Samuel Evans was born in about 1894, the son of Samuel and Sarah Jane Evans. In 1901 they were living at 44 Duke Street together with Samuel’s brother Charlie and sisters Elizabeth and Maud. Samuel’s father, Samuel, died later the same year, and his mother remarried a Charles Weaver in 1909.
Samuel enlisted in the 6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 2652) when war broke out in 1914, and went abroad in March 1915. He was wounded in “one of the fierce fights with the Germans” on 13 October 1915, and died from his injuries on 20 October. Details of his death appeared in the Midland Counties Express on 6 January 1917. He is honoured at the Lillers Communal Cemetery, as well as on the Heath Park memorial. He is featured on the “Black Country Territorials” site.