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John Henry Sheppard was born in 1886 in Nottingham and worked as a brass bobbin winder. He was married to Emily Florence Sheppard, who was born in 1887 in Nottingham.They had two children, John Henry bernard, born in 1908 in Nottingham and Nelly, born in 1911 also in Nottingham. The family lived at 19 Franchise terrace, Westminster Street, St.Ann's Well Road, Nottingham.
John Henry Sheppard worked as a brass bobbin winder.
21 Mar 1918
1652796 - CWGC Website
2/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Sheppard volunteered for service and following training he arrived in France on 25/02/1915. The battalion was caught up in the fighting when the Germans launched their major offensive, Operation Michael, on 21/03/1918. The position was hit by a heavy artillery barrage and gas shells fell into the rear areas. Masses infantry then attacked and there was severe hand-to-hand fighting.By 10.00 a.m. both flanks had been taken and soon after the germans had cut off their rear. The last message arrived at noon and soon after the battalion ceased to exist. Pte. Shepard was killed in action on that day. His body was never recovered, but his name was commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
Arras Memorial
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