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 - STUCK TO HIS POST H»verford Officer Diiplayi...
STUCK TO HIS POST H»verford Officer Diiplayi American Spirit In War Major John Lewis -Evans, of Haverford Haverford prominent lawyer and cricketer, is a striking exponent of the American pluck which sent the Huns reeling toward toward the Rhine. While in command of the 310th Machine Gun Battalion during the battle of the Meuse he was gassed, but stuck to his post, leading ils men until entirely overcome, it wni only after persuasion on the part of brother officers that he consented to go to a dressing station. On the way Major Evans and several wounded wounded men with him walked Into a bar 7 rage fire. Two were killed. Major Evans trained at Camp Meade and commanded a unit of the Seventy- ninth Division, which is made up of selected men from this State arm Mary- ami. Three majors of the division all veil known in Philadelphia, were killed killed In action. They were Major Alfred Alfred Reginald Allen. Major Benjamin Franklin Pepper and Major Ward W. Pierson A brother of Major Evans. Lieuten- nnt Allen Evans, Jr.. served as chap- ain to one of the major's men at the nir station. The action was fought one week before the armls- ust signed. Major Evans is the ,<ji; w a.~< nip), iv-- iv- * j . M «nn of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Evans, of 'enthyn, Haverford, and a nephew of T. DC Witt Cuyler.

Clipped from Delaware County Daily Times03 Dec 1918, TuePage 3

Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pennsylvania)03 Dec 1918, TuePage 3
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