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George Glenmore Sheppard

Rank: Sergeant

Lifetime: 1890-?

Reference: 1369

Sergeant George Glenmore Sheppard (1369) of the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment survived the Great War.

Born in Hampton Wick he enlisted, aged 24, at Bromley on 6 September 1914, only a month after the declaration of war. His height was just 5’4” and he weighed 138lbs.

He served at home (presumably receiving initial training) from his enlistment until he was sent to France on 30th August 1915. On his embarkation leave on 3 August 1915 he married Minnie Florence Sheppard (nee Davey) whose various addresses include 17 Fairfax Road, Hampton Wick. Interestingly, immediately prior to his wedding, on 28 July 1915, he was reprimanded for improper conduct in the Barrack Room!

The London Gazette records that he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on 17 June 1918. At this time he was referred to as being from Hampton Wick.

We are endebted to the excellent website Janet and Richards Genealogy for this information.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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