John Thomas Evans was born in Caerwys, Flintshire, during 1896.
The census of 1901 recorded him living at Pen y Bryn, Tremeirchion with his family, at the home of his maternal grandparents, Thomas ( a Farmer) and Jane Evans. Listed in the household was married daughter Anne Thomas who was 28. Her husband was Thomas Evans a 31 year old ‘Ordinary Agricultural Labourer’. Their two listed children were John T who was 5 and Gwylim who was 2.
The 1911 Census tells us that the family lived at Pen-y-Bryn, Caerwys, Flintshire. The head of was Thomas Evans aged 42, a Farmer. His wife Ann Evans aged 38 and their 5 (five) children – John Thomas Evans aged 15, a Farm Worker, Gwilym Evans aged 12, Dinah Jane Evans aged 9, Muriel Evans aged 5 and Mair Eluned Evans aged 3 months. Ann’s mother, Jane Evans aged 78, a retired Farmer was also living with them.
John Thomas Evans enlisted at The Castle, Chester during 1916.
On 20 August 1917 a payment of £4.19s.11d was made by the War Office to Thomas Evans, this being monies owed to his son John. On 23 October 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity was also made to him.
John Thomas Evans is also named on the memorial at Tremeirchion
He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.
There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for him at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, which was completed on 15 January 1920, by a Thomas Evans.