Bank: Westminster Bank
Place of work: Hove Palmeira branch
Died: 8 August 1944
Eric Hugh Shepperson was born on 19 July 1923, the son of George Hugh and Nellie Mary Shepperson. He joined the temporary wartime staff of Westminster Bank at its Hove Palmeira branch in June 1940.
He later left the bank to go on war service, becoming a Guardsman in the Irish Guards. He died in France on 8 August 1944. He was 21 years old.
Eric Shepperson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at NatWest Hove Town Hall branch.
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Stephen Shepperson August 9 2022 12:07PM
He was my Uncle and died this 8th day of August 1944 in Normandy. He was a clerk at Palmeira Branch in Hove. He was only a week or two past his 21st birthday. My father is no longer alive, but he never spoke of Eric having a girlfriend and indeed rarely spoke about him. I have no recollection of my father and Eric having any sort of “falling out”, but I think it was just a matter of not mixing much as my father joined-up & ended up as an officer in India until 1947. My grandfather was a butcher with several shops in Brighton and Hove, but he died 2 or so years before I was born.