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Frederick SHEPPARD

Regimental number2250
Place of birthPicton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address28 Sloane Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22.4
Height5' 4.5"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Sheppard, 28 Sloane Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the advance on the 18 September, 1918, near Le Verguier, he displayed great courage, initiative, and resource. His company commander having been killed, he took charge of a small party and moved forward. He cleared a trench, killing and wounding eleven and capturing seven of the enemy. He gave a most inspiring example of coolness initiative and contempt for danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Discharge date22 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cluny Castle', 23 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 22 July 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Sta, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 August 1951
Age at death55
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SHEPPARD Frederick

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