Albert Edward Shepherd

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VC918   Albert Edward Shepherd

Name   Albert Edward Shepherd   No.   R.15089  

VC Issue No.   918   Awards   VC    

Regiment   King's Royal Rifle Corps, 12th (Service) Battalion, B Company

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalion, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Rifleman

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Royston, near Barnsley, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Oakwood Crescent, Royston, near Barnsley, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Royston Cemetery, Yorkshire, England

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   13 February 1918

VC Presented   9 March 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Royston Cemetery, Yorkshire, England

P  Memorial Plaque, on War Memorial,John the Baptist Parish Church, Melbourn Street, Royston, South Yorkshire

P  Memorial Archway, John the Baptist Parish Church, Melbourn Street, Royston, South Yorkshire

P  Albert Shepherd VC Centre, Royston, South Yorkshire

Shepherd Way, Royston, South Yorkshire


By The Way…

He worked at the Coal Mines before and after the war, later joining the Corps of Commissionaires


VC Held By

Royal Green Jackets Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England

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BORN   11 January 1897

DIED   23 October 1966    AGE   69

VC Won   20 November 1917   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Villers Plouich, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1917