Arthur Borlase Stevens

First Name: 
Arthur
Middle Name: 
Borlase
Last Name: 
Stevens
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, June 26, 1880
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Stevens nee Merchant
Father's Name: 
William Stevens
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, August 17, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Lieutenant
Rank at Discharge: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit: 
2nd Battalion
Company: 
F
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal/ Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, September 4, 1965
Place of Death: 
Dee Why, N.S.W.
Details: 

Arthur Stevens (Service No 6023) was born in Sydney.

On 2nd September 1903 Arthur married Vera Proctor at Wickham, near Newcastle, N.S.W but the couple had no children.

Arthur was 34 years of age when enlisted and at that time he was working as a railway employee.  Arthur's siblings lived at Dapto and Unanderra, in New South Wales.  He had served 3 months with the Lancers and 4 years with the Infantry.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A23 Suffolk with F Company, 2nd Battalion, on 18th October 1914 and was promoted to Captain that day.  He arrived in Egypt and arrived on Gallipoli with F Company on 25th April, and served until 9th May 1915 when he was wounded in action.  Arthur was evacuated to hospital for treatment of a wound to his thigh.

He was back on Gallipoli on 9th July and on 4th August was promoted to Major.  
Arthur was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Distinguised Service Order for his work at Lone Pine and Walker's Ridge.

On 12th March 1916 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.  

Arthur arrived in France on 28th March 1916.  He was awarded the Order of St Michael and St George for his work at Pozieres and Mouquet Farm.

He saw service on the Western Front and in England serving in various administration and training roles as well as active service with and as Commanding Officer of 2nd Battalion.

On 24th September 1918 he was returned to Australia for 1914 leave and discharged on 23rd February 1919.

Arthur served in World War II.

He died suddenly at Dee Why in 1965.

Sources: 
NAA: B884, N75930

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