Frederick John Sheppard (poss Shepherd)

Name

Frederick John Sheppard (poss Shepherd)
1898

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

21/06/1918
19

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
302371
Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
13th Bn. & Kings Regiment Rifle Corps

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

ARRAS MEMORIAL
Bay 1 and 2
France

Headstone

>N/A

UK Memorials

Not on Ayot St Peter Memorial, Not on Ayot St Lawrence Memorial

Pre War

Frederick John Sheppard was born in 1898 in Ayot St Peter, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, the only son of James Alfred and Mary Elizabeth Shepherd.


On the 1901 Census Frederick and his mother were living with his grandmother, Emma Sheppard at Ayot Green, Ayot St Peter, Herts. His father was not with them. By the 1911 Census the family were living at 24 Officers Quarters, H M Prison Brixton, London, where his father was a Prison Warder. Frederick later worked as an apprentice.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in in Lambeth in June 1916 and was placed in the Army Reserve serving initially with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps under reg. no. 35332.


He was mobilised in December 1916 and transferred to the Royal Scots (Lothian) Regiment. He was killed in action in France during a raid on the enemy trenches.

Additional Information

N.B. The spelling of Sheppard varies. His father received a war gratuity of £6 10s and pay owing of £4 8s 6d. Parents also lived at no. 30 Officers Quarters, H M Prison Brixton and at 145 Dallas Road, Hendon, London.

Acknowledgments

Brenda Palmer
Jonty Wild