John William Busby Sheppard
Contributed by: Herbert Sheppard, on 2008-11-27
|First Name||John William Busby|
|Year of Birth||1899|
|Year of Death||1918|
|Regiment||King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Chesterfield, Derbyshire|
John William Busby's Story
Uncle Jack was recruited in early 1918, in Chesterfield (Derbyshire), and joined the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He was sent to France during the spring/summer of 1918 and came up north of Cambrai in October. He was wounded during the Battle of the Selle and died of his wounds on 27th October 1918.
We think he died in a field hospital. He was buried in the Communal village cemetery in Villers-en-Cauchies along with 22 other British soldiers, from various other regiments.
We attended the Remembrance Service this year for the 90th anniversary at Villers-en-Cauchies and placed poppy crosses on all the graves of the British soldiers interred there.
If you are related to any of the men below and would like to know more, contact the mayor at Le Mairie, Villers-en Cauchies 59188 France. He is very interested in communicating with members of the soldiers' families :
Aldons C.B (Gloucestershire Reg), Blanchard George,(Rifle Brig) Bliss Albert E (Royal Field Art.), Brown J (Royal Field Art.), Constantine T (Duke of Wellington's), Cooper-Brown A N (Essex reg.), Cope A (Duke of Wellington's), Crawford J (Royal Berkshire reg.), Fullalove J T (Duke of Wellington's), Harris G A (Hampshire reg.), Hodges W C F (Somerset Light Infantry), Jackson H (Lancashire Fusiliers), Lawson M (Duke of Wellington's), Mavity C (Hampshire reg.), Meek A (Duke of Wellington's), Preese H J (Royal Field Art.), Roy A (Rifle Brigade), Shannon P R (Royal Army Medical Corps), Stange G N (Lancashire Fusiliers), Vizzacorro J (Royal Field Art.), Webster H (Rifle Brigade), White R (Royal Field Art.).