Son of Sir Theophilus Shepstone, K.C.M.G., was born at Pietermaritzburg on the 11th June, 1849. After studying at the High School, he went to Capetown to finish his
education. On his return he successively held the appointments of Secretary to the Chief Justice and Registrar of the Supreme Court, and thereafter was admitted as an
Advocate. Subsequently he entered into commercial life, and became a partner of the firm of Messrs. Henderson & Co, He joined the Natal Native Horse raised at the commencement of the Zulu War, and became Staff Officer of the late Colonel Durnford, with the rank of Captain On the 22nd January, 1879, the Natal Native Horse were hurried up to support the camp at Isandhlwana. No record remains of the circumstances under which he met his death. Of a friendly disposition, and universally popular, he was deeply lamented by a large number of friends and companions.