Bertie Alfred EVANS


EVANS, Bertie Alfred

Service Number: 283
Enlisted: 10 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Dudley Street, Parkside, 26 November 1890
Home Town: Mitcham, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Mitcham Public School
Occupation: Tram conductor
Died: Died of Wounds, Bois Grenier, France, 27 December 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 24
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 283, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 283, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 283, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
27 Dec 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 283, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Bertie Alfred Evans was my great-uncle, my grandfather's brother. This information is from his Army records, and family knowledge.

He was the son of Sarah (nee Penley) and John George Evans, had 3 brothers and one sister, and grew up at Upper Mitcham.

When he was a child, Bert's father went missing, presumed dead, in a mining disaster in NSW, and his mother later married H. Pengilly. Bert's mother, then of Fullarton, SA, was his next-of-kin in his army records.

Bert was unmarried, 5ft 10ins, with hazel eyes. After enlisting he sailed on 9/6/1916 on A19 "Afric" for England, then several months later to France. Six weeks after Bert's death on 27/12/1917, his nephew (my father) was born, also named Bertie Alfred Evans in his memory.

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

AWM Roll of Honour - 136

My father  served in the Army in WWII. (SX4626).