Lieutenant Napier Guy Sheppey-Greene, 3rd Battalion attached to 7th Battalion, the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

June 14, 2020

 

Remembering the Fallen:  on this day in 1918, Lieutenant Napier Guy Sheppey-Greene, 3rd Battalion attached to 7th Battalion, the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died of wounds received in action in France.

The son of an army officer, Lieutenant Sheppery-Greene was educated at Eastbourne College in Sussex and Malvern College in Worcestershire.  He then obtained a degree in history from Worcester College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, and was also the cox on the rowing team.  He attended Lincoln Clergy School and was ordained in 1907.

From September, 1914, to June, 1915, Lieutenant Sheppey-Greene served as temporary Chaplain to the Forces, after which he applied for a commission.  He was grievously injured in battle and was taken to the No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station at Pernois, but could not be saved.  He lies buried in the Pernois British Cemetery at Halloy-les-Pernois in France.  On his headstone are the words, “A soldier-priest R.I.P. miserere Jesu”.

Napier, from Maida Hill in London, was 34 years old.

 

 

 

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