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Sgt James McEvoy
This story was sent in by Ron McEvoy who is the Grandson of
Sgt James McEvoy, 2nd LFs who was killed in action in 1914
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 2nd Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 13/09/1914
Service No: 45
Additional information: Son of the late Thomas and Ellen McEvoy; husband of Winifred H. McEvoy,
"Glenferrie," Acland Rd., Bournemouth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Sgt McEvoy was a member of the British Expeditionary Force .
He joined 2LF in 1903.(see pic in long putteees).
I have attached his request for permission to marry the girl who he sent the postcard to from Hungerford in Berkshire .
I have attached his medal card from the National Archive showing his enlistment date,his medal entitlement and the date he was killed in action in France 13 September 1914.


This could be James McEvoy's brother promoted to an officer

James McEvoy seated on the left

Sergeant James McEvoy & his crew August 1914
he had to write a letter on the back as they had nothing else to write on

James McEvoy's
birth certificate

James McEvoy's officially deceased letter.

Letter from his best mate to family in 2 parts.


Letter of permission
to get

A very moving letter to Win, his wife, and baby.
1. Note he lived in married quarters.
2. He was killed just 20 days after writing this, probably before the letter reached home.


His medal entitlement

These are two of James Brothers

Daniel John McEvoy.
Joined the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1914 and
served in the regiment until 1945 retiring as RSM.

Cpl D. J. Mc Evoy is 2nd from the left Back row

Medals,chart of medals and entry in 1st Bn LFs war diary about DCM action for D McEvoy.

William McEvoy
Enlisted in the Lancashire Fusiliers and was then transferred into the East Lancashire regiment and subsequently was killed in action at Flanders.
19488 PTE William McEvoy 2nd battalion East Lancashire Regiment.
Saw action in France and Flanders. Commemorated at the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-20, Allied Victory Medal 1914-18.
Letter from East Lancs dated 1998 confirming details of how W McEvoy was killed in WW1 with 2nd Bn