Capt B Biggerton Evans


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Reference WMO258157

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St Mary's Church

Gladestry

HR5 3NR

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: BRONZE PLAQUE MOUNTED ON A MARBLE BACKBOARD RELIEF OF HEAD AND SHOULDERS WITHIN LAUREL WREATH AT TOP
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TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF CAPTAIN BASIL BIGGERTON-EVANS, S WALES BORDERERS (24TH REGT) AGED 26 YEARS, ONLY AND BELOVED SON OF THE RECTOR OF THIS PARISH. EDUCATED AT CHRIST COLLEGE BRECON AND KEBLE COLLEGE OXFORD. HE SERVED THROUGHOUT THE GREATW AR 1914-1919 IN GALLIPOLI, (WOUNDED) FLANDERS, FRANCE, SALONICA AND BULGARIA. FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE WITH THE BRITISH MILITARY MISSION IN THE BALKANS HE WAS CREATED A CHEVALIER OF THE ORDER OF GEORGE I BY THE KING OF GREECE. HE DIED DECEMBER 17TH 1919 AND WAS BURIED IN KARAGATH CEMETERY, ADRIANOPLE WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS BY THE FRENCH GARRISON. A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST.

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