Frederick Evans

Additional Information: 

Son of William and Rosetta Ann Evans, of Bon-y-maen, Glamorgan, Wales.

  • CWGC
  • New Zealand Nominal Rolls (WW2)

Biographical Notes:

“Frederick Evans, Private, 25137, New Zealand Infantry. Frederick was born at Aberrarad … on 15 October 1899, the son of William and Rosetta Ann Evans, of Fronsilltyn, Brongwyn. Frederick had enlisted into the Royal Navy during the Great War, and continued to serve after the Armistice. By 1920, Frederick was serving aboard HMS Chatham, a Town Class Destroyer, which that year was lent to the Royal New Zealand Navy. He served aboard her for three years under New Zealand Command, before transferring into the Royal New Zealand Navy, and was living there at the outbreak of World War Two. Frederick enlisted at Auckland into the 18th Battalion, New Zealand Infantry, which was attached to the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, under the command of Bernard Freyburg [sic], V.C. The NZEF departed for Egypt in 1940, and after training there, moved to Greece in April 1941, where it helped to defend Greece against a joint Italian-German offensive. After the surrender of Greece, most of the NZEF moved to Crete, where it helped in the attempt to defend the island after the German airborne invasion of 20 May 1941. Frederick was one of the lucky ones who managed to get off Crete, and was evacuated to North Africa, seeing further service at the Battles of El Alamein. By 1943, he was feeling the effects of war, and returned to New Zealand, dying there on 15 April 1944, aged 44. Frederick is buried at Auckland (Waikumete) Cemetery, New Zealand.” [; accessed 19/10/2022]

Public Contributions:

Submitted by: Raymond Jones
Relationship to casualty: None (Researching Newcastle Emlyn War Memorial)
On the 1901 Census Frederick Evans is shown as being 1 year old living in No. 1 Emlyn Cottage, Aberarad, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK. On the 1911 Census he is shown to be 11 years old... Read More

Personal Tributes:


Service Number: 
Frederick Evans
Date of Birth:
15 October 1899
Place of Birth:
Newcastle in Emlyn, Cardiganshire, Wales
Next of Kin: 
Mrs R A Evans (mother), Craigyrhuad, Cwmcoy, Newcastle, Emlyn, Wales
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Locality on Enlistment: 
c/o A B Best, Grampian Road, St Heiliers Bay
Place of Enlistment: 
Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status:
Occupation on Enlistment:
New Zealand Infantry, 18 Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
15 April 1944
Day of Death:
Age at Death: 

Embarkation Details

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum


Cemetery Reference: 
Prot. Soldiers Area E, Row 3A, Grave 25.
Cemetery Location: 
New Zealand
Frederick Evans
More information
  • Files must be less than 100 MB.
  • Allowed file types: png gif jpg jpeg.
More information
  • Files must be less than 100 MB.
  • Allowed file types: txt pdf doc.