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Edwin EVANS

Regimental number310
Place of birthClitheroe, Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.75"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMrs D Evans, c/o Mrs D Osborne, Pleasant View, Murgon, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 April 1915
Place of enlistmentWondai, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll310
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Discharge date16 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, Anzac, 3 December 1915 (bunions), and transferred to 13th Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Helipolis, 4 December 1915; to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 12 January 1916; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, 12 February 1916; to 1st Australian General Hospital, 16 February 1916; to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, 14 March 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Runic', 11 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit: bunions, both feet), Brisbane, 16 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin address incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Morgan.
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVANS Edwin

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