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SHEPPARD – William Royal Artillery 12th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
British Crimea Medal Inkermann Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Name SHEPPARD – William
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 12th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 2078
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th March 1852 / 18 years / Woolwich Kent England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark / wounded in right leg before Sebastopol
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 1 year 2 months
Length of Service3 years 320 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 12th February 1856 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with Inkerman Clasp
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1856 Woolwich (Shepperd)
1856-57 Western Australia
1857 South Australia
1857 Victoria
1863-1870 New Zealand
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1834 Coventry Warwickshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
South Australia and Victoria in 1857
New Zealand from NSW 1863
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to a shrapnel wound to the right leg just above the ankle while serving in the trenches before Sebastopol.
The WO 22 entries appear that he went to Bengal between 1858 and 1860 but there is no record of him being paid there