Lieutenant Denys George Stephenson

Campaign:

World War 1


Died:

6.5.1915

2SG
Buried at the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France. IV, K, 15
Son of Russell Stephenson, of 28, South Audley St., London, W.I.

A friend wrote, “A company of Scots Guards, 80 strong, led by Denys Stephenson…pushing on and on, through the hail of…machine-gun fire, until surrounded…by overwhelming masses of Germans. Retreat was impossible…Surrender was possible, but unthought of by that band of heroes who, after piling up German dead around them, died to a man rather than voluntarily yield their arms to the enemy.”

Memorial(s):

Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
WELLINGTON COLLEGE Crowthorne Bracknell Berkshire Wellington College War Memorial World War 1
Denys Stephenson 6-5-1915 View

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