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.
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.
Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion: