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A plaque commemorates Brigadier Sir Bernard Evans D.S.O., E.D., C.A.V.

On 1 July 1940  Sir Bernard Evans was appointed to the Australian Imperial Force as a temporary lieutenant colonel and ordered to form and command the 2/23rd Battalion, `Albury’s Own’. He was then the youngest battalion commander in the AIF. Sent to the Middle East, his unit was engaged in the defence of Tobruk, Libya (April-October 1941), where Evans’s `solid leadership and total disregard of personal danger’ were `an inspiration to all ranks’.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.


Address:520 Kiewa Street, St Matthews Church, Albury, 2640
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.080045
Long: 146.915883
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


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In Memory Of
Brigadier SIR BERNARD EVANS D.S.O., E.D., C.A.V.

1905 - 1981

Who raised 2/23rd Battalion A.I.F.
"Albury`s Own" 1940
Tobruk, El Alamein

Commander 24th Brigade
El Alamein, Lae, Finschhafen

Commandant Australian Senior Tactical School,
Beenleigh, Queensland.

Lord Mayor of Melbourne 1959 - 1961

Source: MA,NRWM
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