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Pte. Arthur Owen Evans
Australian Imperial Force. 13th Btn.
from:New South Wales
(d.10th Jun 1917)
Arthur Evans was born at Rhoshill, Pembrokeshire, the son of John and Elizabeth Evans. He was educated at Bridell Council School and in 1910 Arthur and his sister emigrated to Australia. He enlisted in the Australian Infantry in July, 1916 at Victoria Barracks, New South Wales. On 7 October 1916 He embarked from Sydney aboard the S.S. Ceramic, bound for England, arriving on the 21st of November at Plymouth.
After training on Salisbury Plain, Arthur proceeded to France from Folkestone on 8 February 1917, and joined the 13th Battalion, A.I.F., attached to the 4th Australian Brigade, 4th Australian Division on the Somme. On 11 April 1917 the Division saw action at the Battle of Bullecourt, before being moved north to positions near Plugstreet Wood, south of Ypres in Belgium where the 4th Division were to be the second wave of attack at the Battle of Messines.
Arthur was killed on 10 June 1917 during the Battle of Messines. He was 27 years old, and has no known grave. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres.
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