Thomas Robert (Jim) EVANS

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EVANS, Thomas Robert

Service Number: 352
Enlisted: 26 October 1914, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1889
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: State School, England
Occupation: Sawyer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 26 November 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 1, Row G, Grave 14 Chaplain M. Woods Headstone inscription reads: Nobly he fell whilst fighting for liberty Mother
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Toowoomba HR1, Toowoomba St James' M2
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World War 1 Service

26 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 352, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Toowoomba, QLD
21 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 352, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
21 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 352, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Persic, Sydney
28 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 352, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Slight wound and remained on duty
26 Nov 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 352, 5th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 20 years

Son of John and Eliza Evans of 'Tasma', Neil Street, Toowoomba, QLD. Brother of Sarah Ann Newman nee Evans of Manly, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal