Ledbury Guardian Newspaper 07-11-1914
P.C. EVANS REJOINS THE ARMY
P. C. Douglas EVANS, who for the past few months has been stationed at Pontrilas, where he was removed after leaving Bosbury, has we are informed again joined the army with the permission of the Chief Constable. P.C. EVANS was formerly attached to the 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards and held the rank of Corporal. Upon the outbreak of the Boer War he went to South Africa, where he served under General Lord Methuen. He was in several engagements, including, Bloemfontein, Modder River and Belmont, for which he holds the South African medal with several bars. This was presented to him by the late King EDWARD. About half-way through the war he was invalided home with enteric fever, and after recovering he married and was for some time stationed at Pembridge. He was however, again called up, and remained until the conclusion of the war. On his return home he was stationed at Bosbury, where he remained until his removal to Pontrilas in January last. He joined the K.S.L.I. a few weeks ago and was immediately promoted to the rank of sergeant. He is now engaged as drill instructor at Shrewsbury. At the conclusion of the war he will, we understand, be reinstated at Pontrilas. P.C. EVANS possesses a chocolate box presented to the troops by the late Queen VICTORIA. P.C. EVANS when stationed at Bosbury was very popular indeed, and and his old acquaintances will be pleased to hear of his patriotic action.
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