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Name:
Herbert Evans
Casualty No.:
Initials:
H
Service No.:
270006
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Thorngate, Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
Builder's Labourer
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Date of Death:
11-January-1918
Place of Death:
Casualty Clearing Station, France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Liller's Communal Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Herbert was shot in the leg and died from his wounds after being taken to a casualty clearing station.

Teesdale Mercury-17/04/1918: Local and other notes: Died of gunshot wounds

Teesdale Mercury-09/04/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

Son of Jonathan and Mary Evans of Thorngate. His brother George also served on the front.

Notes:

While writing home, Herbert describes how one night the Germans had 'taken advantage of a slight breeze' and sent poisonous fumes to drive them out of camp. In another letter he talks about the British and German trenches only being about 30 yards apart and being able to hear the enemy's conversations quite clearly. 

Herbert is also mentioned in a letter home from his brother George, who says they are both 'quite happy here.' and that  'It is just like being at home when you get used to it.'

http://teesdalemercuryarchive.org/pdf/1915/June-09/June-09-1915-05.pdf

Teesdale Mercury-09/06/1915: The War: Mention in letter home from G Evans

Teesdale Mercury-02/02/1916: Local and other notes: Home on leave

Teesdale Mercury-16/01/1918: Local and other notes: At home on leave

Included on the “List of former Scholars of this School (Barnard Castle National Boys' School) now serving with His Majesty's Forces.”

Number on the admission register - 1390

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Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Private Individual; Last Name: www.newmp.org.uk; Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Private Individual; Initials: www.newmp.org.uk; Private Individual; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's Data; Ranks: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Service Number: St Mary's Data; Date of Birth: St Mary's Data; Place of Birth: St Mary's Data; Civilian Employment: St Mary's Data; Cause of Death: St Mary's Data; Date of Death: St Mary's Data; Private Individual; Place of Death: St Mary's Data; Buried: St Mary's Data; Notes: Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;