Huthwaite War Memorial Project

EVANS W. 19343

Huthwaite War Memorial

William Evans

Lance Corporal 19343 - Royal Welsh
Regiment of Fusiliers 16th Battalion

Killed in Action Flanders 11th July 1916 : Aged 30

Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 4 A.

Enlisting at Mansfield; William proves to be a respected son of Mr and Mrs T Evans from Huthwaite. Noting they had two other grown sons in the army, further reportage can now determine that William was not only the brother of Private D.L.C. Evans, but also a cousin to Private T.H. Evans.

Notts. Free Press 4th August 1916.
Official information has been received at Huthwaite of the death in action of Lance-Corporal Wm. Evans, the third son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Evans of Huthwaite. He was 30 years of age and unmarried. He enlisted in the 16th. Battalion of the R.W.F. on December 26th, 1914, and went out to France in November of last year. He got his stripe while at the front, and was killed on July 10th.
For several years he had been manager of the Huthwaite branch of the Stanton Hill Co-operative Society, and was greatly respected. Previously he held a similar position at the Skegby branch. Always unfailingly courteous in manner and gentlemanly in bearing, these characteristics were reflected in all his actions, and with his quiet, unassuming disposition, gained him many friends. His firm had great confidence in him, and among the young men of the district there were few more regular churchgoers, and his untimely end is a loss to the community in more ways than one. Two of his brothers are serving in the army.

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