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Alexander Arthur EVANS

OccupationClerk
AddressFoster Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMrs A Evans, Foster Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military service40th Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name3rd Field Artillery Brigade, Military District 3 and Military District 6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A2 Geelong on 19 September 1914
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board TRANSPORT A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 5 December 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30317; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 1 March 1918

Brevet Major


Recommendation date: 7 October 1918

Military Cross


Military Order No. 321 (1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry at Anzac, Gallipole Peninsular. When one of the enemy's shells fell in a gun pit, exploded seven rounds of 18lb ammunition and set fire to the brushwood covering the pit, Lieutenant Evans, though dazed by the explosion, assisted by only a few men, beat out the fire. He and his party were in great danger of being blown up by the explosion of a magazine which was threatened by the fire.'
Source: M.O. 321 of 1916

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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