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William Henry STEPHENS

Regimental number938
Place of birthGlenore, Tasmania
Place of birthGlenora, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSaddler
AddressScottsdale, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Robert Stephens, Scottsdale, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia.
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 29), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
133
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Elizabeth STEPHENS
Family/military connectionsFirst cousin to several Stephens, also to several Devlyers who were killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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