David EVANS

EVANS, David

Service Number: 110
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Stockton, New South Wales, Australia, May 1893
Home Town: Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Stockton and Kurri Kurri Public Schools, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Electrician
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 14 May 1915
Cemetery: Quinn's Post Cemetery, ANZAC
Row B, Grave 2 Chaplain E.N. Merrington officiated Headstone inscription reads: Until he gathers in his sheaves at last 'Goodnight'
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, I.O.O.R. Kurri Kurri Tent No 64 Pictorial HR
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 110, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 110, 1st Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 110, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
12 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1st Light Horse Regiment
14 May 1915: Involvement Lance Corporal, 110, 1st Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was Stanford Merthyr, West Maitland, NSW

Son of Evan and Elizabeth Evans of 'Ael-Y-Bryn', Rawson Street, Kurri Kurri, NSW. Brother of Gwilyn Evans of Abbottsford, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

105 years ago today, on the Sunday evening of the 19th December 1915, the Kurri Kurri Congregational Church Roll of Honour was unveiled.
 
18 names had been inscribed of those from the congregation who had enlisted with the 1st A.I.F., mentioning that Lance Corporal David Evans, 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment, had fallen on the 14th May 1915 at Quinn’s Post during the Gallipoli Campaign.
 
We can assume that additional names had been inscribed throughout the years of The Great War.

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