John Mitchell Shepherd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2206
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Dragoon Guards
  • Unit/Ship: 3rd, Prince of Wales Own
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 30.05.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 3

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 6 Rosefield St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Train Driver
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Thomas R. Shepherd, 6 Rosefield St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Mitchell Shepherd

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.

DUNDEE GUARDSMAN KILLED.

Mr Thomas R. Shepherd, 6 Rosefield Street, Dundee, has received official intimation of the death in action on 30th May of his son, Lance-Corpl. John Mitchell Shepherd, a member of the 3d Dragoon Guards.  A Captain in a letter to Mr Shepherd states that Lance-Corpl. Shepherd was killed by a high explosive shell while in his trench, and death was instantaneous.  Deceased was 25 years of age, and his seven years’ service with his regiment would have terminated next month.  He was drafted to France from Cairo, where he had been for over two years.  Before throwing in his lot with the Dragoon Guards, Shepherd was employed in the Post Office, but he gave up that situation for one as a signal-man, and latterly worked in the engine sheds to gain experience for an engine-driver.

Dundee Courier 16th May 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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