Place Of Death At the home of Mr John Harris, Padstow, Cornwall, England
Buried/Location Ashes Padstow Cemetery, Cornwall, England
Headstone Headstone Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 24 February 1857
VC Presented 1857, CO HMS Highflyer
P Headstone, Padstow Cemetery, Cornwall, England
P Name on V.C. Memorial, Paragon Square, Hull, Yorkshire
By The Way…
Gazetted as 'Shepheard'
Headstone shows age of 68
VC Held By
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
In an early example of a commando raid, John Sheppard constructed a small punt to enable him to plant an explosive device on the side of a Russian ship. He failed on two attempts but both were carried out in the face of great danger