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Roy William SHEPPARD

Regimental number1561
Place of birthNew South Wales
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRail porter
Address26 Earl Street, Petrie terrace, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs. C. Luxton, Junction Terrace, Ipswich road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military service9th Infantry
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Fleurbaix, France but died in Tooting Hospital, London, England on 23 October 1916.
FateDied of wounds 23 October 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialWandsworth Cemetery (Australian Section No. 17), London
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: J. SHEPPARD and Mrs Elizabeth LUXTON, his wife, Catherine Street, Annerley Road, South Brisbane, Queensland. Native of New South Wales

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