Benjamin Evans

Lair 560

He was a draftman before signing up to the military

Benjamin Evans was born circa 1894 in Pontypool to Thomas Evans and Laura Jemiah. He enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusilier’s in 27/08/1914. It looks like he was discharged from the army and joined the Naval Volunteer Reserve.

Benjamin died within Hartwood on 26/01/1943 and was buried on the 28/01/1943

Patrick's schooling is rather interesting as you can see in the photographs

Alongside the regimental schools there were two boarding schools for children of serving or deceased officers. These were the Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin, founded in 1769 for children and orphans of soldiers on the Irish establishment; and the Royal Military Asylum for Children of Soldiers of the Regular Army, established at Chelsea in 1801 on the initiative of the Duke of York.

In 1892 the latter was renamed the Duke of York's Royal Military School, and in 1909 it moved to Dover. In 1922 the Royal Hibernian School moved to Shorncliffe, and in 1924 it was merged with the Duke of York's School.

Sadly, Benjamin is outwith the CWGC criteria but he will be honoured on our wall of WW1 Fallen


First name(s) Benjamin Evan Peters

Last Name Evans

Regiment Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Unit / Battalion 8th Battalion

Birth year 1893

Series WO 363

Birth town Pontypool

Series description Wo 363 - First World War Service Records 'Burnt Documents'

Birth county Monmouthshire

Archive The National Archives

Birth country Wales

Record set British Army Service Records

Age 21

Category Military, armed forces & conflict

Year 1914

Subcategory First World

Service number 12483

Collections from Great Britain, UK None