Alexander Shepherd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/11167
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 22.07.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.C.30.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Invergowrie
  • Address: 24 Dallfield Walk, Dundee
  • Occupation: Moncur Farm, Inchture
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    David Shepherd, 5 Clepington St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Mary Shepherd, 24 Dallfield Walk, Dundee

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Shepherd

Alexander Shepherd   S/11167   Gordon Highlanders


Notification has been received of the death from wounds of Private A. Shepherd, Gordon Highlanders, son of Mr D. Shepherd, 24 Dallfield Walk, Dundee.  Private Shepherd, who was only nineteen years of age, sustained a fracture of the skull, and his death took place a few days ago.

Deceased, who was formerly in the employment of Mr White, Moncur Farm, Inchture, originally enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in January of last year, but was subsequently transferred to the Gordons.  He had been previously wounded at the beginning of the present year.

Dundee Courier 28th July 1916

Information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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