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An A. S. Evans appears on the roll of honour for the Weldless Steel Tube Company Limited. The only man born in Wolverhampton with these intitials is Arthur Samuel, born in 1880, so this is presumably the same man. He was the son of John and Emma Evans, and was living with his parents, brothers John and William and sister Elizabeth, in Bilston in 1881. He married Beatrice Perry in Wolverhampton at Wolverhampton Registry Office on 26 March 1904, and they had four children – Clara Elizabeth, Evelyn Maude, Maggie Gwendolun and Arthur James Croft.

On 8 May 1915, he enlisted with the 6th South Staffordshire Regiment (number 4186), when his trade was given as “labourer”. His address was given as 18 New Street, Heath Town. On 14 September 1915, he was discharged because he was “not likely to become an efficient soldier on medical grounds”, having not even left the country during his period of service. A report to the Medical Board stated that he had pulmonary tuberculosis. He died on 25 March 1917 in Wolverhampton.