Company Sergeant Major George Evans Victoria Cross


World War 1

Boer War



He joined the army on 5th March 1894 in the Scots Guards. He served the South Africa War from 1899-1902 with the first Battalion. He saw service, for six months, in the Orange Free State, seeing action at Belmont and Modder River. During this war he joined Imperial Representative Corps, accompanying the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V, and Queen Mary) on their tour of Australia during the Commonwealth Celebrations.

Military Medal
After the tour he returned to South Africa serving in the later part of the Boer War. In April 1901 he was awarded the South African Medal and clasps for Belmont and Modder River. He left the Scots Guards in August 1902 after serving as an instructor.

Early in the First World War he enlisted in the Manchester Regiment on 4th January 1915. Apart from the occasion of his winning the Victoria Cross, he had displayed great bravery throughout the Battle of the Somme, especially at Montauban and Trónes Wood. He was always a splendid example to his men and from 30th July 1916 he was a prisoner of war.


Country Location Name of Memorial Campaign Names Date(s)
England Elmers End Cemetery, Beckenham, Kent Elmers End Cemetery, Beckenham, Kent. Boer War
World War 1
George Evans 28-12-1937 View

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