Austin Francis EVA MiD

EVA, Austin Francis

Service Number: Chaplain
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Captain (Chaplain)
Last Unit: Australian Army Chaplains' Department
Born: Cooktown, Queensland, 23 July 1877
Home Town: Boonah, Scenic Rim, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: CofE Clerk of Holy Orders
Died: 1960, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

19 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain (Chaplain) , Australian Army Chaplains' Department, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain (Chaplain) , SN Chaplain, Australian Army Chaplains' Department, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones


Rev. Austin F. Eva, rector of St. Paul's, Roma, this month completed 25 years of continuous service in the diocese of Brisbane, his only absence being during tho war, when he went as chaplain with the A.I.F., and saw active service in France. He was ordained in St. Paul's Church, Maryborough, of which his father then was rector, a position he had occupied for many years. Mr. Eva went to Lutwyche and Pittsworth for his curacies, and afterwards to the Bush Brotherhood in West Queensland, subsequently being appointed rector of Boonah, and four years ago rector at Roma. Tho jubilee was celebrated with thanksgiving service at. St. Paul's Church, Roma, on Sunday week last.

The Telegraph Brisbane Saturday 29 August 1925 page 6



Dr. Sharp (Archbishop of Brisbane) has appointed the Rev. Austin F. Eva, rector of Roma, to an honorary canonry in St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane. The vacancy occurred by reason of Canon Dixon resigning his honorary canonry and becoming Archdeacon of Brisbane. The announcement was made by the Archbishop to the congregation in the Roma Church on Sunday at the close of the 6.30 a.m. Eucharist, Canon Eva then receiving his license from the Archbishop in the presence of the congregation.

The new canon is a son of Canon Eva, for many years rector of Maryborough. He has worked In the diocese of Brisbane for 29 years, all in country parishes, with the exception of the first four years, when he was curate of Lutwyche. He has been rector of Roma since 1921. From 1905 to 1910 he was a member of the Charleville Bush Brotherhood, and from 1916 to 1919 served at the war as chaplain with the A.I.F., being mentioned in despatches. The Rev. Mr. Eva is the first member of the Brisbane Theological College (which afterwards became St. Francis Theological College, Nundah) to receive the honour of a canonry. The appointment gave much satisfaction to the people of Roma.

The Brisbane Courier Wednesday 06 November 1929 page 21