Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Napier Guy Sheppey-Greene

Photo of Napier Guy Sheppey-Greene
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1898 - 1902.

Regiment: Royal West Kent Regt.
Died: 14 June 1918 aged 35 in France. Died of wounds near Pernois.
Cemetery: Pernois II. B. 6.

Born: October 28th 1883. Son of Colonel and Mrs. Sheppey-Greene, of 146, Elgin Avenue, Maida Hill, London, and Army and Navy Club.
Upper VVI. Minor Scholar. School Prefect.
Exhibitioner, Worcester College, Oxford; Fourth Class Mods. 1904; B.A. (Third Class History) 1906.
Ordained 1907; Curate of St. Chad, Haggerston, 1907; St. Cyprian, Dorset Square, 1910; St. Thomas, Clapton, 1912.
Great War, C.F. 1914; 1915. 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Bn. Attd. 7th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).

'He entered No. 3 as a Minor Scholar, and left with an Exhibition at Worcester College, Oxford. In 1907 he was ordained, and did good work in several London parishes. Early in the war he joined the Army as a Chaplain, but subsequently took a combatant commission in the Royal West Kent Regiment. For some time he was with the Special Reserve Battalion at Chatham, where his old Headmaster saw a good deal of him. Recently he went to the front, and died of wounds received in action. He was, as boy and man, attractive and deservedly popular, and his influence was always for good. As an officer, he was an expert in musketry, and very efficient in all ways. There are many who will mourn his loss.' (Malvernian, Jul 1918).

Service record:WO 339/41610
Unit War Diary:WO 95/2040/2