EARDLEY, George Harold. (reg No. 368).
Sergeant (later Company Sergeant-Major). 4th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
London Gazetted on 2nd January 1945.
Born on 6th May 1912 at Congleton, Cheshire.
Died on 11th September 1991 at Congleton Cheshire.
He was cremated at Congleton, Cheshire.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 16th October 1944 east of Overloon, Holland, Sergeant Eardley's platoon was ordered to clear some orchards where a strong opposition was holding up the advance, but 80 yards away from the objective the platoon was halted by automatic fire from machine-gun posts. Sergeant Eardley spotted one of these posts and moving forward under heavy fire killed the officer at the post with a grenade. He went on to destroyed two more posts single-handed under fire so intense that it daunted those who were with him, but his action enabled the platoon to achieve its objective and thus ensured the success of the whole attack.

EDMONDSON, John Hurst. (reg No. 369).
Corporal 2nd/ 17th Battalion. Australian Military Forces.
London Gazetted on 4th July 1941
VC Medal's Custodian is the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia..
Born on 8th October 1914 at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.
Died on 14th April 1941 at Tobruk, North Africa. (killed in action) .
Memorials at Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya and on the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Digest of Citation reads:
During the night of 13th/14th April, 1941 at Tobruk, Libya, Corporal Edmondson was severely wounded while serving with a party which was counter-attacking the enemy who had broken through the barbed wire defences. He continued to advance, however, under heavy fire and went to the assistance of his officer who was in difficulties --- he had his bayonet through a German soldier who, in his death throes, was clasping him fiercely around the legs while another German was attacking the lieutenant from behind. Despite his own serious injuries, Edmondson went to his rescue and killed both of the enemy.. Soon after this tremendous effort he Died on of his wounds.

EDWARDS, Alexander. (reg No. 370).
Sergeant. 1st/6th Battalion. Seaforth Highlanders.*
London Gazetted on 14th September 1917.
Born on 4th November 1885 at Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland.
Died on 24th March 1918 east of Arras, France.
Memorial at Arras War Memorial.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 31st July 1917 north of Ypres, Belgium, Sergeant Edwards located a machine gun in a wood, led some men against it, captured the gun and killed all the team. Later, when a sniper was causing casualties, he stalked him and although badly wounded in the arm, went on and killed him. There being only one officer now left with the company, Sergeant Edwards, regardless of his wound, led his men on until the objective was captured. He continued to show great daring particularly in personal reconnaissance and although again wounded twice the next day he still maintained a complete disregard for personal safety.
* Duke of Albany's Ross-shire Buffs.

EDWARDS, Frederick Jeremiah. (reg No. 371).
Private 12th Battalion. Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own).
London Gazetted on 25th November 1916.
Born on 3rd October 1894 at Queenstown, County Cork, Ireland.
Died on 9th March 1964 at Richmond, Surrey.
Memorials on grave at Richmond cemetery, Surrey.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 26th September 1916 at Thiepval, France, part of the line was held up by machine-gun fire and all the officers had become casualties. There was confusion and indication of retirement. Private Edwards, grasping the situation and on his own initiative, dashed out towards the gun, which he knocked out with his bombs. This very gallant act, coupled with great presence of mind and disregard of personal danger, made further advance possible and cleared up a dangerous situation.

EDWARDS, Hughie Idwal. (reg No. 372).
Wing Commander 105 Squadron. Royal Air Force.
London Gazetted on 22nd July 1941.
VC Medal's Custodian is the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Born on 1st August 1914 at Fremantle, Western Australia.
Died on 5th August 1982 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Memorial on Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 4th July 1941 over Bremen, Germany, Wing Commander Edwards led a force of bombers, in daylight, at a height of about 50 ft through telephone wires and high-tension cables, to attack the heavily defended port. The bombers successfully penetrated a fierce anti-aircraft fire and a dense balloon barrage, but further fire over the port itself resulted in the loss of four of the attacking force. His task completed, Wing Commander Edwards brought his remaining aircraft safely back, although all had been hit.
Additional information:. Air Commodore Sir Hughie Edwards was a Knight Commander of St Michael and St George (KCMG), a Companion of (the Order of) the Bath (CB), the Distinguished Service Order (DSO), the Order of the British Empire (O B E) and the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).
From 1958-60 he was the Commandant of the Central Fighter Establishment; from 1960-63 he was Aide-de-Camp to her H M Queen Elizabeth II; 1962-63 he was Director of Establishments, Air Ministry. The Australian representative on the Selection Trust from 1964-74; and from 1974-75 he was Governor of Western Australia. He was also a Knight of the Order of St John.

EDWARDS, Thomas. (reg No. 373).
Private 1st Battalion. Royal Highlanders (The Black Watch).
London Gazetted on 21st May, 1884.
Born on 19th April 1863 at Brill, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Died on 27th March 1953 at Woodford, Essex.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 30th March 1884 at the Battle of Tamai, Sudan, when both members of the crew of one of the guns had been killed, Private Edwards, after bayoneting two Arabs and himself receiving a wound from a spear, remained with the gun, defending it throughout the action.

EDWARDS, Wilfred. (reg No. 374).
Private (later Captain). 7th Battalion. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
London Gazetted on 14th September 1917.
Born on 16th February 1893 at Norwich.
Died on 4th January 1972 at Leeds, Yorkshire.
Memorial not known.
Citation reads :
On 16th August 1917 at Langemarck, Belgium, when all the company officers were lost, Private Edwards, without hesitation and under heavy machine gun and rifle fire from a strong concrete fort, dashed forward at great personal risk, bombed through the loopholes, surmounted the fort and waved to his company to advance. Three officers and 30 other ranks were taken prisoner by him in the fort. Later he did most valuable work as a runner and eventually guided most of the Battalion out through very difficult ground. Throughout he set a splendid example and was utterly regardless of danger.

EDWARDS, William Mordaunt Marsh. (reg No. 375).
Lieutenant (later Major). 2nd Battalion. Highland Light Infantry.
London Gazetted on 13th February 1883.
Born on 7th May 1855 at Hardingham, Norfolk.
Died on 17th September, 1912 at Hardingham, Norfolk.
Memorial at St George's Church, Hardingham, Norfolk.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 13th September 1882 at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, Lieutenant Edwards led a party of the Highland Light Infantry to storm the Redoubt. The Lieutenant who was in advance of his party, rushed alone into the battery, killed the artillery officer in charge and was himself knocked down by a Gunner with a rammer and was only rescued by the timely arrival of three men of his regiment.
Additional information:. Major Edwards was an officer of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. He was also Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk.

EGERTON, Ernest Albert. (reg No. 376).
Corporal. 16th Battalion. Sherwood Foresters. (Notts and Derby Regiment.)
London Gazetted on 26th November 1917
VC Medal's Custodian is the Sherwood Forester's Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham..
Born on 10th November 1897 at Longton, Staffordshire.
Died on 14th February 1966 at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Memorial on grave at Forsbrook , Stoke-on-Trent.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 20th September 1917 south-east of Ypres, Belgium, during an attack, visibility was bad owing to a fog and smoke. As a result the two leading waves of the attack passed over certain hostile dug-outs without clearing them and enemy rifles and machine guns from these dug-outs were inflicting severe casualties. Corporal Egerton at once responded to a call for volunteers to help in clearing up the situation and he dashed for the dug-outs under heavy fire at short range. He shot a Rifleman, a bomber and a Gunner, by which time support had arrived and 29 of the enemy surrendered.


ELCOCK, Roland Edward. (Reg No. 377).
Lance-Corporal 11th Battalion, Royal Scots. (Lothian Regiment).
London Gazetted on 26th December 1918.
Born on 5th June 1899 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.
Died on the 6th of at October 1944 at Dehra Dun, India.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 15th October 1918 south-east of Cappelle St Catharine, France, Corporal Elcock was in charge of a Lewis gun team, and entirely on his own initiative he rushed his gun up to within 10 yards of enemy guns which were causing heavy casualties and holding up the advance. He put both guns out of action, capturing five prisoners and undoubtedly saved the whole attack from being held up. Later, near the River Lys, this NCO again attacked an enemy machine gun and captured the crew.
Additional information:. At this time of his action he was an Acting Corporal. He also held the Military Medal (MM). A further statement said, "His behaviour throughout the day was absolutely fearless."

ELLIOTT, Keith. (Reg No. 378).
Sergeant 22nd Battalion, 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
London Gazetted on 24th September 1942.
Born on 25th April 1916 at Apiti, New Zealand.
Died on 7th October 1989 at Raumati, North Island, New Zealand.
Memorial at the Headquarters of the Dunedin RSA, New Zealand.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 15th July 1942 at Ruweisat, Western Desert, Sergeant Elliott, while leading his platoon in an attack under heavy machine-gun and mortar fire, was wounded in the chest, nevertheless, he carried on and led his men in a bayonet charge which resulted in the capture of four enemy machine gun posts and anti-tank gun. Seven of the enemy were killed and 50 taken prisoner. In spite of his wounds Sergeant Elliott refused to leave his platoon until he had reformed them and handed over the prisoners, the number which had by then increased to 130.


ELLIOTT-COOPER, Neville Bowes. (reg No. 253).
Lieutenant Colonel, commanding the 8th Battalion. The Royal Fusiliers.
London Gazetted on 13th February 1918.
Born on 22nd January 1889 at London.
Died on 11th February 1918 at Hanover, Germany. (Died on of wounds).
Memorial at grave in Hamburg Cemetery, Germany and in Ripon Cathedral.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 30 in November 1917 east of La Vacquerie, near Cambrai, France, when the enemy had broken through our outpost line, Lieutenant Colonel Elliot-Cooper seeing them advancing across the open, mounted the Parapet calling upon the reserve company and details from battalion headquarters to follow. Absolutely unarmed, he made straight for the advancing enemy and under his direction his men forced them back 600 yards. While still yards in front he was severely wounded and realising that his force was greatly outnumbered, he signalled to them to withdraw, knowing that he must be taken prisoner. He Died on of his wounds three months later in Germany.
Additional information: Colonel Elliott-Cooper also held the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and the Military Cross (MC).
information: Major Elliott-Cooper also held the Médaille Militaire of France.

ELPHINSTONE, Howard Crauford. (reg No. 379).
Lieutenant Corps of Royal Engineers.
London Gazetted on 2nd June 1858.
Born on 12th December 1829 at Sunzel, Riga, Russia.
Died on 8th March 1890 near Ushant.
Memorial at Devonport chapel, Devon; Bagshot Parish Church, Surrey; Exeter Cathedral and St George's Garrison Church, Aldershot.
Digest of Citation reads:
On the 18th June 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimea, on the night following the unsuccessful attack on the Redan, Lieutenant Elphinstone commanded a party of volunteers who searched for the scaling ladders left behind after the repulse. While performing this task he also conducted a search close to the enemy for wounded men, 20 of whom he rescued and took back to the trenches.
Additional information:. He was the fourth son of Captain Alexander Francis Elphinstone, Royal Navy. He was educated abroad and also at Woolwich. On 18th December 1847 at the age of 18 he received his first commission in the Royal Engineers,becoming a Lieutenant on 11th November 1851. In 1853 he attended Military Reviews in Prussia in an official capacity.
He was employed on Ordnance Survey in Scotland until March 1854. He went to Malta, Bulgaria and the Crimea, reaching Balaclava on 29th September 1854, where he served in the trenches of the Right Attack. Here he spent 81 days and 91 nights on trench duty. He was prominent in the assault on the Quarries before the Redan on 18th June also taking part in the final assault on Sebastopol on the 8th September. It was here that he lost the sight of the left eye caused by a splinter. He was mentioned in despatches, Gazetted on 21st June and 21st December 1855 and receive the Medal and clasps.
Promotions were:. Captain on 20th April 1856; Brevet- Major on 26th December, 1856; Major on 5th July 1862; Brevet- Lieutenant Colonel, 9th April 1868 and Colonel on 23rd May, 1873. As a Major General (29th of January 1887), he was assigned to the training of Prince Arthur aged eight years. (Duke of Connaught). To the very last he was the Treasurer and Comptroller of the Duke of Connaught's household.
He was a Knight Commander of the Bath (KCB); a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) and a Military Companion of (the Order of) the Bath (CB). His tragic death came, on the 8th March 1890, whilst aboard a New Zealand Shipping Company's Steamer on a journey to New Zealand, with his wife and one of his daughter's, when he was swept overboard by a wave and drowned.
He was survived by his wife and four daughters.

ELSTOB, Wilfrith. (reg No. 380).
Lieutenant Colonel Commanding 16th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment.
London Gazetted on 9th June 1919.
Born on at 8th September, 1888 at Chichester, Sussex.
Died on 21st March 1918 near St Quentin, France.
Memorial at Pozieres Memorial, France and also at All Saints Church, Siddington, Cheshire.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 21st March 1918 at the Manchester Redoubt, near St Quentin, France, Lieutenant Colonel Elstob encouraged his men during the preliminary bombardment, giving personal support with revolver, rifle and bombs. Single-handed, he repulsed a bombing assault and later when ammunition was required, made several journeys under heavy fire to replenish the supply. By means of a buried cable he sent a message to his brigade commander that the Manchesters would hold the position to the last, and although he was wounded twice he inspired his men to do this until he was killed, in the final assault.

ELTON, Frederick Cockayne. (reg No. 381).
Brevet Major 55th Regiment (Border Regiment)
London Gazetted on 24th February 1857.
Born on 23rd April 1832 at Whitestaunton, Chard, Somerset.
Died on 24th March 1888 at London.
Memorial at the Parish Church, Whitestaunton, Chard, Somerset.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 29th March 1855 in the Crimea, Major Elton, with a small number of men, drove off a party of Russians who were destroying one of the new detached works, taking one prisoner himself. On 7th June he was the first to lead his men from the trenches. On 4th August he was in command of a working party in the advance trenches in front of the Quarries, encouraging his men to work under very heavy fire and even used a pick and shovel himself to set an example.

EMBLETON, David . This was an alias of-Frederick CORBETT VC( reg No.255.)..

EMERSON, James Samuel. (reg No. 382).
Second Lieutenant 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
London Gazetted on 13th February 1918.
Born on 3rd August 1895 at Collon, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland.
Died on 6th December, 1917 La Vaquerie, France. (Killed in action).
Memorial on Cambrai Memorial, France.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 6th December, 1917, on the Hindenburg Line, north of Vaquerie, France, Second Lieutenant Emerson led his company in an attack and cleared 400 yards of trench. Though wounded, when the enemy attacked in superior numbers he met their attack with eight men, killing many and taking six prisoners. For three hours afterwards, all of officers having become casualties, he remained with his company, refusing to go to the dressing station, and repeatedly repelling bombing attacks. Later, leading his men to repel another attack, he was mortally wounded. His heroism inspired his men to hold out until reinforcements arrived.

ENGLEHEART, Henry William. (reg No. 383).
Sergeant 10th Hussars (Prince of Wales' Own Royal).
London Gazetted on 5th October 1900.
Born on 14th November 1863 at Blackheath, London.
Died on 9th August 1939 at Datchet, Berkshire.
Henry Engleheart was cremated at Woking, Surrey.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 13th March 1900 north of Bloemfontein, South Africa, the party which had destroyed the railway had to get over four deep spruits in order to make their way back through enemy lines. At the 4th spruit the horse of one of the sappers failed to get up the bank and was left in a very dangerous position. In the face of very heavy fire Sergeant Engleheart went to the rescue of the Sapper and his horse. Shortly before this he has shown great gallantry in dashing into the first spruit and dealing with the Boers there, before they had time to rally.

ENGLISH, William John. (reg No. 384).
Lieutenant 2nd Scottish Horse.
London Gazetted on 4th October 1901.
Born on 6th October 1882 at Cork, Ireland.
Died on 4th July 1941 at sea. (near Egypt).
Memorial at Maala Military Cemetery, Aden.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 3rd July 1901 at the Vlakfontein, South Africa, Lieutenant English was holding a position under attack by the enemy. Two of his men were killed and two wounded, but the position was still held, largely owing to the lieutenant's personal pluck. When the ammunition ran short, he went over to the next party to get more, over 50 yards of open ground, under very heavy fire at a range of 20 to 30 yards.
Additional information:. In World War One he saw service with the Royal Army Service Corps and in World War Two with the Royal Ulster Rifles.


ERSKINE, John. (reg No. 385)
Sergeant 5th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
London Gazetted on 5th August 1916.
Born on 13th January 1894 at Dunfermline, Scotland.
Died on 14th April 1917 at Arras, France.
Memorial on Arras Memorial, France.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 22nd June 1916 at Givenchy, France, whilst the near lip of a crater caused by the explosion of a large mine was being consolidated, Sergeant Erskine rushed out under continuous fire and rescued a wounded sergeant and a private. Later, seeing his officer, who was believed to be dead, showing signs of movement, he ran to him, bandaged his head and remained with him for fully an hour, being repeatedly fired on. When assistance arrived, he helped to bring in the officer, shielding him with his own body to lessen the chance of his being hit again.


ERVINE-ANDREWS, Harold Marcus. (reg No. 31).
Captain (later Lt. Colonel) The East Lancashire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 30th July 1940
Born on 29th July 1911 at Keadue, Cavan, Ireland.
Died on 30th March 1995 at some St Austell, Cornwall.
Memorial at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire. (cremated at St Austell, Cornwall).
Digest of Citation reads:
During the night 31st May / 1st June 1940 near Dunkirk, France, the company commanded by Captain Ervine-Andrews was heavily outnumbered and under intense German fire. When enemy attacked at dawn and crossed the Canal de Bergues, Captain Ervine- Andrews, with volunteers from his company, rushed to a barn and from the roof shot 17 or of the enemy with a rifle and many more with the Bren gun. When the barn was shattered and alight, he sent the wounded to the rear and led the remaining eight men back, wading for over a mile in water up to their chins.


ESMONDE Eugene (Reg. No. 386)
Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy
London Gazetted on 3rd March 1942.
Born on: 1st March 1909 at Thurgoland, Yorkshire
Died on: 12th February 1942 in the Staits of Dover.
Memorial at: Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham and RN Memorial Portsmouth.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 12 February 1942 in the Straits of Dover, Lieutenant Commander Esmonde led his squadron of six Swordfish inthe attack of two German battle cruisers and the cruiser Prinz Eugen, which were entering the Straits strongly escorted by surface craft. Detached from their escorting fighters (just 10 in number) by enemy fighters, all of the aircraft of the squadron were damaged, but even after Lieutenant Commander Esmonde's sustained a direct hit he still continued the run-in towards his target until it burst into flames and crashed into the sea. The squadron went on to launch a gallant attack, but none of the six aircraft returned.
Additional information: He was the Great-Nephew of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Esmonde of the 18th Regiment later to be the Royal Irish Regiment, who won his Victoria Cross at Sebastopol, The Crimea on the 18th of June 1855. (see Reg. No. 387)
Lt. Cdr. Eugene Esmonde was one of a set of twins Born on to Dr.John Esmonde MP and his wife, Eily Josephine (née O'Sullivan). They had, in all, eight sons and three daughters. Eugene attended the Jesuit school, Wimbledon College in south London. Further education followed at St. Peter's College at Liverpool and Burn Hall in Durham. It was intended that he become a member of His Eminence, Herbert Vaughan's Foreign Missionary Society but he decided instead to enlist in the RAF and gained his commission on the 28th December 1928. After serving his agreed engagement he left and joine Imperial Airways in August 1934..He was one of the pioneers of commercial flying and he carried mail and passengers to the far flung reaches of the British Empire. As the air traffic increased he began to fly regular runs to the near, middle and far east. He was promoted to Captain in 1937 after he was lucky enough to survive a crash in the Irriwaddy.
It was on the 3rd of May 1939, with war being threatened, he joined the Fleet Air Arm with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was involved in many actions during his short naval career. He was a survivor of HMS Courageous, sunk on the 17th September 1939. In 1941 he was in the attack on the German Battleship, Bismarck, leading a squadron of nine Swordfish with torpedo. The weather was foul and for a time they missed HMS Victorious owing to failure of guidance equipment. In order that they could land the mother ship lit up everything she could to allow them a safe return, risking attacks from enemy shipping and submarines. For his part in the attack on the German Battleship he was awarded the Distinguished Order.

ESMONDE Thomas (Reg. No. 387)
Captain (later Lietenant Colonel) 18th Regiment (To become The Royal Irish Regiment)
London Gazetted on 25th september 1857
Born on: 25th May 1829 at Pembrokestown, Ireland.
Died on: 14th January 1873 at Bruges, Belgium.
No known Memorial
Digest of Citation reads:
On 18 June 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimea, after being engaged in the attack on the Redan, Captain Esmonde repeatedly assisted, at great personal risk, in rescuing wounded men from exposed situations. Also on 20 June while in command of a covering party he rushed to a spot where a fireball from the enemy had just lodged, and extinguished it before it could betray the position of his men, thus saving the party from a murderous fire of shell and grape which was immediately opened where the fireball had fallen.
Additional Information: He was the Great-uncle of Lt. Cdr Eugene Esmonde VC. DSO., of the Fleet Air Arm (see Reg. No. 386) who was killed whilst attacking the German cruiser Prinz Eugen on the 12th February 1942. Thomas Esmonde was the son of Captain John Esmonde, of the Royal Navy, and his wife Anne Maria Murphy of Ringmahon in County Cork. His elder brother was Sir John Esmonde MP the 10th Baronet. More to be added.

EVANS, Arthur (Alias SIMPSON, Walter.)(reg. No 388)
Lance-Sergeant 6th Battalion The Lincolnshire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 30th October 1918 and 31st March 1919.
Born on: 8th April 1891 at Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire.
Died on: 31st October 1936 at Sydney, Austrakia.
Memorial: He was buried in Sydney, Australia and he re-buried at Park Cemetery, Lytham-St. Annes,, Lancashire.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 2nd September 1918 south west of Etaing, France, a patrol reconnoitring on the west bank of a river sighted an enemy machine-gun on the east bank. The river being very deep at that point, Lance-Sergeant Evans volunteered to swim across and having done so crawled up behind the machine-gun post, where he shot the sentry and another man and made four more surrender. After a crossing had been found and one officer and one man joined him, machine-gun and rifle fire was opened on them. The officer was wounded and Sergeant Evans covered his withdrawal under heavy fire.
Additional information: Corporal (L/Sergeant) Evans also was awarded the the DCM. He won his VC under the name of Sergeant Walter Simpson, his service number was 41788 serving with the 6th Battn. Lincolnshire Regiment. Further to the citation, "The success of ther patrol, which cleaned up a machine-gun post on the flank of the attacking troops of a neighbouring division and obtained an identification, was greatly due to the very gallant conduct of Sergt. Simpson."
So far I have been unable to finfd the reason for the change of name. Or the citation for which he was Gazetted on the 31st March 1919. It may be the correction to the name of Evans..


EVANS, George. (reg No. 389).
Company Sergeant-Major 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
London Gazetted on 30th January 1920.
Born on 16th February 1876 at Kensington, London.
Died on 28th September 1937 at Sydenham, Kent.
Memorial on grave at Elmers End Cemetery, Beckenham, Kent.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 30th July 1916 at Guillemont, France, Company Sergeant-Major Evans volunteered to take back an important message after five runners had been killed in attempting to do so. He had to cover about 700 yards, the whole of which was under observation from the enemy. He succeeded in delivering the message in spite of being wounded and rejoined his company although advised to go to the dressing station. The return journey had again meant facing 700 yards of severe rifle and machine-gun fire, but by dodging from shell-hole to shell-hole he managed it.
Additional information:. C S M Evans was the last person to be Gazetted for the Victoria Cross in the First World War.
His mother Died on when he was six weeks old and his father Died on when he was 13. He looked after himself from that time on. He was educated at various schools in the London area.
He joined the army on 5th March 1894 in the Scots Guards. He served the South Africa War from 1899-1902 with the first Battalion. He saw service, for six months, in the Orange Free State, seeing action at Belmont and Modder River. During this war he went on the strength of the Imperial Representative Corps, accompanying the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V, and Queen Mary) on their tour of Australia during the Commonwealth Celebrations. After the tour he returned to South Africa serving in the later part of the Boer War. He left the Scots Guards in August 1902 after serving as an instructor. He joined the NSPCC and became an inspector.
He enlisted in the Manchester Regiment on 4th January 1915. From 30th July 1916 he was a prisoner of war.
In the European War, apart from the occasion of his winning the Victoria Cross, he had displayed great bravery at Montauban and Trónes Wood and was always a splendid example to his men.
He was married , his wife's name was Clara (née Bates) and they had four children whose names were, Daniel Jones, Constance, Viola May and George.

EVANS, Lewis Pugh. (reg No. 390).
Lieutenant Colonel, The Black Watch, Commanding the 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment.
London Gazetted on 26th November, 1917.
Born on 3rd January 1881 at Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.
Died on 30th November 1962 at Paddington, London.
Memorial on grave at Llanbadarn Churchyard, Cardiganshire.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 4th October 1917 near Zonnebeke, Belgium, Lieutenant Colonel EVANS took his battalion through a terrific enemy barrage, and while his troops were working round the flank of a machine-gun emplacement, rushed at it himself, firing his revolver through a loophole, and forcing the garrison to capitulate. Although severely wounded in the shoulder he refused to be bandaged and again led his battalion forward and was again wounded. Nevertheless he carried on until the next objective was achieved, and then collapsed. As there were numerous casualties he again refused assistance and managed unaided to reach the dressing station.
Additional information:. He was a Companion of (the Order of) the Bath (CB) he was a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) and a holder of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and Bar. He also held the Order of Leopold of Belgium, and the Croix de Guerre of France.
He was the nephew Lieutenant W G Cubitt VC (reg No. 283).
He commanded the Welsh Infantry Brigade for four years (1933-7). At the beginning of the war in 1939 he was the Military Liaison Officer at the Wales Region Headquarters until 1941. From 1937 until 1962 he was the Deputy Lieutenant of Cardiganshire.

EVANS, Samuel. (reg No. 391).
Private 19th Regiment (Yorkshire Regiment-- Princess Alexandra of Wales Own).
London Gazetted on 23rd June 1857.
Born on in 1821 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Died on in October 1901 at Edinburgh.
Memorial not known.
Digest of Citation reads:
On 13th April 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimea, Private Evans volunteered to go into an embrasure to repair a breach. He and another private went into the battery and leapt into the embrasure, where they carried out the necessary repairs under very heavy fire.