Born: 1880, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd August 1917; age 37; Died of Wounds – 22nd Casualty Clearing Station.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private, Service Number: 29247

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 11th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:

H. 44.

Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Henry and Emily Sheppard; husband of Nellie Sheppard, of Ipswich.




1891   60, Foundation Street, Ipswich.


Henry was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings

Henry Sheppard, 40, a Plumber & Gas Fitter; born Ipswich.

Emily Eliza Sheppard (nee Goodwin), 40; born London, Middlesex.

Emily Eliza Sheppard, 16, a Domestic Servant, born Ipswich.

Kate Lydia Sheppard, 15, a Domestic Servant, born Ipswich.

Minnie Gertrude Sheppard, 13, born Ipswich.

Frederick Isaac Sheppard, 12, born Ipswich.

Harriet Rebecca Sheppard, 9, born Ipswich.

William Alfred Sheppard, 5, born Ipswich.

Maude Grace Sheppard, 5 months, born Ipswich.



1901   5, Hay Hill Road, Ipswich.


Henry was 20 years old, a Plumber. He was living with his parents & siblings

Henry, 50, a Plumber.

Emily, 49.

Minnie, 23, a Tailoress.

Harriet, 19, a Book Binder.

Ernest Richard Sheppard, 8, born Ipswich.


1911   138, Finchley Road, Ipswich.


Henry was 30 years old, a House Painter & Glazier. He and his new wife, Nellie, 24, were living with his sister Emily, 36, and her husband Amoss Barber, 35, a Pork Butcher.

+ a niece & nephews.

Kate Edith Barber, 10.

Francis Albert Barber, 9.

William Frederick Barber, 8.


In 1911, Ipswich, Henry Charles Sheppard, married Nellie Baldwin, born 1879, Earl Stonham, Suffolk. They had 4 children:

Percy W. Sheppard, 1911,

Kate E. Sheppard, 1912,

Emily F. Sheppard, 1914

Gwyneth M. Sheppard.


Henry is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and IPSWICH ODDFELLOWS LODGE WW1 MEMORIAL 



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