James Shepherd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: October 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Carnoustie
  • Service no: 310080
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 35
  • Date of Death: 24.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.D.62.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Helensburgh
  • Address: 4 Taymouth St, Carnoustie
  • Occupation: Iron Moulder
  • Mother:

    Mary Lyell Shepherd

  • Father:

    John Shepherd

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Mary A. Donald Shepherd, 36 Fergus Sq, Arbroath.

  • Children:

    2 Sons & 2 Daughters (names unknown)

More about James Shepherd

James was an Iron Moulder in Carnoustie, and enlisted in October 1914 in the Black Watch, but was later transferred to the Gordon Highlanders. For two years he served on Home Defence, and had been at the front four months when he was wounded at the Battle of Arras on the 23rd April 1917. He died the following day, and is buried in the communal cemetery at Aubigny, near Arras. His commanding officer wrote deeply regretting the death of “such an excellent sioldier.” Arbroath Roll of Honour, page 104.

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson

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