LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Peter Gilbert Dwight SHEPPARD

Service No: 43691
Born: London, England, 27 March 1912
Enlisted in the RAAF: 12 September 1941 (at Brisbane QLD)
Discharged from the RAAF: 13 October 1944
Unit at Discharge: No. 41 Squadron
Died: Illness, NSW, 4 October 1945, Aged 36 Years
Buried: Casino General Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James and Elsie May Sheppard; husband of Jessie Sheppard, of Tandur, Queensland
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On 13 October 1944, Leading Aircraftman Sheppard, a Driver Motor Transport, was discharged from the RAAF medically unfit for further service. He died of an illness on 4 October 1945.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 43691
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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