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|Subject: Lieutenant Charles Sinclair Shephard, 2/4th (The King’s Own Royal) Regiment Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:31 pm|| |
Captain Charles Sinclair Shephard, was born at Mount Clare, Roehampton, 9th March 1848; youngest son of John Shephard. Proctor, Doctors’ Commons, and Harriet Strachey Harper. He was educated at Eton; Brasenose College, Oxford; Sandhurst and Dresden. He entered the 4th King’s Own Regiment, 11th September 1872. He married (1st) in 1875, Ada Katharine (died 1909), daughter of Bransby William Powys, of the Vandreys, Cheshire; and (2ndly) Bertha Joan, daughter of the late Reginald Bosworth Smith. He served in the South African expedition, Zulu Campaign, 1886-87 (Despatches and Medal); A. D. C. to Sir James Fergusson, Governor of Bombay, and to Sir Arthur Hardinge, Commander-in-Chief, Bombay, 1880-86, served as Brigade-Major in Burma, 1886-7; was mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette, 2nd September 1887); Military Secretary to Governor at Gibraltar, 1887; and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette, 25th November 1887): “Charles Sinclair Shephard, Captain, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment: Assistant Military Secretary and A. D. C. to the Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar.” He became Major, 7th Fusiliers, 9th July, 1890; retired 8th July 1891. Is Lieutenant-Colonel, 4th Somerset Light Infantry, and was Brigade-Major to the Western Counties Volunteer Brigade. He joined the 6th Wiltshire Regiment, November 1914; served in France July to December 1915; commanded 7th Royal Lancaster Regiment 21st September to 19th December 1915, in France; commanded No 2 Group, Machine Gun Corps, Grantham, February to May 1916; commanded 13th Devons Works Battalion June 1916. His D. S. O. was awarded for operations in Burma.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Grave, Binghams Melcombe Parish Churchyard, Dorset, England
Date of Birth - 9th March 1848
First Appointment - Sub-Lieutenant - 4th Foot - 11th September 1872
Lieutenant - 4th Foot - 11th September 1872
Instructor of Musketry - 4th Foot - 29th September 1877 to 6th November 1878
Captain - Royal Lancaster Regiment - 5th December 1880
District Adjutant, Cape Town - 1st April 1879 to 31st December 1879
Aide-de-camp (Extra) to Governor, Bombay - 4th September 1880 to 19th January 1881
Aide-de-camp (Temporary) to Commander in Chief, Bombay - 30th March 1881 to 31st January 1882
Aide-de-camp to Commander in Chief, Bombay - From 1st February 1882
South African War - 1879 - Zulu Campaign. Medal.