John Laing Shepherd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 9970
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • 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:

    Alice Shepherd, 50 Main St, Dundee

  • 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.

Can you tell us more about John Laing Shepherd'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: