Captain William Frederick Temple Sheridan

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    *[W F R in book at front] Captain, 5th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion, Rifle Briagde (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 25th September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10. Member of the Exchange.

    Extract from the Stock Exchange Memorial Book:

    CAPTAIN WILLIAM FREDERICK TEMPLE SHERIDAN, Rifle Brigade, the son of A. Brinsley Sheridan, was the grandson of Motley, the historian, and great-great-grandson of the dramatist.

    He was educated at Harrow. On leaving school he went to the Stock Exchange in 1904 and was a partner in the firm of Leonard Clow and Co.

    At the outbreak of war he joined the 11th London Regiment, and was afterwards transferred to the 5th Rifle Brigade, being promoted Lieutenant. He went to the front in May 1915 and was attached to the 2nd Battalion as Captain.

    He was killed, at the age of thirty-six, on 25 September at the battle of Loos, when leading the assault at the head of the bombers.

    The General commanding his division wrote: “He had done excellent work while serving with this division, and was a most promising officer. You have every reason to be proud of his gallantry and devotion to duty."

    His Colonel wrote to his widow: “He was a magnificent leader of men and is the greatest loss to the army and the regiment."

    Captain Sheridan married in 1910 Clare Consuelo, daughter of Clara and Moreton Frewen, of Brede Place, Sussex, and left a son and daughter.

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