Kenora Great War Project

 

Personal Details
Date of BirthJune 22, 1886
Place of BirthGlasgow
CountryScotland
Marital StatusSingle
Next of KinElizabeth Sheppard, Paisley, Scotland
Trade / CallingLabourer
ReligionPresbyterian
Service Details
Regimental Number892382
Service Record Link to Service Record
Battalion190th Battalion
ForceCanadian Expeditionary Force
BranchCanadian Infantry
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Place of EnlistmentWinnipeg, Manitoba
Address at EnlistmentKenora, Ontario
Date of EnlistmentJuly 21, 1916
Age at Enlistment30
Theatre of ServiceCanada
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details
Date of DeathOctober 1, 1964
Age at Death78
Buried AtBrookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
PlotMlty-6007-0

Sheppard, Peter

According to his attestation papers, Peter Sheppard was born on 22 June 1886 in Glasgow, Scotland. A birth record was not found and given his gray hair he was likely older than stated. When he attested with the 190th Battalion on 21 July 1916 in Winnipeg, Peter had been living in Kenora, Ontario and working as a labourer. He gave his mother Elizabeth Sheppard in Paisley, Scotland as next of kin. Although he had passed his medical examination, according to his service record Peter had had his leg crushed by falling timber in 1905 in Michigan. As a result of the accident his left leg was deformed and he was unable to do route marches. Peter was discharged as medically unfit on 23 January 1917 in Winnipeg, rank of Private. As he was a farmer it was thought that he ‘would be of more service tilling the soil.’ His conduct and character while in service were described as good.

Little is known about Peter’s life after the war. A 1962 Voters list for Winnipeg showed him living in the Convalescent Home on Jessie Street. Peter died on 1 October 1964 at the home and is interred in a military plot in Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg.

By Judy Stockham

Peter’s grave marker photograph by Bocephus, findagrave.com.


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