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4th & 8th Battalion South Wales Borderers


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Frew Ferguson Evans was commissioned from the Officers Training Corps to be temporary Second Lieutenant 11 January, 1915. He was in the 8th Bn. attached to the 4th Bn., South Wales Borderers, and died 13 February 1917 aged 21 in Mesopotamia. He is remembered with honour at the Basra Memorial. He was educated at Clifton College 1909-1912, and his parents lived at Wyndcote, Minehead, Somerset. His 1897 pattern infantry officers sword is engraved with his name and date of commissioning on the back of the blade, and the family crest featuring a peacock is on the guard. Deo Favente translates God favoring or with God's favor.

I look forward to learning further details contained in the War Diary, unit history, officers service record or other information you may be able to share.



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Need a bit of intervention from someone with a WO338 Index to identify which one of five service files named to only an F Evans ( WO339/11192;136032;115313;127596;and 109214.) matches this Officer.

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