William Henry SHEPPARD


SHEPPARD, William Henry

Service Number: 598
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, France, 9 August 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Ararat Shire of Ararat WWI Roll of Honor, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 598, 8th Infantry Battalion
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 598, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Melbourne
9 Aug 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 598, 8th Infantry Battalion


The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer to pages 146/147, 181 & 275. Prior to the war he was a labourer of Ararat, Vic. He enlisted 20th Aug 1914 aged 22 years. He served with the 8th Infantry Battalion, rising to the rank of Sergeant. During his service he was awarded the Military Medal. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 9th Aug 1918. Rest In Peace. Lest We Forget.

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