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Re: Robert Ellis Evans - Born 1881 Dolgellau - 1st Newfoundland Regiment
« Reply #18 on: Monday 23 November 20 03:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

From Family Search, I think this is Robert in 1921 St. Johns Nfld. living with the Bailey family.
Bailey, Caroline, head, widow, age 50,
Bailey, Marguerite, age 23
Bailey, Maud, age 25
Bailey, Winifred, age 20
Bailey, Samuel, age 17
Cragg, John G. (Rev.), father, widow, age 85
Evans, Robert, boarder, widower, age 37, b. Feb. 1884, Wales, yr. of immigration 1905, shop asst., mercantile
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99FW-GD21?i=682&cc=2226517&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQV1W-5FG8

This one is a head scratcher, but the address of 20 Woodland Gardens matches with his service
file.
Canadian Passenger Form 30A, arriving Montreal 29 Aug. 1923 on the ship Manoa
Robert E. Evans, age 39, widow, b. North Wales, citizenship St. Johns NF, on a visit, had no intention
of remaining in Canada, ??? and had never lived in Canada. Going to Queens Hotel, Montreal, and
nearest relative Mrs. R. T. Williams, sister, 20 Woodland Gardens, London.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3WP-W9RQ-3?i=127&cat=1107802

There is a marriage in Iberville, Quebec in 1923, September I think, the handwriting is terrible.
Robert Ellis Evans, son of John Evans and Ellinor Brown, his wife...formerly of Bryn Me.....North Wales, widower of the late Agnes Hynes who died in St. Johns Newfoundland and Hilda Marguerite Collingwood Bailey of St. Johns Nfld, spinster daughter of William Butler Bailey and Caroline Goodacre C....(that would be Cragg). Both signed, witnesses were J.E. Stewart and Lorne McCaw.

There is a marriage in St. Johns, Nfld 10 June 1913
Robert Evans, age 31
Agnes Hynes, age 28
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-62GS-Z2M?i=25&cc=1790939

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Re: Robert Ellis Evans - Born 1881 Dolgellau - 1st Newfoundland Regiment
« Reply #19 on: Monday 23 November 20 14:24 GMT (UK) »
The Newfoundland Great Banks site has thrown up a couple of hits - basic information of info already given by dbree in previous post. But have spotted in newspapers -

The Evening Telegram, St Johns, Newfoundland, Mar 10 1917
Casualty List - rec'd Mar 10th 1917
The following admitted Wandsworth
2845 Corporal Robert E Evans, North Wales. Gunshot wound head

The St John's Daily Star published same day states "Gunshot wound hand"

The Evening Telegram, St Johns, Newfoundland, Sep 13th 1917
1st Newfoundland Regimental Headquarters
Regimental Orders - Promotion
The following cadets have been promoted to Second Lieutenants:
No 2845 Robert E Evans
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Robert Ellis Evans - Born 1881 Dolgellau - 1st Newfoundland Regiment
« Reply #20 on: Monday 23 November 20 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I think this is the death of Agnes, in St. Johns on 5 Dec. 1914
Evans, Agnes, age 30, place of death Atlantic Ave., cause of death septicaemia
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9398-2W7C-2?i=106&cc=1790939&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQKQF-WGRY

The 1913 directory of St. Johns has Robert Evans, 3 Atlantic Ave., advertising clerk Royal Stores
https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/cns_tools/id/125389/rec/2

Unfortunately, very little of the 1911 Newfoundland census survives. Directories are very patchy.
http://ngb.chebucto.org/C1911/01-dist-1911-idx.shtml

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Re: Robert Ellis Evans - Born 1881 Dolgellau - 1st Newfoundland Regiment
« Reply #21 on: Monday 23 November 20 14:56 GMT (UK) »
The wounding and the promotion accord with his service record.

Wonder what happened to Maisie? 

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S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Robert Ellis Evans - Born 1881 Dolgellau - 1st Newfoundland Regiment
« Reply #23 on: Monday 23 November 20 17:08 GMT (UK) »
https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/telegram19/id/1190/rec/2

See advertisement foot of col 4 - was Robert still at this address I wonder?
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Robert Ellis Evans - Born 1881 Dolgellau - 1st Newfoundland Regiment
« Reply #24 on: Monday 23 November 20 19:00 GMT (UK) »

This one is a head scratcher, but the address of 20 Woodland Gardens matches with his service
file.
Canadian Passenger Form 30A, arriving Montreal 29 Aug. 1923 on the ship Manoa
Robert E. Evans, age 39, widow, b. North Wales, citizenship St. Johns NF, on a visit, had no intention
of remaining in Canada, ??? and had never lived in Canada. Going to Queens Hotel, Montreal, and
nearest relative Mrs. R. T. William, sister, 20 Woodland Gardens, London.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C3WP-W9RQ-3?i=127&cat=1107802


That's Laura, the singer. She married Robert Thomas Williams

Added: Newfoundland was not part of Canada in 1923, hence his not ever living in Canada!

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Re: Robert Ellis Evans - Born 1881 Dolgellau - 1st Newfoundland Regiment
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 24 November 20 01:00 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Mabel. I knew it was Laura because the address confirmed it. I also knew Nfld. only
became part of Canada 31 Mar. 1949 as I am Canadian.

To clarify, my head scratching was.... why did he come to Montreal to marry within the month
in small town Iberville to a girl from Nfld.

Well done hanes teulu on finding the obit for Agnes. Sad isn't it, so young. :(

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Re: Robert Ellis Evans - Born 1881 Dolgellau - 1st Newfoundland Regiment
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 24 November 20 10:02 GMT (UK) »
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.