Matthew Lance (Matt) EVANS


EVANS, Matthew Lance

Service Number: 7006
Enlisted: 18 October 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clifton Hill, Victoria, 1895
Home Town: South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Spensley Street State School
Occupation: Picture framer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 18 September 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7006, Melbourne, Victoria
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7006, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7006, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
18 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 7006, 14th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Jess Hicks

"EVANS.— Killed in action, France, 19/9/18, Lance-Corporal M. L. Evans, 14th Battalion, A.I.F., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Evans, 302A Park street, South Melbourne, brother of Mrs. L. Shattell, Eva, Clarice, Myrtle, Olive, and Una Evans.

Absent from the body, present with the Lord. — (Father.)

EVANS.— A tribute of love to the memory of my dear friend, L.-Cpl. M. L. Evans (Mat), killed in action, 19th September, 1918. 

He was-but words fail to say what;
think what a man ought to be, and he was that. — (Lily Johnston, Port Melbourne.)" -
from the Melbourne Argus 09 Oct 1918 (

"EVANS.- A tribute of love to the memory of our  dear nephew, L.-Corporal M. L. Evans, killed in action, in France, 10th September, 1918. (Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Clark, Kerford street, E. Malvern)." - from the Melbourne Argus 10 Oct 1918 (

"EVANS.- A tribute to the memory of my oldLine 3.9.0 schoolmate and friend, L.-Cpl. M. L. Evans, killed in action in France, September 19, 1918.

He lived a noble life; he died a noble death. - (H. A. White, 285 Danks street, Middle Park.)" - from the Melbourne Argus 12 oct 1918 (