|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Redcamp, Victoria|
|School||Church of England Grammar School, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Red Camp, Moyhu, Wangaratta, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, John Evans, Red Camp, Moyhu, Wangaratta, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Wangaratta, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/39/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||22nd Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Conspicuous gallantry and leadership during silent raid at Hollebeke on 30 September 1916.
Mention in Despatches
Consistent good work. Courage and leadership at Pozieres.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Mention in Despatches
An efficient officer with initiative and great ability as a leader. Consistent good work and gallant conduct.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Courageous and capable leadership enabling an almost impossible position to be improvided and placed on sound tactical basis.
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||Was mentioned in despatches on three occasions.|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||26|
|Place of burial||Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row A, Grave No 11), Belgium|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Eleanor Lucy EVANS, Redcamp, Moyhu, Victoria|
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized and personally led a successful bombing attack, consolidated the captured position, and successfully repelled three strong counter attacks. His courage and able leadership set a splendid example to his men, and placed an almost impossible position on a sound tactical basis.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
|Family/military connections||Brother: Pte Francis Evans, killed in action.|
War service: Egypt, Western FrontMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, EVANS David Gerald|