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Bertram Franklin Shepherd

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Bertram Franklin AWMM
  • Surname
    Shepherd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Sleepy Shepherd AWMM
  • Service number
    7649 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 March 1919 AWMM AvondaleAuckland AWMM
    Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 1 September 1939 AWMM 51 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 51 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr A.J. Shepherd (father), Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr A.J. Shepherd (father), Morrinsville, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Libya AWMM
    • Tunisia AWMM
    • Lebanon AWMM
    • Greece AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    7649 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Kept at Wadi, near Pt.172 AWMM
    01 Nov 1941 {Days 7} AWMM
    Trying to avoid enemy, but as medical unit we had wounded with us on vehicles AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 November 1941 AWMM Liberated as the enemy withdrew, Scots Grey AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot AWMM
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 foot AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Arthur and Ada, husband of Sheama, father of Trevor, Vivienne and Roger

    20 years, 7 months at enlistment

    He went to the Rehabilitation Centre for New Zealand Ex-POWs before his discharge

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2000 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    28 July 2006 AWMM
    WhangareiNorthland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 29 July 2006 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 163 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 163 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 29 July 2006 AWMM
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