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stephenson FOUNTAIN

Regimental number10609
Place of birthBowen Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Address13 Donald Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinAunt, Sarah Jane Goddard, 13 Donald Street, Prahran, Victoria
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 January 1918
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as Signalling N.C.O. He showed great ability in handling difficult situations during an engagement, and by his initiative and coolness succeeded in maintaining communication, in spite of casualties among his men and heaving shelling.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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