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Heber Shepherd                               Sherwood Foresters - Notts &  Derby cap badge

Surname Shepherd
Forename/s Heber
Rank Private
Service Number 120508
DOB 9/12/1887 in Tupton
Address 2, Rose Terrace, New Tupton.
Living with Eliza's parents
Date & place of death/details 14/11/1918. Aged 30.
Died from pneumonia/infuenza.
Regiment & Unit 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)
Service details France & Flanders.
Military Awards?  
Married?               Children? Married to Eliza Ann Shepherd (nee Betton).
3 daughters (Bertha, Evelyn & Dora - Dora was born after his death.
Any photographs?  
Derbyshire Times Obituary? Yes
23/11/1918 (page 8)
Parents names His mother was Miss Priscilla Shepherd, but his father was unknown.
His Grandfather was Edwin Shepherd
His Great Grandparednts were Edwin & Sarah Shepherd.
Parents address His mother, grandfather and great grand parents lived at 153, Cross Street, Tupton (his mother remarried and moved out in 1893)
Grave location or   memoria location Buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France
Living relatives? Yes
Any other information? Heber was named after the horse race 'The Heber Handicap', as the family were keen on horse racing
His occupation was a miner.
He enlisted in June 1916, but was not called up until 16 July 1918 due to having a reserved occupation.
Embarked to France on 8 November 1918.
Contracted influenza on 12 November 1918.
Died on 14 November 1918.

Campaign Medals:
Victory Medal

Victory Medal
Given the information available it is likely that Heber Shepherd was entitled to the Victory medal, also called the Inter Allied Victory Medal. This medal was awarded to all who received the 1914 Star or 1914-15 Star and, with certain exceptions, to those who received the British War Medal. It was never awarded alone. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.

Eligibility for this award consisted of having been mobilised, fighting, having served in any of the theatres of operations, or at sea, between midnight 4th/5th August, 1914, and midnight, 11th/12th November, 1918. Women who served in any of the various military organisations in a theatre of operations were also eligible.
British War Medal

British War Medal
From the information available, it is very possible that Heber Shepherd was entitled to the British War Medal for service in World War One. This British Empire campaign medal was issued for services between 5th August 1914 and 11th November 1918.

The medal was automatically awarded in the event of death on active service before the completion of this period