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Regimental number3138
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationInsurance agent
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Janet Eliz. Stephens, 250 West Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 February 1918
Date of death22 October 1920
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialRockhampton Cemetery (Grave No. 4702), Rockhampton, Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Kathleen STEPHENS. Native of Brisbane, Queensland
Discharge date6 July 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Balmoral Castle', 1 February 1918; disembarked Sydney, 28 March 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged Brisbane, 6 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEPHENS Richard

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