Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
369 Private Albert Lacey Evans – Lindenow Killed in Action 7 August 1915
….. brothers who died together
The two Evans brothers had enlisted together, sailed together, were in the same battalion and tented together. It seems fitting that they died together - both killed in action – on the same day. Alexander, born in 1888 at Haunted Stream and Albert, born in 1892 at Coongulmerang, were the sons of John and Louisa Evans of Wuk Wuk. There were twelve children in the Evans famly and they all attended the Wuk Wuk school. Alex and Albert had both been interstate when they returned home to enlist on 14 September 1914 with the highly regarded 8 th  Light Horse and left Australia on the Star of Victoria. When they arrived in Egypt it became evident that they while they were needed at Gallipoli, their horses were not, and they ‘dismounted’ and sailed out of Alexandria on 16 May. They arrived off Cape Helles on 19 May and once ashore, dug in. Alex was sick with influenza and was sent to the Australian Hospital at Mudros on 14 June and returned three weeks later on 10 July. Being in the 8 th  Light Horse both brothers were at the fore front of the misguided attack at the Nek. It is not clear which brother fell first but it is believed that upon seeing his brother fall, the other, in attempting to get to him, was also killed in action. Over half of the regiment had been killed. Their bodies were not recovered and they were not declared officially killed in action until the following month. They were 27 and 23 years old respectively and are remembered on the Lone Pine memorial, Bairnsdale Shire, Wuk Wuk and Lindenow memorials.