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Laird Frederick BEVAN

Regimental number6263
Date of birth6 July 1893
Place of birthWindsor, Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationTelephone mechanic
AddressStanfield, Wattle Avenue, Glenhuntly, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Bevan, Stanfield, Wattle Avenue, Glenhuntly, Victoria
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement No. 30107, 1 June 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169, 4 October 1917.
Recommendation date: 5 March 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 13 April 1918 ( 2 entries)

FateReturned to Australia 22 September 1919
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 November 1972
Age at death79
Place of burialCremated: Mt Thompson Crematorium, Brisbane; ashes scattered in ocean off Moffatt Headland, Caloundra, Queensland.

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