Biography of Corporal Harry Alfred Sheffield (10859)
1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Formerly 7th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 20th September 1916


  • Name: Harry Alfred Sheffield
  • Date of birth: 1893
  • Place of Birth: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: April – June 1893
  • Place of Birth Registration: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England


  • Name: William Sheffield
  • DOB: 1842
  • Place of Birth: South Witham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Brewers Labourer


  • Name: Fannu Wood
  • DOB: 1847
  • Place Of Birth: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1871 Newark District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • John T Sheffield, 1872, Newark
  • Fanny Sheffield, 1875, Newark
  • Gertrude Sheffield, 1876, Newark
  • Sarah Ann Sheffield, 1881, Newark
  • William David Sheffield, 1885, Newark
  • Edward Sheffield, 1888, Newark
  • Harry Alfred Sheffield, 1893, Newark


  • 1901: Harry is living with his mother in Thomas Dolby’s house in the Market Place, Folkingham, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Harry is living with his mother at Allington, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 17 and he is listed as a labourer.
Relatives in services
  • None found


  • No marriage for Harry has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 30th September 1916
    SAD NEWS – The many friends of Pte. Harry Sheffield, youngest son of Mrw. Sheffield, will learn with regret that he has been killed in action.  It seems only a short time since deceased was invalided home from wounds received, and he at that time personally delivered an inspiring address to the school chrildren, and thanked them for the cheery parcels they had been  the means of forwarding to himself and comrades. This is the first of our Folkingham heroes to be killed in action, and the sympathy of all foes out to the sticken mother in her sorrow.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Corporal Harry Sheffield, 10859, 1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 20th September 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Mother Fanny
  • Sister Sarah A Pateman


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Folkingham, Roll of Honour in St Andrew’s Church


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Corporal Harry Sheffield, 10859, 1st Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment who died on 20 September 1916
  • Remembered with honour, Thiepval Memorial

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

  • 31st August 1914 Enlisted in Sleaford


  • This is ongoing research and will be posted when completed


  • WW1 Soldier’s Records (
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.