Athol Roy Stevens

First Name: 
Athol
Middle Name: 
Roy
Last Name: 
Stevens
Date of Birth: 
Monday, June 26, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Emily Stevens nee Glasson
Father's Name: 
John Stevens
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, December 30, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Machine Gun Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, June 25, 1970
Place of Death: 
Adelaide, S.A.
Details: 

Athol Roy Stevens (Service No 2733) was born in Broken Hill, N.S.W. The family moved to the Illawarra in 1901 where they remained until around 1910.

At enlistment he was 23 years old, single, worked as a storeman and lived in Magill, South Australia.

Athol embarked from Adelaide on HMAT A9 Shropshire, with the 32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement, on 25th March 1916. He arrived in France on 30th June 1916 and joined the 32nd Battalion on 2nd August 1916. On 2nd February 1917, Athol was transferred to the 8th Machine Gun Battalion. On 7th July 1917, he was sent to hospital due to an accidental injury. Athol returned to Australia in October 1919 and was discharged on 31st January 1920.

Athol married Maude Quickie in Adelaide on 11th October 1924 and they raised 4 children.

He enlisted for service in WW2 on 8th December 1941 and served as Corporal Stevens (Service No S38574) with the Pay Corps until 21st July 1947.

Athol died in South Australia in 1970 and is commemorated for his service on the Corrimal Public School Honor Roll.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, STEVENS A R

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