Claude Ralph STEPHENS

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STEPHENS, Claude Ralph

Service Number: 2151
Enlisted: 15 July 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Adelaide, South Australia, 25 April 1890
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (pneumonia) , London, England, 12 December 1916, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Wareham Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Coorabie War Memorial, Coorabie and District WW1 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2151, 43rd Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2151, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE C. R. STEPHENS.

Information has been received that Private Claude R. Stephens died on pneumonia in a London hospital on December 12. Prior to enlisting he was for several years engaged in farming on the West Coast. He was 26 years of age. Two of his brothers are at the front, and another brother resides at Willochra. He was loved by all who knew him." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 06 Dec 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Heather Ernszt

Son of William  Richard Stephens and Caroline Snowball