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George Alphonse BEVAN

Regimental number4973
SchoolSt Vincent de Paul's Boys' Orphanage School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressSouth Yarra PO, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss E Bevan, South Yarra PO, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 45th Bn, Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Date of death19 July 1916
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John William and Alice BEVAN. Native of Leongatha, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presumed buried in No Man's Land at approx 5J9643 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BEVAN George Alphonse

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