|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt) George Joseph Shepperd, MM, 26th Battalion, AIF, of ...
Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt) George Joseph Shepperd, MM, 26th Battalion, AIF, of Mount Clarendon Drayton, Qld. 2nd Lt Shepperd enlisted as 589 Private Shepperd on 18 March 1915 and embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Ascanius on 24 May 1916. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and awarded the Military Medal on 14 October 1917 for his part in the attack on Broodseinde Ridge, and heading the first party to reach the final objective despite being severely shaken and dazed by a shell explosion. He was killed in action on 3 July 1918, in France, aged 25.