PRIVATE VICTOR NEIL STEVENS
20TH JUNE 1915 AGE 19
BURIED: BEACH CEMETERY, ANZAC, GALLIPOLI, TURKEY
... to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
... He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath born our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
According to the records, Victor Stevens died of wounds. I can't reconcile this with the fact that the War Graves Commission puts his date of death as between 29 June and 4 July. The definition of died of wounds normally means that the man received medical attention before he died. Why therefore does no one know when he died, what happened to him after his wounds received attention? Open dates like this normally mean that the man's unit was in continuous action over the days and no one could tell exactly when a man was killed. It's curious.