Flight Sub-Lieutenant Arthur Gelston Shepherd

  • 1894 – 1915
  • Royal Naval Air Service
  • Died in a flying accident 10 March 1915 aged 21
  • Buried Wootton (St Peter) Churchyard, Abingdon
  • Born 14 January 1894
  • Father Mr Arthur M Shepherd, Dunleury, Abingdon
  • Attended Abingdon School 1903 to 1911
  • The photograph shows Arthur Shepherd in the 1911 athletics team

From The Abingdonian March 1915

SHEPHERD – Accidentally killed on March 10th whilst flying at Eastbourne, Sub- Lieut. Arthur Gelston Shepherd, RN, only son of A. M. Shepherd, Esq, Foxcombe Hill, Oxford, aged 21 years. Arthur Shepherd entered the School in September 1903, and remained until December 1910. He was of a quiet and rather retiring disposition but universally popular. From his earliest boyhood his great ambition had been to fly, and last year this was realized. He was admitted to the Royal Naval Air Service in December 1914, after a period of training at Hendon, and was looked upon as showing particular aptitude for his profession.