Born: 1880, Ipswich.

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

Residence: 93, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: House Painter and Glazier.

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 and a Glazier. He and his new wife, Nellie, 24, were living with his sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephews.

Amass Albert Barber, 35, an Assistant Pork Butcher, born Ipswich.

Emily Eliza Barber (nee Sheppard), 36.

Kate Edith Barber, 10, born Ipswich.

Francis Albert Barber, 9, born Ipswich.

William Frederick Barber, 8, born Ipswich.


In 1911, Ipswich, Henry Charles Sheppard, married Ellen ‘Nellie’ Baldwin, born December 1886, Earl Stonham, Suffolk – daughter of George Baldwin, a horseman on a farm and Hannah Baldwin (nee Bailey), of Earl Soham.


Nellie and Henry had four children:

Percy William Sheppard, born July 1911, Ipswich.

Kate Edith Sheppard, born September 1912, Ipswich.

Emily F. Sheppard, born 1914, Ipswich – died 1914, Ipswich.

Gwyneth May Sheppard, born May 1916, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Nellie Sheppard – widow.





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



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