Richard William Evered

1886 Feb 13. Born Kings Norton, Warwickshire

1891 census at Arden Road, Knowle, Warwickshire

1901 census a boarding pupil Preshute House, Preshute

1911 census a boarder at 57 Gower St , London W C. He is a Master Brassfounder

1911 Apr/Jun Married to Bertha R S HELLMANN, in London (In fact she had married at St Stephens Presbyterian Church Sydney NSW to Jules de Surgeloose, in 1901 and this marriage to Evered appears to be bigamous, given that the couple marry again in 1915)

1912 Mar 31. Arrives in Canada. With wife Renee

1913 Aug 22. Bankruptcy Receiving Order. Richard William Evered, 23 Gower Street, London, W.C., lately residing at 141 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, occupation unknown

1914 Sep 9. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. Cavalry. Richard William Evered

1915 Jun 21. Attests to Royal Engineers as a Motor Cyclist. He had held a commission in 13th Reserve Cavalry Reg, and had resigned by purchase. His next of kin is given as his mother Edith Violet.

1915 Jun 22. Promoted Cpl

1916 Jul 29. Married to Bertha Renee Sidney SURGELOOSE in Luton .She is Australian. His army forms say she was a "widow" when he married her. It would appear that they married 1911, divorced, she remarried and she was widowed, then they re-married

1916 Dec 11. Posted to Egypt.

1918 Aug 15. Commissioned as 2nd Lt in Egyptian Labour Corps

His officer's MIC is very short, but does give his address as 33 Kildare Terrace, Westbourne Grove, London W2

1920 Feb 15. Temp. 2nd Lt. R. W. Evered (Egyptian Lab.) to be temp. Lt.

1920 Mar 12. Temp. Lt. R. W. Evered (Egyptian Lab.) relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 May 28. Joined RIC as a Black & Tan

1920 Dec 14. Joined ADRIC with service no 1251. Posted to E Coy. Joined in Ireland

1921 Feb 28. "Permitted to resign"

1922 Feb 20 Arrives Sydney, Aus. He is Head Waiter on a ship.

1936 Electoral Roll. Government Reserve, La Perouse, New South Wales, Australia, working as a labourer. No wife

1943 Electoral Roll. at Werriwa, NSW, working as labourer.

1953 Aug Died in Bankstown, NSW, Australia


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