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Regimental number1657
Other NamesHerbert Medway
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Herbert Shepherdson, Carrington Field, Stockport, England
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDischarged 14 April 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded his platoon in an isolated post with such dash that he drove offf a strong attack. Although shot in the chest he continued to lead his men, and refused to leave until he had evacuated the casualties and reorganized the defence.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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