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Henry John STEVENS

Regimental number2640
Place of birthEdenhope Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressEdenhope, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Johanna Stevens, Edenhope, Victoria
Enlistment date28 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations of August 30th 1918, near CLERY-sur-SOMME, Private STEVENS acted as a Company runner and had to make continuous trips over long distances. At daylight on August 30th it was discovered that the approaches to the Headquarters of the Company could be swept by machine gun fire, and during the whole of the day the locality was subjected to this fire and also bursts of fierce artillery fire. Through all this Private STEVENS made repeated journeys to Battalion Headquarters and also the platoons and showed the greatest gallantry and devotion to duty.'
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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