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Evans, Charles Shillaber (1893–1917)

Charles Shillaber Evans, c. 1915 photographer unknown

Charles Shillaber Evans, c. 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

HARLES SHILLABER EVANS was the son of Mr. James Thomas Evans, Manager of the Bank of New South Wales at Ashfield, Sydney, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Evans. He was born at Cowra on 30th September, 1893, and educated in the same town. He joined the service of the Bank on 28th March, 1910, at Young, and was subsequently transferred in February, 1912, to Cootamundra as ledger-keeper, and in May, 1914, to Wagga Wagga in the same capacity.

He enlisted on 26th August, 1915, and embarked for Egypt in the following January, eventually arriving in France in May of the same year. Three months later he was wounded by shrapnel, and shortly afterwards was promoted to the rank of lance-corporal in September and of corporal in November. On 18th February, 1917, he received his sergeant’s stripes. He did not long survive his last promotion, being killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt on 3rd May, 1917. All his promotions had been made on the field.

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Charles Shillaber Evans, c. 1915 photographer unknown

Charles Shillaber Evans, c. 1915 photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour