A Poppy
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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Whippingham -
- St Mildred's Church -
- Graham Percival Shedden Memorial -

Location

In St Mildred's Church, Whippingham, Isle of Wight, PO32 6LP.
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40872  
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Mildred's Church is Grade I Listed. Since the Memorial forms part of the fittings of the Church, is it assumed that it is included within the Listing.
 
Description

Bronze plaque
Memorial

Whippingham St Mildred's Church Graham Percival Shedden Memorial
 
Inscription


IN PROUD AND LOVING
MEMORY OF
GRAHAM PERCIVAL
SHEDDEN

CAPTAIN R.G.A. 35TH HEAVY
BATTERY 2ND DIVISION
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT
WAR IN THE FIRST BATTLE OF
YPRES AT THE CHATEAU OF
HOOGE WHEN H.Q. WAS
SHELLED OCTOBER 31ST 1914
AGED 28

"Their name liveth for evermore"


 

Further Information

Son of George Shedden and Alice Shedden (née Gater), of Spring Hill, East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1886, East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Census Information :

1891 : George and Alice Shedden, with their children including Graham aged 4, are at 'Somerville' St John's Park, Ryde. George Shedden is a Barrister and Magistrate.

1901 : Graham Shedden, aged 14, as a Boarder Pupil at Burney's Academy, Gosport.

1911 : Lieut Graham Shedden, aged 24, is stationed in Peking, China, with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

Service information :

Captain Graham Percival Shedden, 35th Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery.

Casualty information :

Died : 31 Oct 1914, aged 28.

Buried at Ypres Town Cemetery, Belgium

CWGC record ...

Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 12
East Cowes Parish War Memorial
Whippingham War Memorial
Whippingham St Mildred's Church Roll of Honour WW I


Shedden Times 10 Nov 1914

From The Times 10th Nov 1914





From The Isle of Wight County Press 7th Nov 1914

Further information :

Burney's Academy (Wikipedia)

His brother, Edward Claude Shedden (1885 - 1967), served in the Hampshire Regiment during the Great War, rising to the rank of Major.

There are many memorial plaques to the Shedden family at St Mildred's Church, Whippingham



 
 

 
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