Gordon Edmond EWART


EWART, Gordon Edmond

Service Number: 3305
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Windsor, Victoria, 23 February 1898
Home Town: Montrose, Yarra Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Montrose State School
Occupation: Booking clerk (Railways)
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 1 October 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Montrose War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3305, 8th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
11 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3305, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3305, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Adelaide
1 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3305, 58th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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"...3305 Private Gordon Edmund Ewart, 8th Battalion. A railways clerk from Montrose, Vic prior to enlistment, Pte Ewart embarked with the 11th Reinforcements from Melbourne aboard HMAT Nestor on 11 October 1915. After transferring to the 58th Battalion, he was killed in action on 1 October 1918 at Bullecourt, France, aged 20, and was buried in the Bellicourt British Cemetery." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"Quite a gloom was cast over this district when the sad news came to hand that Signaller Gordon Ewart had been killed in action somewhere in France. Signaller Ewart was well known and highly respected in the district, having received all his education in this school. He was in the employ of the railway commissioners at the time of his enlistment, and the prospects of his future life were very bright. The deepest sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved family in their great loss."from the Ringwood and Croydon Chronicle 01 Nov 1918 (nla.gov.au)