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Private Walter Douglas SHEPHERD, 242246, 1st Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 4th October 1917.

Born Exeter, Devon, son of Charles Edwin & Fanny Shepherd.

Children - Reginald Shepherd;


1911 Census - Hope Cottage, Oak Field Street, Hevitree, Exeter, Devon - Walter D Shepherd, head, age 32, single, poulterers assistant, born St Sidwells Parish, Exeter; Alice Perryman, age 26, single, 1 child, still alive, housekeeper domestic, born Bradninch, Devon; Reggie Shepherd, son, age 2 months, born Hevitree, Exeter.


1912 September, St Thomas, Devon,  Registration District, Walter D Shepherd married Alice Perryman.

Children - Ronald Shepherd.

Enlisted Exeter, Devon, age 36 years & 120 days, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 123lbs, teeth require dental treatment. Resided 12 Oakfield Street, Hevitree, Exeter, Devon. Formerly poulterers assistant.

Home 11th November 1915 to 11th September 1917; BEF 12th September 1917 to 4th October 1917.

11th November 1915, enlisted; 11th November 1915, to Army Reserve; 1st February 1917, mobilized; 2nd February 1917, posted 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.5797; 12th September 1917, Folkestone, embarked; 12th September 1917, Boulogne, disembarked; 12th September 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot, posted 3/4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 16th September 1917, Etaples, 40 Infantry Base Depot, posted 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th September 1917, joined 1st Battalion, In the Field

6th May 1918, pension of 25/5 a week awarded to widow & two children.

29th November 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, Alice Shepherd, age 34, No.12. Oakfield Street, Hevitree; Children, Reginald Charles Shepherd, born 1st February 1911, No.12. Oakfield Street, Hevitree; Ronald Walter Shepherd, born 19th November 1913, No.12. Oakfield Street, Hevitree; Father, Charles Edwin Shepherd, age 66, No.3. King William Terrace; Mother, Fanny Shepherd, age 63, No.3. King William Terrace; Brothers - Percivel Shepherd, age 36, 2 Ontanis? Passage, Ontanis? Street?, London Road; William Shepherd, age 21, Seaman RN; Sisters - Maud May Carnell, age 39, John Street, Newton, Exeter; Lilian Drew, age 29, King William Terrace, Exeter; Alice Shepherd, age 18, King William Terrace, Exeter; Grandparents, none; Nephews / Nieces, unknown; Unlces / Aunts, dead, none.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.


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