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Frederick Alfred EVANS

Regimental number4803
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolMryborough State School No. 404, Victoria
Other trainingLacy's Grammar School, Maryborough, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressAlbert Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss S E Evans, c/o Mrs Kelly, Albert Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Senior Cadets; 3 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Anna EVANS. Native of Maryborough, Victoria
Other details

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 Medal

Sister, 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.
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVANS Frederick Alfred

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