Percy Lewis Evans (1891-1918)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

EVANS, PERCY LEWIS. Lieutenant. Royal Air Force. Born Sowerby, near Halifax, 10.8.1891. Son of William Cumnor and Evangeline Hermans Evans, Moorville, 46 Waspnest Road, Fartown. (His father was pastor of the Great Northern Street Congregational Church, Huddersfield). Educated at Sowerby National School, Heath Grammar School and Edinburgh University. Prior to enlistment was a senior theological student at the United College, Bradford, where he was studying for the Congregational Ministry. Single. Served with the Friends Ambulance Brigade for eighteen months until enlisting as a Private in the Artist's Rifles in April, 1916. Was later transferred to the R.A.F, in which he received his commission in August, 1917. Killed in a flying accident on Friday, 22.11.1918, aged 27 years, at Stockbridge, near Andover, Hampshire, whilst testing a machine prior to flying to another camp. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 51, 150.
ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Heath Grammar School, Halifax.