Private Edwin Maskell Evans

Unit/Regiment Canadian Infantry - Alberta Regiment
Battalion31st Service Number434506
Theatre of War first served in(1) France Date of entry therein
Age at Death29 Date of Death15/09/1916
Burial/Memorial Reference Serre Road Cemetery No.2 Plot XX Row C Grave 15
Next of kin George Evans, 6 Davis Street, Newbridge, South Wales.
Family & Census Details Edwin Maskell Evans was born in Abercarn on 23/08/1887, the second son of John and Frances Evans. In 1901 the family were living next to the Beaufort Arms in Abercarn where they were joined by Edwin’s older brother Fred who was working as a striker for a blacksmith.

By 1911 Edwin was working as a Coal Trimmer had moved into lodgings at 4 Davies Street, Newbridge where he lived with the Trott family. The 1911 Census was taken on Sunday 2nd April 1911, seventeen days later on 19th April 1911 Edward Maskell Evans set sail for a new life in Canada aboard the RMS Royal George. The ship departed from Avonmouth (Bristol) destined for Montreal, Canada under the stewardship of Captain James Harrison.

In the 1911 Census of Canada, Edwin (or Eddie as he now called himself) was living in Penticton, British Columbia and had found employment as a deck hand on SS Okanagan.
Where BornAbercarn, Mon
EnlistedCalgary, Alberta ResidedPenticton, British Columbia
How DiedKilled in action Theatre of WarWestern European Theatre
Medal Entitlement 1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal
Images Newbridge War Memorial - Civic commemoration
Tabernacle Church - Roll of Service
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