Soldiers of Shepshed Remembered 1914-1919

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Troubador Publishing Ltd, 2008 - Shepshed (England) - 278 pages
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Soldiers of Shepshed includes a section on the various memorials erected in the town to honour the dead, and the reader will also hear something of life on the home front, from the tragedies incurred by the influenza pandemic of 1918-19, to the euphoria that greeted the signing of the Armistice and the Great Victory Parade held in Shepshed in July 1919.
 

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Excellent piece of writing.
My Great Grandad is pictured with his family in this book on page 3.
I hadn't seen a picture of him before. Was great to see him with my Gran when she was small.
Lovely work.
Annabel

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Contents

1914
1
1915
21
1916
63
1917
113
1918
175
Remembrance
259
Epilogue
265
Maps
267
Bibliography
271
Index
273
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About the author (2008)

Born in 1960, Russell Fisher spent many happy days at his grandparents’ house on Ring Fence in Shepshed, where old books, photographs, medals and the many stories recounted by elderly relatives about the Great War period, kindled a life-long interest in the subject. Although raised in south Nottinghamshire, Russell’s family connections with Shepshed go back many years. His great-grandfather, Ambrose Fisher, once ran the Lifeguardsman Inn on Brook Street, and his grandfather and grandmother, Harry and Lucy Fisher, took over the tenancy of the ‘bottom Railway’ in the 1930s until Harry’s retirement in 1958. Lucy’s father, William ‘Tea-time’ Smith, ran the grocery business at Charnwood Stores for several decades, before handing the business over to his son John (better known as ‘Jack’ Smith), who retired in the 1960s. Russell currently works as a teacher of Art and Design at an inner-city comprehensive school in Leicester. Apart from his interest in military history, he lists among his hobbies gardening, fishing, cartooning, old biplanes and enjoying his wife’s home cooking!

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