'An Artist's War' a talk by Phyllida Shaw
14 Mar

Phyllida Shaw will bring to life the story of Morris Meredith Evans who pre war was a book illustrator an teacher. 

Being a very short man he was initially rejected by the Army in 1914 , he eventually joined the 17th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment , the first Welsh bantam regiment.

He spent 10 months on the Western Front , in 1918 he joined the Royal Engineers Camouflage unit. 

After peace was declared he was one of a handful of artists kept on to make an official record.

Part of his sketches made at this time, were later used in conjunction with his wife Alice to make the frieze for the Scottish War Memorial. 

Members of the Western Front association and non members are equally welcome. We ask a modest £4 donation on the door , you will also receive a free raffle ticket. 

There is a small bar , tea and coffee is also available. 


Photograph courtesy of the Scottish War Memorial 

Othery Village Hall, Fore Street, Othery, Somerset TA7 0QQ, UK
14 Mar 2018 19:30