Valentine Francis Murray EVANS

EVANS, Valentine Francis Murray

Service Number: 2647
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Albany, Western Australia, 1894
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accident, Naracoorte, South Australia, 18 February 1928
Cemetery: Mount Gambier Lake Terrace Cemetery
section B, grave 398.
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 2647, 28th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 2647, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle

V F M Evans

Lake Terrace Cemetery-In Loving Memory of V F Murray Evans, who was accidentally killed, 18th Feb 1928. Valentine Francis Murray Evans was born 1894, in Western Australia, the eldest son of Arthur & Annie Evans. He was educated at the Caulfield Grammer School in Melbourne, and afterwards entered the engineering firm of Kent & Sons, in Perth. He served with the 28th Battalion during WW1 and was twice wounded. On return he took a position in the Railway workshops at Naracoorte. He died while repairing his motor car, with both front wheels removed and the vehicle up on wooden blocks, it fell while he was underneath and he died instantly. While living in the South-East, he had met Miss Mavis Jessie Fitzgerald, daughter of Alex & Mary, of Mount Gambier, and they were engaged to be married. Valentine was given a full military funeral. Mavis Jessie Fitzgerald never married and passed away 23rd Dec 1993, aged 91 years and was laid to rest at Carinya Gardens.

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