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SGT Humphrey Leighton "Tubby" Evatt
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1894
Neillsville
Clark County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1917
Haute-Normandie, France

H.L. Tubby Evatt First Collinsville Boy to Die in France
Was Victim of Pneumonia, according to War Department announcement based on Report of General Pershing – Was member of Base Hospital Unit 21 which left St. Louis on May 16
Was Son of Former Episcopal Rector Here and had been employed in Office of Smelter
Humphrey Leighton Evatt, known to his friends as “Tubby” is the first Collinsville boy to die in France in participation in the world war on November 2. Some of his friends here think there is an error in the date, believing it more likely he died on November 20. No information has been received as to the length of his illness, its origin or any of the attending circumstances.
Evatt, who was a student at Barnes Medical College in the spring enlisted the first of May in Base Hospital Unit No. 21, made up of St. Louis medical students and physicians and left on May 16 for France. …
Evatt, who was about 24 years old, was a son of Rev. and Mrs. Robert B. [Bayley] [Lottie May Bordon] Evatt of New Kenswick, Pa., the Rev. Evatt having been rector of the Episcopal church here until about five years ago. After the family moved, Evatt remained here, boarding with the family of August Pausch on Burroughs avenue and working in the office of the St. Louis Smelting and Refining Co. Later he was engaged under G. C. Bartells in the smelter smoke department, and formed the closest friendship for Bartell and his family. He was a young man of great good cheer…
Collinsville (IL) Herald Nov 30, 1917
 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Bayley Evatt (1854 - 1937)
  Lottie May Bordon Evatt (1872 - 1960)
 
Burial:
Somme American Cemetery and Memorial
Bony
Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France
 
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Record added: Aug 06, 2010
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- Jill
 Added: Dec. 21, 2010
"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty, as they understood it, they suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died". May you rest in eternal peace.
- Jill
 Added: Jan. 10, 2007
 
 
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