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  • Photograph was published on 17th August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
04 May 1895
Stapleford
William John Shepherd was born on 4th May 1895 at Stapleford and was the son of Charlotte Shepherd of 45 Laurence Road Stapleford Nottinghamshire.
He was a blacksmith striker
06 May 1915
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606750 - CWGC Website
PO/17400
Private
Portsmouth Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Private William John Shepherd, enlisted in Nottingham on 11th August 1914 and served with the R.M.L.I., Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division, He landed at Dunkirk on 19th September 1914. Leaving the continent on 13th October 1914, he left for the Mediterranean on 28th February 1915. He was killed in action on 3rd May 1915 and is buried in 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery,
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission record his date of death as having taken place on 6th May 1915 – as does the newspaper report. However, it is more likely that he was killed during the charge up Razor-Back hill, Monash Valley, on 3rd May 1915. Please note that all Portsmouth Bn. casualties recorded by the CWGC as died on the 6th of May 1915 were most likely killed in the charge up Razor-Back hill, Monash Valley, on the 3rd May 1915, but may have been killed at Anzac Beachhead on any date between 28/4/15 & 3/5/15. ; 1914 Star issued to mother 3/12/19.
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  • Photograph was published on 17th August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    William John Shepherd - Photograph was published on 17th August 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
  • The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William John Shepherd in 4th battalion Parade Ground Cemetery and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Wiliam John Shepherd - The commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of William John Shepherd in 4th battalion Parade Ground Cemetery and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918