Alf James EVANS

EVANS, Alf James

Service Number: 45
Enlisted: 16 August 1915, Emerald, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Wycarbah, Queensland, Australia, July 1896
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Kabra State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Porter
Died: Meningitis, Ismailia, Egypt, 26 December 1915
Cemetery: Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gracemere Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 45, 31st Infantry Battalion, Emerald, Queensland
9 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 45, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '16' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Wandilla embarkation_ship_number: A62 public_note: ''
9 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 45, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...45 Private Alf James Evans, 31st Battalion. A porter from Emerald, Qld prior to enlistment, Pte Evans embarked with the Regimental Signallers from Melbourne aboard HMAT Wandilla on 9 November 1915. He died of cerebro spinal meningitis on 26 December 1915 in Ismailia, Egypt, aged 19, and was buried in the Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery. His step-brother, 30 Corporal Harold Owen Cook, 26th Battalion, was killed in action on 5 August 1916, and his brother-in-law 348 Sergeant Walter William Dumbrell, 41st Battalion, was killed in action on 19 April 1918..." - SOURCE (