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John McMaster Sheppard (1882–1944)

John Sheppard, n.d.

John Sheppard, n.d.

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Advice was received two days ago that Flight Lieut. John McMaster Sheppard (51), R.A.F., of Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, had been killed in an air accident in Trans-Jordania, after 31 years' service in the Middle East.

Deceased resided for a number of years with his late parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Sheppard, of Mooren Station, Binnaway. He was a brother-in-law of the Deputy Director of Navigation, Captain H. D. Williams. He served in the great war of 1914-18 in an A.I.F. artillery unit in France, and later transferred to the R.A.F. At the conclusion of hostilities he was placed on the retired list. When the present war broke out he endeavored to enlist in the R.A.A.F., but was not accepted on account of his age. Later he was called up by the R.A.F. and sent to the Middle East on special duties.

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John Sheppard, n.d.

John Sheppard, n.d.

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Life Summary [details]


10 February, 1882
Coolah, New South Wales, Australia


September, 1944 (aged 62)
Fayid, Egypt

Cause of Death

air crash

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