Soldier – Evans, Frank – Mother’s Persistence Rewarded

September 1917

Mexborough and Swinton Times September 15, 1917

Old Denaby Airman
A Mother’s Persistence Rewarded

Pilot Sergeant Frank H Evans
Royal Flying Corps

Pilot Evans, son of Mr and Mrs Evans, The Bungalow, Old Denaby, was brought down on Good Friday in France and posted as missing.

Nothing was heard of in for 15 weeks, and it is due to the persistence of his mother that he safety is assured and his whereabouts are known. She wrote persistently at all the prison camps in Germany. This week she received a letter from her son. He had already been in three different camps.

He is now stationed at a NCO camp at Goltan Hanover. He writes his mother as follows:

“I have just received first letter from you dated May 14th, and I’m pleased you are all right. Why did you come to write to Karlsruhe? I have never been there.

I urgently need food parcels regularly, so central Secretary, R.F.C. Aid Committee, Surrey House, marble arch London they will address them to me.

I have allotted you — per day, and to draw all credit of backpay. Send me – – – per month and bank the rest.”