[Skip to content]



  • Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 18th May 1915 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of John and Lucy Ann Shepherd and the brother of Tomas, John, Charlotte, George, Nelly, Albert, Susan and William Shepherd. In 1911 they lived at 2 Fountain Place, Woolpack Lane, Nottingham. Lucy Ann Shepherd later lived at 48 Woolpack Lane.
Apprentice at printer at Thomas Foreman and sons
08 Apr 1915
20
449393 - CWGC Website
2023
48 Woolpack Lane, Nottingham.
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He is buried in Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery (grave ref. l.B.10).
Article published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 15th May 1915 :- “DIED AT DUTY. “ROBIN HOOD KILLED AT THE FRONT. “Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd, of Wool-pack-lane, Nottingham, have been notified of the death at the front of their third son, Private Charles Matthew Shepherd, of the Robin Hood Rifles. “One of the officers has written to explain that the [soldier] was killed by a bullet which penetrated the sandbags of the trench and lodged in his chest. He was buried by a chaplain, Rev. H. Hales, at Hinderbock [sic] Chateau. “Private Shepherd, who was only 20 years of age, was educated at St. Mary's Schools, and at the age of 13 was apprenticed to Messrs. T. Forman and Sons, being placed in the litho department. He joined the Robin Hoods in May of last year, and was at camp when the storm burst. He was in the last year of his apprenticeship. “A brother, Private John Shepherd, of the R.H.A. has been soldiering for the last four years, and has been at the front since the early days of the war. In a touching note he begs his parents not to mourn unduly, his brother have died doing his duty.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hukcnall 1914-1918
Remembered on

Photos

  • Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 18th May 1915 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Charles Matthew Shepherd - Photograph published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 18th May 1915 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918