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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


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1883 - 1918
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Serjeant 17245 Robert George Evans (MM)


  • Age: 22
  • From: Toxteth Liverpool
  • Regiment: 4TH KINGS
  • Died on Thursday 24th October 1918
  • Commemorated at: Forest Cc
    Panel Ref: B.46

Robert George was born on 03rd April 1896 and was baptized at St. Cleopas 3rd April 1896 the son of Robert Evans and his wife Clara (nee Loundes) who married in St. Cleopas Church, Toxteth on 21/02/1894. His father Robert was born in Liverpool and his occupation is shown as a Seaman. His mother Clara was born in Crewe.  

He was the eldest of five children, his siblings were, William, Edna, Clara, David

The Census of 1901 shows the family are living  at 32 Hurry Street, Toxteth Park, father mate on ship

By 1911 the family are living at 467 Mill Street, Liverpool, Toxteth Park. Father seaman. Robert  now 14 is shown as an office boy

Robert George enlisted at St George's Hall on 4th September 1914 joining the 18th Battalion as Private 17245. He served overseas with his Pals from 07/11/1915. He was transferred to the 4th Battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment, he had reached the rank of Serjeant. Whilst serving with the 4th Battalion he was awarded the Military medal for his bravery. The action is described below: 

Awarded the Military Medal for bravery in action on 10th October 1918 when he swam across a river to rescue a wounded friend despite heavy machine gun fire.

Shortly after this act of selfless heroism, Robert George was badly wounded on 23rd October 1918 when he was hit in three places by shrapnel whilst attacking a village near La Forest. He died from wounds the following day, aged 22.

Liverpool Post and Mercury, 9th November 1918 recorded  Son of Captain and Mrs. Evans, 9 Ancaster Road, ‘our hero’, late Pals. Recommended for distinguished conduct in the field, died of wounds.

Robert George now rests at Forest Communal Cemetery in France.

 

 

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