EVANS, Hugh McAlpine
(Service number 23/417)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||4 January 1896||Place of Birth||Maerewhenua|
|Date||29 May 1915||Age||19|
|Address at Enlistment||Wellington St, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Thomas Evans (father), Wellington St, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||1st New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||B Company|
|Date||9 October 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima or Navua or Warrimoo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-1915 Star, 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|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||13 February 1919||Reason||On account of wounds received in action|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
26 September 1918 - Reported wounded
|Date||18 October 1973||Age||77|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Thomas and Mary Evans (nee Attiwell). The family moved to Timaru in 1910 where Mary Evans ran a tea rooms in Timaru called the Kia Ora Tea Rooms, near the Theatre Royal. Thomas and Mary were married on 11 October 1883 in Oamaru.
Hugh arrived Suez in November 1915, then sailed to France in April 1916. Later he was invalided to NZ in December 1918 and was subsequently discharged in February 1919.
Hugh married Ethel MayFielding in 1922, but she left in 1928 to either Australia or USA leaving three children. They divorced in 1935 and Hugh then married Edna Olive Page 27 April 1938 in Christchurch and two more children were born.
Three other brothers also enlisted and served in New Zealand Forces: Eyre Llewelyn (KIA), Owen, and Harold Thomas Evans.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (January 2015); NZ Births, Deaths, and Marriages at https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/Home/; Archives New Zealand, Evans family records; SCRoll web submission by R Evans, 4 August 2018
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Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG; Carol Bell, SC branch NZSG
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