Topic: George Fisher Stephenson (1890-1917)

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Mount Maunganui school teacher George Fisher Stephenson was killed in action in Belgium on 26 July 1917. He is remembered on the Anzac War Memorial Cenotaph at Mount Maunganui. Story researched and written by Debbie McCauley.

George Fisher Stephenson was born in Coromandel on 3 November 1890 (reg. 1890/13287). His parents were George and Mary Anne Stephenson (nee Fisher) who married in New Zealand in 1886 (reg. 1886/226).

He worked as a school teacher at Mount Maunganui Primary School.

George enlisted on 27 October 1914 and served with the Auckland Infantry Regiment, 6th Company, 1st Battalion (Service No. 12/1511). His last recorded rank was Lance Corporal.

He was killed in action at Ypres, Belguim on 26 July 1917, aged 26.

George is remembered on the Anzac War Memorial Cenotaph at Mount Maunganui.

George Fisher Stephenson (1890-1917)

References:

Archives New Zealand: Military Personnel File.

Auckland War Memorial Museum: Cenotaph Record.

Births, Deaths and Marriages Online (New Zealand).

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A version of this article was archived in August 2016 at Perma CC https://perma.cc/7GKE-J786.

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George Fisher Stephenson (1890-1917)


Year:1917
Note:Service Number: 12/1511
First Names:George Fisher
Last Name:Stephenson
Date of Birth:3 November 1890
Place of Birth:Coromandel
Country of birth:New Zealand
Date of death:26 July 1917
Place of death:Ypres, Belgium
Occupation:school teacher
Fathers name:George Stephenson
Mothers name:Mary Anne Fisher
Military Service:World War I (1914-1918)