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18795 Corporal Daniel Brookes Evans

16th Battalion The Royal Welsh(Welch) Fusiliers

Attached to 

1/7th Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers

9th April 1917

Born in Dowlais ,Glamorganshire, Wales on 27/06/1895.

His parents were David William Evans and Mary Ann Brookes.

He was educated in Dowlais Glamorganshire and when he left school he became an engineer.

In 1912 he married Elizabeth Taylor in Merthyr Tydvil  and they lived at 8 Upper Row ,Penywern,Dowlais.

They had 1 daughter ,Jemima Ann born 14/02/1913.

He enlisted in Merthyr Tydvil on 07/11/1914 and served with the expeditionary force in France and Flanders from 28/11/1915.

He was killed in action on 09/04/1917.*

*Source - De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-18 Part Four Page 54.

Unfortunately there was not enough evidence available to link census records to Corporal Evans,so they have been omitted.

25970 Private Thomas Edward Davies

17th Battalion The Royal Welsh(Welch) Fusiliers

25th February 1917

Born in Adwy,Bersham,Denbigh,Wales in 1896.

His parents were John Davies (1870-1945) and Margaret Anne Jones (1872-29/10/1925). They were married in 1893.

He had 3 brothers,David Griffith(01/12/1903-1985),John Tudor(06/09/1904-1994) and Robert Glyn918/01/1906-1987) and

 also had 3 sisters,Margaret Anita(1897-1957),Gladwen Elizabeth(1899-02/04/1951) and Emily Ceinwin(1901-02/09/1981).

In the 1911 Welsh census,the family lived and had their own butchers business at 120 Vale Street, Denbigh,Wales. 

Thomas enlisted in Southsea,Denbigh on 01/05/1915 and joined at Llandudno on 04/05/1915.

At his medical,carried out on 01/05/1915 ,he was recorded as being 5ft 5 inches in height,his weight was 8st 6lbs,

his chest measurement when fully expanded was 34 1/2 inches and his profession was that of collier.

On 17/09/1915 he was charged with using obscene language to an NCO after lights out and was awarded 3 days confined

to barracks on 18/09/1915.

He embarked in Southampton on 04/12/1915 and dis-embarked in Le Havre on 05/12/1915.

On 22/03/1916 he was permanently attached to 19th (pioneer) Battalion Welsh Regiment 115th Brigade Mining Company.

Rejoined battalion on 11/06/1916.

On 01/11/1916 he was awarded 7 days field punishment no.1 for being absent from 2.45am to 3.15am on 25/10/1916.

Killed in action on 25/02/1917 when the enemy blew a mine,his body was not recovered. 

 

19105 Private Richard Roberts

16th Battalion The Royal Welsh(Welch) Fusiliers

9th April 1917

Born in Llanwnda,Anglesey Wales in 1879.

His parents were Owen Thomas Roberts(born in 1848) and Margaret Parry(born in 1850). They were married in 1868.

Richard had 3 brothers,John(born in 1872),Evan(born in 1875) and Thomas(born in 1877). He also had 2 sisters,

Margaret(born in 1870) and Catherine(born in 1879).

In the 1881 Welsh census, the family were recorded as living at No.2 Minffordd Terrace,Llanwnda. Richards father

was employed as a quarry man.

In 1904 he married Elizabeth Griffiths(born in 1878) and they went on to have 2 daughters,Minnie(born in 1908)

and Maggie Lizzie (born in 1910).

In the 1911 Welsh census,the family were recorded as living at 4 Llwybrmain Douglas Hill Bethesda North Wales.

Richard was employed as a labourer at a slate quarry.

He enlisted in Bangor and his dis-embarkation into France was on 02/12/1915.

He was killed in action on 09/04/1917.

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