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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Robert Edward Evans

Robert EvansBolton Chronicle 4 December 1915

BOLTON SOLDIER'S DEATH

Lancs-Corpl. Robert Evans, of the 1st Border Regt. who has died on active service at the Dardanelles. The cause of his death is unknown. He has two brothers in France and resided at 182 Fletcher Street.

Robert was the son of George Chester Evans b.1868, a labourer in a machine shop and Alice Evans née Thompson b.1865.

He first appeared on the 1891 Census living with his parents at 20 Arthur Street.

Robert's father, George died in 1898.

In 1901 Robert was living at 8 Hobson Street, Bolton with his mother and siblings, Thomas b.1892, William b.1894 and Dorothy b.1899.

Robert enlisted in the Border Regiment in 1906. In 1911 he was serving as a private soldier with the regiment in Burma and the Andaman Islands.

His name appears on the Bolton Borough Roll of Honour.

 

Name Evans, Robert Edward
Rank Lance Corporal
Number 9015
Unit 1st Bn
Border Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
1889
Enlisted Bury, Lancashire
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
28 April 1915
Age 26
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
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