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Alfred John McEWAN

Regimental number2643
Place of birthDonnelly's Creek, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressNorth Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs R Hammond, Cowarra, North Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row J, Grave No. 42), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 8th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 60th Bn, 24 February 1916, and taken on strength.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ismailia, 4 April 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 4 April 1916, and rejoined Bn, Ferry Post.

Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 6 May 1916 (tonsilitis); discharged to unit, 9 May 1916, and rejoined Bn, Hog's Back.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McEWAN Alfred John

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