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Lieutenant General Thomas Evans (9 March 1776 – 11 February 1863) was a British Army officer. He was the son of a Wolverhampton Inn Keeper. Losing both his parents by the age of 16 he embarked on a career as a soldier.

He served in the British Army from 1793 to 1838, fighting in the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. As a major and aide-de-camp to Major General Isaac Brock, he served in Canada in the War of 1812 against the United States, Evans was wounded at the Battle of Sackett's Harbor in New York.

He married Harriet Lawrence Ogden on 12 Mar 1810 in Montreal. The Ogdens were a prominent loyalist family in Canada. Harriet's siblings include Peter Skene Ogden and Charles Richard Ogden

After 1827 he held important posts in Ireland, Gibraltar and Malta.

He later retired to Canada.

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