William Edward Stephens enlisted in Ballarat, Victoria at the age of 18 on the 5th of August 1915. He had been born in Ballarat, Victoria, was single, and was employed as a Labourer. He volunteered and was stationed with the 24th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement with the Regimental number 3686. He was discharged and Returned to Australia on the 15th May 1919. Tree number 1866. He is buried in the Ballarat Cemetery.