Regimental number3939
Place of birthCoburg Victoria
AddressA'Beckett Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, John T Sheppard, A'Beckett Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'Privates [5091 W.A.] FOORD and SHEPPARD helped very materially in maintaining communication during the attack and consolidation of GLENCORSE WOOD east of YPRES on 20th September 1917. They carried messages repeatedly through heavy barrages. During the assembly on the jumping off tapes these men were of great assistance in guiding platoons into their positions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918