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Sapper

John Joseph
EVANS

(Nickname)

(Photo)

Born:

1920 Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England.

 

Service No.

2116526  

Regiment(s):

591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

Ringway Parachute Training Course 88. 

Family Notes:

son  of Joseph Evans and his wife Lily Jones of Holmes, Rotherham, Yorkshire [m. 1915 Rotherham]

Civilian Occupation:

./. 

Married:

./. 

Died:

  6 June 1944 aged 24 at Château de Grangues.

Burial:

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

also

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

Links:

Château  de Grangues Inquiry Index (Click)   

Misc:

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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