John Laing Shepherd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9970
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 25/04/1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 94 to 96.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 50 Mains Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Carter, Caledonian Railway Company
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Laing Shepherd

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

John Shepherd   Black Watch

Sargt. John Shepherd, Black Watch, who was the husband of Mrs Shepherd, 50 Mains Road, was a reservist, and was called up at the outbreak of war.  He was wounded at Mons, and after being sent home was an instructor in this country for two years.  He had only been in France for six weeks when he was killed. Previous to enlistment he was employed as a carter with the Caledonian Railway Company.  Two brothers are serving.

Dundee Courier 21st May 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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