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Evans, Henry Robert Noel

Son of Henry Evans, insurance office assistant, and Augusta Evans of 31 Woodstock Road.


Evans was born on 29/12/1896, and attended the School from 1911-1914. He served as a Captain in the Army, with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 8th Bn. attd. 7th Bn. . Evans sadly lost his life on 16/08/1917, as a result of the War.


Evans is remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panels 80 to 82 and 163.

On his death Evans left effects of £161 0s. 8d to Henry Evans. Approximately £12,000 today.

Rugby First XV Characters (BGS Chronicle December 1913)

EVANS, RHM (1913) – Right centre three quarter.  Before this season has been playing in the position of scrum half, but after a shaky start has quite settled down in the centre, and although still inclined to pass wildly, combines well with his wing.  Very plucky in defence, and is an excellent kick.  Should do well next year after a little more experience.

An Attack Near Langemarck (BGS Chronicle December 1917)

"had been promoted not long ago to Captain's rank in the 7th D.C.L.I. While leading his company in an attack near Langemarck, he was killed by machine gun fire on August 16th. His Colonel writes of him as a most valuable officer and a personal friend: his men trusted him and admired his fearless daring."

Henry Robert Noel Evans

Born: 29 December 1896

School dates: 1911 - 1914

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 8th Bn. attd. 7th Bn.

Died: 16 August 1917

Age: 20

Remembered: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Reference: Panels 80 to 82 and 163

Memorial Site Map (CWGC)

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