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John Adrian EVANS

Regimental number3736
Place of birthMount Egerton, Victoria
OccupationBoot trade
AddressVine Street, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J D Evans, Brynmawe, Vine Street, Windsor, Victoria
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Great assistance in reorganisation work and able leadership. Also great personal gallantry and devotion to duty. (East of Ypres)'
Recommendation date: 5 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918

Military Medal

'During the attack on DECLINE COPSE, near ZONNEBEKE, East of YPRES, on 26.10.17, this N.C.O. showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. He was of great assistance in the reorganisation on the forming-up line following the partial destruction of the attacking platoon by shell fire, and kept his men well under control during the advance and attack. By his bravery and coolness during the heavy shelling which followed after the position was captured, he set a fine example to his men and kept his superiors well informed as to progress and situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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