Last survivor of Second World War massacre dies

A war veteren from Birmingham, and the last remaining survivor of a Nazi atrocity from the Second World War, has died.

Bert Evans, from Stirchley, was one of the soldiers forced into a barn in France during the Second World War, and massacred. They were attacked with grenades, and then machine-gunned by the German Waffen SS.

Bert Evans (left) on a visit to London in 1994 Credit: ITV News Central

He was in the 2nd Battalion of the Warwickshire Regiment when the Wormhoudt massacre took place.

A total of 80 men died in the massacre. Mr Evans lost an arm in the grenade attack, and only survived because he was dragged from the barn by Captain James Lynn-Allen, who died during the escape.

Bert was then captured, spending four years in a prisoner of war camp, before he was repatriated.

He recently lived in sheltered accommodation in Redditch, and annually visited the barn in France, which is now a memorial site.

Mr Evans' funeral took place yesterday.