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Archie Gordon SHEPHERD

Regimental number1177
Place of birthInglewood, Victoria
SchoolInglewood State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinC F Shepherd, Brook Street, Inglewood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date29 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll10673
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFirst enlisted 29 September 1914 with 5th Battalion. (Possibly No.1152 or No.1177) Wounded and sent home. Re-enlisted as No.10673, 3rd Divisional Signal Company. He died of the wounds sustained in 1915 on 3 November 1917.
FateDied of wounds 2 November 1917
Place of death or woundingSt. Omer, France
Age at death24.6
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialLonguenesse Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No 78), St Omer, Pas de Calais, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Francis and Janet Liddle SHEPHERD, Brooke Street, Inglewood, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2872 Private Francis Charles SHEPHERD, 57th Bn, killed in action, 15 July 1917.
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEPHERD Archie Gordon

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