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Wilfred Henry STEVENS

Regimental number2923
Place of birthClunes Victoria
AddressCanbelego, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Stevens, Canbelego, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2933
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the attack on 8th August, 1918, east of VILLERS BRETONNEUX, near AMIENS, the left flank was held up by Machine Gun fire, and the wire in front of the post was very thick. Sergeant STEVENS in company with another N.C.O. managed to get through and rush the post, which they put out of action, killing four of the garrison and taking the rest prisoners. During the following days until 11th August, 1918, his deeds, cheerfulness, and example inspired the men with great confidence and determination. He was wounded in the attack on RAINECOURT.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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