Idris Evans

First Name: 
Idris
Last Name: 
Evans
Mother's Name: 
Martha Evans nee Bevan
Father's Name: 
John Evans
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, October 11, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
Pioneers
Company: 
1st
Awards: 
British War Medal
Place of Death: 
Clayfield, Qld
Details: 

Idris Evans (Service No 4555), was born in Bulli, N.S.W., in 1892. He attended Wesley College, in Melbourne, where he served 2 years in the Senior Cadets.

At enlistment he was single, 24 years old and worked as a mining surveyor.

Idris embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with 1st Pioneer Battalion, 13th Reinforcement, on 31st October 1917. He arrived in England on 26th December 1917, and served in England, before going to France, in 1919.

From 14th March 1919 to 14th July 1919, Idris took leave, to work in the Welsh Mines and do various courses on mining. He returned to Australia in August 1919, and was discharged on 9th November 1919.

In 1921, Idris was the surveyor at the North Bulli Colliery, Coledale, N.S.W., before going to mines in the Hunter region.

On 24th October 1935, he married Mavis Martin, in Sydney, N.S.W. and they had 3 children. In 1949, he took a position on the Queensland Coal Board.

Idris died in Queensland, in July 1959.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, EVANS I

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