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Regimental number2780
Place of birthHamilton, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressHalidon, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.5
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Shephard, Halidon, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 April 1916
Place of enlistmentAt sea
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Discharge date29 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 335 Bombardier Charles SHEPHARD, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 16 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 10 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 29 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No S212678
Date of death14 July 1966
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEPHARD Tom

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