William Weston EVANS MM

EVANS, William Weston

Service Number: 9448
Enlisted: 28 December 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Field Company Engineers
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 27 March 1887
Home Town: Dalby, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Line repairer
Died: Queensland, 14 December 1939, aged 52 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

28 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 9448, Toowoomba, Queensland
31 May 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 9448, 11th Field Company Engineers
31 May 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 9448, 11th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Suevic, Adelaide
7 Jun 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Messines, For conspicuous services rendered...
10 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 9448, 11th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Paul Widdup

Son of George Edwin Charles Evans and Elizabeth (nee Mitchell)

Awarded the Military Medal (www.awm.gov.au)... The 11th Field Company Engineers daily reports reads;

"Pack Mules were successfully used independently used by the company and a little later for transport to forward jobs. Driver AA Paget received Military medal for good work with the pack train, while 2nd Corporal CC Jones and Lance Corporal WW Evans were similarly rewarded for devotion for duty with the sappers." - This was during the battle of Messines