9823 Sergeant William Ernest Evans.

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1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards.

Awarded the DCM in the London Gazette of 11th February 1916.

Evans was a native of Burnley, Lancashire.

The citation for his Distinguished Conduct Medal published in the London Gazette reads, "For conspicuous gallantry. He has several times by zeal and enterprise carried out successful bombing operations against the enemy, and has three times as bombing instructor, saved men's lives by throwing away bombs which had been accidentally dropped. He has been wounded several times in the execution of his duties".