William George Chapman Stevens

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
772195
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
No
Date of death: 
September 2nd, 1918
Cemetery: 
Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery - Pas de Calais, France - I.A.30.
Birth country: 
Canada
Birth county: 
York
Birth city: 
Toronto, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
206 Waverly Road, Toronto, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Student
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
16

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Private Stevens was taking part with his Battalion in an attack on the enemy positions South West of Dury on September 2nd, 1918, and was severely wounded by enemy shell fire, when near the jumping off trench, that although he was immediately attended to by the Battalion Medical Officer and evacuated from the line, he died before reaching the Field ambulance.

BX September 27, 1918
    
Miss Helen Sewell, Walnut Street, received official notification that her nephew, Pte. William George Chapman Stevens had been officially reported killed in action, Sept. 2. Private Stevens was the only child of the late W.G. and Emma J.C. Stevens, and was born in Toronto, Aug. 9, 1899, where he lived until coming to Paris three years ago. At the death of his mother in 1899 he was adopted by his aunt, Miss Helen Sewell, from whose home he enlisted with the 125th Battalion in 1915, going overseas with that unit, where he was transferred to the 60th Battalion, with which he went to France. A year ago last June he was wounded and after recovery was drafted into the 87th Battalion, with which he was when he gave up his life. The fallen hero was a very popular young man, just starting out in life and the sympathy of the community goes out to the grief-stricken relatives. He was an adherent of the Baptist Church and Sunday school. He leaves to mourn his loss three aunts and one uncle, the Misses Helen and Kathleen Sewell of Paris, Mrs. Coolidge and Mr. E.J. Sewell of Toronto.