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Vere Cumming STEVENSON

Regimental number2036
Place of birthOberon, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBlack Springs via Oberon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 8"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Cumming Stevenson, Black Springs via Oberon, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 23 June 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
124
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: J.C. and Jane Alice STEVENSON, Family Hotel, Bathurst, New South Wales
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty Battle of YPRES (Phase 5) 12th October 1917. When all Officers of his Company became casualties he organised the Company and carried on fight. He was one of the party detailed by an officer to capture a strong point, which yielded 4 machine guns and 35 prisoners in an attack on a second strong point after the officer had been killed, he assisted the Sergeant to organise the party and captured the post of 2 machine guns and 30 prisoners. After the Company had dug in on the new line he organised a ration party and succeeded in getting rations forward to the Front Line troops through a heavy barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 353 Pte Edward Lancelot STEVENSON, 9th Bn, died of wounds, 9 May 1915; 2502 Pte James Garnet STEVENSON, 47th Bn, killed in action, 1 November 1918. .
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Vercumming STEVENSON.

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