The AIF Project


Regimental number20871
Place of birthDumfries Scotland
OccupationStation hand
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, R Stevenson, The Manse, Drumfermline, Scotland
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 33rd Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the whole of the recent operations at PLOEGSTEERT this man acted as Cycle Orderly between the various Railway Sidings and dumps, and the Officers controlling the supply of ammunition, carrying important and urgent messages as to ammunition requirements. These messages were carried at all hours both day and night, and frequently under heavy shell fire and through gas. This gunner's devotion to duty and gallantry carried him through all difficulties.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 July 1971
Place of burialAlbany Creek Crematorium

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