Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Allan Roy Evans

In memory of:

Sergeant Allan Roy Evans

October 2, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/95117

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

#7 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron

Additional Information


Son of Roy and Hazel Evans, of Dryden.

Commemorated on Page 72 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DRYDEN CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Family Plot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Roy Evans– Sergeant Roy Evans, R.C.A.F.

Birth: October 26, 1920. Grandview, Manitoba
Death: October 2, 1942. Prince Rupert British Columbia. 
Of the 13 individuals who attended the high school in Dryden and were enlisted in the Armed Forces when killed during the War , Roy Evans is the only person buried here in Dryden.

Though born in Manitoba, Roy finished public and secondary school in Dryden. His father, Barney Evans was a foreman at the Dryden paper mill. Roy's mother's name was Hazel. Roy had a younger sister named Marilyn. Sometime after the War, the Evans family moved from Dryden to British Columbia. 

During two of Roys years at high school, he was a paper boy, delivering the Winnipeg Free Press.

Immediately after high school, Roy moved to northern Canada where he was employed by the Hudson Bay Company. He received an honourable mention for his sales articles. In addition, he worked for the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company.

In February 1941, he enlisted with the R.C.A.F. and after a very successful training stint as a wireless gunner, he received his wings as a flight-sergeant.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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