Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment

Crofts, Thomas –

Son of Jack and Mary Crofts; husband of Lizzie Crofts, of 10, Swan Street, Lincoln, Lincs.

Dean, James Arthur – Private

Son of John and Sarah Dean, of 5, Park Terrace, Westhoughton, Lancashire; husband of Emily Dean, of 50, Turk’s Road, Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe, Lancashire. Formerly Private 204316, Lancashire Fusiliers. His brother Harry also fell.

Dean, James Arthur –

Son of John and Sarah Dean, of 5, Park Terrace, Westhoughton, Lancashire; husband of Emily Dean, of 50, Turk’s Road, Ainsworth Road, Radcliffe, Lancashire. Formerly Private 204316, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Evans, Arthur Walter – Sergeant

ALIAS – Served as Walter SIMPSON. Resided at 99, Davenport Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly 11930, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Died aged 45 at home in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 01 November 1936. DCM Citation: “For great courage and initiative near Cambrai. He was in charge of a platoon acting as a fighting patrol on the night of the 6th/7th October 1918, with instructions to clear the country north of the Chateau of Abencheu-au-Bac to the Canal de la Sensee. A strong enemy post was encountered. He promptly rushed the post, killing ten, wounding several and taking one prisoner. The prisoner secured most valuable information. He has shown excellent leadership and the utmost disregard of all danger.” (LG 2.12.19). VC Citation: “On 2 September 1918, during a scouting party, he spotted an enemy machine-gun on the opposite (East) bank of a river. Although the river was deep he volunteered to swim accross, then crawling to the post he killed two men and captured the gun along with four Germans. When reinforced, they came under heavy fire, and he stayed at his post covering his comrades withdrawal, including a wounded officer.” (LG 30.10.18 and 31.03.19)

Evans (Simpson), Arthur Walter –

NOTE:- Served as Walter SIMPSON. Resided at 99, Davenport Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly 11930, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Died aged 45 at home in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 01/11/1936.