Evans, Meyler Gwyn
|Meyler Gwyn Evans|
|Born 11 May 1897|
|Place of birth||South Wales|
Meyler Gwyn Evans was born on May 11th, 1897 in South Wales.
He was working as a clerk before enlisting for service in the First World War.
Meyler enlisted as a Sapper in the Canadian Engineers on January 6th, 1916 at Toronto, Ontario. He joined the 4th Canadian Divisional Signal Company and was a member of the unit when the Canadians were ordered to take Passchendaele in late fall 1917. For exemplary service he was awarded the Military Medal for his actions in that battle.
After the war, he joined the Canadian Officer Training Corps as an engineer. He later served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals where he eventually achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He commanded 4th (Reserve) Divisional Signals from 1940 until 1945.
Military Medal Citation
The citation for Sapper M.G. Evans' Military Medal reads:
- Near Freezenberg from Oct 22nd to 30th this man maintained lines of communication over a badly shelled area showing great gallantry and devotion to duty. It was owed to his good work that messages of great importance were transmitted from Division to Bgde. Headquarters and uninterrupted service maintained.
References and Footnotes
- The London Gazette, Supplement 30507. 1 February, 1918. Page 1620.