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George Frederick EVANS

Regimental number7931
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
SchoolHigh School, Dublin, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia29
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinBrother, F E Evans, Villa Roma, Camp's Bay Capetown, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Black Watch, British Army.
Enlistment date15 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 January 1917
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1916
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1918
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 10), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Frank EVANS. Native of Dublin, Ireland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT 'Aeneas', 30 October 1917 and appointed Voyage Only Corporal whilst at sea; disembarked Devonport, 27 December 1917, and marched into 2nd Training Bn, Sutton Veny (rank reverted to Private upon disembarkation).

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 29 January 1918 (pleurisy); discharged to duty, 19 February 1918; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 20 February 1918; moved out to 1st Infantry Brigade, 26 February 1918; marched into 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 7 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France through Dover, 1 April 1918, and marched into 4th MB Base Depot, Calais; moved out to field, 4 April 1918; taken on strength of 51st Bn, 6 April 1918.

Killed in action, France, 25 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVANS George Frederick

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