|Place of birth||Derby, Tasmania|
|School||George Street State School, Fitzroy, Victoria.|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||60 McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Ellen Shepard, 60 McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the 63rd Bn, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||The three brothers all joined 60th Battalion. George Arnold and Thomas Henry were both killed in action at Fleurbaix on the same day.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 22), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Ellen Shephard of 60 McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria.|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 2776 Pte George Arnold SHEPHARD, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 2777 Pte John Ernest SHEPHARD, 60th Bn, died of illness, 12 July 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to and proceeded to join 58th Bn, 23 February 1916.
Transferred to and taken on strength of 50th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Red Cross File No. 2480313L: 'Informant [1258 Pte ALLISON, 6 July 1917: cannot be identified] siad Tom Shephard was in D Coy. 14 Plat. 5 Section and after the Fromelles Attack in July last Pte Stan. Ronalds of the same Plat. and still with the Battn. told informant he saw Shephard killed in No Mans [sic] Land during the attack.'
Note, Red Cross File No 2480313: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Surname incorrectly recorded on Embarkation Roll as SHEPPARD.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, SHEPHARD Thomas Henry
Red Cross File No 2480313