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Alfred Westroppe EVANS

Regimental number18406
Place of birthCork, Ireland
Other NamesAlfred Westropp
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer and veterinary surgeon
AddressGreenhill, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation46
Height5' 10"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Gertrude Evans, Kurriyong, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in HM PE, St Helena, Queensland
Enlistment date24 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 March 1916
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll653
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 21 April 1918
Discharge date19 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 10 July 1916.

Transferred to Australian Army Veterinary Corps, 19 September 1916, and attached to 7th Field Artillery Brigade and allotted Regimental No 653.

Attached to 25th Battery, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, 13 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 December 1916.

On leave to England, 24 January 1918; rejoined unit in France from leave, 9 February 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 5 March 1918 (unfit).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic' for discharge, 21 April 1918 (debility, premature senility); disembarked Melbourne, 7 June 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 19 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 September 1956
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVANS Alfred Westroppe

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