William Francis Stevens

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Born 26 June 1890, Maungatapere, Northland, New Zealand
  • Died 14 November 1941, Whangarei
  • Last rank Trooper
  • Service number 50782
  • Served In New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 31st Reinforcement, Mounted Rifles Brigade
  • Next of Kin Mr Charles Stevens (father), Maungatapere, North Auckland
  • Pre-war occupation Self-employed Farmer
  • ReligionPresbyterian
  • Enlisted16 February 1917
  • Embarkationaboard HMNZT 98, Tofua, departed 13 November 1917, disembarked 21 December 1917, Suez, Egypt
  • Theatres of operationEgyptian E.F. 1917-1918
  • Periods of service353 days in New Zealand and one year 84 days overseas in Egypt. Total service of two years and 72 days.
  • Returned to New Zealandaboard Malta, 5 February 1919
  • Discharged28 April 1920, no longer physically fit for war service due to injury (paralysis)
  • AwardedBritish War Medal and Victory Medal