Sergeant Edward G Evans

{ Ted }

20 Aug 1944

  • France and Germany Star medal
  • CVSM with Clasp Ribbon

Edward George Evans (Ted) was the son of William Oswald and Jessie Evans, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he enlisted in the Royal Highland Light Infantry on 27 September 1939. He arrived in the UK on 16 February 1941. He volunteered for Airborne Forces and qualified as a parachutist on 19 January 1944, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Sergeant Evans and the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion jumped into Normandy on the night of 5/6 June 1944. He was 5’10”, 159 Ibs, dark complexion, brown eyes, and 20/20 vision. He was killed in action on 20 August 1944, aged 22, and was given a field burial at Le Bourg and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 4 June 1945.

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