Ted Sheard was born on April 12, 1924, in Haverhill, West Suffolk, England, before his family relocated to Canada and settled outside Regina, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in January 1943 and served with the 1st Special Service Force as a Rifleman.
In May 1944 in Italy, while on a raid into enemy lines, his regiment was trapped in a minefield and suffered many casualties from exploding mines. Mr. Sheard was injured, resulting in the loss of his leg, and was discharged from service in September 1944.
When he returned to Canada, he joined The War Amps Saskatchewan Branch and held the positions of:
- Member, War Amps National Council
- National Director, Saskatchewan Branch
- Treasurer and President, Saskatchewan Branch
His chosen career prior to losing his leg was farming, but he changed his plans and joined the Department of Veterans Affairs artificial limb shop. In this role, he was able to follow a satisfying vocation by successfully fitting hundreds of amputees with artificial limbs before his retirement in 1984.
Mr. Sheard was the recipient of the Honorary CHAMP Membership from The War Amps for his work with the Association. He passed away on January 19, 2001.
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