14/03/1916- Completed Application to Enlist & Preliminary Medical Examination Merredin WA
14/04/1916- To 63 Depot Blackboy Hill WA as Private
3/05/1916- To 21st Reinforcements 16th Battalion
30/05/1916- To Signals School
1/08/1916- Rejoined 21st Reinforcements 16th Battalion
13/10/1916- Embarked Fremantle WA aboard ” Port MacQuarie ” bound for England
12/12/1916- Disembarked Plymouth England ex Australia to 4th Training Battalion Codford
8/02/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone ex Codford
13/02/1917- Joined 16th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
11/04/1917- Reported Missing in Action France
30/10/1917- Court of Enquiry found EVANS was Killed in Action.

 

30/01/1918- Statement by 6020- FLEMMING, Alex, made at No. 5 Stationary Hospital Boulogne France ” EVANS was a cousin of mine  and on April 11th he went over with his Battalion for an attack on the 2nd German line  trench at Bullecourt, Just as he got over the top he was hit in the stomach by bullets in three places. During an enquiry at Battalion Headquarters  Pte. SADLIER stated that he afterwards saw him lying in a shell hole  and just on the point of death, and he could not stop as the advance went on. With regard to burial I heard nothing at the enquiry  and have heard nothing since . I am therfore unable  to say anything in that respect “.

 

17/03/1918- Extract from a statement from 6586-THOMAS, Joseph – ” I saw him killed by shellfire at Bullecourt on 11 April, 1917 “.

 

SERVICE MEDALS AWARDED

British War Medal – No. 49299

Victory Medal – No. 48699

Memorial Plaque/Scroll – No. 338229

 

MEMORIAL INSCRIPTIONS

Mullalyup War Memorial WA

Australian War Memorial Canberra ACT – Panel No. 79

Villers Brettoneux Memorial France.