Army Corporal Claud EVANS (l) of Washington-Wilkes, Georgia. According to the Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917–1918, Claud received his wartime training at Camp Funston in Kansas, MO.
This image was among 100+ family pictures returned to myself and cousin Malinda CROSS by Wilkes County native, Annie HALL in 2002.
Annie HALL was a neighbor to Mingo WINGFIELD on Whitehall. She rescued the images from the sidewalk as Mingo’s house was emptied following his passing. She held them in safety for 30 years until a family member could claim them.
Although I’ve yet to validate it through records, I’ve always believed Mingo’s Father, John (Jack) WINGFIELD and my 3rd Great Grandfather James WINGFIELD were brothers.
Below is a note I had with the image of Claud and the unnamed WWI Soldier beside him:
Jul 26, 2002
There were 3 images of these young military men in the stack of images. Frances WINGFIELD, the oldest Daughter of Mingo & Sarah, tells us that the young man pictured on the left is Claud Evans, Sarah’s Brother.
Claud EVANS – Georgia, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919
Claud EVANS – Army Registration Card 1917
Claud EVANS – Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty, 1917–1918