Regiment : 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry
Service number : A2504
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 31st August 1916 aged 25
Buried : Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, France, Grave I. C. 24.
Relatives : Son of George and Fanny Evans, late of Suckley, Worcestershire, England
Memorial : Suckley St John the Baptist Church WW1 Memorial
Samuel Evans enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 15th January 1915 at Stratford, Ontario. On his attestation form he gave his date of birth as 5th November 1890 at Suckley, Worcestershire, England, his next of kin as his father, New Cottage, Suckley, Worcestershire and his occupation as a farmer. He was 5 feet 10½ inches tall with hazel eyes, dark brown hair and a medium complexion.
Samuel was posted overseas from England to join the 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry on 3rd August 1915. In October 1915 he was admitted to hospital in Etaples, France suffering from Pleurisy with further admissions to medical facilities for various wounds. Samuel was killed in action on 31st August 1916
National Archives of Canada Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2951 – 16
A photograph of Private S. Evans of Suckley can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 21st October 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives. The same photograph can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 31st March 1917.