Evans, John

John Evans was born in Rhyl, Flintshire, North Wales during 1898.

The 1901 Census shows that the family lived at 10 William Street, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was Ann Evans aged 32 years, a widow, who was employed as a Laundress. She had five children, namely, Emily Evans aged 12 years, Robert Evans aged 11 years, Mary Evans aged 8 years, John Evans aged 3 years and Ellen Evans aged 1 year.  Also living with the family as a Lodger was Edwin Price aged 45, a widower, who was employed as a Labourer.

Edwin subsequently married Ann Evans and they moved to live at 24 Spring Road, Normancot, Longton, Staffordshire.

At the age of 18 years John enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl, with 8th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

There is no Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for him at the County Archives, Hawarden, Flintshire.

He is remembered on a Remembrance plaque at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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