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Arthur Francis Noble Stephens

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Francis Noble AWMM
  • Surname
    Stephens AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1345 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    18 January 1881 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Shannon, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    C. Cooper, Mangatoki, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/1345 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Butter maker/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Arthur Stephens was the son of Frederick and Emma (Emily) Stephens of 20 William Street, Redcliffs, Christchurch.

    There is great doubt as to whether Arthur ever knew his father and whether the Frederick mentioned above was indeed his natural father. He was born to Emily in the Female Refuge Home in Christchurch; a reformatory for unmarried mothers. The reformatory records show his father as Arthur Barnes, a butcher in Wellington. Two years later, in 1883, Emily had twin sons (father unknown). And again in 1887 Emily had a son Alfred Alexander Stephens (father unknown). When Arthur was 5 and the twins were 2 years eight months the courts removed the children to the Burnham Industrial School because they were living in a brothel. Alfred escaped this fate as it occurred before he was born. A neighbour of Emily's, a Mrs Emma Davis brought him up. Arthur and Robert remained under the guardianship of the Child Welfare until they were 19 years of age. Ernest died at the age of 16 while in service in Kaikoura.

    NB Emily and Emma were both names Arthur's mother used. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 36 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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Sources

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08 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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