Lt Colonel Henry Richard Sheppard

Personal Details

Lt Colonel Henry Richard Sheppard OBE FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA

18/09/1890 to 14/03/1975

Place of birth: Richmond, Surrey

Nationality: British

CRN: 715536

Education and qualifications

General education

Municipal Technical College, Brighton; St Thomas’s Hospital Medical

Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA(RCP&S), 1937

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Joined the RAMC in 1915 as a Lieutenant and served continuously through to retirement in 1954 as Lt Colonel, having been President, Standing Medical Board (Eastern Command) 1945-54.  He served in France during WW1, India for most of the inter-war years apart from a period (1934-6) at Cambridge Hospital (Aldershot), having been appointed a specialist in anaesthetics in 1928. During the first half of WW2 in Ceylon and spent the second half back in India commanding a military hospital.

Professional interests and activities

Awarded OBE in 1945. More information would be helpful.

Other biographical information

Married Mildred Alberta Brickwood Figgins, and they had a son, David.

Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: The Medical Directory | | The Times, 13/08/1985 | Archives of St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School (held at King’s College, London)