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James Robert EVANS

Regimental number875
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.25"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Annie Robertson, 17 Bracknell Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Discharge date12 November 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 4 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 July 1916.

Admitted to 25th General Hospital, Camiers, 4 November 1916; transferred to 7th Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 3 January 1917; to Base Depot, Etaples, 16 January 1917; rejoined 17th Bn, in the field, 26 January 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 27 April 1917 (eye inflammation); discharged to duty, 13 May 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 14 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 October 1917 (gun shot wound, back, thigh), admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred to 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to 59th General Hospital, St Omer, 14 October 1917; to England, 6 November 1917, and admitted to General Military Hospital, Edmonton (shrapnel wound, buttock and thigh: slight); transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 January 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 19 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 12 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 12 November 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 875 James Robert EVANS for first period of service.
Date of death11 February 1936
Age at death42
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVANS James Robert

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