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Private David Marshall McEwan

1st/5th Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Service No: 42465

David Marshall McEwan grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John McEwan of 31g Lock St, Coatbridge. Davids brother Private William McEwan of the 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment was Killed in Action on the 11/04/1918 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 31g Lock St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 01/09/1918

Enlisted

Hamilton

Employed

Union Tube Works

Age

18

Buried / Remembered

Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Rd Military Cemetery, 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

David was formerly with the Highland Light Infantry (46370). Also remembered on the Trinity Parish Church Roll of Honour (see photos). David was reburied in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Rd Military Cemetery (see photos)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  remembered at home  additional photo

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