Stephen Ebenezer HAVARD

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HAVARD, Stephen Ebenezer

Service Number: 2261
Enlisted: 7 June 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, West Wales, United Kingdom, 1874
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Panel 21.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
16 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2261, 4th Infantry Battalion
16 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2261, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Sydney
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Born in Jun 1874 Havard Stephen Haverfordwest 11a 957.

Stephen was the son of James and Susanna Havard, of 12, Railway Terrace, Llanelli. He had initially worked for the Great Western Railway at Llanelli and had then served for twelve years with the Welsh Regiment prior to migrating to Australia. He was killed in action at some time between 6 and 9 August 1915 during the assault on Lone Pine.

He served with The Fighting Fourth, the 4th Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Australian Division, Australian Imperial Force

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Stephen was born at Johnston .Johnston is a large village, sited on the main road between Haverfordwest and Milford Haven.

By 1881 the family was residing at Llanelli, and Stephen served with the Welsh Regiment for twelve years, prior to emigrating to Australia. He enlisted at Liverpool, NSW on 8 June 1915 into the 4th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, which was at the time fighting at Gallipoli, as part of the 1st Brigade, 1st Australian Division. Stephen landed at Gallipoli on 31 July 1915. As an experienced soldier, he had required only basic training, and had been promoted Sergeant. On 6 August 1915 the 4th Battalion made a gallant attack on the Turkish positions at Lone Pine, and over the coming days fought a terrible battle. Stephen was one of many men of the battalion Killed at the Battle of Lone Pine, between 6 and 9 August 1915, aged 41.

He is commemorated on the newly constructed Johnston War Memorial.

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