John is not remembered on the memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1887, Sterling, Scotland.

Died: 4th October 1917; age: 30; KiA – The Battle of Broodseinde’

Place of Association: St. Margaret’s, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

Occupation: Coachman.

Enlistment Date: 3rd April 1916; Age: 28 years; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: Wife – Mrs M. Hepburn, 59, Mont Street, Balmain, New South Wales.


Embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board H.M.A.T. A40 ‘Ceramic’ – 7th July 1908.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 652

Regiment: Australian Infantry, 4th Battalion, Anzac Cyclist Battalion, Reinforcement 5.


Grave Reference:


Tyne Cot Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John Thomas & Jean Hepburn; husband of Mary E. Hepburn, of 21, Francis Street, Enmore, New South Wales.



On the 16th July 1908, 21 year old, John, arrived at the Port of Brisbane, Queensland. He had travelled on the S.S. ‘Ortona.’



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