The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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Charles John Evans

EVANS, Charles John

Charles John Evans was born on the 23rd of June 1895 in Bristol to Albert Hewitt Evans and Annie Elizabeth Potter. A brother, Percy Harold, had been born in 1892 and both boys were baptised together in July 1895, before Percy died in 1896. No further children were born. Albert was a Printer Compositor and the family were in Argyle Road in 1901 and Ashley Road in 1911.

It is not known when Charles Evans enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment, which he did at Bristol. In October 1918 he was with the 1st (Reserve) Garrison Battalion which had been in Dublin since June of that year.  Returning home on leave he travelled on RMS Leinsteron the 10th of October along with five other men from the Regiment. Only two of the group survived the sinking, but Charles Evans was not among them. However his body was recovered and he was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.



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