Image from 1916 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 29th September 1916; Age: 26; KiA.

Residence: 4, Trafalgar Buildings, Shirehall Yard, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Bury, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.

Served seven years in Egypt, and was twice wounded in France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 7743

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Connaught Cemetery,







1901   27, Long Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William John Sheppard, 37, a Quay Labourer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Sheppard (nee Bird), 36, born Ipswich.

William John Sheppard, 15, born Ipswich.

Annie Sheppard, 3, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to William J. Sheppard – father.


Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.

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 Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment





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