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Evans

Selected Biographies

Evans, Arthur Singleton – Born: Edenbridge, Kent on 26.1.1886.[1]  Parents: William Herbert Evans (Stockbroker) and Caroline Elizabeth [née Singleton].  Family Connections: Brother to Claude Singleton Evans [b1887], Reginald Singleton Evans [b1888] and Donald Singleton Evans [b1898].  Home: Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire (1901), Melford Place, St Marys Street, Long Melford (1911), Hormead, Bury Street, St Katherines Road, Torquay, Devon (1939) to [1954].  Occupation: Farm Pupil of Charles Westropp of Long Melford (1911).  Married: Constance Mary Jenkins in 1929.  Service Record: Commissioned on 4.12.1914 as a Second Lieutenant with the Royal Field Artillery, being posted to France from May 1915.[2]  His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour in St Nicholas Church, Great Hormead, Hertfordshire.  Died: Torquay, Devon on 7.7.1954. [3]

[1] Date of birth taken from the 1939 Register for Torquay, Devon.  [2] For notice of his commission see Supplement to the London Gazette, 5.12.1914 p.10416 and Medal Index Card [WO 372].  [3] Date of death taken from the National Probate Calendar.

Evans, Claude Singleton – Born: Dorking, Surrey in 1887.  Parents: William Herbert Evans (Stockbroker) and Caroline Elizabeth [née Singleton].  Family Connections: Brother to Arthur Singleton Evans [b1886], Reginald Singleton Evans [b1888] and Donald Singleton Evans [b1898].  Home: The Cedar House, High Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex (1891), The Grange (Boy’s Private School), Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, Elham, Kent (1901), Milton Court, 68 Cromwell Road, London [1929], 8 Portsdown Road, Paddington, London [1932].  Married: Constance Mary Jenkins in 1929.  Service Record: Claude received a commission as Second Lieutenant on 16.12.1914[1] and was posted to France on 21.7.1915 serving as a Captain with the Army Service Corps.   His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour in St Nicholas Church, Great Hormead, Hertfordshire.  Died: London on 8.1.1932. [2]

[1] London Gazette 29.12.1914.  [2] Date of death taken from the National Probate Calendar.

Evans, Reginald Singleton – Born: Mickleham, Surrey on 14.9.1888.[1]   Parents: William Herbert Evans (Stockbroker) and Caroline Elizabeth [née Singleton].  Family Connections: Brother to Arthur Singleton Evans [b1886], Claude Singleton Evans [b1887] and Donald Singleton Evans [b1898].  Home: The Cedar House, High Road, Hillingdon, Middlesex (1891), 67 Onslow Gardens, South Kensington, London (1911), 2 The Orchard, Bognor Regis (1939).  Occupation: Gentleman (1911), Travelling Stockbroker (1939).  Married: Victoria Mary Rushton in 1918.  Service Record: Reginald received a commission as a Second Lieutenant on 14.11.1914[2] and was posted to France in May 1915 with 6th [Service] Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borders as part of 28th Brigade, 9th [Scottish] Division.  His unit was posted to France on 12.5.1915 and saw action during the Somme Offensive of 1916, the battles of Passchendaele and Welsh Ridge in 1917 and Bapaume, Messines and Kemmel in 1918.  He resigned his commission on 14.10.1918.[3]   His name is recorded on the Roll of Honour in St Nicholas Church, Great Hormead, Hertfordshire.  Died: Torquay, Devon on 7.7.1954. [4]

[1] Date of birth taken from the 1939 Register.  [2] London Gazette 13.11.1914.  [3] Medal Index Card [WO 372].  [4] Date of death taken from the National Probate Calendar.

Evans, Donald Singleton – Born: London on 10.4.1898.[1]  Parents: William Herbert Evans (Stockbroker) and Caroline Elizabeth [née Singleton].  Family Connections: Brother to Arthur Singleton Evans [b1886], Claude Singleton Evans [b1887] and Reginald Singleton Evans [b1888].  Home: Wealdside House, South Weald, Essex (1901), Kent House School, Staveley Road, Eastbourne, Sussex (1911).  Married: Gladys Katie Ayling in 1919.  Service Record: Donald enlisted as a Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force on 17.4.1918.  He was posted to India and was serving with No.3 Squadron at the time of his death.[2]  Died: Delhi, India on 27.5.1921, is buried in Delhi War Cemetery [grave ref: 9.B.17] and recorded on the Roll of Honour in St Nicholas Church, Great Hormead, Hertfordshire.[3]

[1] Date of birth taken from the Baptism Register 7.5.1898 of St Pauls Church, Knightsbridge, London.  [2] British Royal Air Force, Officers’ Service Records 1912-1920.  [3] Commonwealth War Grave Commission.

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