Arthur Eric EVANS
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Number: 2450
Unit: 64th Squadron ROYAL FLYING CORPS
Date of Death: 5 March 1918
Age: 26
Cemetery: Dusians British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France

Almost nothing is known of Arthur. In 1915, no doubt around the time of him volunteering for the services, he married Fanny Yates. The service was at Cheadle Congregational Church, Massie Street. They set up home at 22 Hall Street, Cheadle..

In spite of his rank, Arthur almost certainly did not fly on active service. He would have been part of the ground support services for the squadron.

His RFC casualty card records that he died from natural causes – “abscess of the brain”. He will have been in hospital near Arras when he died and is buried nearby.

(Original research by John Hartley for the Cheadle & Gatley War Memorials website)

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