(Service number 13461)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Corporal|
|Date||25 June 1894||Place of Birth||Maerewhenua|
|Date||11 November 1915||Age||22|
|Address at Enlistment||C/- K F Read, Te Araroa|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A Evans (mother) Hereford St, Timaru|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||4th Squad, AMR|
|Date||4 March 1916|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|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|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||27 February 1919||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||4 May 1954||Age|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|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.
Owen married Edith May Cartwright in 1923 and the couple had three children. Owen was known for his golfing ability and a trophy was donated to the Pleasant Point Golf Club.
Three other brothers also served in World War One: Eyre Llewellyn Evans, who was killed in action in 1918 in France, Harold Thomas Evans, and of Hugh McAlpine Evans.
SCRoll web submission by R Evans, 4 August 2019
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