Evans, Evan Charles (Private, d.1918)

Accession Number 1DRL/0270
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Evans, Evan Charles Russell
Place made France
Date made 1917-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/580
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the service of 3383A Private Evan Charles Russell Evans, 46 Battalion, France, 1917-1918. Collection includes letters written home to Victoria, and condolence letters to the family.

History / Summary

This collection of letters written to his mother and siblings, reflects a young man who, despite his own adventures, was very mindful of the work of his family back home in Victoria. Many of the letters contain reference to the raising of pigs and the growing of apples. A number of letters also contain references to Evans' return home.

Biographical note: Private, 46th Bn, AIF. Killed in action at Mont St Quentin, 18 September 1918. Horticulturalist, of Emerald, VIC; born Albert Park, VIC; educated South Melbourne College and at Rockhampton (QLD) Grammar School; served in Citizen Forces at Clare, SA; enlisted AIF 23 February 1917. Age at death 22 years 9 months.