Captain David Gerald EVANS

Date of enlistment 8th February 1915
Rank at enlistment 2nd Lieutenant
Company Transferred to 8th Battalion
Significant events while with the AIF Died of Wounds

Wounded in Action – Pozieres

Hospitalised sick

Awarded Military Cross and Mentioned in Dispatches twice

Promoted to Captain

Evans - P06566.001.JPGSummary of Captain Evans WW1 service record, located in the National Archives of Australia. Full details are available online, NAA Series B2455

Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery



Date Location Event
20th September 1917 Belgium Wounded in Action – shell wound to abdomen. Died of Wounds in 10 CCS
2nd July 1917 France Awarded Military Cross for action at Bullecourt on 8th May 1917
24th April 1917 France Promoted to Captain
9th April 1917 France Mentioned in Dispatches
11th February 1917 France Re-joined 8th Battalion
2nd January 1917 France To School of Instruction
30th September 1916 Belgium Mentioned in Dispatches for participation in a very successful raid on the enemy trenches
28th July 1916 France Wounded in Action – Remained at duty
27th July 1916 France Promoted to Lieutenant
31st March 1916 France Disembarked Marseille
26th March 1916 Egypt Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force from Alexandria on the Megantic
6th March 1916 Egypt Taken on Strength to 8th Battalion
4th March 1916 Egypt Discharged from No.4 Auxiliary Hospital to Duty
17th February 1916 Egypt Admitted to Abbassia Hospital with mumps
25th October 1915 Egypt Disembarked Alexandria
29th September 1915 Australia Departed Melbourne on RMS Osterley
3rd August 1915 Australia Assigned to 5th Reinforcements 22nd Battalion
19th July 1915 Australia Marched into Broadmeadows depot

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