Gordon H Evans
Bairnsdale Rowing Club (VIC)
Dvr G.H. Evans 11832
Killed in Action France 11 October 1918 Aged 28 years
Born in Prahran in 1890.
Gordon Henry Evans was a well known local hairdresser and tobacconist when he enlisted on 26 June 1915. Earlier in the year he had married local girl Ellen Mooney in Bairnsdale. He joined the 4th Field Artillery and left Australia in January the following year. He was a gunner in the field before becoming a Driver. In August 1917 he received gunshot wounds to his left leg and after the wounds had healed he was granted leave to England to recover from the general exhaustion that most of the men suffered. He re-joined his unit the 10th Battery, in October 1917. He died instantly on 11 October twelve months later when a piece of an exploding shell pierced his skull. According to his commanding officer of the time his death was deeply regretted by the whole battery.
From the East Gippsland Family History Group Inc 2015