Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion Military Medal KIA
Military Medal awarded to and named SX. 1 162 P.O. J.B. EVANS. ANSON BN. R.N.V.R.
James Bentley Evans, Petty Officer, Sussex RNVR, Anson Battalion. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
He was killed in action 8th October 1918, aged 32 years having returned to action following a gunshot wound to the left arm. He is Remembered with Honour at the Rumilly-en-Cambrensis Communal Cemetery Extension.
Awarded MM RO4521 25/10/18 London Gazette 14/5/19 p.6011. For action with Anson Battalion, 63rd (RN) Division.
On the 8th of October 1918, the day of Evans’s death the battalion was fighting in the Cambrai Sector at Niergnies.
10 of the Anson Battalion were killed that day, including James Bentley Evans.
Enlisted 2/7/1908; Howe Battalion A/47 22/8/14-6/7/16 to Divisional Train as Loader, attached 2nd Royal Marine Battalion 11/2/18 (still attached Divisional Train), joined 2nd Royal Marine Battalion from Divisional Train 1/4/18, posted to Anson Battalion 29/4/18-25/5/18 Gun Shot Wound left arm, rejoined Anson Battalion 23/8/18-8/10/18.
James Bentley Evans was born 19th of June 1886. He was the son of William and Mary Evans of Brighton, Sussex and the husband of Alice Ada Evans of 41 Richmond Road, Brighton, Sussex.
On sale here is the Military Medal,
the British War Medal and Victory Medal named to S – 162 J.B. EVANS. P.O. R.N.V.R. The 1914 Star, which he was awarded, is not with the group.
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