Born in Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales in 1883, the eldest son of the late Thomas Evans and Ruth Evans of Island Green Cottage, Wrexham, Wales.
Husband of Alice Evans (nee Williams) (married in 1904) of Higher Wych, Malpas, Cheshire and father to Ethel, John James, Thomas and Arthur.
The 1911 Census shows John as a farm labourer.
John’s younger brother, James, also lost his life in the Great War.
Regiment : D Company, 5th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 16514
Died of wounds; France 22 April 1916 Aged 33