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Joseph Harcourt STEVENS

Regimental number20948
Place of birthArmadale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical student
Address'Homebush', 91 Claremont Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Algernon Stevens, 91 Claremont Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Previous military serviceSenior Cadets (4 years); 7th Field Artillery (2 years)
Enlistment date23 July 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/15/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
FateDied of disease 23 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row J, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
26
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Algernon and Louisa Frances STEVENS, 91 Claremont Avenue, Malvern, Victoria. Native of Armadale, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 15 December 1917.

Embarked Alexandria, 31 December 1917; disembarked Alexandria, 31 December 1917, and admitted to Isolation Camp, Gabbary, the same day.

Marched into Miscellaneous Details, Suez, 16 January 1918.

Transferred to Alexandria, 22 January 1918.

Embarked Alexandria, 29 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 4 February 1918, and then proceeded overland; disembarked Southampton, England, 16 February 1918; marched into No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 17 February 1918.

Marched into Engineer Training Depot Signal Section, Clifton, 16 March 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Eastern General Military Hospital, Cambridge, 4 April 1918; marched into Engineer Training Depot Signal Section, Clifton, 13 May 1918.

On leave, 22 June 1918, marched into Engineer Training Depot Signal Section, Clifton, 24 June 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 October 1918; marched into Royal Engineer Signal Depot, Abbeville, 14 October 1918.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 17 October 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin).

Died, 23 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STEVENS Joseph Harcourt

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