Private John Evans, 24th Battalion, ( 1st Tyneside Irish ), Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 9th April 1917 on the first day of the Battle of Arras and is buried in Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St Laurent- Blangy, Arras, France. Before enlisting he had worked in Messrs Allan Bros. sawmill in Tweedmouth. He fell in the successful attack on the “Black ” line which was the first German line of defence. The photograph shows British troops accompanied by ” a wee pal ” in the main street of a captured village near Arras.