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Frank Lindsay SHEPHARD

Regimental number3515
Place of birthBishopsbourne, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressWest Meander via Deloraine, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, S Shepherd, West Meander via Deloraine, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Left Tasmania, November 1915 for active service. Served with 52nd Battalion in Egypt and France. Joined 51st Battalion when 52nd Battalion disbanded." [Father: Samuel Shephard of Deloraine, Tasmania.] Frank Shephard died of pleurisy at the 53rd General Hospital, Buologne, France on 29 August 1918 and was buried at Terlingthun.
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll 29 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBuologne, France
Age at death22.11
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTerlincthun British Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 18), Wimille, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
154
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Anne SHEPHARD, Meander, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: Angus Dornauf, who was killed in action at Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium. (Also possibly Brother: Charles M. Shephard of Perth, Tasmania, who probably survived the war.)

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