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William George EVANS

Regimental number3745
Place of birthPlymouth England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDardanelles Street, Mortdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, H Evans, Merebin via Mildura, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the trying operations in the vicinity of BELLICOURT from the 29th September to the 2nd October, 1918, this N.C.O. repeatedly displayed such fine qualities of leadership and an utter disregard for personal safety, as to make his conduct throughout most admirable. His cool and gallant work under very heavy Artillery and machine gun fire set his comrades at all times a splendid example of bravery and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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