EVANS Leonard William
Regiment : 2nd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 9615
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds aged 30 on 29th December 1916
Buried : Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France, Grave II. J. 17.
Birthplace : Tenbury, Worcestershire, resident Middleton, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Relatives : Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Evans, of Leysters Pole, Leominster, Herefordshire; husband of Fanny Evans, of Hill Cottage, Birchley Bank, Tenbury, Worcestershire
Memorial : Bockleton St Michael's Church
Credits : Researched by Adrian Carter.
Leonard Evans was born in Tenbury. He enlisted in November 1905 at the age of 18 years and ten months when he was employed as a labourer and was already a member of the 6th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. His service papers give his mother as Mrs. Mapp of Leysters Pole. He spent 17 days in hospital with bronchitis on Malta in December 1906. He was wounded on 29th September 1914 and transferred to England on 6th October on board S.S. Carisbrooke Castle. Leonard embarked at Southampton on 4th November 1916, disembarking at Rouen on 7th November. On 27th December 1916 he received gunshot wounds in the abdomen and back, near Combles. Leonard died of his wounds two days later. He was the father of two sons: Willie and William.