Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams
Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold
Name / Enw: Bevan Trevor
Regiment/Catrawd: 5th bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Lance Corporal 241949 ( additional numbers recorded 842, 4603)
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Jerusalem Memorial
Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panels 20 to 22
Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Gaza
Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: The Victory Medal, The British War Medal and the 1915 Star
Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:
Killed in Gaza on 26th March 1917 age 24yrs
He was born in 1893 in Pontypool. His mother was Elizabeth and his father was James.
His mother, Elizabeth Bevan was listed as his next of kin when he signed up for the war. Her address was Osborne House, Maes y Dre Mold. His enlistment papers suggest that he had previously been in the 1/5th RWF for a period of five years and he indicated that he would prefer a placement with his old battalion. (Might explain the additional regimental numbers)
The 1911 census records that Trevor aged 19 was an underground collier. The family was listed in 1911 at 64 Maes y Dre, Mold as follows..
Elizabeth Bevan aged 43. The children were, Trevor 19, Morgan13, Harold 11, James Herbert 10, Nellie 8, Elsie 6, Reginald 4, Grenville 2, Violet 7 months. The census return indicates that there had been 13 children born altogether so four of them were not at home.
Trevor married in 1916 in Prestwich, Lancashire. His wife was formerly Sarah F Bowater . His army records suggest that his medals should be sent to her at 11 Raglan st, Hough Lane, Lower Broughton. Another form bearing Sarah’s signature confirms receipt of his identity disc. As his widow she was awarded a pension of 13 shillings and ninepence per week.
His records state that he entered his first theatre of war on the 25th July 1915 in the Balkans. He arrived in Alexandria, Egypt in September 1916.