The son of Frederick and Emma Evans, Frederick was born in Wolverhampton in about 1889. In 1901, they were living at 34 New Street, Portobello, along with his siblings Maud, Thomas, Sydney, Arthur and Joseph. By 1911, he was living with his now-widowed mother at 9 Court, Warwick Street, Wolverhampton. He was a striker of picks at an iron foundry.
He enlisted at Wolverhampton in the 8th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 11568). He was killed in action in France on 10 July 1916. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.