Lot Archive


№ 452


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

Pair: 2nd Lieutenant H. W. Sheard, Royal Air Force, who was killed in action in August 1918

British War and Victory Medals
(2 Lieut., R.A.F.), about very fine or better (2) £250-350

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, Medals From The Collection of Hal Giblin.

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Henry Wigglesworth Sheard, a native of Stairfoot, near Barnsley, Yorkshire, was killed in action while serving as a pilot in No. 10 Squadron on 11 August 1918. Flying on a photographic reconnaissance sortie in FK. 8 (D5076), with observer 2nd Lieutenant H. Goodwin aboard, Sheard became embroiled in a combat at 5.45 p.m., an engagement that cost him his life. Goodwin survived the subsequent crash-landing of their shot-up aircraft. Aged 22 years, Sheard was interred in the Esquelbecq Cemetery, France.