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  cap badgePrivate David Marshall McEwan

1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 42465

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John McEwan of 31g Lock St, Coatbridge. David's brother Private William McEwan of the 9th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers) North Staffordshire Regiment was Killed in Action on the 11/04/1918. Both brothers worked in the Union Tube Works before enlisting. David's Pension was awarded to his father John.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 31g Lock St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action on the 01/09/1918 at the Advance in Flanders

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

Union Tube Works

Age

18

Buried / Remembered

Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery (III. G. 6), Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The cemetery was begun in December 1914 by four battalions of the 5th Division and was called at first Wulverghem Dressing Station Cemetery. It was used until June 1917, and again in September and October 1918, and at the Armistice it contained 162 graves, the present Plot I. Graves were then brought in from the surrounding battlefields. There are now 1,010 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 352 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to two casualties believed to be buried among them and to seven others buried elsewhere whose graves were destroyed in the fighting of 1917-18.

Additional Information

On the 11/05/1915 the 1/5th (Dumfries and Galloway) Battalion were part of the 155th Brigade, 52nd (Lowland) Division. They sailed from Liverpool on the 24/05/1915 for service at Gallipoli. They arrived on the 06/06/1915. In January 1916 they moved via Mudros to Egypt. On the 17/04/1918 they moved with the Division and landed at Marseilles for service in France. On the 28/06/1918 they transferred to 103rd Brigade, 34th Division. David fell at the Advance in Flanders, 18th August – 6th September 1918 : Second and Fifth Armies begin operations in the Lys valley, recapturing the ground lost in April 1918. David was formerly with the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry (46370). See Directory for David's brother William's page. David is also remembered on the Trinity Parish Church Roll of Honour along with his brother William (see photos). David was reburied in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery (see photos). See photos for David's Medal Index Card, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, another photo of David's Grave, Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Militery Cemetery, David's Pension Records x 3, his former Regiment the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge and the King's Own Scottish Borderers Cap Badge.

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