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Staff Sergeant Herbert Harold Evans



Date of birth: 1888-03-22
Place of birth: Wrexham Denbighshire Wales
Marital status: no data
Date of death: 1918-06-27
Cause of death: Killed in action
Buried: Halifax Memorial, Panel 2.


Regimental number: 34408
Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
Rank detail

Staff Sergeant (Army).

Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle torpedoed 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U86


LAC ID: 383606
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B2945-S054
Uploader's Notes: Son of John and Elizabeth Evans, of "Bryn Tirion", Bodfari, Denbigh, North Wales; Husband of Maysel Agnes Parry-Evans, of Prescott, Ontario.
The Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, bound from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Liverpool, was torpedoed on June 27th, 1918, 114 miles south-west of the Fastnet Rock by U-86. Despite regulation Red Cross lights, the ship was deliberatly torpedeod and most survivors, including 14 Nursing Sisters were machine gunned. The Llandovery Castle became the rallying cry for the Canadian troops during the Last 100 Days offensive.
Uploader's Research notes: [Staff Sergeant Army Canadian Army Medical Corps Llandovery Castle (Hospital Ship) ]


Date added: 2005-04-08
Last modified: 2013-07-25