EVANS, Laban

Royal Sussex Regiment. 05 May 1917

Laban Evans lived at Robins, Oak Street, Kingswinford. He worked at Corbyns Hall and was also an active United Methodist Church supporter. He married Edith, whose parents lived at 22 Leigh Oaks, Pensnett. He enlisted in Brighton, Sussex, in the Royal Sussex Regiment and served in the 9th (Service) Battalion. They fought in the Battle of the Somme at Delville Wood and in April 1917 took part in the actions on Vimy Ridge associated with the Battle of Arras. Laban Evans had been promoted to Acting Sergeant by this time and was seriously wounded in the attack. He was sent home for convalescence but died of his wounds on the 5th May 1917. He left a widow and one child. He is buried in Kingswinford Cemetery (South 10 7) and commemorated on the Kingswinford and Pensnett Memorials.

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Pensnett Men of Pensnett

Pensnett Men of Pensnett

Vicarage La,Pensnett,Dudley,West Midlands, DY5 4JH

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