Huthwaite War Memorial Project

EVANS T.H. 267904

Huthwaite War Memorial

Thomas Henry Evans

Private 267904 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 1st/5th Battalion

Died of Wounds Flanders 31st March 1918 : Age unknown

Lapugnoy Military Cemetery VI. C. 2.

This Private Evans was easily identified due to his Huthwaite birth place. But war records offer little detail regarding his personal life before enlisting for duty with the Foresters at Sutton-in-Ashfield. Local press reportage adds fact that Thomas remained single while formerly employed as a clerk at the New Hucknall Colliery. A younger brother may have survived the war, although listed names of three other Evans does include two brothers known to be cousins of Thomas through close parental relations.

  Pte. T. H. Evans, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Evans, of 43, Columbia-street, Huthwaite, died of wounds on the 31st March, being wounded on the 29th. Official intimation with respect to both dates were received by his parents. He belonged to the 1-5th Notts. and Derby Regiment, No. 267904, "A" Company, 4th Platoon. He had been in the army a year and eight months, and was unmarried, and was formerly employed as a clerk at New Hucknall Colliery, where he had spent all his working career. He was last at home about three months ago. He was a life long member of the Wesleyan church, where he was a regular attender. A younger brother is at present in Salonika in the M.T.C..
  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. ...

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Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 16 May 14 © by Gary Elliott