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Harry Francis SHEPHERD

Date of birth7 December 1874
Place of birthN/A London, England
Other NamesSHEPHERD, Harry
SHEPHERD, Harry
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationArmy Rae
AddressJames Street, Guildford, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Theresa Shepherd, James Street, Guildford, Western Australia
Enlistment date7 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentChief Warrant Officer
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
AWM Embarkation Roll numberMIS34.12.1.RANBT1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 29455 (Supplement) (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 29664 (4th Supplement) (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176 (30 November 1916)

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1916
Discharge date30 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Chief Warrant Officer, RANBT, 7 Mag 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 11 May 1916; disembarked Fremantle, 15 June 1916; discharged from the AIF (medically unfit), Perth, 30 August 1916.

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, MSBV

Subsequently served in the Permanent Military Forces as Lieutenant.

Accidentally killed in Queensland, 1930.
Date of death5 May 1930
Age at death55
Place of burialNorthern Suburbs Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEPHERD Harry Francis

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