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About Edward Shepherd

Date of Birth
Q3 1880

Service Number
5391 34783

Birth Place
Cleatlam, Durham, England

Date of Death
Reported missing 25 September, 1916

Place of Death
France

Burial
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Relationships

Parents
John born abt 1840 and Annie born abt 1843

Siblings
Mary born abt 1864, John born abt 1869, Ann born abt 1872, Richard born abt 1874, William born abt 1877, Thomas born abt 1883

Career

Service
Army

Unit
24th East Yorkshire Regiment, 10th Kings' Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Enlisted 21 March 1916

Rank
Private

Enlisted Address
Croft on Tees, Yorkshire, England

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
No

Civilian Employment
1901 General labourer 1911 Quarryman delver

Campaigns
March 1916 - September 1916 France

Additional Information

Census Information
1881 Cleatlam, Durham, England 1891 Southside, Cleatlam, Durham, England 1901 Adelaide street, Shildon, Durham, England (boarder) 1911 Cleatlam, Winston, Darlington, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Forces War Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Notes
Parish Magazine December 1916 recorded his death. Parish Magazine December 1918 said that Mr and Mrs Shepherd of Cleatlam had lost two sons.

- Research by DB