LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Andrew Harold Sargent EVANS

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 741895 (RAFVR)
Born: South Australia, 1917
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 3 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit
Died: Injuries from Aircraft Accident (No. 3 Coastal Operational Training Unit Beaufort aircraft L9829 on 18 February 1941), Chivenor UK, 19 February 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Cocksburnspath Parish Churchyard, Berwickshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harold Easton Evans and Mary Helen Evans, of Adelaide, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

On 18 February 1941, Sergeant Evans was on a solo flight in Beaufort L9829 when on take-off at 2040 hours the aircraft was seen to climb too steeply, turn through 180 degrees then fly into a hill and catch fire one mile north of Chivenor. Sergeant Evans was critically injured and died the next day.

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
On Line Sources