|Place of birth||Carlton, Victoria|
|School||Mryborough State School No. 404, Victoria|
|Other training||Lacy's Grammar School, Maryborough, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Albert Street, Maryborough, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss S E Evans, c/o Mrs Kelly, Albert Street, Maryborough, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 1 year in the Senior Cadets; 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Alfred and Anna EVANS. Native of Maryborough, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.
Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 30 April 1916 (influenza); discharged to unit, and rejoined Bn, 2 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 6 July 1916 (intestinal toxaemia); transferred to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 8 July 1916; discharged to unit, 17 July 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 18 July 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalSister, Mrs Sophia INNES, wrote to Base Records, 15 November 1921: 'When my deceased brother and I were very young my mother and father separated owing to my father having failed to support us. After August 31st 1907, the date of my mother's death[,] we lived with my aunt ... at Maryborough. My brother continued to live there until he went to Melbourne in 1912, and I lived there until my marriage in June 1918. My brother recorded me as next of kin as we had heard nothing at all of my father since 1907. The first we heard was a few months ago when he sent in a claim for the War Gratuity of my late brother. I would very much like the medals etc. as after the treatment of our father to us both I'm sure my brother would wish me to have them and I am also sure that I would value them more highly than my father would.' [Statement witnessed by JP, Bendigo.] Base Records wrote to father, Mr A. Evans, 12 December 1921: 'The late No. 4803 Private F.A. Evans, 60th Battalion, upon enlistment nominated his sister, Miss Sophia Evans, as next of kin, and from a statement furnished to this office it would seem as though she has distinct claims to the late soldier's war medals, etc., in consequence of your having failed to support them for many years prior to deceased's enlistment. In the circumstance, it is therefore proposed to hand these items over to the nominated next of kin, Miss S. Evans, unless there are good and sufficient reasons furnished for varying this procedure. I am holding the matter open for 14 days from this date ... ' No reply was received.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, EVANS Frederick Alfred|