Frank G. Stephens

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Frank Stephens. Ballarat Courier, 7 November 1917.

Frank G. Stephens (143) served in the A.I.F. during World War One.[1]

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History

Frank George Stephens (143) was born at Sebastopol, Victoria[2], and attended Sebastopol Primary School.[3] At the time of his enlistment, on 18 August 1914, Frank Stephens was a 20 year old farmer.[4] In 1915 the Age reported:

Private Frank G. Stephens (wounded) is 22 years of age, and came from Sebastopol. He is a cousin of Cr. T. Dickinson, upon whose property he was working when he enlisted.[5]

At Gallipoli on 11 May 1915 Frank Stephens received a shrapnel wound to the foot, and on 15 May 1915 he received schrapnel wound to the foot at Heliopolis. On 09 May he received a gun shot wound to the right foot. On 18 August 1916 Stephens was promoted to Lance Corporel, temporary sergeant on 21 July, and sergeant on 16 August 1917.[6]

He was mentioned in despatches for participation for a successful raid on enemy trenches on 30 September 1916.[7] Frank Stephens was killed on or around 04 October 1917 during the Battle of Broodseinde, Belgium.[8]

The will of Francis Stephens was dated 02 June 2017, awitness by Second Lieutenant R.V. Andrewarthin and Lance Corporal Lloyd Arnott, both of the 8th Battalion.[9]

Family

Parents - Simon Stephens of Albert Street Sebastopol.

Legacy

World War One service recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

See also

8th Battalion, A Company

World War One

==Notes==He served during World War One, and was killed on or around 04 October 1917 during the Battle of Broodseinde, Belgium.[10]

References

  1. NAA: B2455, STEPHENS F G
  2. NAA: B2455, STEPHENS F G
  3. Ballarat Courier, 30 September 2017, p. 11.
  4. NAA: B2455, STEPHENS F G
  5. 1915 'CAREERS OF THE FALLEN.', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 10 June, p. 11, viewed 8 November, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154948870
  6. NAA: B2455, STEPHENS F G
  7. NAA: B2455, STEPHENS F G
  8. Ballarat Courier, 30 September 2017, p. 11.
  9. NAA: B2455, STEPHENS F G
  10. Ballarat Courier, 30 September 2017, p. 11.

Further Reading

Ron Austin, Cobbers in Khaki, The History of the 8th Battalion 1914-1918, Slouch Hat Publications, McCrae, Victoria.

External links

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Gallery151/dist/JGalleryViewer.aspx?B=1924018&S=4&N=42&R=0#/SearchNRetrieve/NAAMedia/ShowImage.aspx?B=1924018&T=P&S=42


--Beth Kicinski 14:14, 24 August 2013 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 19:15, 3 October 2015 (AEST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 11:35, 4 October 2017 (AEDT)

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