Wyndham History

Henry Joseph Shepherd (1896-1975)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

Henry Joseph Shepherd (1896-1975)

Date

1915

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

Henry Joseph Sheppard

Birth Date

Birthplace

Service Number

2222

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Mr H J Sheppard
Father

Address at time of Enlistment

96 Creswick Street,
Footscray

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Place of Burial

Benalla Cemetery

Biographical Text

No.2222   Lance Corporal Henry Joseph Sheppard
[Listed on RSL Honor Roll as Shepherd]

Henry Sheppard had two brothers:

War Service
Henry Joseph Sheppard embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915, as part of the 23rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcements. 

He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 29 July 1916. 

On 20 November 1916, he was transferred to Administrative duties in London.

On 26 December 1916, he embarked for Australia on board HT Nestor, having been returned to Australia for "family reasons".

Henry Sheppard disembarked, in Melbourne, on 9 March 1917 and was discharged for "family reasons" on 26 March 1917.

Further research has shown that Henry was the third son of Henry and Elizabeth Sheppard to join the AIF.  Both older Sheppard sons were killed in action and the timing of the death of Henry's second brother, Bertie, coincided directly with the decision to return Henry to Australia.

An article regarding the three brothers was published in the Advertiser (Footscray), 2 September 1916, p.2.


Medals and Entitlements:

  • 1914-15 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Bibliography

A.I.F. Project
www.aif.adfa.edu.au

Australian War Memorial
awm.gov.au

National Archives of Australia
naa.gov.au

Trove
trove.nla.gov.au

Medals and Entitlements

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Citation

“Henry Joseph Shepherd (1896-1975),” Wyndham History, accessed July 24, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2483.

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