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)