REMEMBER BEFORE GOD
WILLIAM SHEPHERD
1893 - MORRISON - 1961
VISCOUNT DUNROSSIL
PC GCMC MC QC

GOVERNOR GENERAL of AUSTRALIA
SPEAKER of the HOUSE of COMMONS
1951-1959
a MINISTER of the CROWN 1936-1945
a BENCHER of the INNER TEMPLE
for thirty years
MEMBER of PARLIAMENT
for the constituency of
CIRENCESTER and TEWKESBURY
And throughout that period
Resident at the MANOR in this parish
He died in office and is buried in the
CHURCH of ST. JOHN, CANBERRA
together with KATHERINE ALLISON
his wife, daughter of
the REV. WILLIAM SWAN DD
She continued to live in WITHINGTON
until her own death in 1983
St. Michael and All Angels Church Photos by
John Wilkes of Cam
near Dursley, Gloucestershire
The Gloucestershire Photo Library

Page composition by Allan Taylor of Vancouver, Canada
http://www.allthecotswolds.com

The predominant impression of the church is Perpendicular but there is much earlier work. The arch over the south porch is Norman and has three orders of chevrons, the middle one enriched with flowers. The elaborate 17th Century monument mounted high up on the wall is to Sir John Howe and his wife Bridget of nearby Cassey Compton. The intricate 19th Century stained glass was made by Burlison and Grylls in 1897.
Illustration by Robert Wilkes