Alexander Ewing

First Name: 
Alexander
Last Name: 
Ewing
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, June 24, 1891
Mother's Name: 
Jessie (nee Evans)
Father's Name: 
William Ewing
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, February 12, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
42nd Battalion
Company: 
.A
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, August 12, 1918
Place of Death: 
Proyart, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Lance Corporal Alexander Ewing (Service no. 2307) was born in Mount Morgan Queensland on 24th June, 1891. He had studied electrical engineering but at the time of enlistment was a single 27 year old miner.

Alexander embarked on HMAT A36 Boonah with 4th Reinforcements 42nd Battalion on 21st October, 1916. He was posted to A coy and saw service on the Western Front. He was wounded in action on 12th October, 1917 and admitted to hospital with concussion just after he was promoted to Lance Corporal.

On 12th August, 1918 he was in action when killed by a shell at Proyart in France. He is buried in Heath Cemetery Plot X, Row B, Grave 7.

Alexander is remembered on the Wollongong Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour along with his brother Hugh.

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