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Bertie SHEPPARD

Regimental number2010
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
Address96 Creswick Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Sheppard, 96 Creswick Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 18 January 1915 and was promoted to Corporal on 16 March 1915.
FateKilled in Action 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row AA, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Family/military connections(Probably) Brother: No.534 George Henry Sheppard, 7th Battalion, who was killed in action on 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli.

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