Thomas Henry Evans
Private 267904 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 1st/5th Battalion
Enlisted: Coventry 1st September 1914
Died of Wounds Flanders 31st March 1918 : Aged 27
Lapugnoy Military Cemetery VI. C. 2.
Private 267904 Thomas Henry Evans was born Q4 1890 in Hucknall Huthwaite. Parents 1875 Mansfield Q4 registered marriage between coal miner Mr Henry Elley Evans from Shelton Staffs., and Miss Martha Adlington from Sutton, retains both family ties in Hucknall-under-Huthwaite by adding their own children to Harper Lane 1881 address. Fuller household follows move into New Fall Street, headed 1891 by Mr Henry Elley Evans 37. Wife Mrs Marth Evans 34, then mothering Maude M 14, pursuing a career in School Teaching, Beatrice 10, Annie 7, Catherine Lynam 5, Georgina 2, and Thomas Henry 6 months.
Mr Thomas Henry Evans was raised with two additional younger brothers named John George 1893 and youngest junior Henry Elley 1900 after father moved them into Newcastle Street. New Hucknall Colliery tied housing also relates where Thomas Henry held work as Colliery Clerk, until personally recording some changes through early enlistment in Coventry 1st September 1914.
Driver 435 Thomas Henry Evans is rank appointed after signing that Territorial Force attestation aged 20 years 3 months joining 4th Battalion South Midland Reserve Brigade. Previous trade N.H. Insurance Manager might account for Coventry relocation beyond held address at Market Street, Huthwaite. Nervous disorders however, led to 30th May 1915 military discharge after a short period of hospital assessment by the Medical Board determined no longer fit for war service. Credit to him for reenlisting.
Pte 267904 Thomas Henry Evans presumably returned to Huthwaite and apparently recovered sufficiently in order to proudly next join the 1/5th Notts & Derbys Regiment of Sherwood Foresters. About three months after gaining some home leave, posting into the Western Front Theatre of War with 4th Platoon A Company is where severe wounding in action on the 29th March 1918 caused his death two days later, at a now calculable aged 27. Parents were informed at their later 43 Columbia Street home.
Thomas Henry Evans is additionally remembered from long Wesleyan membership on the Huthwaite Methodist Church plaque. Huthwaite Cemetery cenotaph simply listed T Evans, also relating extended family with a further linked Roll of Honour.
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. ...