First World War campaign medal awarded to (R-3041) Rifleman Charles Evans, 10th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps.
Rifleman Evans (1893-1916) was the only son of John Henry and Isabella Evans of Normanton-on -Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire. He was killed in action, aged 22 years, on 29 August 1916. Rifleman Evans has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial (Pier and Face 13A and 13B). The IWM's Department of Documents holds a small collection of letters sent home by Evans, letters of condolence sent on his death and photographs relating to his service with 10th Battalion, The King's Royal Rifle Corps, training in England and on active service on the Western Front, from September 1914 until his death during the Battle of the Somme in August 1916.