Percival George Henry Sheather

First Name: 
Middle Name: 
George Henry
Last Name: 
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, November 2, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Louisa Sheather (nee Charlesworth)
Father's Name: 
Stephen Sheather
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, November 23, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Rank at Discharge: 
18th Battalion
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, July 12, 1968
Place of Death: 
Concord Hospital, Sydney

Percival Sheather (Service No 4535) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.  

He was 20 years old, single, and employed as a wheeler when he enlisted just a week after his brother James.  Previously to enlistment Percival had served 4 years in the Cadets and 1 year in the Militia.

He embarked on HMAT A71 Nester on 9th April 1916 with 11th Reinforcements, 18th Battalion.  Percy saw service on the Western Front until he was wounded on 29th September 1917 in Belgium.  He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to the chest.  Percy recovered and returned to his Unit on 27th January 1918. 

He was wounded a second time on 15th April 1918 receiving a bullet wound to his thigh and hand.  He was evacuated to England for treatment, and subsequently returned to Australia in July 1918.  On 25th October 1918 Percy was discharged medically unfit.

In 1937 he married Annie Jacobs in Katoomba, N.S.W.  See comments below.

Percy died in Concord Hospital in 1968.



From your research, you say  that Percival George Henry Sheather, b.2-11-1895, married Annie Jacobs, in 1937, Katoomba.B.D.M., says, Percival Sheather m. Annie Thorpe,1937, Katoomba.  My records say that, Percival George Sheather, b.25-7-1886, Narrandera, son of Henry Sheather and Elizabeth Riley, m. Annie Thorpe, widow, at Blackheath, 1936,daughter of Samuel and Martha Jacobs.

Of course, Annie Jacobs, and Annie Thorpe being the same person, not that is an issue, but, we have two Percival Sheather's. Other; Percival and Annie were in Campsie in 1943, Electoral rolls. Percy from Bulli, d. Concord, Percy from Narrandera, d. 10-11-1965, late of Belmore, which is near Campsie.

 In 1937, Annie was 55, Percy from Narrandera was 51, Percy from Bulli was 42.

 N.B. My info on the marriage was possibly from Trove or a family member, I can't remember.

 Regards John Sheather


Percival George Henry Sheather, born 2-9-1895, died 1968 at Concord hospital. Service no 4535, son of Stephen Sheather and Louisa Agnes Forde. My records don't show that he was ever married.  However a very distant cousin,  Percival George Sheather, born 25-7-1886, died 10-11-1965, at 14 Waverly Street, Belmore, son of Henry Sheather and Elizabeth Riley - this Percival Sheather was born at Brewarrina Station,  Narrendera. His death certificate, 37114, 703 in register, he married Annie Thorpe, widow, at Blackheath, at Katoomba.  The informant was his son, Henry Squire Sheather, so Percy Sheather from Woonoona, did not marry Annie Thorpe, nee Jacobs.

Thank you,  John A. S. Sheather.

I am related to some other Sheather's and have been researching the Sheather-McKenzie family. I would concur with the comments by John A.S. Sheather - and I believe that the Bulli Percival George Henry Sheather never married - his electoral roll entries from 1937 to 1963 do not show an Annie Sheather at the same addresses - nor do they show a female at the same addresses. And the Bulli Percival's 1930 electoral roll entry indicates that he was then living with his invalid mother Louisa, with no other female listed at that address.
Kerrie Anne Christian

Thank you for the feedback re Percy & Annie. 

I have amended Percy's profile where it references his (purported) marriage to Annie Jacobs.  From the extensive family research and feedback we have received it appears to be an error on our part! Many thanks for helping us to correct our data and ensure that the quality of the information is as accurate as is possible.

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