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Richard Joseph EVANS

Regimental number426
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLoco fireman
AddressInland City Hotel, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0.5"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, David Evans, 39 Commons Road, Cork, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Discharge date8 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Fremantle, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 July 1916. Found guilty, 9 August 1916, of being absent without leave, midnight, 9 August, to 3.20 pm, 12 August 1916: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of 3 days' pay; total forfeiture of pay: 6 days. Found guilty, 30 October 1916, of being absent without leave, 5 pm, 30 October, to 9.30 am, 4 November 1916: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2; forfeiture of a total of 11 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 19 February 1917 (hernia), and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 21 February 1917. Marched in to 3rd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 26 February 1917. Admitted to 26th General Hospital, 4 March 1917 (hernia); transferred to England, 10 March 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 11 March 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 18 April 1917. Discharged to duty with and attached to 3rd AAH, Dartford, 17 February 1918; transferred to 3rd AAH, 4 May 1918. Granted furlough from 7 May 1918, to report to 3rd AAH, 21 May 1918. Granted leave, 14 March-14 June 1919, to undertake a course in music at Kneller Hall, Military College of Music, Hounslow. Granted extension of leave, 15 June-15 July 1919, to continue Kneller Hall course.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 23 August 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 5 October 1919; discharged, 8 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals notation marked 'returned, 30 September 1924'.
Date of death28 April 1970
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVANS Richard Joseph

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