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James George STEVENS

Regimental number1553
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
AddressGillies Road, Fairfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 3"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs J G Stevens, Gillies Road, Fairfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years, Garrison Band, Launceston, Tasmania; 3 years, Field Artillery, Launceston; 2 years, 23rd Battery, Australian Field Artillery.
Enlistment date10 October 1914
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Saddler)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Discharge date26 January 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 8 April 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916. Posted to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 15 January 1917.

To Paris on leave, 17 December 1917; rejoined unit, 26 December 1917. To England in leave, 18 January 1918; rejoined unit, 1 February 1918.

Transferred to England for special transport duty to Australia, 1 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918 (submarine guard duty); disembarked Melbourne, 26 November 1918; discharged, 26 January 1919.

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

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