NEWTOWN REMEMBERS Commemorating 100 years since the First World War
Y DRENEWYDD YN COFIO Coffáu 100 mlynedd ar ôl y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf

Hilary Gresford Evans-Jones


Joining the Welch Regiment in October 1910 and promoted to Lieutenant in November 1911 Evan-Jones served with the 1st Battalion in England, the Mediterranean and India. He fought at the front with his battalion from January 1915 and was killed in action near Ypres on 16 February 1915. He had greatly distinguished himself as a bomb thrower. Writing home to his family in a letter before he was killed by a rifle bullet he gave this account: