Joseph Richard STEVENSON

Regimental number391
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
Address238 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, Wm Henry Stevenson, 238 Newcastle Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On 29th September, 1918, during operations South of BONY, Driver STEVENSON was leading a pack mule in rear of the Battalion when the Non Commissioned Officer in charge became a casualty, he at once assumed command and successfully delivered the ammunition to the Battalion Dump. On two separate occasions Driver STEVENSON brought up further supplies of bombs and ammunition through heavy shell and machine gun fire and the manner in which he held his troop ensured the success of the supply of all ammunition.'

Date of death12 February 1961