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Charles EVANS

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Surname: EVANS

Forename(s): Charles

Place of Birth: Middlesbrough, Yorkshire

Service No: S/11824

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Battalion / Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1916-06-29

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 37 and 64.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---


Additional Information:

Charles Evans was the son of David and Annie Evans, née Fancoat, the daughter of Henry and Harriet Fancoat, née Thompson. Annie was born at Banbury, Oxfordshire.

1901 Middlesbrough, Yorkshire Census: 70, Victoria Street - Charles Evans, aged 7 years, born Middlesbrough, son of Annie Evans, widow. [Annie and her children, Harriet, David and Charles were living with another daughter, Annie, and her husband, Bernard Jacobsen.]

1911 Bradford, Yorkshire Census: Great Northern Railway Victoria Hotel, Drake Street - Charles Evans, aged 16 years, born Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. Page Boy.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Charles Evans, S/11824, Sea. Highrs.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Charles Evans, S/11824, 1/Bn Seaforth Highlanders.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Charles Evans, S/11824, 1 Seaforth Highldr. Date and Place of Death: 29.6.16 Mesopotamia. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Brother-in-law and Sister joint legatees - Vincent Clarkson Rutter and Harriet Rutter. £5 12s. 6d.

On 4 February 1916, because of heavy casualties, the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, amalgamated with the 2nd Battalion Black Watch, to form the Highland Battalion. On the 12 July 1916, both battalions resumed their former identity. Charles Evans died whilst serving in the Highland Battalion of the 7th (Meerut) Indian Division.

Charles is commemorated in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh and is probably the Charles Evans commemorated on the Middlesbrough War Memorial.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Private Charles EVANS

Private Charles EVANS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany’s)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 7th (Meerut) Indian Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: EVANS

Forename(s): Charles

Born: Middlesbrough, Yorks


Enlisted: Middlesbrough

Number: S/11824

Rank: Private

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's)

Battalion: 1st Battalion


Died Date: 29/06/16

Died How:

Theatre of War: Persian Gulf


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: EVANS

Forename(s): Charles

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: S/11824

Rank: Private

Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders

Unit: 1st Bn.

Age: 22


Died Date: 29/06/1916

Additional Information: Son of the late David and Annie Evans.



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28 July 1916

EVANS – June 29th, accidentally drowned in the Persian Gulf, Pte. Charles Evans, of Austwick, aged 22 years.

28 July 1916


The sad news of the death of Pte Charles Evans was received last week with profound regret by the inhabitants of Austwick. Prior to enlisting, Pte. Evans was for nearly three years footman to the Rev. Arthur Ingilby, Harden, and was esteemed and highly respected by all who new him. He joined the Seaforth Highlanders in November last, and for six months was in training at Cromarty, Scotland. In May, along with his battalion, he sailed for Mesopotamia, and on June 29th shortly after his arrival there, was accidentally drowned in the Persian Gulf. Pte. Evans was about 22 years of age, and a native of Middlesbrough-on-Tees


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