Frederick STEPHENSON MC

STEPHENSON, Frederick

Service Number: 3203
Enlisted: 7 August 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Triabunna, Tasmania, January 1891
Home Town: Sheffield, Kentish, Tasmania
Occupation: Telegraph linesman
Memorials: Australian Postal Linemen's Union HR, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Municipality of Kentish Honour Roll

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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3203, 15th Infantry Battalion
16 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3203, 15th Infantry Battalion
16 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3203, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Melbourne
18 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 15th Infantry Battalion
8 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 15th Infantry Battalion
11 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 15th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 3203, 15th Infantry Battalion, remained on duty
17 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 15th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion
4 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory, GSW to right leg, severe
11 Oct 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion
12 Feb 1919: Honoured Military Cross, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory, At Le Hamel, 4th July 1918 For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great ability in an attack, and it was due to his example and leadership that the enemy opposition on his front was quickly beaten down, with slight casualties. He was severely wounded.
29 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, 6 MD due to wounding Le Hamel

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