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Regimental number314
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShip's fireman
AddressAddress not known
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Evans, address not known
Enlistment date9 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 17 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Medal

'For great courage and devotion to duty in action East of YPRES on 4th October 1917. During the advance, this man did excellent work as a Company Runner, showing great courage and devotion to duty. On one occasion, he went through a very heavy barrage to bring up reinforcements from the Reserve Company. by his skill, he brought them up into position safely through a particularly heavy curtain of fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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