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15/09/1917 Evan Pierce Evans lance corporal royal engineers
« on: Tuesday 06 March 18 06:16 GMT (UK) »
Number 159513 died in France  (Flanders) of wounds. My great uncle. Born in Cwm Y Glo, Caernarfonshire  about 1897

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Re: 15/09/1917 Evan Pierce Evans lance corporal royal engineers
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 09:30 GMT (UK) »
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: 15/09/1917 Evan Pierce Evans lance corporal royal engineers
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 09:46 GMT (UK) »
As does his entry in the register of Soldiers' Effects - 9 September 1917 in No 6 Casualty Clearing Station (which at the time was in Bruay France).

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Re: 15/09/1917 Evan Pierce Evans lance corporal royal engineers
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 10:56 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, yes I've got that...my mistake. I have a copy of the soldiers effects but have been unable to locate service records in the British Army WW Service records

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Re: 15/09/1917 Evan Pierce Evans lance corporal royal engineers
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 11:23 GMT (UK) »
Are you aware that around 75% of WW1 service records were destroyed in the bombing in WW2?  His records could be among those that were lost.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: 15/09/1917 Evan Pierce Evans lance corporal royal engineers
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 12:04 GMT (UK) »
You are probably aware of the type of company he was serving in at the time, info about them here:
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-corps-of-royal-engineers-in-the-first-world-war/the-special-companies-of-the-royal-engineers-poison-gas/

Their war diary is at the National Archives: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/a5d8d31fb2d2438aaa940ba456b889c0

He had been awarded the Military Medal.

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Re: 15/09/1917 Evan Pierce Evans lance corporal royal engineers
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for that information, very interesting