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First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of the Stephens family of Beeac, Vic. Back row, left to right: Allan Collins ...
Studio portrait of the Stephens family of Beeac, Vic. Back row, left to right: Allan Collins Stephens; Thomas Stephens; Leah Jane Stephens; Susan Elsie Stephens.
Front row, left to right: 3945 Lance Corporal John Dunstan Stephens, 7th Battalion. A carpenter prior to enlisting in July 1915, Stephens embarked on board HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 23 November 1915. He was transferred to the 59th Battalion in February 1916 and promoted to Corporal in March. In July he was promoted to Sergeant and wounded in action in France. Stephens became Company Sergeant Major (CSM) in February 1917 and spent some months at the Chelsea School of Instruction in England. CSM Stephens was killed in action at Villers-Bretonneux, France on 25 April 1918, aged 23; Mr William Lower Stephens; Harrie Lower Stephens; Mrs Mary Ann Stephens; 3944 Private (Pte) Roy William Stephens, 7th Battalion. Also a carpenter, Pte Roy Stephens embarked with his brother on the Ceramic on 23 November 1915 and transferred to the 59th Battalion in February 1916. Pte Roy Stephens was killed in action at Frommelles, France, on 19 July 1916, aged 22.