Leslie Furmston Evans (Ju. 1902-03)


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Corporal, Canadian Infantry
Born: March 28th 1896
Died: March 16th 1916

Age at Death: 19

Died of Wounds, St. Eloi, Flanders, March 16th 1916

Grave Reference: Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

Son of H. Furmaston Evans of the London Stock Exchange. Brother to Cyril. Furmaston Evans (Ju. 1902-03).
Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society

A donation to the memorial statue has been made in honour of this soldier by Justine and Richard Lumb.

Corporal Leslie Furmston Evans (Junior House 1902-1903)
Leslie Evans was born on March 28th 1896 in East Dulwich, Surrey. He was the younger son and 2nd child, of five, of Henry Evans, a stockbroker, and his wife Florence (nee Wright). The circumstances of Evans’ life, such as where he was educated after the College, are very unclear but it appears that he emigrated to Canada on reaching adulthood and there enlisted in the ranks of the Canadian Army. He became first a Private and then a Corporal in the 21st Battalion (East Ontario), Canadian Infantry. It was this unit that he sustained wounds while fighting in the St Eloi area of France and died following complications on March 16th 1916.

He is buried in Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15

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