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William Henry STEPHENS

Regimental number1569
Place of birthFindon, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRoyal Park, Alberton
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, Latt Stephens, Royal Park, Alberton
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lott and Edith STEPHENS
Discharge date18 March 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 22 November 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 10 January 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (wounded), Adelaide, 18 March 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 December 1930
Age at death38
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEPHENS William Henry

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