• Medley Evans

Army / Flying Corps
  • 4th Battalion
  • 1st Brigade
  • Private

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  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Casula, Sydney NSW, Australia

  • Birth

    Norfolk Island, Australasia

  • Birth of (Stanley) Medley Evans

    Norfolk Island

Stories and comments
    • Enlisted under age
    • Posted by fortiter, Wednesday, 19 November 2014

    (Stanley) Medley Evans was born on Norfolk Island on 15 January 1899. That made him 16 years and 10 months when he enlisted on 22 November 1915, but his claim to be 18 years old was accepted. The fact that he listed an uncle resident on the Island and did not use his full birth name probably aided his deception. It was not until he had been wounded on the Somme and evacuated to England to convalesce in June 1916 that his real age was discovered.