Jones, Evan Thomas (aka Danny Gorman)

Library and Archives of Canada. Service Files of 1st W.W. 1914-1918-Canadian Expeditionary Force. Attestation Papers for Private 144942 Private Evan Thomas Jones (aka Danny Gorman)

Danny Gorman enlisted into The Canadian Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment. (12th Reserve Battalion) under the name of Evan Thomas Jones, on 18th August 1915 at Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. His date of birth was 6th March 1890 and he was born in Saint Asaph, Flintshire, Wales. He gave his trade as Labourer and his next of kin as R. Gorman of Saint Asaph.

His regimental number was 144942.

He was transferred to overseas Corps on 22nd October 1915 and embarked from Canada aboard the S.S. California. On arrival in England he was posted to Shorncliffe Camp to complete his training.

Evan Thomas Jones aka Denny Gorman was posted overseas and landed in Havre on 16th March 1916 when he was transferred to the 21st Battalion of the Canadian Infantry.

He was killed in Action while on a working party.

In his will, Evan left his property to his wife Maria, I cannot find any trace of documentation of  their marriage.

I cannot trace either Evan Thomas Jones aka Denny Gorman, his wife Maria or his brother, R Gorman on any census returns or birth registers.

The CWGC website informs us that Evan Thomas Jones (aka Danny Gorman) died on 10th June 1916 and is buried at Bedford House Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belguim.

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