Remembered with honour St Sever Cemetery Extension: Plot Q.IV, Row L, Grave 9.
He enlisted in Watford, and was in the Hunts Cyclist Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Harry’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Harry in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 14 September 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 30 August 1919.
Son of Henry and the late Jane (nee PAYNE) SHEPHERD; husband of Annie Laura (nee FOWLER) SHEPHERD.
His parents married 1877 in the Watford district. Jane died 1884 in Rickmansworth, Herts, aged 27, and was buried 1 September at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth; Henry died 1921 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 70, and was buried 8 October in Heath Lane Cemetery, Hemel Hempstead.
Harry was born 1878 in Rickmansworth, and baptised 3 February 1878 at All Saints, Croxley Green, Herts. He married 14 July 1901 at St Thomas’. Westminster; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Annie remarried 21 August 1920 at St Michael’s, Watford, to Herbert CHURCH, and died 16 December 1958 in Watford aged 76.
On the 1881 Census, aged 3 he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 13, he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his widowed father and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a journeyman butcher aged 23, he was a boarder in Northwood, Middx. On the 1911 Census, a butcher’s assistant aged 32, he lived in Watford, with his wife and two children.
Date of death25/08/1918
Age at death40
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)