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Henry James Shepherd

Portrait of Jim Shepherd - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait of Jim Shepherd - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry James AWMM
  • Surname
    Shepherd AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jim AWMM
  • Service number
    27269 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 19 Walters Road, off Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Jessie May Shepherd (mother) 19 Walters Road, off Dominion Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 28 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    27269 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of sickness AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Henry Shepherd was the son of Harry Thomas and Jessie May Shepherd of Auckland.

    Father and two sons served in WW2: Harry Shepherd (34842); Stanley George Shepherd (25371) and Henry James Shepherd (27269), died on active service. Family recount a third son was unfit for war service because of an arm injury. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    SyriaMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon AWMM 3. G. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Roll of Honour, Royal New Zealand Engineers, Kitchener Chapel of St Paul's Cathedral, London, England AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2188021
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Cooke, P. (2001). Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s. Wellington, N.Z.: Defence of New Zealand Study Group. 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 430 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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