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Christopher Joseph EVERS

Regimental number1383
Place of birthDrogheda, Co Louth, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDyer and cleaner
Address29 Bourke Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amy B Evers, 29 Bourke Street, Redfern, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Royal Irish Rifles (time expired); 3 years in the Royal Army Medical Corps, Territorial Force (resigned).
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 March 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Other details

War service: enlisted in the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force as No. 46, Pte, 1st Tropical Force, 15 August 1914. Embarked Sydney on board HMAT 'Berrima', 19 August 1914. Sent to District Headquarters, 2nd Military District, on board SS 'Morinda' as escort for prisoners from Rabaul. 30 November 1914. Discharged from AN&MEF, 8 January 1915; period of service: 151 days.

Enlisted in the AIF, 23 March 1915; embarked Sydney, 25 June 1915; disembarked Egypt [date not recorded].

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Admitted to HS 'Dongala', 1 December 1915 (haemorrhoids and jaundice); transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, Egypt, 4 December 1915; to Mena House, 10 December 1915; to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 28 December 1915. Found guilty of being absent without leave from 6 am, 6 February, to 6 am, 4 February 1916: awarded 7 days confined to barracks. Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 19 February 1916 (tonsillar abscess). Transferred to 5th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 11 May 1916.

Proceeded to England from Alexandria, 2 August 1916; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 4 September 1916.

On leave [dates not recorded]; admitted to King George's Hospital while on leave, 7 October 1916; transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 November 1916 (gastritis and inflammation of stomach); discharged from hospital, 14 February 1917, and granted furlough, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 28 February 1917. Found guilty, 7 March 1917, of overstaying leave from 6 pm, 2 March, to 6 pm, 5 March 1915: awarded 7 days confined to barracks; forfeited total of 4 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Themistocles', 4 May 1917; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1917; discharged, 31 July 1917 (medically unfit).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVERS Christopher Joseph

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