Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Unit : Manchester Regiment
Action : War Survivor
Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.
Citation(s) :Company Sergeant-Major Evans volunteered to take back an important message after five runners had been killed in attempting to do so. He had to cover about 700 yards, the whole of which was under observation from the enemy. He succeeded in delivering the message in spite of being wounded, and then rejoined his company despite having been advised to go to the dressing station. The return journey had again meant facing 700 yards of severe rifle and machine-gun fire, but by dodging from shell-hole to shell-hole he managed it.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Wilton Lodge No. 1077 E.C.||Unknown|
2nd May 1921
19th June 1921
6th December 1921
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry