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A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Private William Evans

Male 1897 - 1918  (20 years)


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  • Name William Evans 
    Prefix Private 
    Born 9 Oct 1897  St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 
    • Evans, William Private. Enlisted at Galt, October 13, 1915 with the 71st Battalion.He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. K. Evans, 77 Park St., Kitchener, Ontario.

      Kitchener Public Library '96 Soldier Information Card Collection '96 World War One
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    Religion 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, 71st Ballion 
    • William Evans left his Park Street home in Berlin (now Kitchener) to enlist in 1915. The St. Jacobs-born man helped to make shoes.

      Overseas he fell dangerously ill, and later he contracted a skin ailment. But he recovered his health to rejoin his comrades at Amiens. Advancing through woods, he was killed by an enemy shell at 21.

      Outhit, J. (2018). At last, the end of the war was in sight. TheRecord.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018, from https://www.therecord.com/news-story/8805694-at-last-the-end-of-the-war-was-in-sight/
    Misfortune 1918 
    killed in war 
    Name Willie Evans 
    Residence Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-58581 
    Died 8 Aug 1918  , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Hangard Wood British Cemetery, , Somme, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I58581  Generations
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2019 

    Father Thomas James Evans,   b. 9 Feb 1859, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Katherine "Katie" Denges,   b. 2 Aug 1864, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Mar 1884  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F15117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1897 - St. Jacobs, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Aug 1918 - , France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hangard Wood British Cemetery, , Somme, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S326] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1901, Ayr (Village) A Page 16.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 37 Page 13.

    3. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    4. [S2443] Military - Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty).
      William Evans Death Date: 8 Aug 1918 Rank: Private Unit: 13th Battalion Service number: 127186 Cemetery: Hangard Wood British Cemetery Cemetery Location: 4 3/4 Miles South of Corbie, France Burial Place: Corbie, France

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      He was instantly killed by shell fire while advancing through Hansard Wood.

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Catharine Dinges Born: Elmira Ont Age: 19 Father: Jacob Dinges Mother: Elizabeth Wild Born: abt 1865 Spouse: Thomas Evans Age: 24 born: London England Father: Thomas Evans Mother: Elizabeth Evans married 18 Mar 1884 married: Waterloo, Woolwich