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Basil Edward St John Stephens

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Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2011) - No known copyright restrictions

Roll of Honour, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, detail, 1st - 7th Contingents, (photo J. Halpin September 2 …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Basil Edward St John AWMM
  • Surname
    Stephens AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 3665 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1881 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Stephens, Trverton, Ashburton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 3665 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Unknown AWMM Banker/Civilian 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
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.

    At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease.

    Auckland Museum Boer War " The Second Boer War Veterans" Display. Display item is a framed copy of the Roll of Honour of the 6 Contingent. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Charlseton Cemetery Sa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
    • Ashburton South African War Memorial AWMM
    • Queen Victoria Statue, South African War Memorial 1899-1902, Christchurch AWMM

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Sources

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