(Service number 87730)

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Date 28 January 1890 Place of Birth Oamaru

Enlistment Information

Date 17 May 1918 Age 28 years
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Baker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs Mary SHEPHERD (wife), 81 Tyne Street, Oamaru
Religion Wesleyan
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Date 18 May 1948 Age 58 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 30, Plot 697
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ernest Shepherd was born on 28 January 1890 at Oamaru, the third son of Samuel Thomas and Louisa Mary (née Matthews) Shepherd. He was educated at Oamaru South School. Ernest married Mary Shanks on 9 March 1915 at Oamaru, and they had a daughter, Elsie, born on 24 December 1916 at Temuka.

Ernest Shepherd was called up and enlisted on 17 May 1918 at Temuka. He was then a pastry cook at Temuka, possibly with his oldest brother Samuel. Three brothers saw overseas service in World War One – Edward, who was missing for a time from 12 April 1918, John (Jack), who was wounded in the shoulder on 12 April 1918, and Harold.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [24 October 2020]; School Admission record (Oamaru Branch NZSG) [24 October 2020]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [24 October 2020]; Temuka Leader, 25 May 1918 (Papers Past) [24 October 2020]

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