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James William Douglas Evans            1884-1976
James was born on 11 November 1884, the son of David Evans and Emily Margaret Cox, at Ffrwdgrech, Breconshire, Wales.
James was educated at a boarding school in Bristol then at Winchester College finishing his education at Cambridge with a degree in mathematics. About 1910 he was commissioned in the 21st Lancers and served in Egypt, India and the Northwest frontier. In 1917 a unit of the 21st were sent to Mesopotamia where my father led one of the last cavalry charges in the British army against a Turkish redoubt at Mosel. He was wounded and shipped to a military hospital in Basra.
Awarded a mention in dispatches he was given three months leave. He and two native bearers, two mauser rifles a copy of Shakespeare's works and a Bible journeyd from Srinagar into the Karakoram range, climbing to 22,000 feet in search of Ibex. During this time armed with a folding large Kodak camera he took many interesting photographs He returned to England in 1921 on the disbandment of his regiment which became the 17th Lancers. He inherited Stoke Court and the four farms, and married Mary Curtis at Caynham church in 1923.
Mary Curtis                                          1901-1971
Mary Curtis was born on 3 December 1901, the daughter of Sir William Michael Curtis and Georgina Mary Mesham, at Caynham, Shropshire.
I have identified one child.
Robert William Douglas Born 15 Sep 1924   Ludlow Died 20 Jan 2013, Houston, Texas

Birth of Parents
James William Douglas Evans b: 11 Nov 1884               Ffrwdgrech, Breconshire, Wales     1884 4Q Brecknock 11b 87
son of David Evans and Emily Margaret Cox

Mary Curtis b: 3 Dec 1901               Caynham, Shropshire       1902 1Q Ludlow 6a 559
daughter of Sir William Michael Curtis and Georgina Mary Mesham

The Times, Wednesday, Aug 8, 1923           MARRIAGES

Captain J. W. D. Evans and Miss M. Curtis
  A marriage is arranged, and will take place in October, between J. W. D. Evans, late 21st Lancers, second son of the late David Evans, of Ffrwdgrech, Brecon, and Mrs. David Evans, of Stoke Court, Tenbury, and Mary, youngest daughter of the late Sir William Michael Curtis, fourth baronet, and Georgina Lady Curtis, of Caynham Court, Ludlow.

abt 1923
James William Douglas Evans
Mary Curtis
      1923 4Q Ludlow 6a 1133

Robert William Douglas Evans b: 15 Sep 1924               1924 4Q Ludlow 6a 778
son of James William Douglas Evans and Mary Curtis

Mary (Curtis) Evans Died 14 Dec 1971, Age 70,       Stanyeld, Church Stretton, Shropshire       1971 4Q Ludlow 9a 284

The Times, Thursday, Dec 16, 1971                     DEATHS
  EVANS - On December 14th, 1971, at her home, Stanyeld, Church Stretton, in her 71st year, Mary Evans, the beloved wife of James William Douglas Evans.   Cremation Private.   A memorial service will be held at Caynham Church, Saturday, December 18th, at 12 noon.   Family flowers only please, but if desired, donations for Caynham Church may be sent to the Vicar, the Rev. F. E. Compton, The Vicarage, Caynham, Ludlow

James William Douglas Evans Died Mar 1976, Age 91,       1976 Mar Ludlow 30 0068