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Ernest Clifford SHEPPARD

Regimental number1733
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
SchoolBundaberg State School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressEnoggera, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lucy Jane McLenan, Moorlands via Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Brettoneux, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 8), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parent: Robert and Lucy SHEPPARD, Moorland, Bundaberg, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.1734 Robert Melville Sheppard, 52nd Battalion, who was killed in action on 29 March 1917 at Lagnicourt, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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