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Francis Charles SHEPHERD

Regimental number2872
Place of birthInglewood, Victoria
SchoolInglewood State School, Victoria
OccupationTelegraph operator
AddressBrooke Street, Inglewood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, C F Shepherd, Inglewood, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFlanders, France
Age at death25.7
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 2), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Janet SHEPHERD, Brooke Street, Inglewood, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: No.10673 Sapper Archie Gordon Shepherd, 3rd Divisional Signal Company (previously No.1177, No.1152, Private, 5th Battalion), who died of wounds at St. Omer, France on 3 November 1917.

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