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William EVANS

Regimental number1908
Place of birthCo Cavan, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressDeniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, Elliott Evans, Corrogue, Dowra, Co Cavan, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1908A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1918
Discharge date10 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1916; disembarked England, 21 July 1916, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Rollestone.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 September 1916; taken on strength, 46th Bn, in the field, 31 October 1916.

Allotted letter 'A' owing to duplication of Regimental Number.

Admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 14 October 1917 (synovitis, right knee); transferred to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, 16 October 1917; to England, 18 October 1917, and admitted to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, 21 October 1917. Discharged on furlough, 3 December 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 17 December 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 23 February 1918 (synovitis, right knee); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 2 March 1918.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Essex', 7 June 1918; disembarked Sydney, 1 August 1918, for onward travel to Melbourne; discharged, Melbourne, 10 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVANS William

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