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Reginald Brushfield SHEPLEY

Regimental number2058
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
SchoolRose Park and Pulteney Street Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressMrs A Shepley, Hewitt Avenue, Rose Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Shepley, Hewitt Avenue, Rose Park, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Norwood Cadets but was not quite ready for Citizen Forces.
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
60
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Annie SHEPLEY, 82 Hewitt Avenue, Rose Park, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: No. 62348 Private Clarence Brushfield Shepley, War Graves Detachment, 27th Battalion, who died of Pneumonia at the 4th Stationary Hospital, France, on 26 July 1919. Also cousin: No.1089 Corporal Thomas Alan Shepley, 16th Battalion, who was killed in action at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915.

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