Evans, G W
GEORGE WHITE EVANS
Remembered with honour Pozieres Memorial: Panels 89 and 90.
He enlisted in Hertford 7 June 1915 and was formerly Private 5097 Bedfordshire Regiment; he went to the Front in July 1916. He was wounded in November 1916 and invalided home, returning to France in September 1917. Took part in the ‘great push’ of March 1918, and was posted missing on 23 March. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was presumed killed in action. It was afterwards learnt that he had been buried by the Germans on or about that date.
There is an article about George in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 4 May 1918.
Son of Robert William and Susan (nee WHITE) EVANS of Watford.
His parents married 22 May 1893 in Louth, Lincs. Robert died 18 February 1930 in Watford aged 66, and was buried 22 February in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Susan died 30 November 1948 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 3 December, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
George was born 7 July 1894 in Barnsbury, London, and baptised 24 June 1894 at St Thomas’, Islington, London. He attended Callow Land Boys’ School, Watford; then Alexandra School, Watford, from 25 November 1901 to 6 December 1904; finally Watford Grammar School from 6 September 1907 to October 1910. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a commercial clerk aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Date of deathon or since 23/03/1918
Age at death23
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)