4865296 Private Kenneth SHEPHERD

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  1. Aimee1509

    Aimee1509 Member

    Hello there I'm wondering if anyone could help.

    My great grandfather Kenneth shepherd served with 10th battalion parachute regiment during ww2. He was wounded in italy( I believe shot ). I am currently waiting to receive his service records. I've had information from para data.

    Where would I be able to see any casualty list detailing what happened to him.

    As many from the war he didn't speak about it.

    Background information I have :
    He attended kabrit/ramat David training school jump trained on course 32. He was transferred from the black watch / 51st highland division and probably saw action at El Alamein.
    He is also not identified at Arnhem but most likely part of the sea tail.

    Any information would be a great help.

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  3. Aimee1509

    Aimee1509 Member

    Yes that is correct he transferred to the black watch then onto the parachute regiment. This was in Egypt I believe?
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  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    There are no entries in the casualty lists under that number.
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  5. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    No results on Find my past casualty lists with that number.
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  6. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Ah, beaten to it.!!!
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  7. Aimee1509

    Aimee1509 Member

    Would information be on his service record if he was injured ?
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  8. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    The best source of information on anyone's service are the war diaries and regimental histories, in order to delve deeper you obviously need to know which units he was with and when. Unless you have other concrete information it is normally safer to await his official service records which should provide that information.

    His records should show if he was hospitalised.
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  9. Aimee1509

    Aimee1509 Member

    Thank you for your reply.

    It is indeed a long waiting list from the MOD for service records due to covid.

    I just have to sit and wait it out

    Kind regards aimee
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  10. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron


    There could be some options whilst you wait for the Army Record to arrive.

    I note that the 10th Battalion Parachute Regiment existed for November 1942- September 1944 and the Nominal Roll refers to:
    From: https://friendsofthetenth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Nominal-Roll-Jan-2020.pdf

    I note the website of the 'Friends' has a strong Leicestershire connection, which matches your subject, so have you made contact with them?

    Wiki refers to the 10th participating in:
    From and note it refers to formation in 1942 originally: 10th Battalion, Parachute Regiment - Wikipedia

    Wiki suggests in Operation Slapstick that German rearguard actions after the British sea landing at Taranto, as the paras advanced on foot. See: Operation Slapstick - Wikipedia

    Two other Italian towns are named in this record: 10TH BATTALION THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT

    There is one book on the 10th, published in 1965 and it appears only the Imperial War Museum - on a quick look - have a copy. See: The Tenth: a Record of Service of the 10th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment, 1942-1945, and the 10th Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (T.A.) (County of London), 1947-1965; Compiled by Major R. Brammall
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2021
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  11. Aimee1509

    Aimee1509 Member

    Hi there and thank you for your comment.
    My mum has tried contacting Leicestershire but to no avail their phones just constantly ring.

    I will definitely have a look at the book from the imperial war museum.

    Thank you for your help
  12. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    If you are local to Leicestershire it might be worth checking their county library service if they have a copy.

    Just tried the Friends of the 10th email, it did not bounce back automatically, so standby.
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  13. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Duplicate so removed.
  14. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    The Friends of the 10th email is working and I had a message back:
    The email being: alec@friendsofthetenth.co.uk When visiting the Facebook site you see why the phone may not have been answered recently, Alec and others have been preparing an event that held yesterday!

    I am about to reply and supply a link to this thread.
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  15. ClankyPencil

    ClankyPencil Senior Member


    I assume it was you who provided the following info to the Royal Leicestershire Regiment website
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  16. Aimee1509

    Aimee1509 Member

    Yes I updated the website
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