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LESLIE (Shane) Ed. Memoirs of Brigadier-General Gordon Shephard, DSO, MC. 1st Ed., 233pp., 7 illus. (inc. attractive col. frontis. of his Memorial Scroll, several portraits & his original 'propeller' wooden grave marker), 2 maps. Privately Printed. 1924  #58507
[HLMainPic] Gordon Strachy Shephard, formerly of the Royal Fusiliers, was an early entrant to the fledgling Royal Flying Corps and went to France with No. 4 Squadron in 1914. He later commanded, in succession, Nos. 10 and 6 Squadrons, then 8 and 12 Wings on the Western Front. He was killed in an accident on 19th January 1918, aged thirty-two, and his grave is in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery. Contains an account of his youth at Summerfields & Eton, much on pre-war yachting but also an account of his service career & extracts from letters from France 1914-17 + list of sorties undertaken in 1914. Orig. paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, labels to front & sp., extremities sl. rubbed o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225

     




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