Harold Vivian SHEPPARD

Regimental number1506
Place of birthBinfield, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSamuel Sheppard, Wangroon Road, Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Samuel Sheppard, Wangroon Road, Warrnambool, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 July 1919
Discharge date21 October 1919
Other details

War service: Middle East

Embarked from Australia, 23 November 1915. Taken on strength, 9th Light Horse, Heliopolis, 28 December 1915. Admitted to 38th Australian Field Ambulance (synovitis, right knee), 26 March 1917; transferred to 53rd Welsh Casualty Clearing Station, 26 March 1917; by ambulance train to 31st General Hospital, 27 March 1917; to hospital train for Cairo, 30 March 1917, and admitted to 14th General Hospital. Discharged to Moascar, 23 April 1917, and taken on strength, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 23 April 1917. Transferred to 9th Light Horse Regiment, 21 May 1917. Detached to 8th Mobile Veterinary Section, 16 November-21 December 1917.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance (appendicitis), 17 April 1918; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, Pt Said, 25 April 1918. Transferred to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, 24 June 1918; discharged to Moascar, 17 July 1918. Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 August 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Burma', 26 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 29 August 1919; discharged, 21 October 1919.

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