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Regimental number658
Place of birthDandenong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Stephens, 410 William Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date16 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Operating Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was one of the contingent aboard the Ballarat torpeoed near England, and was severely burned by mustard gas.
FateDied of wounds 2 March 1919
Place of death or woundingTincourt, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row H, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Benjamin and Lily STEPHENS; husband of J. STEPHENS, 1581 Madison Avenue, New York, United States of America
Family/military connectionsStep-brother to Harry Barber or Ross of Western Australia.

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