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Regimental number9427
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
Address'Boronia', Kerrs Road, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.6
Height5' 9.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs F Shepherd, 'Boronia', Kerrs Road, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 18 months in the 29th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name5th Field Artillery Brigade Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll7612
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date12 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 6 March 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: gassed), Sydney, 12 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 October 1969
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales

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