Educated at Oriel College, Oxford, Evans graduated with a degree in History in 1912. He was an all-round sportsman who played cricket for Oxford, Hampshire, Kent and England. He also had success as a golfer and racquet player. After graduation he spent a year in Germany and became fluent in German. At the outbreak of war, Evans enlisted and later joined the Royal Flying Corps as an observer. He was captured by the Germans in 1916. He later escaped to Switzerland and was then transferred to Egypt and Palestine. He commanded 142 Squadron in 1918 and was again captured and turned over to the Turks. He again escaped. He rose to the rank of major. His work is The Escaping Club, published in 1921.
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