Evans, Meyler Gwyn

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Meyler Gwyn Evans
Born 11 May 1897
Sapper M.G. Evans, November 1917.jpg
Place of birth South Wales
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army
Rank Lieutenant-Colonel
Awards MM, ED
Lieutenant-Colonel Meyler Gwyn Evans (11 May 1897 - ????) was a Canadian soldier who served with the Canadian Signal Service in the First World War and the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in the Second World War.

Early Life

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.

Service

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.[1]

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.

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References and Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette, Supplement 30507. 1 February, 1918. Page 1620.