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Thomas James STEPHENS

Regimental number2087
Place of birthCarrieton South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressPort Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Mary Ann Stephens, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2087A
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. on the 5th April 1918 during the attack on our Line opposite DERNANCOURT, this Gunner displayed great courage and determination in maintaining telephonic communication between Group headquarters and his Battery throughout the day. He was constantly under heavy shell fire during the day, but continued to repair the lines which were cut very frequently, and kept his Battery in communication with Group headquarters during critical operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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