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William Laurence Evans

In memory of:

Lieutenant William Laurence Evans

August 11, 1916

Military Service


Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Army Medical Corps

Additional Information


Son of William James, and Sarah Agnes Evans, of Toronto, Ontario. Graduate of University of Toronto, 1915.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. F. I.

Location:

Maricourt is a village approximately 11 kilometres east of Albert on the road to Peronne. The PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY is on the western outskirts of the village on the north side of the road to Albert.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of WILLIAM LAURENCE EVANS– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of William Laurence Evans– Lt Evans is commemorated on the St Marys Memorial at Town Hall on Queen Street East in St Marys, Ontario. His brother, AB John Clow Evans RNCVR died 29 December 1917 while serving on His Majesty's Trawler Sapper Herbert Bennett.
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Photo of William Laurence Evans– Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 263.  Caption: EXECUTIVE OF WESTERN CLUB 1912-13.  W. L. Evans, President.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War.  The name of Lt. W. L. Evans is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, which can be seen at photo left.  Photo:  K. Parks, Alumni Affairs.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; submitted by K. Parks, Alumni Affairs.

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