David Allan STEPHENSON

Badge Number: S1767, Sub Branch: Victor Harbour
S1767

STEPHENSON, David Allan

Service Number: 3628
Enlisted: 2 November 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Spring Gully, Kersbrook, South Australia, 23 January 1891
Home Town: Highbury, Tea Tree Gully, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: 15 November 1975, aged 84 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Hope Valley & Highbury Heroes of the Great War Roll, Kersbrook Roll of Honor, Tea Tree Gully Hope Valley Methodist Church and District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
10 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3628, 6th Pioneer Battalion
10 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3628, 6th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3628, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Rick Iommazzo

David Allan Stephenson

David Allan Stephenson was born in Spring Gully, Kersbrook, South Australia on the 23rd January 1891, his family then moved to Tea Tree Gully, in Highbury where he then grew up. David Allan Stephenson was a Methodist. David is the son of John and Salome Stephenson and he had 1 brother. Before he enlisted to go to war he was a farmer. It is unknown if David Allan Stephenson and his brother went to both primary and secondary schools. Before David Allan Stephenson went to war, he had a photo with his brother Barriss Harold Stephenson who went to WW1 as well. Barriss was born in Kersbrook, South Australia on the 26th January 1894. Barriss was a Labourer before he went to war. Barriss did return from the war and later died in June the 2nd 1975 at the age of 85, he died of natural causes.

On the 2nd of November 1916 David Allan Stephenson enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia. David enlisted 2 months after his brother enlisted to go to war. David Allan Stephenson embarked on the 10th of February 1917 and was put on the HMAT Seang Bee A48 ship. He got given the service number 3628 and his last rank was private. He arrived in France for training with his battalion on the 2nd of May 1917. On the 23rd of September 1917 he suffered a shrapnel  wound to the left shoulder and was transferred to England on the St George. Two days later David was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, England. On the 15th of January 1918 David suffered from tonsillitis and was admitted to the Fovant Military Hospital. On the 17th of May 1918 David went back to France via the Australian Infantry Base Depot at Le Havre, France. David Allan Stephenson returned to Australia on the 4th of July 1919. 

After returning from WW1 David Allan Stephenson lived to the age of 84. It is unknown if David Allan Stephenson continued farming after he return from war. It is also unknown if David married later in life. David died on the 15th of November 1975 but the cause of his death is unknown.

 

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