Daniel EVERSHED

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EVERSHED, Daniel

Service Number: 1532
Enlisted: 16 April 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Company Sergeant Major
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Washington, Worthing, Sussex, England, 1885
Home Town: Croydon, Ashfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Church of England
Occupation: Bricklayer
Died: pneumonia - died of illness, received in action, 41st Stationary Hospital, Pont Remy, France, 29 October 1918
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot XIIIA, Row BB, Grave 4 - (Originally buried in Dury Hospital Military Cemetery, Plot 2, Row E, Grave 2 - 3/4 miles south of Amiens - later exhumed and reburied in this cemetery).
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1532, Liverpool, New South Wales
12 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1532, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney
12 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1532, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1532, 20th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli
7 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 19th Infantry Battalion
21 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 19th Infantry Battalion
22 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 19th Infantry Battalion
6 Oct 1917: Wounded Sergeant, SN 1532, 19th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, GSW (face)
29 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, 19th Infantry Battalion
23 Jul 1918: Wounded Company Sergeant Major, SN 1532, 20th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", 2nd occasion (gas)
29 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 1532, 20th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Born 1885 in Westington, Sussex, England

Father Daniel Evershed and Mother Sarah Jane Evershed,
lived at Rock Washington, near Pulborough, Sussex, England.

Brothers:
1943 Corporal Allen Evershed - 4th Infantry Battalion
Born 1882 in Hastings, Sussex, England
18/01/1915  enlisted into WWI
13/04/1915  embarked Sydney, NSW onboard HMAT A55 Kyarra
                   as a Private with 4th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
Fought in Lone Pine charge at Gallipoli
16/04/1918  Killed in Action, Villers-Bretonneux, France
No known grave
His name is commemorated on:
- the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
- Panel 40 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT

G/4673 Sergeant Percy Evershed MSM - Royal Sussex Regiment, 13th Battalion
Born 1884
Wife:  Kate Evershed, of Ashington, Pulborough, Sussex
28/05/1918  died in action  (34 years of age)
buried in:  Mont St. Quentin Cemetery, Memorial 1.
later buried in:  PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Daniel was described on enlisting as 30 years 1 month of age; 5' 4 1/4" tall; 139 lbs;
blue eyes; brown hair; Church of England

15/04/1915  enlisted into WWI (Nominal Roll) at Liverpool, NSW

01/05/1915  appointed to 1st reinforcements, 19th Battalion, Liverpool Camp

12/05/1915  embarked Sydney, NSW onboard  HMAT Themistocles
                   as a Private with 19th Infantry Battalion, 1st reinforcements

03/08/1915  proceeded to join Mediterranean Expditionary Forces, Gallipoli

31/08/1915  taken on strength 19th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC Gallipoli

11/10/1915  sick with diarrhoea, admitted to hospital, Gallipoli
21/10/1915  admitted to 3rd Auxillary hospital, Heliopolis
04/12/1915  discharged to Base
08/01/1916  returned to duty, Tel'bir

18/03/1916  proceeded to join British Expeditionary Forces, ex Alexandria
25/03/1916  disembarked into Marseilles, France

02/09/1916  promoted to Acting Corporal with 19th Infantry Battalion

07/09/1916  promoted to Corporal, 19th Infantry Battalion

14/11/1916  sick with trench feed admitted to 39th Casualty Clearing Station, France
18/11/1916  transferred by Ambulance Train, Rouen, France
21/11/1916  admitted to 8th General Hospital, Rouen, France
23/11/1916  admitted to 39th General Hospital, England
24/11/1916  transferred to 1st Southern General Hospital, England

12/02/1917  granted furlo (leave) in England
28/02/1917  returned to Perham Downs, England (ex furlo)

15/06/1917  proceeded overseas to France, ex Southampton
16/06/1917  marched in to Havre, France
03/07/1917  rejoined 19th Infantry Battalion

21/08/1917  promoted Lance Sergeant, 19th Infantry Battalion

22/09/1917  promoted Sergeant, 19th Infantry Battalion in Belgium

06/10/1917  gassed to face, received in action, Third Ypres
                   admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, in the field
07/10/1917  to 18th Ambulance Train
14/10/1917  admitted to 3rd Convalescent Depot, LeTreport
18/10/1917  admitted to 2nd Australian Depot Base, Havre, France
01/11/1917  rejoined 19th Infantry Battalion unit in Belgium

09/02/1918  to 2nd Army School, Belgium
17/03/1918  rejoined 19th Infantry Battalion unit in Belgium

29/04/1918  promoted Company Sergeant Major, 19th Infantry Battalion

23/07/1918 2nd occassion - gassed, admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance
                  transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station
24/07/1918  admitted to 41st Stationary Hospital, France
16/08/1918  transferred to Aldershot Hospital, Harefield, England
19/08/1918  discharged to No.3 Convalescent Depot

27/09/1918  marched out to Overseas Training Depot, Sutton Veny

05/10/1918  transferred to reinforcements, 20th Infantry Battalion

24/10/1918  proceeded overseas to France, ex Folkestone, England

28/10/1918  taken on strength 20th Infantry Battalion

20/11/1918  Bronco Pneumonia
                  admitted to 41st Stationary Hospital, Pont Remy, France

29/10/1918  2:45 am - died of Bronco pneumonia - received in action,
                   at 41st Stationary Hospital, Pont Remy, France

buried in:    Dury Hospital Military Cemetery, Plot 2, Row E, Grave 2
                  3/4 miles south of Amiens, France

later exhumed and reburied in:
                  Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
                  Plot XIIIA, Row BB, Grave 4

Medals:       1914/15 Star (17582); British War medal (12319); Victory medal (12260)
                  Memorial Plaque and Scroll (354806)

His name is commemorated on:
- Panel 91 at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
- The Memorial Cross in The Churchyard of Washington Parish Church, Washing, Sussex, England

Submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  09/04/2017.  Lest we forget.

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