Private Trevor Evans

03 Jan 1945

Trevor Evans, son of Samuel and Sarah Evans, of Pentrechwyth, Swansea, enlisted into The Royal Armoured Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Evans successfully completed parachute training on course 98 at RAF Ringway from 10 to 21 January 1944. His course report states ‘Jumped satisfactorily, character and morale good.' He was posted to A Company, 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion

He fought in the Normandy campaign and took part in the 6th Airborne Division response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during the winter of 1944-5.

Pte Evans was killed in action on 3 January 1945, aged 28, and was buried in Bure, Tellin, (Belgium) temporary burial ground. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 20 May 1947.

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