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Alfred Otto Stephenson

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alfred Otto AWMM
  • Surname
    Stephenson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 34539 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 July 1891 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Janet Stephenson (mother), 6 Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 April 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • Battle of Messines AWMM
    • Passchendaele AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 34539 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorial, New Zealand Engineers, 6 years AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 22 August 1916 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    Mechanic/Military 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      6 feet AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      13 stone 12 pounds AWMM
    • Chest measurement, Unknown Period AWMM
      36.5 inches min - 40 inches Max AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light Brown AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • April 2, 1917 - Embarked Wellington, New Zealand on SS Corinthic, disembarked Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand

    June 6, 1916 – Promoted to Fitter

    June 10, 1917 – Disembarked Plymouth, England, marched in Chadderton

    September 7, 1917 – Left from Aldershot, England for France with New Zealand Field Artillery

    September 9, 1917 – New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, marched into camp, Etaples, France

    September 10, 1917 – Marched out to II Anzac R.C., marched out to Division

    October 11, 1917 – Posted to 12/Battery

    August 2, 1918 – With Unit in Field, 12/Battery

    September 27, 1918 – 12/Battery – Leave to United Kingdom

    October 16, 1918 – Rejoined 2/Battery from leave

    December 28, 1918 – Appointed Cook

    February 13, 1919 – Departed for United Kingdom and relinquished appointment as Cook

    March 27, 1919 – in Sutton Coldfields, United Kingdom

    May 12, 1919 – in Sutton Coldfields, United Kingdom

    May 25, 1919 – Embarked for New Zealand aboard SS Tahiti

    His granddaughter writes; "Mother (daughter of Alfred) told me that Grandpa would not talk about his time in the War – he told her once that she could not imagine the horror of standing in the trenches on the bodies of your comrades with mud, blood and guts all around and the deafening sounds." AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    2 February 1969 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery, corner Eskdale and Glenfield Roads, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Ashes Public Lawn Row S Plot 87 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Roll of Honour, Oddfellows, Devonport, now held in the held in the Devonport Museum, 33A Vauxhall Road, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM

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