Herbert James STEPHENS

Poppy

STEPHENS, Herbert James

Service Number: 1414
Enlisted: 16 November 1914, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Cheltenham, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Cheltenham State School, Victoria and Christian Brother's Orphanage, South Melboourne
Occupation: Ironmoulder
Died: Killed in action, Flers, France, 3 December 1916
Cemetery: Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
Special Memorial Panel 8 Headstone inscription reads: He died as nobly as he lived
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
Show Relationships

World War 1 Service

16 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1414, Enlisted at Melbourne
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 1414, 14th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 1414, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
29 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1414, Gunshot wounds to the left hand and right foot and evacuated to Australia
14 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1414, 14th Infantry Battalion
14 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1414, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne

Help us honour Herbert James Stephens's service by contributing information, stories, and images so that they can be preserved for future generations.

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Stephens and Kate Alice Hughes (formerly Stephens) of 28 Cedar Street, Caulfield, Vic; brother of Stanley John Stephens who was killed in action on 25 April 1915 when serving in the 5th Battalion

14 May 1916 - to hospital with Tonsilitis at Heliopolis

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