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Harry Millar Spencer SHEPHERD

Regimental number815
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressMyrtle Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.5"
Next of kinFather, Robert Shepherd, Myrtle Street, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceH. Coy, 10th A.T.R. 5 1/2 years time expired
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A2 Geelong on 19 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 22 October 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Train
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Discharge date23 January 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon', 13 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 23 November 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (cessation of hostilities), 23 January 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death22 July 1938
Age at death51
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 1A, Grave No. 7 West), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEPHERD Harry Millar Spencer

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