Edward Delme Evans
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|Subject||Evans, Edward Delme|
|Title||Edward Delme Evans|
|Notes||A colour photocopy of a photo of Private Edward Delme Evans 55318 of 2nd Batt. Welch Regiment, and of the Laundry, Maesmawr, Montgomeryshire (now Powys), Wales.|
Photographs and photocopies of Evans' War and Victory medals, a newspaper cutting after his death, the Memorial Plaque, and his family's memorial to him on silk.
Mrs Jones: Edward D. Evans was killed at the Battle of Ypres on the 17 November 1917. He had just returned to the front having had an appendix operation and at which time the wound was still weeping. Edward was the son of Edward and Jane Evans, of the Laundry, Maesmawr and later of Tanyard Row, Llansantffraid. He was just 20 years age. There is no known grave, his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, in Belgium. Private Edward Evans was one of 7 children. His father was a clogger by trade who worked around the woods in the Maesmawr district selecting alders suitable to make clog soles, these were then cut down, shaped into soles and piled in a pyramid fashion to dry through. Pte Evans was a pupil at Maesmawr School with some of his brothers and sisters. After the war the family moved to Llansantfraidd where the father could continue his trade in the clogging business.
This is a sample from a folder of research undertaken by Mrs Jones into the men named on the war memorial (1914-1919) of Guilsfield parish (near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire - now Powys, in Wales). The names include: Frank Arthur, Ernest Charlton, Edward Evans, Robert Evans, Fred Evans, Charles Galliers, Robert Gainsford, Edward Griffiths,John Higgins, Edwin Jones, James Jones, Charles Jones, William Jones, Alan Langlands, Edward Lloyd, John Lloyd, Richard Morgan, Edward Morris, John Owen, Evan Phillips, Herbert Trevor, David E. Bailey, Herbert Bailey, Arthur Gough, Charles Jones, George R. Jones, Arthur T. Lewis, Mathew W.H. Morris, Richard D.H. Mytton, Gruffydd V. Trevor. Representing a number of regiments of the army, also the Royal Navy and the Royal Flying Corps. Also evident is the volunteers who joined up early in the war, as well as the tribunals which decided that even though farming was a reserved occupation that man-power being so scarce some men would be compelled to join the army, leaving their families, their aging fathers, mothers, sisters and younger siblings to continue to provide food for the war effort - an insight into the home-front in rural Wales.
|Item Date||1917 - 1923|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Mrs MJ Jones|