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John Joseph




2 June 1920 Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.


Service No.



591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

Ringway Parachute Training Course 88. 

Family Notes:

Son  of Joseph Evans (?1880-?1935)
and his wife Lily Jones (25 Mar 1896-1973 )
of Rotherham, Yorkshire
m. 1915 Rotherham
After her first husband's death, Lily Jones married again in 1943 as Lilian Evans to widower John Henry Sorsby (1899 -1973 )

Brother of 
Louisa Evans (1922- )
Ronald Evans (19 Apr 1929-2004 )
Brian Evans (19 Dec 1935-1980 )

1939 Register address: 156 MeadowLark Rd, Rotherham

Civilian Occupation:

1939 occupied as a Caster non ferrous. (Probably steel)




  6 June 1944 aged 24 at Château de Grangues.


His  body was interred at Château de Grangues, then later reinterred in 1945 at  Ranville War Cemetery plot 5, row D, communal graves 3-8, after a war crimes investigation.

Cemetery / Memorial:

Named on the Grangues memorial stone at L'église de Notre Dame et de Saint Roch, Grangues, Calvados


St Thomas Church WW2 Memorial in Kimberworth, just outside Sheffield.


Château  de Grangues Inquiry Index (Click)   


He  was killed in the crash of a  Stirling IV aircraft, from 620 Squadron RAF Fairford, aircraft registration no. EF295J. The aircraft was hit by flak and caught fire, after several managed to jump out, the aircraft crashed in the grounds of the Châteauu de Grangues.  All survivors of the crash were taken POW, except one who evaded capture. Of the POWs, some were executed, others survived and were liberated in 1945. 




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