Private Arthur Ernest Evans 22650

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Name:  Private Arthur Ernest Evans 22650

Date of Birth:  April/ May 1880

Address:  3, Pettifors Back Row, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Alfred Evans d.1886

Elizabeth Davies (formally Evans),

Later Bell.

Stepfather: William Davies

Occupation before the war:  Engineer

Siblings Names:

Emma b 1874  |  Thomas Henry b 1875  |  Alfred Frederick b 1876

Date Died:   16.4.1916

Age:  35/36

Place of Death:   Belgium

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Plot 1, Row 3, Grave B, Ferme-olivier Cemetery

Cause of death:  Killed in Action


11th Battalion

Leicestershire Regiment



Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Married Annie Gray on 19 June 1905 at Leicester Registry Office.
  • A child Walter Evans was born on 12 June 1913 in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
  • Arthur Ernest Evans ‘married’ Emily Clay in 1912. She was a widow with 2 children.
  • Daughter Edna May was born 22nd September 1914 to Emily.
  • Son, William Arthur born July 1916 to Emily.
  • Both these children were Evans, but known as Ball, Emily’s late husband’s name.
  • Emily married Arthur’s brother Thomas in 1919. She was living at his house in Hollow Road when Arthur was killed in 1916.
  • Enlisted Leicester 5th November 1915 and gave his age as 35 years and 6 months.
  • Height 5’ 5” tall; and weighed 124lb
  • The War Diary entry for the 26th April 1916 records. CAMP “F”. At 7.30am Work continued at Divisional Horse Lines. At 9.30am Work continued at CONVENT ST. SIXTE. “B” and “D” Companies continued field work. Remainder of Battalion performed fatigues in CAMP “F”. Enemy shelled ROYAL ENGINEERS workshops (in A.23 central). 1 man of “C” Company killed. At 7.00pm 3 NCO’s and 10 men reported to C.R.E. for work on roads as before.