Private (14795) Edward Evans was 26 years old and died in an accident at Bridgewater, Somerset on Monday 25 January 1915. He is buried at Cefn Golau, Cemetery, Tredegar, grave ref: IV. 14. 346
Edward Evans, 5th Battalion South Wales Borderers. Married to Margaret Ellen Shuck in March 1909. On the 1911 census he lived at 9 Rhyd Terrace, Tredegar and was father to Idris Evans aged 1; at this time, Edward was employed as a coal miner and was 23 years old. He was run over by an express train at Bridgewater Somerset and killed instantly on 26 January 1915., He enlisted at Newport.
Merthyr Express, 6 February 1915:
Two Funerals of Tredegar Soldiers
Two military funerals took place at Tredegar last week-end … On Sunday, Private Edward Evans, Rhyd Terrace, Tredegar, who belonged to the 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, stationed at Burnham, was buried with full military honours. The deceased was twenty six years of age and was run over by an express train at Bridgewater, Somerset and instantly killed. He leaves a widow and two children. He was home on furlough three weeks before his tragic death. He was much respected by his officers and comrades and wreaths were sent by Colonel C W Trower and the officers of the battalion; by the warrant officer; staff sergeants and sergeants of the battalion; by his comrades of “A” Company and by his landlady. The same ceremony was observed as in Private Evans’ funeral and the same firing party officiated, the men billeted in the town on Saturday night. The Rev E Carter Pickles officiated. Both solemn processions were witnessed by crowds of people and much sympathy is felt for the relatives in their sad bereavement.
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