Robert Evanson

Royal Engineers

Personal Details

Born: 24 April 1882 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 10 May the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church.

Family: He was the fifth of nine children born to Thomas Evanson, a bricklayer, and his wife Mary Anne. He married Maggie Crewe in 1921 in Whitchurch and together they had three children – Jim, Thomas R and Mary.

Residence: In 1891 he lived at 17 Bark Hill, Whitchurch; by 1901 the family had moved to 49 Talbot Street, Whitchurch where they continued to live until at least 1939. At the time of his death in 1967 he was living at 29 Alkington Gardens, Whitchurch.

Employment: In 1901 he was an ironmonger’s light porter; in 1911 he was a labourer at W H Smiths iron foundry. In 1939 he was a store keeper in an ironmonger’s warehouse.

Died: In 1967 in Whitchurch, aged 85, and was buried on 10 August the same year in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: Royal Engineers (previously Cheshire Regiment, Labour Corps, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and Shropshire Yeomanry)

Rank: Acting Corporal

Service Number: 447295 (previously 328707, 203756, 207158, 70679 and 2695)

Date of Enlistment: 5 October 1915

Date of Discharge: 7 August 1919

Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation

Medals and Awards

None awarded as he did not serve abroad.

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