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William SHEPHERD

Regimental number6616
Place of birthJamberoo, New South Wales
SchoolBerry Public School, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressRedfern, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs E M Shepherd, 64 Kepos Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for two years (1898-9) with the 'old' N.S.W. Volunteer forces.
Enlistment date20 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was killed by Machine-gun fire during an attack on Pozieres, buried at Framerville.
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 19), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
89
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Annie SHEPHERD, "Ophir", 69 Middleton Street, Stanmore, New South Wales; husband of E.M. SHEPHERD
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.1553 Private Stanley Shepherd, A Company 2nd Pioneer Battalion, who served for about 3.5 years and was twice wounded before returning to Australia. He died on 30 May 1931.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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