PERSONAL DETAILS William SHEPPARD (Shepherd)
Birth date and place c. 1834 Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place Indistinguishable.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 12th Battalion, Royal Artillery.
Regiment No. and Rank #2078 Gunner & Driver.
Attestation date and place 30 Mar 1852 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Expedition to the East (Crimea) 1 year 2 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Inermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Slight Wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol 17 June 1855.
Was wounded on the 7th June last [1855] whilst engaged in the trenches before Sebastopol by a fragment of a shell which exploded within a few yards of him. This struck him on his right leg above the ankle. Several small pieces of the bone were cast off through the wound. Disability caused by a wound on duty.
Unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for military duty but able materially to assist himself [Woolwich 8th Janry 1856].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
One entry in Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 12 Feb 1856 Woolwich.
Length of Service 3 years 320 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1349/31.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Woolwich (1856). Victoria (1857+).
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Runnymede.
Departure and Arrival 15 Jun 1856 Portsmouth; 7 Sep 1856 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA 1857 left for South Australia and to Victoria, vessel unknown.