Topic: Arthur Francis Noble STEPHENS

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Was killed during the August Offensive aged 36 years.

Reported missing 8 August 1915, later believed dead.

Next of kin: C COOPER, Mangatoki, Eltham, Taranaki.

Probate: Letters of Administration, Archives NZ, Wellington.

Mothers surname on enlistment is Day.

Hair: Light Brown                     Eyes: Blue

Height: 5' 6½"                         Complexion: Fair. 

Weight: 10st 13lb                    Chest: 33½" – 36½"

Last Employer & Address: Dairy Co, Shannon.

Age on enlistment: 33 years 10 months

Medals sent to Mrs Emma Day (mother), 31 High St, Redcliffs, Christchurch or c/o Mrs J Hudson, c% Western Tce, Beckenham, Christchurch.

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Arthur Francis Noble STEPHENS

Date of birth:18 January 1881
Date of death:08 August 1915
Place of birth:Stanmore Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand
Awards:1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Places of relevance:, , , , and
Occupation:Butter maker
Last known residence:Shannon
Cause of death:Killed in action
Place of death:Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Turkey
Spouses name:Unmarried
Children:, , , , and
Fathers name:?Arthur Barnes. (Frederick (stepfather) Stephens)
Mothers name:Emma/Emily
Siblings:Robert (b 1883), Ernest (b 1883, died aged 16 years), Alfred Alexander (b 1887), , and
Date of arrival overseas:29 January 1914
Theatres of war:Egyptian 1914 - 1915, Balkans 1915
Place of embarkation:from Wellington on "Willochra" (Transport 14)
War memorial:Shannon
Place enlisted:Trentham
Christian names:Arthur Francis Noble
Place of arrival overseas:Suez, Egypt
Overseas memorial:Chunuk Bair (NZ) Memorial 23
Service number:10/1345
Date enlisted:20/26 October 1914
Final rank:Private
Regiment or service:2nd Reinforcements Wellington Regiment NZEF
Embarkation date:14 December 1914
User reference:7.48