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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Binstead Cemetery : Edmund Eric Shepperd -

Location

In Binstead Cemetery, Binstead, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Standard CWGC headstone. WW II period.
Headstone

Binstead Cemetery : E E Shepperd
 
Inscription


566529 SERGEANT
E.E. SHEPPERD
PILOT, ROYAL AIR FORCE
18TH OCTOBER 1940 AGE 23
+


 
Further Information

Edmund Eric Shepperd

Son of Mrs Ada Kate Shepperd (né Prangnell) of 3 Chapel Road, Binstead and the late Joseph Edmund Shepperd

Sgt Shepperd was born in Binstead, and educated in Binstead and Ryde, where he was said to excel both academically and athletically, being a keen tennis player. He joined the R.A.F. as an apprentice in 1935, and served on a number of overseas stations. During the Battle of Britain, as a Sergeant Pilot with 152 Sqn, he was credited with the destruction of an Me109 on 25 July 1940, two Junkers 88 aircraft on the 12 August 1940, and 7 October 1940; and a Junkers 87 Stuka on the 18 August 1940.
He was killed instantly when his Spitfire (serial R6607) crashed (cause unknown) as he was returning to his base at RAF Warmwell, Dorset.
He was buried in the same cemetery as his father, who died during the First World War.

Information provided by John Bloodworth

CWGC record ...

RSHG record ...

Commemorated on these Isle of Wight War Memorials :

Binstead War Memorial
Ryde Borough War Memorial

Sergt Shepperd is also commemorated on the Battle of Britain Memorial at the RAF Museum, Hendon, London.
 
Sergt Shepperd is also commemorated on the Battle of Britain Memorial unveiled in 2005 on the Embankment, London.
 
Sergt Shepperd is also commemorated on the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, Kent.
 

Sergt E E Shepperd, Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne

 
Cpl E E Shepperd


 
 

 
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