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  Spirits of Gallipoli - John EVISTON

EVISTON, John Martin

Spirits of Gallipoli - John EVISTON

Spirits of Gallipoli - John EVISTON
Unit 6th Battalion Australian Army Service Corps Rank Driver
Date of Enlistment 16 September 1914 Service no. 1020
Date of Death 16 November 1915 Place of Death B Depot, Anzac
Age 21    
Cemetery Beach Details II. J. 4.
Epitaph None
Next of Kin (Mother) EVISTON Kathleen Address 51 Victoria St, Waverley NSW
Parents Michael and Katherine Eviston Address 51 Victoria St, Waverley NSW
Date of Birth 1894 Place of birth NSW Wentworth Falls
General Lance Corporal J Mapp 536 attested that he knew Eviston. He was a young man with very fair hair and was known as "snowy".  He was a quiet fellow but was fond of boxing.  He was with the 2nd Light Horse Bridge Train.  He was struck by a shell while in a dug-out at a place called B Depot on Anzac.  His leg was blown off and he was taken to the 6th F.A.  This was in November.  Mapp was present and actually saw the occurrence.  Eviston died the same day at the F.A.  Mapp saw his funeral ; Eviston was buried at a place called Casualty Point. He had only arrived at B Depot 2 or 3 days previously.

Red Cross records, Australian War Memorial (source 7)

Other Sources

     
Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo   Photo Spirits of Gallipoli - Photo  
The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, 28 December 1915 (source 24)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   The Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper, 28 December 1915 (source 24)
Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Newspaper article Spirits of Gallipoli - News   Freeman's Journal Newspaper, 30 December 1915, page 21 (source 342)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Family details Spirits of Gallipoli - Family Details   Spirits of Gallipoli
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Private Collection - Contact 2029-01
Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Headstone Spirits of Gallipoli - Headstone   Gallipoli Photographic Expedition, 2009 (source 183)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Red Cross records, Australian War Memorial (source 7)
Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Various Spirits of Gallipoli - Various   Australian War Memorial, ACT, Panel 181 (source 14)
 

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