|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Address||Inland City Hotel, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, David Evans, 39 Commons Road, Cork, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||44th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/61/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
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 MedalMedals notation marked 'returned, 30 September 1924'.
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, EVANS Richard Joseph|