Evan Herbert LILLY


LILLY, Evan Herbert

Service Number: 901
Enlisted: 9 January 1915, Warragul, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Toorak, Victoria, 1886
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Caulfield Grammar School
Occupation: Dairy farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 3 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

9 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 901, Warragul, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 901, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 901, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
1 Jun 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 24th Infantry Battalion
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 901, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Sep 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 24th Infantry Battalion
26 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 21st Infantry Battalion
3 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 901, 21st Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...901 Private Evan Herbert Lilly, 21st Battalion, of East St Kilda, Vic. Pte Lilly enlisted on 9 January 1915 and was later promoted to lance corporal. He was killed in action on 3 May 1917 at Bullecourt, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)