SHRAPNEL VALLEY CEMETERY
Sp. Mem. A. 9. Turkey (including Gallipoli)
St Lawrence Church Memorial, Bovingdon Individual plaque, St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon Memorial Plaque, Memorial Hall, Bovingdon
Born on 18 May 1881 in Huyton, Lancashire son of Thomas and Alice Stewart (Hatfield) Evans later of Honor’s Mead, Bovingdon. After his time in South Africa he left for Australia in May 1913. He was unmarried.
Served with the Leicestershire Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa 1899-1901 and then resigned. On the outbreak of WW1 he enlisted at Randwick, New South Wales on 3 Sep 1914 and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 1 Jan 1915 and embarked for Europe on 5 Apr 1915. He was killed in action at Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli during the landing when he personally disabled an enemy machine gun and then attempted to carry a wounded man back to the trenches despite being hit several times. He was recommended for a V.C. and was mentioned in dispatches for this last action.