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.
Soldiers’ Effects to William J. Sheppard – father.
Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at the Quay Church, Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion: