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Leslie Rossant STEPHENS

Regimental number380
Date of birth5 January 1898
Place of birthMoorook, River Murray, South Australia
SchoolPort Adelaide Public School, South Australia; Port Adelaide Public; School of Mines, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingSchool of Mines
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPorter
AddressWilliam Street, Rosewater, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Stephens, William Street, Rosewater, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date23 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 20 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. II), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis James and Martha STEPHENS, Charles Street, Rosewater, South Australia
Family/military connectionsOne cousin Pte E G Cavilson 8th Batt died of wounds 10/8/18 nearly four years service.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Wounded, Passchendaele Ridge, 20 October 1917; invalided to Casualty Clearing Station, Poperinghe, where he died.

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