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William Inns EVERARD

Regimental number2355
Date of birth5 December 1890
Place of birthKeswick, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, South Australia; St Peter's College, Adelaide; Roseworthy Agricultural College, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer (sheep)
Address40 Winchester Street, Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Sarah Everard, 40 Winchester Street, Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceRifle Club (1 year)
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death27.6
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot IX, Row E, Grave No. 20), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in North Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Parents: W.F. and Mary nn EVERARD, 40 Winchester Street, Malvern, South Australia
Family/military connectionsSister: Staff Nurse Ruby Clarice EVERARD, Australian Army Nursing Service
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 27th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 12 January 1916.

Transferred to 7th Bde Machine Gun Company, 2 March 1916; taken on strength of 7th Machine Gun Company, Moascar, 3 March 1916.

Proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force, 14 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 21 March 1916.

Admitted to No 7 Australian Field Ambulance, 26 March 1916; transferred to Mortiecque Hospital, 29 March 1916 (bronchial catarrh); to No 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 March 1916; discharged to duty, 9 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 August 1916; admitted to No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, 7 August 1916 (shrapnel wounds, head and left knee); transferred to No 15 Ambulance Train, 8 August 1916; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, 8 August 1916; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 12 August 1916.

Found guilty, 14 August 1916, of leaving camp without a pass: award, deprived of 10 days' pay.

Marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 15 August 1916.

Mentioned in 2nd Australian Divisional Routine Order for good conduct and gallant conduct in connection with the recent hard fighting around Pozieres.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 3 March 1917, but remained on duty.

Admitted to No 5 Australian Field Ambulance, 6 May 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to 4th Divisional Rest Station, 6 May 1917; to No 9 Casualty Clearing Station, 9 May 1917; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Doullens, 12 May 1917; discharged to base depot, 24 May 1917.

Admitted to No 22 General Hospital, Dannes, 24 May 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 30 May 1917; discharged, 4 June 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 6 June 1917.

Marched out of Australian General Base Depot, 15 June 1917; marched into Machine Gun Corps Depot, Camiers, 17 June 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 7 July 1917, and rejoined 7th Machine Gun Company, the same day.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 24 July 1917.

On leave to England, 5 August 1917; rejoined unit, 18 August 1917.

Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 20 September 1917, and admitted to No 32 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (gunshot wounds, head, chest, eye, and left thigh, severe); transferred to No 36 Ambulance Train, 21 September 1917; to No 4 General Hospital, 2 October 1917; to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 3 October 1917; to England, 6 October 1917; to No 2 Southern General Hospital, 7 October 1917; discharged to furlough, 15 October 1917, and to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 29 October 1917.

Classified 'B1A3', 30 October 1917.

Classified 'B1A4', 5 November 1917.

Classified 'A3', 8 November 1917.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, Longbridge Deverill, 10 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1917; marched into Machine Gun Corps Base Depot, Camiers, 25 November 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 28 November 1917; rejoined 7th Machine Gun Company, 29 November 1917.

Promoted to Corporal, 4 February 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EVERARD William Inns

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