The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
Sgt Arthur Evans

Sgt Arthur Evans

Birth
Liverpool, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death 1 Nov 1936 (aged 45)
Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Lytham Saint Annes, Fylde Borough, Lancashire, England
Plot A483C
Memorial ID 11325709 · View Source
Suggest Edits

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Liverpool, England, he served as a Sergeant in the Lincolnshire Regiment, British Army. On September 2, 1918, near Etaing, France, a British patrol on the west bank of a river sighted a German machine-gun on the east bank. The river being very deep, Sergeant Evans volunteered to swim across and crawled up behind the machine-gun post, where he shot two sentries and made four more surrender. After a crossing had been found an officer and one man joined him, when a enemy machine-gun and rifle fire opened on them. The officer was wounded and Sergeant Evans covered his withdrawal under very heavy fire. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Sgt Arthur Evans?

Current rating:

25 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11325709
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Arthur Evans (8 Apr 1891–1 Nov 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11325709, citing Lytham Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Lytham Saint Annes, Fylde Borough, Lancashire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .