4 October 2009

6285686 L/Cpl Maurice D Sheppard, 1st Bn, The Buffs

6285686 L/Cpl Maurice D Sheppard of the 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) is buried in Prague War Cemetery in the Czech Republic. He died on 4th October 1942.

The UK Army Roll of Honour notes that he was born in Rotherham and living in Kent when he enlisted. It also states that the theatre of war he was serving in when killed was North Africa. This is clearly incorrect.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission notes that Maurice Sheppard was 26 years old and the son of George Clement Sheppard and Sarah Sheppard, of Elvington, Dover.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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