Great War Dundee
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Samuel Pugh Evans
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 6793
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 32
- Date of Death: 19.10.1914
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 39 to 41
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 63 Wilkies Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Calender Worker
Jane Evans, 63 Wilkies Lane, Dundee
Mary Jane, born 26.04.1907, Barbara, born 30.01.1912, John, born 13.10.1913
More about Samuel Pugh Evans
Samuel has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.
Samuel Evans 6793 Gordon Highlanders
BREADWINNER OF DUNDEE HOME
IS KILLED ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE.
Intimation was received in Dundee yesterday that Samuel Evans, 6793, a private in the Gordon Highlanders, has died of wounds on 19th October.
Evans, who was a Dundee man, served in the Gordon Highlanders, and had been home for a number of years, and being a reservist, was called up on the outbreak of war. When serving in the army Evans passed through the Boer War, and had the medal for that campaign. He was employed as a calender worker, and the intimation of his death has been received by his widow, who resides at 73 Wilkie’s Lane.
His widow had a postcard from him despatched from the front on 16th October, and he had accordingly lived only three days after he wrote to Mrs Evans.
Dundee Courier 14th November 1914
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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