Monday, 27 April 2015

Evans, Alfred Cooper - Private

Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Died 3 June 1942
Age 35

Private Alfred Evans was stationed at an RAOC depot in the northwestern outskirts of Derby. He worked as a radio mechanic. He contracted pneumonia and, as a result, was placed in Derby City Hospital, where he died shortly afterwards. A post-mortem was held in which it was established that the cause of Alfred's death was Empyema(a type of abcess which releases pus into the pleural cavity). This was a result of the initial pneumonia. There was no inquest.

Alfred was the son of William and Lizzie Evans of Haslingden and the husband of Mabel Alice of Cleveleys, Blackpool. He was aged 35.
Alfred's body was brought to his home and, after a short service, he was cremated at Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium, Poulton-leFylde. Fifty-one 1939-1945 War casualties are commemorated at the Crematorium. Alfred's name is on Panel 2.