Author Topic: Looking for family of Raymond Shepherd of the crashed Halifax bomber in Holland.  (Read 974 times)

Offline David Van Coolwijk

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I am looking for living relatives of Raymond Shepherd, Service Number 929961, Son of Ada Shepherd, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

we have found some possible relatives and found out that Ada was widowed. No living family members yet.

Some information can be found here: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2620180/shepherd,-raymond/

Information on memorial we are building can be found here: https://davevancoolwijk.wixsite.com/halifaxmonument

I am looking for background stories and photographs of Raymond.

Any information or help is more than welcome!

Kind regards,

David van Coolwijk

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Re: Looking for family of Raymond Shepherd of the crashed Halifax bomber in Holland.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 July 18 21:31 BST (UK) »
I might have found Ada as a Red Cross volunteer in WW1;  working 1916-1918 as a laundress (similar occupation in 1939) in Woodbastwick Hall, Norwich.

Not really what you are looking for but just a bit of background.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Looking for family of Raymond Shepherd of the crashed Halifax bomber in Holland.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 August 18 15:16 BST (UK) »
I have found an address in an old archive.

It says:

Mrs. A. Shepherd, mother,
28 Belfort Place
st. Nicholas Road
Gt. Yarmouth

Maybe that is helpful?

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Re: Looking for family of Raymond Shepherd of the crashed Halifax bomber in Holland.
« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 September 18 14:34 BST (UK) »
The address 28 Belfort Place matches where Ada is on the 1939 register. Frustratingly, there is a 'closed entry' below her name that is probably Raymond. I can see the end of the 'y' in Raymond if I look closely. It looks like he may have been an only child as Ada was already a widow by 1939 and the household only consists of Ada and one other person (probably Raymond). I still cannot find a record of either Ada's marriage to 'Mr SHEPHERD' or a record of Raymond's birth. I have contacted a few relatives of the CORKE family through Facebook and ancestry.co.uk but so far no one has any additional knowledge of Ada's generation.

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Re: Looking for family of Raymond Shepherd of the crashed Halifax bomber in Holland.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 November 18 22:08 GMT (UK) »
Still no news I am afraid. I think I will file a request for his service records at the national achives in the near future.

I have written an email to several local newspapers, but I haven't had a reply from any of them unfortunately.

I am afraid Raymond might've been forgotten by his family.

He is either one of the two I encircled.

I think the right one, the left one looks more Scottish to me.

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Re: Looking for family of Raymond Shepherd of the crashed Halifax bomber in Holland.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 November 18 23:09 GMT (UK) »

Raymond's service record is held by the MOD, not the archives.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Looking for family of Raymond Shepherd of the crashed Halifax bomber in Holland.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 November 18 23:11 GMT (UK) »
In that case I will contact the MOD. Thank you!

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Re: Looking for family of Raymond Shepherd of the crashed Halifax bomber in Holland.
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 November 18 23:24 GMT (UK) »
This link gives details of how to apply:

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=651361.0
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Looking for family of Raymond Shepherd of the crashed Halifax bomber in Holland.
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 November 18 00:51 GMT (UK) »
The address 28 Belfort Place matches where Ada is on the 1939 register. Frustratingly, there is a 'closed entry' below her name that is probably Raymond. I can see the end of the 'y' in Raymond if I look closely. It looks like he may have been an only child as Ada was already a widow by 1939 and the household only consists of Ada and one other person (probably Raymond). I still cannot find a record of either Ada's marriage to 'Mr SHEPHERD' or a record of Raymond's birth. I have contacted a few relatives of the CORKE family through Facebook and ancestry.co.uk but so far no one has any additional knowledge of Ada's generation.

I can't see a remarriage or a death for Ada H. Shepherd and where does the name 'Corke' come from?   I'm confused.

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