EVANS, Henry Hudson
(Service number 28996)

Aliases Hudson
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 25 March 1896 Place of Birth Timaru, New Zealand

Enlistment Information

Date 28 June 1916 Age 20
Address at Enlistment Southburn, Timaru, New Zealand.
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience South Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Henry John Evans (Father), Southburn, Canterbury, New Zealand
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Two scars on inner side of left knee, fit for service.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 9th Reinforcements, 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 16 October 1916
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
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 Reason

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.

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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