12th Battalion Royal Scots
Killed in action at Kemmel Hill on Thursday 25th April 1918 aged 27.
At 02:30 hours on Thursday 25th April 1918 over 250 batteries of German guns opened up on Allied artillery positions with a mixture of gas and high explosive.
For the next two hours they concentrated solely on destroying the British gun emplacements.
After such a furious bombardment at 06:00 hours the Germans launched their infantry to the attack.
By 07:10 hours Kemmel Hill was theirs and by 10:30 hours it was all over.
Harry has no known grave and is commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing.
Born and enlisted in Belper Harry was resident in Derby and the son of Edwin Shepherd a Platelayer on the Railway and Emma Shepherd.
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