Thomas Evans

First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Evans
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, May 7, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

Thomas Evans (Service No 2150) was born about 1878 and at the time of enlistment he was a single 37 year old miner from Bulli, NSW. He embarked on HMAT A62 Wandilla on 14th June 1915 with 6th Reinforcements, 13th Battalion and arrived on Gallipoli on 2nd August 1915. Thomas took part in the Lone Pine battle.

He was wounded on 27th August and was evacuated for treatment to Egypt for a gun shot wound to his right leg and remained in Egypt till the evacuation. On 3rd March 1916 he transferred to 45th Battalion and saw service on the Western Front with them.

On 9th August 1916 he was fighting in the Somme around Pozieres when he was wounded a second time and was evacuated to England suffering shell shock.
Thomas was discharged from hospital on 29th December 1916 and returned to Australia. He was discharged medically unfit on 7th June 1917.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, EVANS T

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