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The Rev. D. Saunders Jones, Cantref. R.A.O.B. chaplain, also read the

funeral service of that Order, Mr. Evans being a member of the Star (Cheltenham) Lodge.

Alf's brother William was serving in Palestine at the time of his death. Although his parents are associated with Market Street, they were later shown in military records as living at 22, North Road, Brecon.

Private Alfred Edward Evans

Somerset Light Infantry C Coy. 6th Btn., service no. 9997

Died October 30th, 1918, aged 28

Buried in Brecon Cemetery, Powys, Wales

Alfred was born in 1890 to Charles and Jane Evans of 4, Market Street, Brecon. Charles is a coachman and Alfred has three older siblings. By the 1901 census, the family are still in Market Street but Alfred's brother David, aged 20, is a postman and his other brother, William Charles, 16, a carpenter. Alfred was still at school and his sister has left home.

In 1911 Albert is still single and a boarder at 44, Llanwern Street, Newport, working as a draper’s assistant at the Department Store, Reynolds and Company Ltd.

Alf joined the Somerset Light Infantry as one of Kitchener's Army in 1914 and saw a great deal of heavy fighting in France with that regiment. He was discharged in April, 1916, after severe shell shock and gassing.

He was well known and was an old member of the local company of the Church Lads' Brigade. He served his apprenticeship as a draper with Messrs. Thomas and Adcock, and for some time previous to his death, was employed at Cavendish House, Cheltenham.

He died on Wednesday, October 30th, from influenza, having arrived home ill the previous week. The funeral took place at Brecon Cemetery on Saturday, November 2nd, when the Rev. T. Aneurin Davies, Llanfigan, officiated.