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Herbert Clarence STEVENS

Regimental number6085
Place of birthRingarooma Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressDerby, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Mr E G Stevens, Winnaleah, Tasmania
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at LIHONS on 11th August 1918, when acting as Company Runner he rendered most conspicuous service in carrying messages to Platoon and Battalion Headquarters. Private STEVENS freqently had to carry through very heavy fire. On one occasion whilst carrying a message to Battalion Headquarters, he found himself surrounded by a party of the enemy. It was only his remarkable, initiative and dash that enabled him to get through with a most important message.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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