|Born||9 January 1886|
|Died||22 October 1968(aged 82)|
|Commands held||1st Armoured Division|
Military career[edit | edit source]
Evans was born on 9 January 1886. He saw service in World War I with the 7th Hussars and then on the General Staff. He became Commanding Officer of 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards in 1929 and a Brigadier on the General Staff at Western Command in India in 1935. He was appointed General Officer Commanding 1st Armoured Division in 1938 continuing in that role into World War II with the British Expeditionary Force in France before relinquishing the appointment on 24 August 1940. He was appointed General Officer Commanding Aldershot Area on 13 March 1941 before being made supernumerary to the establishment on 9 January 1943.
He retired from the British Army on 13 October 1944.
Honours and decorations[edit | edit source]
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led the leading squadron with consummate skill and dash over unknown and difficult country. At dusk he took up a position astride the enemy's line of retreat and succeeded in cutting off and
capturing the main portion of the enemy's force, which desperately attempted to break through during the night.
References[edit | edit source]
- "EVANS, Maj.-Gen. Roger". Who Was Who. A & C Black. December 2007.
- Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
- Orders of Battle - September 1939
- "No. 34939". 3 September 1940. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/34939/page/
- "No. 35126". 1 April 1941. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35126/page/
- "No. 35903". 12 February 1943. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35903/page/
- "No. 36743". 10 October 1944. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36743/page/
- "No. 30901". 13 September 1918. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30901/page/
- "No. 35204". 27 June 1941. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35204/page/
- "No. 40433". 18 March 1955. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40433/page/
|GOC 1st Armoured Division
July 1938–June 1940
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