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Edmund John SHEPHERD

Regimental number4918
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCabinet maker
Address530 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.7
Height5' 7"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr J C Shepherd, 43 Goodsell Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 January 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date18 September 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; disembsarked, Sydney, 1 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: defective vision), Sydney, 18 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 May 1967
Age at death79
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEPHERD Edmund John

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