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Alec Forsyth EVANS

Regimental number5234
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolBurwood Superior Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMechanic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 11.5"
Weight213 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Evans, Girrahween, Lauderdale Avenue, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in F Company, Australian Rifle Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, at Manly.
Enlistment date10 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollNo 10 Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialCoogee Cemetery, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Family/military connectionsCousin: Sgt Robert Archibald Forsyth, No. 2367, died of wounds on 6th May, 1918 at Rowen, France. Awarded Military Medal, 18th Battalion.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 28 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 26 October 1919.

Died before discharge, 1 February 1921.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1 February 1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVANS Alec Forsyth

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