Pte Ernest William Shepherd, son of Harry W. and Sarah A. Shepherd of Harold Bridge Gorefield. Ernest was born about 1896 and was initially in the Cambridgeshire Regiment with a service number of 331078 ( Image 1), but then must have transferred ( possibly ) to the Lancashire Fusiliers with a service number of 325051 ( image 3) He died on 6th Nov 1918 and is buried in the Cologne Southern Cemetery. Ernest is not commemorated on the Gorefield war memorial, but these images of him are in Gorefield church as part of a photographic record placed there by parishioners at the time. Image 2 is the back of image3 and has helped possible identification of him being the same man.
Pte Ernest William Shepherd of Gorefield. 331078 Cambs Regiment, 325051 Lancs Fusiliers. Died 6th November 1918
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