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John Christian STEPHENSON

Regimental number790
Place of birthHamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
SchoolWest Wyalong Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWest Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Stephenson, West Wyalong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He received the MM for bravery on the field at Pozieres. He was also mentioned in despatches at Gallipoli; and was also mentioned in despatches the day of his death.' (details from mother; no evidence of MID recommendation or award on any official file.)
FateKilled in Action 26 June 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Clara STEPHENSON, 'The Willows', West Wyalong, New South Wales. Native of Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3113 Sergeant Harold James STEPHENSON, 56th Bn, killed in action in France.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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