Posted to India 1877 , he was sent to Sialkot in the Punjab to investigate a disease that was endemic and had been for many years extremely fatal to cavalry and artillery horses there and at other stations in India . It proved to be anthrax fever . In Aug. 1880 he was requested to proceed to Dera Ismael Khan to investigate a disease known as ‘ Surra ’ that had been fatal to horses and camels of the Punjab Frontier Force for many years. He was able to prove that the disease was caused by microbes in the blood; these have been given his name as ‘ Trypanosoma Evansi .’ He returned to Britain in Dec. 1885 . He retired from the Army in 1890 with the rank of inspecting veterinary surgeon , and settled at Brynkynallt , Bangor, Caerns. He was awarded the Mary Kingsley medal in 1917 , and the honorary degree of D.Sc.(Wales) in 1919 .
He married , 26 Oct. 1870 , Catherine Mary ( 1843 - 1923 ), only child of John Jones , surgeon , of Gelli , Llanfair Caereinion, and grand-daughter of Owen Jones of Gelli ( 1787 - 1828 . They had one son and four daughters. He died 7 Dec. 1935 .
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Published date: 1959