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Angus John SHEPHERD

Regimental number2898
OccupationCarrier
AddressBraidwood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height6' 3.5"
Weight182 lbs
Next of kinFather, Araluen Road, Braidwood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 November 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Discharge date14 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to Details Camp, Fovant, 30 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 July 1917; taken on strength, 33rd Bn, in the field, 20 August 1917.

Charged with being absent without leave: case dismissed, 18 March 1918 - no witnesses available.

On leave to England, 20 September 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 6 October 1918.

Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 November 1918; discharged to unit, and rejoined Bn, 28 November 1918.

Detached to Australian Graves Detachment, 9 April 1919.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 April 1919.

On leave to United Kingdom, 26 June 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, and detached to 33rd Bn, 17 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 5 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 14 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEPHERD Angus John

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