Service Number: 3948
Enlisted: 12 July 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yarraville, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Yarraville, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Wytschaete, Messines, Belgium, 30 December 1917
Cemetery: Somer Farm Cemetery
Row B, Grave 18. Rev. C. Neville officiated Headstone inscription reads: The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3948, Enlisted at Melbourne
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3948, 7th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3948, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
23 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3948, Shrapnel wounds to the abdomen and left leg

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Matthew and Lucy Mary Stephens of 14 Sussex Street, Yarraville, Victoria

24 September 1916 - to hospital with a septic leg

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

Also served in the Senior Cadets