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Ernest Gordon Shepherd

In memory of:

Lieutenant Ernest Gordon Shepherd

October 1, 1918

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


42nd Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Francis J. Shepherd, M.D., and of Lilias Torrance his wife; husband of Louise Shepherd (nee McDonald), of 152, Mansfield St., Montreal.

Commemorated on Page 499 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

II. C. 4.


Sains-les-Marquion is a village and it lies approximately 2 kilometres south of Marquion, which lies on the main straight road from Arras to Cambrai. The Ontario Cemetery lies to the south of the village. The cemetery was made after the capture of Sains-les-Marquion by the Canadian Division on September 27, 1918. The Cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice and now covers an area of 949 square metres. It is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Press Clipping– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Photo of Ernest Gordon Shepherd– Ernest Gordon Shepherd as young man, photographed by W. Notman & Son;
  • Photo of Ernest Shepherd– Photo taken from "A Short History and Photographic Record of the 73rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Royal Highlanders of Canada"  Page 5.  Regimental Staff Officers.
  • Photo of Ernest Gordon Shepherd– 1915
  • Attestation Papers– Source Library and Archives Canada
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Ontario Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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