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Edly William Downing SHEPHERD

Regimental number4589
Place of birthRockleigh, South Australia
AddressRockleigh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 11.75"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rhoda Shepherd, Rockleigh, South Australia
Previous military serviceMember, Rifle Club, for 2 years.
Enlistment date26 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 February 1918
Date of death19 February 1918
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 50), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Edward William Dowering SHEPHERD.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEPHERD Edly William Downing

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