George Lammie McEwan

Captain
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Highland Light Infantry, 1st/6th (City of Glasgow) Battalion
Served in OTC at Glasgow Academy No specific details are known of McEwan’s service in 6th HLI. This was a territorial battalion stationed in Glasgow at the outbreak of war. The battalion landed in Gallipoli on 3rd July 1915 and was almost immediately involved in the last British attempt to capture Achi Baba starting on the 12th July. McEwan was probably wounded during the fighting on the 12th or one of the following days but the exact circumstances are unknown.
c1894, Glasgow
Death21st July 1915
Died of wounds
22
MemorialHelles Memorial, Panel 173 to 177
He died at sea on his way to hospital and was presumably buried at sea as his name appears on the Helles Memorial.
None
James McEwan (c1858-1903) & Agnes J Lammie (c1857-1937)
Soft Goods Agent (1901)
James E (c1884- ), Jane G (c1886- ), Elizabeth (c1888-)
Unmarried
Glasgow Academy – played for 1st XV 1913-14
Trainee chartered accountant
85 Wilson Street, Partick, Glasgow
Not found
1915 – 30 Queen’s Gate, Dowanhill, Glasgow
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Sigma Lair 11
Royal Troon Golf Club Scottish National War Memorial Western Club
In CWGC and SNWM McEwan’s rank is given as Lieutenant, but on the Medal Rolls Index Card and his parents’ gravestone his rank is Captain.
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk), Findmypast (www.findmypast.co.uk) Commonwealth War Graves Commission – www.cwgc.org Family Search – www.familysearch.org The Long, Long Trail - http://www.1914-1918.net/ Scotlands People – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk The Scottish War Memorials Project – www.warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

 
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