Peter Owen Ivangh STEPHENSON


STEPHENSON, Peter Owen Ivangh

Service Number: QX53988
Enlisted: 10 August 1943, Redbank, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd/9th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4 February 1925
Home Town: Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Slade School, Warwick, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in action, New Guinea, 6 March 1945, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Plot DD, Row D, Grave 2
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Trooper, SN QX53988
10 Aug 1943: Involvement Trooper, SN QX53988
10 Aug 1943: Enlisted
10 Aug 1943: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN QX53988, Redbank, Queensland
6 Mar 1945: Discharged
6 Mar 1945: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Trooper, SN QX53988, 2nd/9th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment, Aitape - Wewak, New Guinea

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Peter Owen Ivaugh STEPHENSON was born in Brisbane, Queensland on 4th February, 1925

His parents were Robert Montserrat STEPHENSON & Via May AMOS

He enlisted in Redbank, Queensland on 10th August, 1943 and served as a Trooper in the 2nd/9th Cavalry Commando Squadron during WW2

Peter was Killed in Action in Arohemi, New Guinea on 6th March, 1945 and is buried in the Lae War Cemetery

                 "REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR"

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Southport, Queensland


Two of his brothers also served in WW2

1. Paul Gray STEPHENSON (QX17670) Army - discharged 1945

2. Stuart Montserrat STEPHENSON (Q217087) - discharged 1945