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Trooper Frederick Sheppard

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Frederick William Dunkeld Sheppard

Ancestor's date of birth: 15/06/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1952

Cause of Death: Age related

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Frederick was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne in England. He migrated to Australia with his family. At the time of the Boer War his father who was his Next of Kin was resident in Rockhampton. Frederick was a joiner by trade

Service Number: 2030

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Central Districts, Queensland

Unit: D Squadron 7th Australian Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/05/1902

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 538

Contingent: 3rd Australian Commonwealth Contingent

Ship: SS Custodian, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: nil

Personal Characteristics: He was described as 166 cm tall gray/blue eyes, Dark hair and Dark complexion

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: This unit of Queenslanders was under the command of Lt Col Harry Chauvel. It arrived after the peace was signed and saw no service. Four men died from disease. Frederick returned on the SS Manchester Merchant on 2 August 1902

Service and life after the Boer War: No detail provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Delma Leggatt, Merriwa NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Irene Orr, Laurieton NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Gordons (x2) Sheppard, Pearce ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: great great (great for the #2) nephew

Name of Descendant: Monika Sheppard, Pearce ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: great great niece

Name of Descendant: Henry Sheppard, Pearce ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: great great nephew

Name of Descendant: Allanah Sheppard, Pearce ACT
Relationship to Ancestor: great great niece

 


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