Thomas James EVANS

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EVANS, Thomas James

Service Numbers: 2404, 2404B
Enlisted: 9 March 1916, Port Pirie, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 23 June 1885
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Pirie West Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Peronne, France, 2 September 1918, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot 23, Row C.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Crystal Brook Warnertown and District WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Port Pirie, South Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2404, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2404, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
2 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2404B, 27th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
Date unknown: Involvement SN 2404, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"...2404 Private Thomas James Evans, 50 Battalion, of Port Pirie, SA. Pte Evans leased a farm in South Australia between Warnertown and Crystal Brook with his brother George. When the farm lease expired, he enlisted on 9 March 1916, and embarked from Adelaide on HMAT Commonwealth on 21 September 1916 with the 5th Reinforcements. On 17 December 1916 he was transferred to the 27th Battalion, in which his brother also served, taking the service number 2404B. He was wounded in action on 22 March 1917, and rejoined his battalion on 9 May 1917. He was admitted to hospital on 7 June 1917, and transferred to England with trench fever. After treatment in England, he rejoined his battalion on 26 October 1917. He was wounded a second time on 10 June 1918, and rejoined the battalion once more on 9 August 1918. On 2 September 1918, he was killed in action at Peronne in France, at the age of 33." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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