Hugh Ewing

First Name: 
Hugh
Last Name: 
Ewing
Date of Birth: 
Friday, July 6, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Jessie (nee Evans)
Father's Name: 
William Ewing
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, November 20, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
35th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, October 3, 1917
Place of Death: 
Passchendaele, Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Private Hugh Ewing (Service no. 3371) was born in Mount Morgan, Queensland but the family came to the Illawarra and settled. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 22 year old coke drawer of Scarborough who had spent five years in the CMF.

Hugh embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises with 9th Reinforcements 53rd Battalion on 24th January, 1917. He saw service on the Western Front and was transferred to 35th Battalion on 1st September, 1917.

He was killed in action on 3rd October, 1917 in the mud of Passchendaele.

Private Ewing has no known grave and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial and also on the Wollongong Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour, along with his brother Alexander who died in France.

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