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Robert Melville SHEPPARD

Regimental number1734
Place of birthBundaberg, Queensland
SchoolBundaberg State School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Lucy Jane McLenan, Moorlands via Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date12 January 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 RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 March 1917
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Special Memorial Row D, No. 6), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Robert SHEPPARD and Lucy MCLENNAN, his wife, Moorland, Bundaberg, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.1733 Ernest Clifford Sheppard, 52nd Battalion, who was killed in action on24 April 1918 at Villers-Bretonneux, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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