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Victor Purnell SHEPHERD

Regimental number6320
Place of birthGunnedah, New South Wales
School[Cronin] Hill Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
Address179 Queen Street, South Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J Shepherd, 179 Queen Street, South Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 35th Senior Cadets
Enlistment date13 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMenin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death21 September 1917
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row F, Grave No. 7A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah SHEPHERD, 66 MacArthur Parade, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales. Native of Gunnedah, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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