(Service number 13461)

First Rank Private Last Rank Corporal


Date 25 June 1894 Place of Birth Maerewhenua

Enlistment Information

Date 11 November 1915 Age 22
Address at Enlistment C/- K F Read, Te Araroa
Occupation Farrier
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs A Evans (mother) Hereford St, Timaru
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 4th Squad, AMR
Date 4 March 1916
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 27 February 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 May 1954 Age
Place of Death Timaru
Cause 60
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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