Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
 2166 Lance-Corporal Rupert Osric Hepburn – Lakes Entrance Died of wounds 9 September 1915
….. his three brothers returned home
The third of six boys, Rupert Osric grew up in Lakes Entrance where his father was a school inspector and had started a career as a bank clerk with the ANZ bank in Melbourne before enlisting on 15 March 1915. Four of the Hepburn brothers enlisted with Rupert joining the 5 th  Battalion. He sailed on HMAT Ceramic three months later and landed in the Dardanelles on 5 August and was quickly promoted to Lance Corporal on 2 September. He was wounded by gun shot five days later at Lone Pine and transferred to the hospital ship Mahene for transfer to Malta when he died on 9 September and was buried at sea. He was 23 years old. His three brothers Austin, Eric and Douglas survived.