Allan Ernest EVANS


EVANS, Allan Ernest

Service Number: 58787
Enlisted: 20 May 1918, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st to 15th (NSW) Reinforcements
Born: Petersham, New South Wales, Australia, 22 January 1899
Home Town: Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales
Schooling: Ryde Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Junior clerk
Died: Pneumonia, Fovant, England, 20 October 1918, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 May 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 58787, Sydney, New South Wales
17 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 58787, 1st to 15th (NSW) Reinforcements, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Jul 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 58787, 1st to 15th (NSW) Reinforcements, HMAT Borda, Sydney
20 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 58787

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Biography contributed by Vicki Heneker

Allan Ernest Evans was born 22 January 1899 at Petersham, New South Wales, Australia 

He was a Junior Clerk when he enlisted on 20 May 1918 and given his Regimental Service Number: 58785

His father was Ernest Wesley EVANS, his mother Agnes E.Henderson.

At the time of his enlistment his father's address is given as: Quarry Road, Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Allan had 5 siblings, Keith David 1900-1981, Dorothy Agnes 1902-1969, Archibald H. 1904-, Colin Edric 1907-1982, Norman C 1910- Laurence G 1912. 

On the 17 Jul 1918 he embarked in Sydney onto the HMAT Borda. The ship remained at sea until disembarking in London on 27 Sep 1918.

Unfortunately Allan became ill. He was admitted to the ship's hospital on 5 Aug 1918, and released on the 5 Aug 1918. By the time the ship disembarked

in London on 27 Sep 1918 he was ill enough to be admitted to the Military Hospital in Fovant, Wiltshire, England. Sadly this hospital saw many young Australian

Soldier's died regulary of Pneumonia in WW1, Allan Ernest Evans had not even had the chance it seems to serve his country before contracting pneumonia.

He died far away from home and from his family, on 24 Oct 1918 and is buried at Comton Chamberlayne Cemetery MR Salisbury Grave No. 200, Military Section Consecrated Ground. 

Allan is described in his Military Records as being 5ft 6 inches in height, weighing 130 lbs, chest size of 30, 34 1/2 inches, with a medium complexion, fair hairnd of the Methodist Religion. He was aged 19 years and 4 months on his enlistment, and was single. R.I.P.