Cyril Evans was born in Sydney and educated at Ashfield Public School. He had been a Station Hand at Inverell and a member of the Inverell Rifle Club when he enlisted on 27 August 1914. Cyril, a single man aged twenty three, became a member of the 2nd Battalion, C Company which departed Australia on 18 October 1914 on the HMAT A23 Suffolk.
Private Cyril Evans served in Egypt and Gallipoli where he was Killed in Action on 20 May 1915. He was buried at Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli. His name is recorded on the Inverell Cenotaph and a memorial tree was planted for him in Kurrajong Parade. His few remaining personal effects which included a gold ring, key, soap tin, scarf and comb were returned to his Mother in Sydney.
A brother Phillip enlisted in 1915 and served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France where he Died of Wounds in 1917.