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  cap badgeSapper Gray Ewing

Royal Engineers 2nd/2nd (Lowland) Field Company
Service No: 2372

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John (1854-1905) and Margaret Wright Gray Ewing (1866-1955) of 22e King St, Coatbridge. Gray was named after his mothers maiden name. His late father John had been a China Merchant in Sunnyside Road. Gray's elder brother Lance Corporal Archibald Ewing of the Royal Scots was Killed in Action on the 06/05/1916. From the 1901 Census - Address - 70g North Academy St, Coatbridge - John Ewing aged 47, Margaret Ewing aged 34, Archibald Ewing aged 7, Gray Ewing aged 5, Elizabeth Ewing aged 2.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 22e King St, Coatbridge.

Died

Died of Wounds 13/07/1915

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

Iron Worker in the Imperial Tube Works.

Age

19

Buried / Remembered

Lancashire Landing Cemetery (D. 46), Turkey.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea. The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915. The greater part of the cemetery (Rows A to J and part of Row L) was made between the landing in April 1915 and the evacuation of the peninsula in January 1916. Row I contains the graves of over 80 men of the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers who died in the first two days following the landing. The 97 graves in Row K and graves 31 to 83 in Row L were brought in after the Armistice. There are 1,237 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 135 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate ten casualties who are known to be buried among them. The cemetery also contains 17 Greek war graves.

Additional Information

See Directory for Gray's elder brother Lance Corporal Archibald Ewing's page. Also remembered on the Old Monkland Church and Stewarts and Lloyds Rolls of Honour and in the St Augustine's Parish (book) Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for Gray's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Remembered with Honour listing, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Lancashire Landing Cemetery and the Royal Engineers Cap Badge. Gray's Grave inscription reads " TO MEMORY DEAR ".

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