Henry Wilson Shephard
Born in 1913, Henry ‘Mick’ Wilson Shephard attended the Kings School, Parramatta and later obtained his Law degree from Sydney University in 1940.
In 1941 he enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve where he was Lieutenant on secondment to the Royal Navy, taking a major part in the D Day landing. While in England in 1942 he met and married Ruth Lydia Simms in London and had their first daughter, Anne, the following year. After returning to Australia, he resumed practice at Shephard & Shephard in 1946. He and Ruth had two more children, Michael, born in 1947 and Jill in 1951.
Henry Wilson Shephard served as President of the local Law Society in the 1960s and was equally as respected as his father in the community. He was a District Governor of Rotary International and Chairman of the Committee responsible for the State Sports Centre for the Disabled at Mount Druitt. He was also closely involved as Honorary Solicitor to numerous organizations such as Hills District Scout Association, Parramatta RSL and the Hills District Agricultural Society.
Henry Wilson Shephard retired from Shephard & Shephard in 1991, aged 77, making him then Parramatta’s longest serving legal practitioner. He died in 1996.