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Schomburgh John Richard EVANS

Regimental number8429
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGrange Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rosie Evans, Grange Road, Hindmarsh, South Australia
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Cross

'When the infantry advanced at Mont St. Quentin, near Peronne, on 2nd September 1918, he took his section to a forward position, where he could keep in touch with the company commanders as they advanced, and engaged many targets, some by direct laying. He displayed great courage and initiative in moving his guns about, which resulted in his section sustaining few casualties, although many times under heavy fire, both high explosive and gas.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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