Joseph Evans was the son of John and Bertha Evans of 45 Belle Vue, Wordsley, and a very young volunteer for the Worcesters. In the Spring of 1915 he went to the 2nd Battalion which had suffered heavily in the 1914 battles on the Aisne and around Armentières where they stayed in the trenches. In May an offensive to help the hard-pressed French was ordered and the Worcesters assisted in the attack on the nearby Aubers Ridge. The terrain was flat, the ground low-lying and the enemy well dug in. The attack of the 16th May gained little ground and the casualties were heavy. Among those killed in action was Private Joseph Evans. He was 17 years of age and is commemorated on the Le Touret and Wordsley Memorials.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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