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Frederick SHEPPARD

Regimental number2250
Place of birthPicton New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
Address28 Sloane Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Sheppard, 28 Sloane Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 May 1915
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
Medals

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

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