The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

William Stanley Evans

William Stanley Evans had served in the Royal Navy during World War Two until he was invalided out. He died at home in June 1945.

The information on William Stanley Evans has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the South Wales Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameWilliam Stanley Evans
Date of Death12th June 1945
Place of DeathTalgarth
Age at Death36
Unit and RegimentRoyal Navy
RankPetty Officer Sick Berth
Service NumberD⁄MX. 45954
Grave  St Cynog's churchyard, Ystradgynlais  
MemorialNot on Ystradgynlais War Memorial
NotesSon of John Henry and Gwen Evans of Penrhos.
Husband of Mary Ellen Evans of Abercrave.
Brother to Henry Garfield Evans

William Stanley Evans
To the left is the Evans family grave in St. Cynog's cemetery.

From the South Wales Voice newspaper, 16th June 1945:-

The death occurred at Talgarth on Tuesday of Mr. William Stanley Evans of Davies Street, Abercrave, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Evans Hendreladis Cottage, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais.

Mr. Evans, who was 36, served in the Royal Navy for 17 years, rising to the rank of Petty Officer. He was invalided out of the Services two years ago. He was the husband of Mrs. Mary Ellen Evans of Davies Street, who survives him with one son.

William Stanley Evans was one of four sons of John Henry Evans, and Gwen Evans serving with HM Forces during the Second World War. He is mentioned as attending the funeral in February 1940 of his brother Henry Garfield Evans, in the 20th February edition of the South Wales Voice. Another brother, Edwin Evans, served with the RAF and wrote about his exploits in Burma in the South Wales Voice on 8th December 1945.

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