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Arthur Henry STEVENS

Regimental number6363
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlatelayer
AddressCollins Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs. E. Stevens, 14 Northcott Street, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On October 1st on the Western slope of the BROODSEINDE Ridge the position we held had an extremely limited field of fire. When the enemy counter attacked Pte STEVENS was foremost in to the parapet in order to use his rifle with greater effect. Later when our attack on the 4th ..........had been launched he volunteered for duty as a stretcher bearer and did excellent work in searching shellholes in the shell swept zone for wounded who had been overlooked. This he continued to do successfully until ordered to............. During the whole operation his energy and devotion to duty were most marked.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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