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Thomas McEWAN

Regimental number1589
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFurniture maker
Address23 Station Grove, Northcote Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lilian Ann McEwan, 23 Station Grove, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
FateNo details of fate entered on Nominal Roll

Silver Medal (Serbia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Military Medal

'On night of 29th/30th August, 1916, near POZIERES several men of B Company were wounded in a listening post in front of our line. All but Private HARDING were brought in although several attempts were made which failed owing to Private HARDINGS weight and the slippery nature of the ground. Private McEWAN then volunteered to bring in this wounded man and, in spite of very heavy shell fire, succeeded. Later on in the night when 40 yards of our front line trench had been blown in, McEWAN volunteered to go through the barrage to establish touch with the next Company; this he succeeded in doing. McEWAN's conduct and example, in keeping up the spirits of his comrades under very trying circumstances, was conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Silver Star, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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