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Herbert Delacy EVANS

Regimental number4054
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressMillace Millace, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Joseph Evans, Rosehill Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Herbert De Lacey
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations of 29th and 30th September and 1st October this man exhibited bravery beyond the average. While his company was in support at one stage of the advance he bandaged wounded men of the artillery under heavy shell fire. At a later stage, when one of our tanks was hit by a shell, he went into the tank, regardless of the danger from exploding shells and ammunition and rescued one of the crew, who was wounded. His coolness throughout the whole operations was of a very high standard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 February 1967
Place of burialInnisfail Cemetery

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