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Thomas Michael McEWAN

Regimental number1743
Place of birthDonnelly's Creek, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs Annie McEwan, Seaton, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 February 1915
Place of enlistmentTraralgon, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 23 November 1915; rejoined unit, 25 November 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Glenart Castle', 8 December 1915 (trench feet); transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 11 December 1915 (frost bite, feet); discharged to Overseas Vase, Helouan, 8 January 1916.

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 17 May 1916 (ingrown toenail), and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to unit, 23 May 1916.

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, 29 August 1917, prnounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land at approx 5J90-43 to 5K0.2.5.1'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McEWAN Thomas Michael

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