William Dick STEVENS

STEVENS, William Dick

Service Numbers: 2011, 2011A
Enlisted: 15 June 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia, 10 February 1893
Home Town: Waratah West, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: Wounds, 11th General Hospital, Dannes Camiers,France, 21 August 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery
Plot IX Row F Grave 6A,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Hamilton Loco Employees Great War Honour Roll, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Newcastle Congregational Church, Tighes Hill Pride of Ferndale G.U.O.O.F. Roll of Honour, Tighes's Hill Methodist Church Honour Roll, Waratah Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

15 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2011, 19th Infantry Battalion
9 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, 2011, 19th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Runic embarkation_ship_number: A54 public_note: ''
9 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, 2011, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
3 Oct 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 18th Infantry Battalion
4 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 2011A, 18th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW back, Pozieres Heights DOW 11th General Hospital Dannes Camiers
21 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, 2011A, 18th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2011A awm_unit: 18 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1916-08-21

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Memorialised at Sandgate Cemetery.

105 years ago today, on the 21st August 1916 at 12.50 A.M., Private William Dick Stevens, 18th Battalion (Reg No-2011A), boilermaker from 19 Clara Street, North Waratah or Mayfield East, New South Wales, Died of Wounds received at The Battle of Pozieres Heights, age 23 years 6 months.

Born at North Waratah or Hamilton, New South Wales on the 10th February 1893 to Alfred (died 1941, PRESBYTERIAN-25SE. 49. and Elizabeth (died 1894) Stevens nee Dick; stepson of Mary Harris (died 1959 - PRESBYTERIAN-25SE. 49.) Stevens, William enlisted June 1915 with the 19th Battalion at Liverpool, N.S.W.
Admitted to the 5th Field Ambulance 16.11.1915 (pneumonia), and wounded in action - 4.8.1916 (GSW back, seriously ill), William is resting at Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Plot IX Row F Grave 6A.

Mr. Steven’s name has been inscribed on the Waratah Park Memorial Gates, Hamilton Loco Employees Honour Roll - report of the unveiling of the Hamilton Loco Employees Honour Roll by Mrs. Stevens, Tighes Hill Public School Honor Roll, Tighes Hill Methodist Church Roll of Honour, Tighes Hill Pride of Ferndale Branch G.U.O.O.F. Roll of Honour, NSW Govt Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, 1914-1919, Newcastle Federated Society of Boilermakers Roll of Honour, Newcastle Central Methodist Mission Roll of Honor (photo, unveiled on the 2nd January 1916, 7 names inscribed, 44 names now inscribed, 12 Fallen), Newcastle Federated Society of Boilermakers & Iron Shipbuilders Honour Roll and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall. Name not inscribed on the Morison & Bearby Limited Roll of Honour.  William was a member of the Newcastle Central Methodist Mission choir.

I have placed poppies at the gravesite of William’s mother Elizabeth in remembrance of the supreme sacrifice of her son during The Great War. METHODIST 2 (PRIMITIVE) 6 NW. 37.

Lest We Forget.