PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam SHEPPARD (Shepherd)
Birth date and placec. 1834 Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
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Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark.
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Spouse
Children
Death date and placeIndistinguishable.
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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 place30 Mar 1852 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsExpedition to the East (Crimea) 1 year 2 months.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Inermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
One entry in Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place12 Feb 1856 Woolwich.
Length of Service3 years 320 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1349/31.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictWoolwich (1856). Victoria (1857+).
Pension Amount8d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipRunnymede.
Departure and Arrival15 Jun 1856 Portsmouth; 7 Sep 1856 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA1857 left for South Australia and to Victoria, vessel unknown.