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Help needed to find war grave Evenjobb/Evancoyd
« on: Saturday 27 December 14 13:27 GMT (UK) »
Richard Frederick Evans was a 22 year old valet at Gorddinog Hall, Aber, Caernarfonshire when he enlisted as Pte 818 in the Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry on the 12th September 1914.

He went with the DHY to Egypt in March 1916 but was invalided back to the UK suffering from TB in August and was discharged unfit due to the TB in September 1916. His papers show that the condition was aggravated by military service.

He died at his parents home, Vicarage Cottage, Evenjobb, Kington 18th September 1918. The cause of death was TB.

As he is not commemorated on the CWGC database I have submitted his particulars with relevant evidence for consideration of inclusion. Had he not heeded the call to duty he would not have succumbed to this disease and I therefore consider him to be a ''war casualty'.

I'm quite confident that he will be accepted (many others with exact same circumstances have been) and, whilst the submission is being considered, I am now making efforts to locate his grave.

I'm told the requirements are
"  We need a copy of the burial register page, the name of the source of the copy (council, archive etc) and a contact name, number if possible. Obviously, a photo of any headstone is good but not essential." ***

The most likely place in the first instance is the churchyard at Evenjobb near his home.

Is there anyone please with a working knowledge of this churchyard or anyone with access to it's burial book that can help me?

As an aside, I have looked for a local War Memorial but not had much luck. Where would be the one covering this village?

Thanks in advance
Gwil Williams

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Re: Help needed to find war grave Evenjobb/Evancoyd
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 December 14 14:01 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
There is an entry (image)for his burial available amongst other places on Findmypast under Powys Burials
Richard Frederick Evans Vicarage cottage Everjobb  Sep 21 1918 aged 27 years
St Peters Evancoyd

Cathy

Sinnock/Sinnicks...Brighton,Greenwich.
Clements,Coles,Mc Donagh,Rock

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Re: Help needed to find war grave Evenjobb/Evancoyd
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 December 14 14:30 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks to Cathy who has identfied which churchyard he is at.  ;D

Is there anyone on this board local to this village?

Gwil


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Re: Help needed to find war grave Evenjobb/Evancoyd
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 December 14 15:55 GMT (UK) »
I am probably the nearest, abt 20 miles away, but a photo will have to wait for some warmer weather
In the new year.  :) :)

Are the family likely to be able to afford a gravestone.

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Re: Help needed to find war grave Evenjobb/Evancoyd
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 January 15 06:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mike
Sorry about the delay. Many thanks for your kind offer. I'm afraid I don't know about whether there is an existing gravestone. I have looked to see if the graveyard has been indexed but cannot see an MI book for it. If your question was regarding a current family affording a 'new' gravestone then, in the case where there isn't sufficient identification on a grave, the CWGC will provide a stone.

Gwil

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Re: Help needed to find war grave Evenjobb/Evancoyd
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 January 15 08:26 GMT (UK) »
My advice would be to contact the church - they would have access to the burial plan, and be able to tell you where in the churchyard he is buried, even if there is no headstone.

 
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
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Re: Help needed to find war grave Evenjobb/Evancoyd
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 January 15 16:23 GMT (UK) »
It is part of New Radnor group parish, I could not find much in the way of contact details online, tho' I only had a quick look.

I am hoping to go anyway as the trip is entirely thro the stunning scenery of the Welsh marches, but at my age it needs to be reasonably warm.   ;D ;D

Mike

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Re: Help needed to find war grave Evenjobb/Evancoyd
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 08 January 15 15:51 GMT (UK) »
We have been to St Peters Evancoed today.

There is a grave looking good, the inscription reads:   In loving memory
                                                                               Frederick Richard Evans
                                                                               Died sept 18 1918. Aged 27

I feel this must be the correct one.

I also have photo. of the war memorial outside the door of the church.
There are three names on this.
Joseph E Moore
Andrew Bright
Albert E Griffiths. R. N.

If you PM me your email add. I will send them to you

Mike

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Re: Help needed to find war grave Evenjobb/Evancoyd
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 21 April 15 10:48 BST (UK) »
Mike

May I publicly apologise profusely for not responding to your last post. I though I was set up for notifications of replies on my threads but it seems not.

Frederick Richard Evans has now been accepted as a war casualty

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/75451622/EVANS,%20FREDERICK%20RICHARD

May I please take up your offer to make contact by PM for the photo? I fully understand if not.

Gwil