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Henry Cope Evans

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Henry Cope Evans

September 3, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

1951

Age:

36

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Flying Corps

Division:

General List and Royal Flying Corps.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Service Order awarded in September 1916 and mentioned in despatches in January 1917.

Additional Information


Born:

July 26, 1880
London, England

Enlistment:

September 23, 1914
Valcartier, Québec

Son of Alice M. Evans of West Point Camberley, Surrey, England. Lieutenant Evans had previous with the Canadian Artillery, "C" Battery in the South African War. He stated that he was single and employed as a rancher. For a period of time,prior to the war, he was engaged in fruit farming in the Province of Ontario, then returned to ranching. He joined the Alberta Dragoons and went to France with the first contingent.

Commemorated on Page 571 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Arras Flying Services Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras, near the Citadel, approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
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  • Biography– This casualty notice appeared in the June 7, 1917 issue of Flight, the journal of the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Notice of award of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in the Supplement to the London Gazette of September 22, 1916.

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