Thomas Hatfield Evans

Name

Thomas Hatfield Evans

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

26/04/1915
33

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Second Lieutenant
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
3rd Bn. Machine Gun Section

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Mentioned in Despatches

Cemetery/Memorial

SHRAPNEL VALLEY CEMETERY
Sp. Mem. A. 9.
Turkey (including Gallipoli)

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

St Lawrence Church Memorial, Bovingdon
Individual plaque, St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon
Memorial Plaque, Memorial Hall, Bovingdon

Pre War

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.

Wartime Service

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.

Acknowledgments

Jonty Wild
Malcolm Lennox, Dick West