George Freeman EVANS

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EVANS, George Freeman

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 May 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Semaphore, South Australia, 28 April 1891
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil Servant (Harbour Board)
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 14 August 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison
Memorials: East Fremantle Municipality Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Perth, Western Australia
25 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Fremantle
14 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 48th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"THE LATE CAPT. G. F. EVANS.

Capt. George P. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Evans, of Western Australia, and formerly of this State, was killed in action in France on August 14. Mr. Evans was formerly railway station master at Semaphore, Woodville, and Largs Bay, and Capt. Evans spent his early years in those districts. His grand-parents were the late Mr. George M. and Mrs. Louisa T. N. Pedler, of Semaphore, and Capt. Beilby and Mrs. Evans, of Port Adelaide. A great uncle of the deceased officer was the late Col. Philip Pedler, of Madras Staff Corps Native Infantry, India, and his great-grandfather was Capt. John Pedler, R.N., who served in the battles of Copenhagen and the Nile under Lord Nelson. Prior to enlisting at Western Australia Capt. Evans was employed by the Fremantie Harbour Trust, and was greatly esteemed by his fellow officers. He represented Australia's best type of young manhood, and had a most promising future." - from the Adelaide Observer 23 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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