Lyne-Evans, Josiah Sherlock Marrington Arthur Haigh

Brevet Major Josiah Lyne-Evans, MCActing Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Sherlock Marrington Arthur Haigh Lyne-Evans, MC was born in Haydock, Lancashire, England on 1882 to Arthur Lyne-Evans and Mary Leche Sherlock.

  • 1901 – Royal Military College Sandhurst
  • 1902 – Musketry Certificate, Hythe
  • 18 Jan 1902 – 2nd Lieut., XII Royal Lancers
  • 1905 – Lieut., R.O.
  • 1906 – 2nd Lieut. (O.P.) 17th Lancers for 18 months

Regimental Service

  • 3 Feb 1912 – Lieutenant The Royal Canadian Regiment
  • 1912 – Equitation Certificate, Petawawa
  • 22 Sep 1914 – Seconded for the Royal Canadian Regiment,
  • Sep 1914 Adjutant, 3rd Provisional Battalion
  • Oct 1914 – Adjutant, 12th Battalion
  • Nov 1914 – Adjutant, 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion
  • 6 Feb 1915 – Landed in France
  • 5 May 1915 – Evacuated, shell shock
  • 6 Jun 1915 – Captain The Royal Canadian Regiment
  • June 1915 – Mentioned in Dispatches
  • 23 June 1915 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE; Captain J. H. Lyne Evans, 3rd Canadian Battalion – Awarded the Military Cross.
  • Nov 1915 – General Staff Officer 3, Shorncliffe
  • 20 Aug 1915 – Staff Captains – Lieutenant (temporary Captain) Josiah S. M. A. H. Lyne-Evans, The Royal Canadian Regiment
  • 2 Nov 1915 – General Staff – General Staff Officers; 3rd Grade – Captain Josiah S. M. A. H. Lyne-Evans, Canadian Local Forces, from a Staff Captain.
  • 11 Mar 1916 – Canadian Corps as learner
  • 1 Jul 1916 – Temporary Major, Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Mar 1917 – 7 Canadian Infantry Bde. as learner
  • 30 Aug 1917 – SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE: General Staff Officer, 3rd Grade.- Temporary Major J. S. M. A. H. Lyne-Evans, Gen. List, relinquishes his appointment 3rd Mar. 1917.
  • Brevet Major Josiah Lyne-Evans, MC
    Brevet Major Josiah Lyne-Evans, MC

    The R.C.R. (supernumerary to establishment), 26 Apr 1917, and to be Temporary Major

  • SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 29 SEPTEMBER, 1917; Royal Canadian Regiment – Temporary Major J. S. M. A. H. Lyne-Evans, from a Canadian Infantry Battalion, to be temporary Major, supernumerary to establishment 3 June 1917.
  • 14 days leave to U.K., 27 Dec 1917
  • SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 5 MARCH, 1919; Nova Scotia Regiment. – Temporary Major J.H. Lyne-Evans, M.C., to command a Divisional Wing and to remain seconded 21 Nov. 1918, to 7 Jan. 1919.
  • SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 9 MAY, 1919; Nova Scotia Regiment – Temporary Major J. H. Lyne-Evans, M.C., to be acting Lieutenant-Colonel while commanding a Wing, C.C.R.C. 21 Nov. 1918.
  • SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 2 SEPTEMBER, 1919; Nova Scotia Regiment – Temporary Major (acting Lieutenant.-Colonel) J. H. Lyne-Evans, M.C., to be temporary Lieutenant-Colonel 21 May 1919.
  • A nice Military Cross and Mentioned-in-Despatches group of four to Capt/Lt Col J.S.M.A.H. Lyne-Evans of The Royal Canadian Regiment. The Military Cross (M.C.) and British War Medal have frayed ribbons and the group is mounted as worn. The M.C. (identified in London Gazette (L.G.) Issue 23/6/15 is not named) and is one of the first of this decoration awarded and the first to The RCR. The 1914/15 star is named Capt. J.H. Lyne-Evans, 3/Can Inf: and the War & Victory (MID L.G. 22/6/15) medals are named Lt. Col. J.H. Lyne-Evans. Lt Col Lyne-Evans had previous service with the 17th Lancers (no medals) and joined The RCR 2/2/1912. While the The RCR did garrison duty in Bermuda the 1st Contingent, CEF, was preparing to head overseas and Lyne-Evans was seconded to the 12th Canadian Infantry as Captain and Adjutant in 1914. His MC and MID were awarded while he was with the 3rd Can Inf and he was wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres as mentioned on page199 and 208 of the Regiment's history, The Royal Canadian Regiment 1883-1933 by R.C. Fetherstonhaugh. He is also mentioned in the book, The Official Story of The Canadian Expeditionary Force Vol 1. on page 99 as having gone out into no man's land with a volunteer to rescue Captain Muntz. If I read this correctly, this rescue was during the battle of Festubert. Although Lyne-Evans was awarded his MC on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday (no citation) it is likely that his actions in battle warranted some notice.
    A nice Military Cross and Mentioned-in-Despatches group of four to Capt/Lt Col J.S.M.A.H. Lyne-Evans of The Royal Canadian Regiment. The Military Cross (M.C.) and British War Medal have frayed ribbons and the group is mounted as worn. The M.C. (identified in London Gazette (L.G.) Issue 23/6/15 is not named) and is one of the first of this decoration awarded and the first to The RCR. The 1914/15 star is named Capt. J.H. Lyne-Evans, 3/Can Inf: and the War & Victory (MID L.G. 22/6/15) medals are named Lt. Col. J.H. Lyne-Evans. Lt Col Lyne-Evans had previous service with the 17th Lancers (no medals) and joined The RCR 2/2/1912. While the The RCR did garrison duty in Bermuda the 1st Contingent, CEF, was preparing to head overseas and Lyne-Evans was seconded to the 12th Canadian Infantry as Captain and Adjutant in 1914. His MC and MID were awarded while he was with the 3rd Can Inf and he was wounded in the Second Battle of Ypres as mentioned on page199 and 208 of the Regiment’s history, The Royal Canadian Regiment 1883-1933 by R.C. Fetherstonhaugh. He is also mentioned in the book, The Official Story of The Canadian Expeditionary Force Vol 1. on page 99 as having gone out into no man’s land with a volunteer to rescue Captain Muntz. If I read this correctly, this rescue was during the battle of Festubert. Although Lyne-Evans was awarded his MC on the occasion of His Majesty’s Birthday (no citation) it is likely that his actions in battle warranted some notice.

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