This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 3/2039
- Rank: Lance Corporal
- 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.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Kingoodie
- Address: 17 Lawrence St, Dundee
Peter Small Shepherd, 17 Lawrence St, Dundee
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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