CEF Soldier Detail

Second Lieutenant Henry Cope Evans
Died: September 3, 1916

Regimental Number:
1951
Survived War:
No
Force:
Air Force
Regiment:
Royal Flying Corps
Battalion:
24th Squadron
Company:
Place of Birth:
London
Country:
Next of Kin:
Alice M. Evans, Camberley, Surrey, England
Address at Enlistment:
MacLeod, Alberta
Date of Birth:
July 26, 1880
Trade or Calling:
rancher
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 23, 1914
Age at enlistment:
34
Height:
6 Feet 2 Inches
Chest:
39 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
5 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 3, 1916
Age at Death:
36
Buried at:
Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 2945-41
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 24th Squadron
Trooper Canadian Cavalry 19th Alberta Dragoons 1st Canadian Divisional Cavalry Squadron
Sergeant Canadian Cavalry 19th Alberta Dragoons 1st Canadian Divisional Cavalry Squadron

He tranferred to the Royal Flying Corps Sept. 13,1915.

 

Second Lieutenant Henry Cope Evans, D.S.O., R.F.C., reported missing on September 3rd, 1916, in an air flight, and now officially presumed to have lost his life, was the only son of the late W. H. Evans and Mrs. Evans of West Point, Camberley.  Born in 1879, he was educated at Mr. Fendall's, Woodcote House,  Windlesham and Haileybury.  Having gone out to Ontario to learn fruit farming, he enlisted in the Canadian Artillery, and served for a year in South Africa.  On returning to Canada,he took up ranching near Macleod, Alberta, and he also held a government appointment as a range rider.  A keen sportsman and fine horseman,he was well known as a polo player, and was one of the early pioneers of the game in Western Canada.  The day after the war was declared he joined the Alberta Dragoons as a trooper, reaching England with the 1st Canadian Contingent in November, 1914.  He saw much service in France from February to September, 1915, when he was given a commission and attached to the R.F.C.  Joining his Squadron at the front, he was at once engaged in the fighting from September 25th as an observer.  In 1916 he trained in England for his pilot's certificate, returning to the front in June, where he did good service, bringing down several enemy machines.  He was awarded the D.S.O. in August, and was also mentioned in despatches. (Flight; June 7, 1917)

Awards and Decorations
Distinguished Service Order