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John Ernest SHEPPARD

Regimental number2777
Place of birthDerby, Tasmania
SchoolGeorge Street State School, Fitzroy, Victoria.
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationBlacksmith
Address60 McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John Sheppard, 60 McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularThe three brothers all joined 60th Battalion. John Ernest died of illness in France.
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death12 July 1916
Age at death24
Place of burialMazergues Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
SPELT SHEPHARD
Family/military connectionsNo.2776 Private George Arnold Shephard, 60th Battalion, who was killed in action on 19 July 1916 at Fleurbaix, France and No.2778 Private Thomas Henry Phillip Shephard, 60th Battalion, who was killed in action in Fleurbaix, France on 19 July 1916.

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