Leslie Rossant (Ross) STEPHENS


STEPHENS, Leslie Rossant

Service Number: 380
Enlisted: 23 December 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Moorak, South Australia, 5 January 1898
Home Town: Largs Bay, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide School
Occupation: Railway Porter (S.A.R)
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 20 October 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

23 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 380, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 380, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
20 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 380, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Private C. R. (Ross) Stephens, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Stevens, of William street, Rosewater, died from gunshot wounds on October 20. He was educated at the Port Adelaide School, and at the time of his enlistment was a railway porter at Largs Bay. He was a scholar and Officer of the Rosewater Methodist Sunday School, and until he went away was assistant secretary and librarian." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 08 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)