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Percy Leslie Stephens was born in Melbourne and was a Moulder living in Ballarat when he enlisted in the 58th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement on 20 December 1917 at the age of 19. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918. Upon reaching Suez on April 30th he was admitted to hospital suffering from cramps. On May 24th he left Alexandria to complete his passage to England, which he reached on June 5th. In late July he was hospitalised with an eye injury but on August 29th he arrived in France where he joined the 58th Battalion for the final three months of the war. After the war he was granted three months leave with pay, for non-military employment to increase his iron moulding experience. He returned to Australia on the Euripides and disembarked at Melbourne on October 20th 1919.
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