Evans, William

William Evans was born in Trelawnyd (Newmarket), Flintshire during 1884.

The 1891 Census shows that the family lived at Avongoch, Llanasa, Flintshire.  The head of the family was Grace Evans aged 28, a widow.  She had 5 (five) children – John Evans aged 9, William Evans aged 6, Sophia Evans aged 4, Morris Evans aged 4 and Catherine Evans aged 2 months.

By 1901 Grace had re-married and the family now lived at 72 Victoria Road, Rhyl, Flintshire.

Nothing is known about the early life of William Evans, but shortly after the commencement of the First World War he enlisted into the 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl.  On Wednesday 1 December 1915 he sailed with the Battalion from Folkestone to France.

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

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


Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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