Sheppard, George

Regimental Number: 434972
Rank: Private
Branch: 50th Battalion

George was born in Surrey, England on February 5, 1884. It is unknown when he came to Canada, but he enlisted in Calgary in February of 1915. George received gunshot wounds to his right shoulder on November 19, 1916 and was missing in action. He was reported to be a prisoner of war in January of 1917 and was held at Stettin, Altdamm, and Limburg. On December 15, 1918 George arrived in England. After being discharged in 1919, he filed on the western half of 21-78-13-W6, NW 3-79-13-W6, and NW 4-79-14-W6. George never regained his strength after having been injured and held prisoner during the war. He died in Dawson Creek on September 1, 1972.

Sources: Homesteaders Heritage p. 106