Albert Edward Shepherd, Hougton, killed

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    HOUGHTON POSTMAN KILLED IN ACTION. Pte. Albert Edward Shepherd, of Houghton-le-Spring, has been killed in action on September 20. Shepherd was in the West Yorkshire Regiment, and, after serving his term with the colours was employed as a postman at Houghton. He leaves a wife and one child born last week. Great sympathy is felt in the district for the unfortunate wife. Shepherd was only 29 years of age, and was very well known in Houghton. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 20th of October 1914. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images and have any stories and information to add please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 7 years, 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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