Robert Shepherd

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/2039
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 02/11/1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 37.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Kingoodie
  • Address: 17 Lawrence St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    Peter Small Shepherd, 17 Lawrence St, Dundee

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More about Robert Shepherd

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

Robert Shepherd   3/2039   Black Watch

NATIVE OF INVERGOWRIE KILLED IN ACTION.

Official intimation was received yesterday by Mr Peter S. Shepherd, Commercial Street, Methil, that his son, Lance- Corporal Robert Shepherd, 3rd Black Watch, had been killed in action on 2nd November.

He was a reservist, and was called up on the outbreak of hostilities, leaving for the front on 16th September.  The last communication his parents had from him was a field letter dated 26th October.  He was reported missing six weeks ago.  The young soldier was a native of Invergowrie.

Dundee Courier 13th January 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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