Regiment : 11th Battalion Rifle Brigade
Service number : B203354
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 18th September 1916 aged 20
Buried : Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France, Grave XXIII. A. 3.
Birthplace : Hinckley
Relatives : Brother of Alfred Evans, 123 Castle St., Hinckley, Leicestershire
Memorial : Worcester Guildhall
Also appears on : Worcester St Stephen's Church
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
A photograph of Rifleman G. Evans of Worcester can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 4th November 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.
The following information has been researched by Geoff Hill:
12 Alma Street, Barbourne
1911 Census: George Evans, aged 15, china gilder.
At the same address: Alfred Evans (uncle), boot maker, aunt and 1 lodger
The 11th Battalion Rifle Brigade was engaged in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (15th – 22nd September 1916), part of the battle of the Somme and is famous for being the first time tanks were used in war.
Caterpillar Valley was the name given by the army to the long valley which rises Eastwards, past ‘Caterpillar Wood’, to the high ground at Guillemont. The cemetery lies within the battle of the Somme area and was captured after very fierce fighting in the latter part of 1916.
British Army Medal Index Card: King’s Royal Rifle Corps, No R17047, Rifle Brigade No 203354.