Rededication service for Rifleman William Dickinson Evans

17 October 2017 , 11.15am

A rededication service will be held for Rifleman William Dickinson Evans, of The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), at 11.15am at the CWGC’s Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery

Rifleman Evans was originally buried in this cemetery, but his grave was subsequently lost or destroyed due to fighting. His new headstone will state ‘Buried Elsewhere in this Cemetery’. His family will be attending and regimental support will be provided by the antecedent regiment, The Duke of Lancaster.

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