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First Name: Alfred William Last Name: SHEPHERD
Date of Death: 26/07/1915 Lived/Born In: Edgware Road
Rank: Lance Corporal Unit: King's Royal Rifle Corps8
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Born-St Pancras

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Ypres

8th King’s Royal Rifle Corps arrived in France in May 1915 as part of 41 Brigade, 14th Division and in early June moved to the front at Dickebusch near Ypres.

On 22nd July they moved into the trenches in the Sanctuary Wood sector of the Ypres salient and on 26th July, the Battalion Diary recorded that there was a heavy bombardment of these trenches all day and that in between  dodging shells, the men of D Company, who were holding the front line, spent the day salvaging ammunition.

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