Archie Gordon SHEPHERD


SHEPHERD, Archie Gordon

Service Numbers: 10673, 1177
Enlisted: 19 September 1914, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies
Born: Inglewood, Vic., 1893
Home Town: Inglewood, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Illness (Intestinal Obstruction), 10th Stationary Hospital, France, 3 November 1917
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
IV E 78, Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Longuenesse, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hawthorn Postmaster General's Department Victoria 1, Inglewood War Memorial, Postmaster General's Department Victoria 2
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 10673, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, Melbourne, Vic.
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1177, 5th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1177, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
25 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 10673, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, Third Ypres
25 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 10673, 3rd Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
3 Nov 1917: Involvement Sapper, SN 10673, 1st to 5th Divisional Signal Companies, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Charles and Janet SHEPHERD, Brooke Street, Inglewood, Victoria

Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd, of Brooke-street, North Inglewood, received intelligence on Monday night through the Defence department of the death of their son, Sapper Archie G. Shepherd, who died at the 10th Stationary Hospital, France, on 3rd November. Sapper Shepherd was an original Anzac. He was previously wounded on Gallipoli and invalided home with a bullet in one lung. He again returned to  the fighting line without the bullet having been extracted. The cause of his death is not stated. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd have been extremely unfortunate, as two sons and a son-in-law have now made the  supreme sacrifice. It might be added that the late Sapper Shepherd was the first Inglewood soldier to be wounded in the war.