 26 Mason Street, South Yarra. Native of Carisbrook|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915.
Promoted Captain, Moascar, 1 June 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing in action, 19/20 July 1916.
Placed on Seconded List, 20 July 1916.
Struck off strength of 29th Bn, 20 October 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 2480701: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19'
Statement, 2035 Pte H.R. FLEMING (?), 29th Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital [Palais]), (?) August 1916: 'At Laventie about midnight of the 19th Aug. I saw the Captain sitting in the first line German trench. He was wounded, We were attacking the German lines and took two lines and were driven back to our trenches. I heard nothing more of him.'
Second statement, 2166 Pte J.G. WILSON, D Company, 29th Bn (patient, 3rd Western General Hospital, Ninian Park, Cardiff, Wales), 5 December 1916: 'Captain Sheridan was killed by bullet wound in the chest. I saw him fall, near the German wire entanglements at Flerimel (sic), on the Levantie Front.'
Third statement, 193 Pte J.W. BONNICK, 29th Bn (patient, 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, England), 7 December 1916: 'Informant says that Capt. Sheridan was in the German trench when the order came to retire. The artillery fire from the enemy's guns was too heavy for our men to hold the trench and Informant thinks Capt. Sheridan from the position he was in would not be able to get out. This was at Fromelles.'
Fourth statement, 2157 Sapper W.I. WILKINSON, D Company, 29th Bn (patient, Harbourne Hall VAD Hospital, Birmingham, England), 16 March 1917: 'I knew Capt. Sheridan, he was badly wounded in No Mans (sic) Land, near Fromelles July 19-20th, 1916. He never came back, and even had he fallen into the enemy's hands wounded, and survived, somthing would have been heard of him before now.'
Fifth statement, 752 Pte M, ANDERSON, 29th Bn (patient, No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen), 27 March 1917: 'Informant states that he was told by Pte. Clinton pf B Co. that he had seen Capt. Sheridan lying wounded in the German trenches at Fleurbaix on July 19th. These trenches were not occupied by us.'
Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 1), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2011) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SHERIDAN Thomas Francis
Red Cross file 2480701