William Evans

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Evans
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 20, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
33rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William Evans (Service No 4111) was born in Wigan, England around  1878.

At enlistment in Wollongong, N.S.W., William was single, 38 years old, worked as a miner and was living in Bulli, N.S.W. 

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A68 Anchises with 33rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement on 24th January 1917.  He arrived in England on 27th March 1917 and joined 33rd Battalion in France on 30th July 1917.

While at Amiens William was wounded in action on 17th April 1918 and sent to hospital in England for treatment of gas poisoning.  He returned to his unit on 21st August 1918 but was wounded in action the next day. He was evacuated to hospital in England again for treatment of gun shot wound to his left arm and severe wound to his left leg.

William was invalided to Australia in March 1919 and discharged from the AIF after further treatment on 8th November 1919.

William's service is commemorated on the Shellharbour Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, EVANS W

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