South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

John Evans

Private John Evans 203057, 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment was killed in action on 28 April 1917 - on which day his division saw action at the Battle of Arleux, a phase of the Arras Offensive. He had been in the Army for twelve months. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

According to Soldiers Died in the Great War, John was born in Brewood and was resident there at the time of his enlistment. Soldiers' Effects tells us that his War Gratuity was paid to his father, Richard - which suggests that he may have been John Evans, the son of Richard and Fanny. This John was born at Wombourne in about 1876 but lived from childhood at Kiddemore Green. He was employed for a while as a servant at Engleton Hall and later worked as a road labourer and as a carter.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.