William Albert Evans was born in Dudleston Heath, Ellesmere, Shropshire in 1894.
He married Hannah Austin (sister of Joseph Edward Austin) in Whitchurch on the 13th August 1915 and they had two daughters, Silvia and Caroline.
The 1911 Census records William working as a porter at St Oswalds College, Lower Middle School, Ellesmere, Shropshire.
William enlisted in Whitchurch in 1915, landed in France on the 27th October 1915, joining the battalion which was now at Steenvoorde in the Ypres Salient.
Regiment : 7th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Rank : Private
Service Number : 17847
Died of Wounds; France 28th March 1918 Age 24