image from 1918 Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury newspaper.

Born: 23rd May 1891; Stratford, London.

Died: 6th June 1918; age 26. Accidentally killed on duty.

Enlistment Details: Location: Chatham; Date: 23rd May 1909 – signed up for 12 years. Height on joining 5ft 3ins, at 18 years 5ft 6 1/2ins, fresh complexion, brown eyes & dark brown hair. Tattoo: an Anchor – left forearm.


Rank: Petty Officer; Service Number: 239495

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine H.12.


Grave Reference:


Dean’s Grange Cemetery,

County Dublin,

Republic of Ireland.


Relatives Notified & Address: Son of T.H. Evans, of Ipswich; husband of Edith Mabel Caton (formerly Evans), of 38, Levington Road, Ipswich.


Father: Thomas Henry Evans, a House Painter & Decorator – Journeyman.


On the 8th July 1915, at the Register Office, Ipswich, 24 year old Thomas, a Leading Seaman R.N. married 22 year old, Edith Mabel Rowland, a Tailoress, born 1893, Ipswich. Both of 38, Levington Road, Ipswich.

They had 2 children:

Thomas Henry Evans, born 1916, Ipswich.

Irene Edith E. Evans, born January 1919, Ipswich.

Thomas is also remembered on ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.

Royal Navy, H.12.





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