known 22nd June 1917
PRIVATE G EVANS – Official information has been received that Private George Evans (19), of the Cheshires, was killed in action in France on the 7th inst. He joined the Army in November 1916, and came home on his last leave (prior to being drafted to the front) during the first week of May. He lived with his aunt and uncle at the Puss in Boots, Buxton Road, Macclesfield, and previous to enlisting was in the employ of Mr Etchells, butcher, Park Green, for over four years. Deceased was educated at Mill Street School, and attended St Paul’s Church. On the 6th inst. he sent a field card to Mrs Etchells, stating that he was all right, but before the card reached its destination he was called upon to lay down his life for his country. He was a bright, cheerful youth, and made friends wherever he went. Both the sons of his employer (Mr Etchells) are serving in H.M. Forces, and one of them was over on furlough at the same time as Private Evans.
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