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Harold Ralph SHEPHERD

Regimental number4914
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolNational School, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o A Shepherd, Milray, Pentland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, C Shepherd, 15 Alexander Road, Beckellanpea, Sussex, England
Previous military serviceNil.
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFate place not known (possibly Flanders) but buried at Brandhook, Paperinghe, France. Possibly awarded a Military Medal.
FateDied of wounds 17 August 1917
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBrandhoek New Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 33), Vlamertinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Mary SHEPHERD, 15 Alexander Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Native of London, England

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 9
Date: 24 January 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: One younger brother, James Haydn Shepherd, who joined the British Forces in August 1914 and was killed in action on 9 May 1915 at the age of 18 years old.

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