War in a hero’s own words: Apsley soldier in TV films

Reginald Evans was the first decorated soldier in the Hertfordshire Regiment during the First World War

Reginald Evans was the first decorated soldier in the Hertfordshire Regiment during the First World War

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The first Hertfordshire recipient of the Distinguished Conduct Medal is to be featured in a TV special about the First World War.

Less than a week after the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the cataclysmic conflict, a four-part series entitled Great War: The People’s Story will feature a former apprentice of Apsley-based Kent Brushes as one of its main characters.

Daniel Mays plays Hemel Hempstead's Reg Evans in upcoming centenary drama Great War: The People's Story PNL-140728-142329001

Daniel Mays plays Hemel Hempstead's Reg Evans in upcoming centenary drama Great War: The People's Story PNL-140728-142329001

Reginald Josiah Thomas Evans grew up in Staffordshire but moved to Hemel Hempstead at 17, where he trained with GB Kent and Sons before being one of the first to sign up for voluntary service in the High Street’s Town Hall in 1914.

 

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