Other names: Edward John
Locations in this story: Long Crichel, Wimborne, DorsetShaftesbury. DorsetEgyptKingston lacey, Wimborne, DorsetPoole, Dorset
Story: Edward John Shepard was born in Long Crichel, Wimborne, Dorset, on 15 Oct 1895 and baptised there on 10 Nov 1895 the son of Henry John Shepard and Mary Ann Shepard. He lived his early life in Long Crichel until by 1911 he was a pupil boarder at Shaftesbury Grammar School. He enlisted and join the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 1022). He was posted to Egypt where he was transferred to the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230362). He was discharged on 25 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Round Farm, Hill Butts, Kingston Lacey, Wimborne, Dorset, described as a General Farmer and still single. He married Adelaide P. Lawrence in the Poole, Dorset, Registry area in 1945. His death was recorded at Poole in 1976.