Lance Corporal John Evans

Lance Corporal John T. Evans, 1st/7th ( Territorial ) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in France on 23rd October 1915, aged 20, of wounds received in action. He was the son of James and Isabella Evans of 7 Ness Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed and is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. His Headstone is rather strangely inscribed  ” His Virtues Are Recorded Elsewhere “. The photo shows the impressive Memorial raised to commemorate the 50th ( Northumbrian ) Division of which the Battalion was part until February 1918. when it was transferred to the 42nd ( East Lancashire ) Division for lines of communication duties. It was erected near the village of Wieltje where nearby the Division had fought its first action of the War on 26th April 1915 during the Battle of St Julien only days after landing on the Continent.

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