From The Times, 4 February 1959: Sir Evan Gwynne-Evans, Baronet, died on Monday at Newnham, Gloucestershire. He was 81. Born on 4 May 1877, he was the elder son of Sir William Gwynne-Evans, first baronet, and was educated at Eton and Lincoln College, Oxford. He served with the Royal Army Service Corps (Territorial Force) from 1915 to 1918. He was for many years chairman of the Real Estate Corporation of South Africa Limited, which was founded by his father, and was also a director of the Grootvlei Proprietary Mines Limited. He served as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1943. A keen sportsman, he was a gold medallist in English-style skating, a Wimbledon lawn tennis player, and one of the earliest motorists in this country, having owned a car as an undergraduate in 1985. He succeeded his father in 1927.
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