1901 Census

Ardler Cottage, Kettins, Forfarshire

Robert Shepherd, head, 43, railway points man, b. Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire

Jane Shepherd, wife, 41, b. Lochielcushine, Aberdeenshire

Robert Shepherd, son, 13, ag lab, b. Kettins

Barbra Shepherd, daughter, 11, scholar, b. Kettins

Mary Shepherd, daughter, 9, scholar, b. Kettins

Beatrice Shepherd, daughter, 7, b. Kettins

George Shepherd, son, 7, b. Kettins

William Shepherd, son, 3, b. Kettins          

Hugh Paterson, visitor, 77, railway porter, b. Blairgowrie


Blairgowrie Advertiser 6th November 1915 page 6


"Private William Shepherd, 8th Black Watch, youngest son of Mr. R. Shepherd, signalman, Ardler, has been killed in action on 25th September by a shell bursting over the trench which he and others occupied.  Deceased was born and brought up in Ardler, and was only 18years of age.  He was the first to enlist in the village, and, unfortunately, the first to fall.  He enlisted in October last year, and was sent to France in May. Prior to enlisting he was an apprentice gardener at Inchyra.  On the same day that the sad news arrived Mr. Shepherd also received word that his son George has enlisted in the Scots Guards."

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