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Arthur James SHEPHERD

Regimental number152
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressVictoria Barracks, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs Shepherd, 40 Walter Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentRegimental Sergeant Major
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, when under heavy shell fire, in personally assisting a party of volunteers to extinguish a fire which had broken out in a howitzer battery, thereby preventing an explosion of heavy shells and consequent damage and loss of life. His conduct at all times has shown an utter disregard of personal risk.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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