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William Richard EVANS

Regimental number1696
Place of birthOrroroo, South Australia
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationFarm hand
AddressMorgan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs H C Evans, Morgan, South Australia
Enlistment date12 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 26 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4172 Pte George EVANS, 50th Bn, returned to Australia, 9 December 1918; 1694 Corporal James Herbert EVANS, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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