FRANK BENJAMIN EVANS

 

 

Born: 1863, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Baptised: 10th May 1863, at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.

Died: 4th March 1902; age: 39; KiA at Molen River Bridge, Gauteng, South Africa.

Residence: Ipswich.

Occupation: Hair Dresser.

 

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 16612.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘P’ Battery, South Africa Field Force.

 

Clasps Awarded: Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, Relief of Kimberley + South Africa 1901 medal & South Africa 1902 medal – issued 4th January 1904.

 

CENSUS

 

1871   Church Lane, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Frank was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Evans, 55, a Schoolmaster, born Woolwich, Kent.

Eliza Evans, 52, born Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Anne Eliza Evans, 23, a Schoolmistress, born Lincoln, Lincolnshire.

Katharine Evans, 20, born Ipswich.

Frederick George Evans, a Pupil Teacher, born Ipswich.

Emily Caroline Evans, 17, born Ipswich – died 1884, Ipswich.

Leonora Ellen Evans, 14, born Ipswich.

Eleanor Marian Evans, 12, born Ipswich.

Henry Arthur Evans, 10, born Ipswich – died 1882, Ipswich.

 

1881   St. James’ School, Regency Square, Lambeth, South London.

 

Frank was 18 years old, a Hair Dresser. He was living with his brother & sister.

Frederick, 29, a Schoolmaster – Head.

Eleanor, 22.

1 visitor.

 

In 1899, Ipswich, Frank married Emily Sarah Scoggins, born 1879, Ipswich.

They had 1 daughter:

Ethel Emily Evans Scoggins, born December 1898, Ipswich.

 

On the 1901 census Frank’s wife, 22 year old, Emily and 2 year old daughter, Ethel are living with his widowed father-in-law and widowed brother-in-law – 4, Kentish Terrace, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

Edward Scoggins, 66, an Engineer Fitter, born Stowupland, Suffolk.

Walter Scoggins, 44, a Gas Stoker, born Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Emily Evans – widow.

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