Ernest Wilfred EVANS

Badge Number: 55646

EVANS, Ernest Wilfred

Service Number: 6840
Enlisted: 11 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Hawthorn, Victoria, 13 November 1878
Home Town: Hillston, Carrathool, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Station Manager
Died: Natural causes, Victoria, 18 March 1947, aged 68 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, Hillston Memorial Park Gates
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World War 1 Service

11 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6840, Melbourne, Victoria
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 6840, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 6840, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
26 Jun 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
2 Dec 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
25 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 6840, 4th Field Artillery Brigade


Ernest Wilfred was born 1878 in Hawthorn, Victoria. He was educated at St Peter's College in Adelaide. He joined the AIF on 11th August 1915 with the 12th Battery, 4th Field Artillery Brigaded as a gunner, RN 6840. Ernest embarked at Melbourne on the HMAT Wiltshire 18th November and embarked in Marseilles, France. He was wounded in action (gassed) 27/7/1918 and admitted to hospital for some months. Returned to active duty and returned home to Port Denison on 26th May 1919. Ernest died on in March 1947, in Camberwell.

In his letters of 1916 and 1917, Capt Gerald Evans MC, MiD (8th Battalion) mentions meeting Wilfred on a number of occasions in France.

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