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Thomas Forsyth McEWEN

Regimental number376
Date of birth12 July 1892
Place of birthMackay, Queensland
SchoolEton State School, via Mackay, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEton via Mackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas William McEwen, Eton via Mackay, Queensland
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 7, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/12/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date20 May 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2215 Pte Alfred Ernest McEWEN, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919; Brother-in-law: 1871 Lance Corporal Peter McFARLANE, 41st Bn, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919.
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 19 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 November 1916. Marched into Australian Details No. 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 15 November 1916; marched into Machine Gun Training Depot, Grantham, 23 November 1916. Taken on strength, 17 Machine Gun Company and proceeded overseas to France, 17 March 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 25 November 1917; promoted Corporal, 1 May 1918.

Wounded in action (gas shell), 25 May 1918; treated at 5th Field Ambulance and admitted to 20th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 May 1918. Transferred to Ambulance Train 28, Etaples, 2 June 1918, and evacuated to England, 3 June 1918. Admitted to Croydon War Hospital (gas poisoning), 3 June 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 June 1918; discharged to No. 3 Convalescent Depot, Hurdcott, 24 June 1918; transferred to No. 1 Convalescent Depot, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, 30 July 1918.

Marched out to Machine Gun Training Depot, Parkhouse, 25 October 1918. Absent without leave, 30-31 December 1918: admonished and awarded forfeiture of one day's pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool, 19 February 1919; disembarked Brisbane, 6 April 1919. Discharged, 20 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death3 December 1953
Age at death61
Place of burialMt Bassett Cemetery, Mackay, Queensland

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