|Place of birth||Upper Darling Range, Stoke, Newington, London, England|
|School||Church of England School, West Hackeny, London, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||56 Pier Street, Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, W Evans, 8 Neville Road, Newington Middlesex, England|
|Previous military service||Served 5 years in the Territorial Force (Queen Victorias Rifles).|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||52nd Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Arrived in Australia, 1911. "He was an Officer in the 20th North London Boy Scouts and Troo9p which I (his father) formed in 1908 and of which I was Scoutmaster. He proved himself an excellent drill and an efficient disciplinarian and was popular in the Toroop. Was for years member of the Church Choir, West Hackney and had a good treble voice. Took several prizes at School. Fond of sport, football and cricket. He joined his father in the business at the age of 15. Lived in a healthy and historically interesting suburg of London where lived the celebrated Hymn writer. Dr. Isaac Watts, also Daniel Defac." Details from Father.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Somme, France|
|Age at death||26|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Villers-Bretonneux is a village about 15 km east of Amiens. The Memorial stands on the high ground ('Hill 104') behind the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, which is about 2 km north of Villers-Bretonneux on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.
The Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux is approached through the Military Cemetery, at the end of which is an open grass lawn which leads into a three-sided court. The two pavilions on the left and right are linked by the north and south walls to the back (east) wall, from which rises the focal point of the Memorial, a 105 foot tall tower, of fine ashlar. A staircase leads to an observation platform, 64 feet above the ground, from which further staircases lead to an observation room. This room contains a circular stone tablet with bronze pointers indicating the Somme villages whose names have become synonymous with battles of the Great War; other battle fields in France and Belgium in which Australians fought; and far beyond, Gallipoli and Canberra.
On the three walls, which are faced with Portland stone, are the names of 10,885 Australians who were killed in France and who have no known grave. The 'blocking course' above them bears the names of the Australian Battle Honours.
After the war an appeal in Australia raised £22,700, of which £12,500 came from Victorian school children, with the request that the majority of the funds be used to build a new school in Villers-Bretonneux. The boys' school opened in May 1927, and contains an inscription stating that the school was the gift of Victorian schoolchildren, twelve hundred of whose fathers are buried in the Villers-Bretonneux cemetery, with the names of many more recorded on the Memorial. Villers-Bretonneux is now twinned with Robinvale, Victoria, which has in its main square a memorial to the links between the two towns.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Family/military connections||"Brother: Stanley Vaughan Evans, No. 789, 44th Battalion was wounded and gassed and experienced some service at Hanger Wood. Was on Messines Ridge when it was blown up. He is now back again in Australia in vicinity of Perth. Married. Letter addressed C/o GPO Perth, will find him." Details from Father.|