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Regimental number2020
Place of birthMoonee Ponds Victoria
AddressGeelong West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Stephens, Melperinka, Bayne Street, East Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistent good service and devotion to duty throughout the period 25th February - 17th September 1918. Throughout the above period, and particularly during the operations about VILLERS BRETONNEUX in May and July, HAMEL on 4th July, the advance of 8th, 9th and 10th August, and the operations before CHAULENES in August, the consistent good work of this man under all conditions was of great value to his Unit.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 503 Pte William George STEPHENS, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 24 January 1919; 3639 Pte Lindsay STEPHENS, 58th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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