2394 George Edwin STEPHENS

Date of enlistment 12th July 1915
Rank at enlistment Private
Company C Company
Significant events while with the AIF Wounded in Action on four occasions

Hospitalised sick

mm-military-medal-geov-lgeMilitary Medal

Field General Court Martial






Summary of Private George Stephens WW1 service record located in the National Australian Archives. Full details are available online at the NAA series 2455

Date Location Event
9th January 1920 Australia Discharged
10th November 1919 Australia Disembarked Mahana
25th September 1919 England Return to Australia on Mahana, with wife
19th August 1919 England Granted indefinite leave
14th June 1919 England Marriage to Minnie Taylor, Twickenham 
15th May 1919 England Marched in to No.1 Command Depot Sutton Veny
13th February 1919 England Marched in to No.2 Training Brigade Codford
12th February 1919 France Embarked for London from AIBD Le Havre, disembarked Weymouth
3rd February 1919 France Marched out to AIBD for return to Australia
14th December 1918 France Re-joined Unit
13th December 1918 France Field General Court Martial: Absent without leave from 11th November to 5th December. Award 40 days FP#2
11th November 1918 England Absent without leave
28th October 1918 England Proceeded on English leave
4th October 1918 France Awarded Military Medal
6th September 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
31st August 1918 France Absent without leave for 1 day. Forfeiture of 11 days pay
29th August 1918 France Discharged to AIBD, Rouelles
1st July 1918 France To Australian Convalescent Depot, Rouelles, Le Havre
28th June 1918 France To No.1 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne
15th June 1918 France Admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital Wimeraux
12th June 1918 France Admitted to 20th CCS
11th June 1918 France Wounded in Action (4th occasion) – gassed
4th May 1918 France Re-joined Battalion
21st April 1918 France Marched in to AIBD Le Havre
11th April 1918 France To No.7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne
9th April 1918 France Admitted to 20th General Hospital, Camiers
8th April 1918 France Wounded in Action (3rd occasion) – Gunshot Wound chest, and admitted to 29th CCS
19th December 1917 Belgium Hesitating to obey an order of an NCO. Forfeiture of 14 days pay
19th November 1917 Belgium Re-joined Battalion
11th November 1917 France Marched in to 2 ADBD
10th November 1917 England Proceeded overseas to France from Longbridge Deverill training camp via Southampton
31st August 1917 England Absent without leave for 41 days. Declared illegal absentee until apprehended 9th October. AIF Depots in UK directed soldiers release 1st November in order he may proceed overseas.
25th August 1917 England Absent without leave. Forfeiture of 1 days pay
27th July 1917 England Marched in to Overseas Training at Perham Down
1st May 1917 England Absent without leave from Hurdcott for two days. Award 6 days CC and forfeiture of 3 days pay
1st May 1917 England Marched in to No.3 Command Depot Hurdcott
16th April 1917 England Discharged from 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford to furlough and then report to Hurdcott
23rd March 1917 England Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital Dartford
14th March 1917 England Admitted 3rd London General Hospital Wandsworth
13th March 1917 France Embarked on Gloucester Castle at Le Havre for England
6th March 1917 France Transferred to St.Johns Ambulance Etaples
5th March 1917 France Wounded in Action (2nd occasion) – shrapnel wound left foot, and admitted to 45th CCS
3rd March 1917 France Re-joined Battalion
26th February 1917 France Marched in to 2nd ADBD Etaples
25th February 1917 England Proceeding overseas from Command Depot No.1 Perham Down to France via Folkestone on SS Golden Eagle
5th December 1916 England Discharged from hospital and marched in to No.2 Command Depot Weymouth
1st December 1916 England Transferred to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall
20th November 1916 England Admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol
19th November 1916 France Embarked on Dunlace Castle at Le Havre for England
14th November 1916 France Admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital Rouen
13th November 1916 France Wounded in Action – Gunshot Wound Buttock and leg, and admitted to 38 CCS
26th March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
19th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Llandovery Castle
8th January 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength, Tel-el-Kabir
20th November 1915 Egypt Discharged from hospital to duty
3rd November 1915 Egypt Admitted to No.1 Australian General Hospital / 1st Auxiliary Hospital Heliopolis – diarrhoea
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot

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