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James Robert EVANS

Regimental number875
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
Address19 Bucknell Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Annie Robertson, 19 Bucknell Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Assaye', 27 August 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 30 August 1915 (internal strain); admitted to Isolation Hospital, Abbassia, 31 August 1915 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 September 1915.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 875 James Robert EVANS for second period of service.
Date of death11 February 1936
Age at death42
Place of burialWoronora Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVANS James Robert

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