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Regimental number2780
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23.5
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Shephard, Halidon, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAt sea
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 11 December 1919

Discharge date29 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Wounded in action, 13 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left wrist).

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 10 January 1918; discharged from hospital, 5 March 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 55 days.

Transferred to 32nd Bn, 28 August 1918.

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEPHARD Tom

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