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VC739   William John George Evans

BORN   16 February 1876

DIED   28 September 1937   AGE   61

VC Won   30 July 1916   AGE   40

Place VC Won   Guillemont, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   William John George Evans   No.      

VC Issue No.   739   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Manchester Regiment, 18th Battalion, B Company

Later   Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Company Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Company Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Kensington, London, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 5 Tremaine Road, Annerley, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Beckenham Cemetery, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   2 October 1937

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot T8, Row 1 facing east, Grave 16239

Gazetted   31 January 1920

VC Presented   12 March 1920, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Beckenham Cemetery, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent, England

Named On Memorial, Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London

P  Named On Memorial,  Lewisham Civic Centre, S.E. London

P  Named On Victoria Cross Mural, Lewisham Shopping Center, Lewisham, S.E. London

By The Way…

He became a POW immediately following his VC action

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



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