Evan Evans


About Evan

  • Name
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
    Llangynog, Montgomeryshire
  • Resided town
    Pencaedn, Llangynog, Nr Oswestry
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Slate Quarryman

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
    Yeomanry Cyclist Regiment


Evan Evans was born in Llangynog, Montgomeryshire in 1897, the son of David, a slate quarryman and Mary Ann (nee Evans).  In 1901, Evan (3) was living at Pencaedn, Llangynog, Montgomeryshire with David (55), Mary (35) and his grandfather, Edward Evans (59), a lead miner.  Evan was at the same address with his parents in 1911.

Evan enlisted with the 2/1 Denbighshire (Hussars) Yeomanry at Wrexham on 17 October 1916.  He was 5’3” tall, and with a chest measurement of 31” and weight of 97lb; his physical development was described as poor.  He joined the Royal Engineers Roads and Quarries Unit with the 323rd Quarrying Company on 17 March 1917 and on 17 October 1917 he passed his test as a skilled quarryman with skilled engineers pay.  He transferred to the 329th Quarry Company in February 1919 and was demobilised on 13 December 1919.  He served in France and was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals.

In October 1916 the 2/1st Denbighshire Yeomanry and the 2/1st Monmouthshire Yeomanry converted to form the 3rd (Denbigh & Montgomery) Yeomanry Cyclist Battalion.  For more information about the Denbighshire Yeomanry, please see

He passed through Peterborough East Station on 24 February 1917 and wrote in the visitors’ book .  His entry reveals that he was serving with the 2/1st A Company Denbighshire (Hussars) Yeomanry and was stationed at the Drill Hall, Beccles, Suffolk.  He wrote“many thanks for the nice refreshment which I have just received”.  He was with three other soldiers serving with the 3rd Yeomanry Cyclists Regiment; Privates Crump, Jones and Williams.

We have been unable to trace a marriage, death or his whereabouts on the 1939 Register due to the number of Evan Evans.

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