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Photo postcard of Charles George Sheppard, Royal Berkshire Regiment17-11-1914This is a photo of my Grandfather Charles George Sheppard. It has the word 'Portsmouth' printed on the back I am not sure when it was taken but it was most probably just before he left for France in November 1914. His medal card says that he first entered Theatre of War on 29th November 1914 It doesn't say which battalion he was in or joined. His Silver War Badge record states that he joined the Regiment in July 1913. He was wounded in June 1916 and discharged. The only other information I have about him is that he was gassed at some time, he had a gunshot wound in the leg and he was missing for a while. He also said that they had to take a 'hill'.
Would anyone know which Battalion he may have been in?Submitted by: kitoda
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Charles George Sheppard
British Army Berkshire Regiment
My Grandfather, Charles George Sheppard, served with the Berkshire Regiment. His medal card says that he first entered the Theatre of War on 29th November 1914. It doesn't say which battalion he was in or joined. His Silver War Badge record states that he joined the Regiment in July 1913. He was wounded in June 1916 and discharged.
The only other information I have about him is that he was gassed at some time, he had a gunshot wound in the leg and he was missing for a while. He also said that they had to take a 'hill'.
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With an entry date into France of November 1914, he will be with either the 1st or 2nd Battalion. 1st Battalion were based at Aldershot before the outbreak of War and 2nd Battalion were in India. so if you can find out if he went to India or not that will help narrow it down a bit.
The Hill you mention, could be Hill 60, which is the site of much hard fighting, it is near Ypres in Belgium, that is the most famous, though there are other Hills all known by their numbers (After the height as marked on the maps) which were fought over.
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