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Arthur Charles EVA

Regimental number*572
Place of birthToowong Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressKings Road, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs E M Eva, Kings Road, Taringa, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Field Ambulance, 3rd and 4th Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work on 11 August 1918.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 28 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the First Australian Divisional Offensive on 11th August 1918, No 572 Private Arthur Charles EVA with No 1695 Private V.T. MAYNARD was on duty with six other stretcher bearers of 3rd Australian Ambulance when a gas shrapnel shell suddenly exploded amongst them killing one man and severly wounding or gassing the other five men. Although these two men were considerably shaken by the shock of the explosion and were subjected to a heavy shell fire at the time, nevertheless, set to work immediately adjusting the respirators of their wounded comrades, dressed their wounds and carried them to safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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