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George David EVANS

Regimental number1755
Place of birthRandwick, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 9"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinc/o Mr Thomas King, Fingal Point, Tweed Heads, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1915
Place of enlistmentMurwillumbah, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1916
Place of burialDelville Wood Cemetery (Plot XI, Row R, Grave No. 8), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
55
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined unit at Gallipoli, 1 June 1915.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 2 September 1915 (chronic diarrhoea); transferred same day to Mudros, and admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to St John's Hospital, Malta, 9 September 1915. Embarked for England, 9 October 1915, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 18 October 1915.

Found guilty, London, 27 November 1915, of being absent without leave from 24 to 26 November 1915: awarded 72 hours' detention and forfeited 3 days' pay.

Marched in to Overseas Base, Cairo, 14 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916.

Reported missing in Action, 23 July 1916; Court of Enquiry, 2 July 1917, subsequently confirmed Killed in Action, 23 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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