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Lance Corporal Archibald Ewing

13th Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 18518

Archibald Ewing grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Eldest son of John and Margaret Gray Ewing of 22e KIng St, Coatbridge. Archibalds brother Sapper Gray Ewing of the Royal Engineers Died of Wounds at Gallipoli on the 13/07/1915 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 06/05/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge 18/01/1915

Employed

Iron Worker in the Dundyvan Iron Works

Age

23

Buried / Remembered

Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Vermelles was in German hands from the middle of October 1914 to the beginning of December 1914, when it was recaptured by the French. The cemetery was begun in August 1915 (though a few graves are slightly earlier), and during the Battle of Loos, when the Chateau was used as a dressing station, Plot I was completed. It was laid out and fenced by the Pioneers of the 1st Gloucesters, and known for a long time as "Gloucester Graveyard". The remaining Plots were made by the Divisions (from the Dismounted Cavalry Division onwards) holding the line 1.6 kilometres East of the cemetery until April 1917, and they incorporated a few isolated French graves of October 1914. From April 1917, to the Armistice, the cemetery was closed; but after the Armistice some graves were re-grouped and others were brought in (to Plots II, IV and VI) from the battlefields to the East. There are now over 2134 First World War casualties commemorated in this cemetery. Of these, 198 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to six soldiers from the United Kingdom, known to be buried among them. This cemetery also contains the graves of 11 casualties of other nationalities.

Additional Information

Archibald was appointed Lance Corporal in the field on the 27/04/1915. Archibald is listed as 4TH BATTALION on the Memorial. Also remembered on the Old Monkland Church Roll of Honour and in the St Augustines Parish (book) Roll of Honour (see photos). Archibalds grave inscription reads " TO MEMORY EVER DEAR "

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