Service Numbers: 1400A, 1400
Enlisted: 16 December 1914, Childers, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Polmont, Falkirk, Scotland , 12 March 1888
Home Town: Nanango, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Public School, Polimont, Stirlingshire, Britain
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 14 May 1915, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
Quinn's Post Cemetery Special Memorial No. 54 Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

16 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1400A, 15th Infantry Battalion, Childers, Queensland
13 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1400A, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
13 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1400A, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Brisbane
14 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1400, 15th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
Date unknown: Involvement 15th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières


STEVENSON, No1400 Private Adam 15th Battalion 4th Brigade 1st Division, 2nd Rifles

Adam Stevenson was my Great Grand Uncle, brother to my Great Grandfather also Thomas Stevenson. I am from Stirling, Scotland. On my research of my family history my research found Adam. To this date (April 29th 2015) I know of no other Stevenson family member researching Adam. I have been working closely with contacts from Childers who manage the local Childers Memorial Hall Now for some background to Adam.

Adam was born on 12th March 1888 at Polmont, Stirling; Scotland and was educated at Polmont Public School, son of John and Isabella Stevenson (nee McNee), and enlisted at Childers on 16th December 1914 aged 26 years and 9 months. Adam had left the U.K. on 26th January 1909 for Australia. His address was Childers with his Next of Kin Mrs E. Rowe of 43 York Street, Springhill; Brisbane. On enlistment he stated his occupation as Farm Servant. He left Australia for service overseas. Adam was killed in action aged 27 years whilst serving with the 15th Battalion, 2nd Rifles on the 14th/15th May 1915 and is buried at Quinn’s Post, Gallipoli.

Adam’s name appears on the Rolls of Honor at the Childers R.S.L. and the Childers Memorial Hall. There is no photo of Adam Stevenson in the Soldiers Memorial, Childers. Adam had written a will requesting that all his personal belongings go to Mrs E. Rowe, 43 York Street; Springhill. Unfortunately, she seems to have moved from there when the Infantry tried to contact her. The Brisbane Courier on the 13th July 1915 named a “military Inquiry” asking for Mrs E. Rowe to contact the Officer in Charge (OIC) at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne.

Adam's father John Died in 1930 at age of 74. Adam's brother Thomas died on 14th May 1970 (My G Grandfather), Andrew Stevenson (Died 31st Dec 1968). One his other brothers Alexander was born on the 8th January 1890 and him and Adam were brought up at a very early age by their auntie due to the early death of their mother Isabella when Adam and Alexander were only 3 years and 12 days respectively.

I have no photograph of Adam. However, should anyone be reading this and provide a photograph that would be great.

Thomas Stevenson
29th April 2015

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Father: John  Stevenson,  Mother:  Isabella (McNee)  Stevenson,  Polmont, Falkirk  Stirlingshire,  Scotland


It is requested by the military authorities that Mrs. E. Rowe, late of 43 York street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, will communicate with the officer in charge, base records, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, in regard to the late No. 1400, Private A. Stevenson, 15th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force." - from the Brisbane Telegraph 13 Jul 1916 (