EVANS, Henry Hudson
(Service number 28996)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||25 March 1896||Place of Birth||Timaru, New Zealand|
|Date||28 June 1916||Age||20|
|Address at Enlistment||Southburn, Timaru, New Zealand.|
|Previous Military Experience||South Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Next of Kin||Henry John Evans (Father), Southburn, Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Medical Information||Two scars on inner side of left knee, fit for service.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company|
|Date||16 October 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
4 January 1918 - Admitted to Field Hospital - wounded in buttocks; 10 January 1918 - Embarked for England from France; 19 January 1918 - Placed on seriously ill list; 14 February1918 - Died of wounds at Military Hospital.
|Date||14 February 1918||Age||22|
|Place of Death||Surrey, England|
|Cause||Died of wounds|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Brookwood, Cemetery, Surrey, England.|
|Memorial Reference||Grave No 180581|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Southburn School War Memorial|
Henry was the eldest son of Harry and Wilhelmina Evans who farmed at Southburn. Henry attended Southburn Primary School and worked on the family farm before enlisting.
Henry left NZ with the 18th Reinforcement in October 1916, going to England and then on to France where he was severely wounded in the Battle of Polygan Wood. He was returned to hospital in England and died six weeks later on 14 February 1918.
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database [9/9/2013] NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. 5092 4650 2025 4043 183) [11/11/2013; SCRoll web submission from S Bensemann, 9 January & 7 May 2015
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