Thursday 11 November 2010

Private William McEwan

Born on 28 January 1883 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Beatrice McEwan, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as painter and decorator; married; no current military service; previously served with the Governor General's Foot Guards (eleven years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 March 1916 (number 640014) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 11 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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