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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Stephens, William James (3421)

Place of Birth: Botany, NSW

Age: 29 years 2 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 7 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3421 view online service record

Mentone Parade
Mentone, VIC

Next of Kin:
Amelia Rose Caroline Stephens (wife)
Mentone Parade
Mentone, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 11 October 1915
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 11 Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 20 September 1917
Place: Belgium

The second Family Notices appearing in the Standard Newspaper below was inserted by W J Stephens’ sorrowing sister, Lizzie.

Within a few years Lizzie had become Mrs Elizabeth Ann Collins, OBE while her husband mentioned in the notice was David Henry Collins.

Lizzie submitted her brother’s name written on the back of one of her Visiting Cards to the people compiling the names of for the Nott Street School Roll of Honour.

1917 ‘KILLED IN ACTION.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 27 October, p. 2. , viewed 09 Sep 2019,

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