Charles Shillaber EVANS


EVANS, Charles Shillaber

Service Number: 3836
Enlisted: 5 August 1915, Cootamundra, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cowra, New South Wales, Australia, 30 September 1893
Home Town: Ashfield, Ashfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Cowra Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed in action, France, 3 May 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Wagga Wagga Cenotaph
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World War 1 Service

5 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3836, 18th Infantry Battalion, Cootamundra, NSW
20 Jan 1916: Involvement SN 3836, 18th Infantry Battalion
20 Jan 1916: Embarked SN 3836, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
3 May 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 3836, 18th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James Thomas & Elizabeth Ann EVANS
Of Ashfield. Sydney, NSW

Expressions of sincere regret were heard upon all sides on Saturday last at the news that the above sterling young Australian had been killed in action. Some weeks ago Sergt. Evans was reported missing, and the hope was entertained by many that he was a prisoner of war. However, such was not to be, and he has given " his life—his all " in defence of home and country, as many of his mates have done. Deceased was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Evans, of Ashfield, who, together with the Misses Evans, are assured of the sincere sympathy of the whole of the residents of Cowra and district in their great grief. " Charlie" was a general favorite in Cowra, where he spent his school days. When he enlisted he was on the staff of the Cootamundra branch of the Bank of New South Wales as Ledger Keeper. In May 1914 in Wagga Wagga in the same capacity.