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Private William McEwan

9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment
Service No: 34898

William McEwan grave

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Family Information

Son of John McEwan of 31g Lock St, Coatbridge. Brother of Private David McEwan of the 1st/5th Kings Own Scottish Borderers who was Killed in Action on the 01/09/1918 (see index). In his Will dated 05/01/1917 William left all his property and effects to his sister Maggie

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 31g Lock St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 11/04/1918

Enlisted

Coatdyke

Employed

Union Tube Works

Age

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Buried / Remembered

Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

In 1915 and 1916 the Allied front line ran between Foncquevillers and Gommecourt. The cemetery was begun by French troops, and taken over by Commonweatlh forces. It remained in use by units and field ambulances until March 1917, the burials in July 1916 (particularly in Plot I, Row L) being especially numerous. The cemetery was used again from March to August 1918, when the German offensive brought the front line back to nearly the old position. Seventy-four graves were brought in after the Armistice from the battlefields of 1916 and 1918. The cemetery contains 648 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. 53 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to two casualties known to be buried among them. There are five airmen of the Second World War buried in the cemetery, and four Germans. There is also 1 French Non World War burial.

Additional Information

William is listed as McEWEN with the CWGC and on his GRAVE. William was formerly with the Royal Engineers (3362). Also remembered on the Trinity Parish Church Roll of Honour (see photos). William was reburied in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery (see photos)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  remembered at home  additional photo

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