Edward James Evans

First Name: 
Edward
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Evans
Father's Name: 
Edward Evans
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 8, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, July 23, 1916
Place of Death: 
Poziere, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Edward Evans (Service No 4486) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1890. Very little is known of him.

Edward was a single 25 year old miner living at Corrimal, N.S.W. when he enlisted.  He named his aunty, Mrs Elizabeth Meredith, as his next of kin.  Edward's National Archives papers show his aunt was also his 'foster mother'.

Edward embarked from Sydney on HMAT A62 Wandilla with 14th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion on 3rd March 1916.  He arrived in Egypt on 7th March 1916, and then in France on 4th April 1916.

Edward joined 4th Battalion on 13th June and was in action soon after.  While fighting at Pozieres on 23rd July 1916 during an early morning attack Edward was killed by an exploding shell.

There is no known grave for Edward.  He is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux, France.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, EVANS E J

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