Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Thomas Evans was born at Morville in 1886. He was brought up by his grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth Evans. On his marriage certificate he gave his father as 'Thomas Evans, Labourer'. After he left school, Thomas went to work as an estate labourer at Apley Hall.
Thomas joined up at the start of the war, serving with the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He went to France in December 1915. At some point he was transferred to the 418th Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps (which may indicate that he was no longer 'fighting fit' - possibly through wounds or illness). By June, 1918, Thomas was stationed in Chester. On the 6th of June he married Charlotte Emily Flood at St Mary's, Chester.
Thomas died of influenza and pneumonia at the War Hospital, Chester, on the 2nd November, 1918. He is buried in Stockton Churchyard.
Private Thomas Evans, 431813 Labour Corps (formerly 15110 KSLI) was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star. Charlotte never remarried, she lived with her family in Liverpool until her death in 1951.
Revised 7th March, 2016. Thanks to Roy Hull for additional information.
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