Huthwaite War Memorial Project

EVANS D.L.C. 36433

Family Headstone

De Lacy Campbell Evans

Private 36433 - East Yorkshire Regiment
11th Battalion

Killed in Action Flanders 3rd May 1917 : Aged 28

Arras Memorial Bay 4 and 5

De Lacy Campbell is a name first confirmed through Huthwaite birth and residence shared between other closely related Evans families. Local press reported named parents addressing Huthwaite Market Place, which leads to suppose Private D.L.C. Evans was the youngest of three serving brothers in different regiments. His brother William was killed in 1916. The delayed confirmation of De Lacy's death was shared by family when learning his cousin Thomas was also similarly killed in the Flanders fields.
  A family website offers personal tribute to Private Evans, confirming De Lacy Campbell was a son of Thomas Alfred Evans and Ellen French Smith, grocers of Hucknall Huthwaite, plus a great grandson of Stephen Evans and Martha Wilde. Furthermore, I chanced upon the Huthwaite Cemetery headstone marking this families shared grave, which also added a touching personal memorial for their son.


Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times – 29th. June 1917.
The Vicar of Huthwaite reported that he had made personal enquiries through Red Cross and St. John's regarding Private D.C. Evans (Market Place), 36433, 11th. E. Yorks, missing since May 3rd. There had been no news and he had not been noted on prisoner lists searched.
Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times – 19th. Aug, 1918.
HUTHWAITE CASUALTIES. - PRIVATE T. H. EVANS.
  Private de Lacy Campbell Evans (cousin to the above) has been "missing" since May last, and is now presumed killed. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Evans, Market-place, and was 28 years of age. ....
Evans Headstone
IN LOVING MEMORY OF

GEORGE FREDRICK,

BELOVED SON OF THOMAS ALFRED & ELLEN EVANS, DIED MAY 31st 1901 AGED 10 YEARS.

ALSO DE LACY CAMPBELL,
THEIR BELOVED SON WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION NEAR OPPY WOOD FRANCE, MAY 3rd 1917, AGED 29 YEARS.

ALSO THOMAS ALFRED EVANS, FATHER OF ABOVE WHO
DIED NOV. 26th 1921, AGED 65 YEARS.

ALSO ELLEN, BELOVED WIFE OF THOMAS ALFRED EVANS, DIED NOV 15th 1943, AGED 85 YEARS.

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Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 27 Jan 18 © by Gary Elliott