Private Evan T E Davies

10 Sep 1943

Evan Timothy Emos Davies the son of Michael D and Ellen Davies, of Cilcennin, Cardiganshire, enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps and transferred to 10th Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers and stayed with them when they became 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion.

Private Evans undertook parachute training on No 26 Training Course at RAF Ringway, which ran from 7 to 12 September 1942.

He later took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel. Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Pte Evans.

Pte Evans died at sea on 10 September 1943. His body was recovered and buried in a common grave at Taranto. He was later identified and re-interred in Bari British Military Cemetery on 20 October 1944.

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