Ernest Howard Shepard MC OBE (1879-1976) is familiar to all as the illustrator of A A Milne’s ‘Winnie the Pooh’ (1926), ‘When We Were Very Young’ (1924) and Kenneth Grahame’s ‘The Wind in the Willows’ (1931). He was a prolific illustrator for many other publications and also a witty political cartoonist for ‘Punch’. Born in St John’s Wood, he studied at St Paul’s School, Heatherley’s School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He served in the Royal Artillery throughout the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross in 1917. He was awarded an OBE in 1972 and died at Midhurst, Sussex in 1976.