George Lammie McEwan

Medals1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentHighland Light Infantry, 1st/6th (City of Glasgow) Battalion
Military Service

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
Circumstances of Death

Died of wounds

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.

CWGC Information



James McEwan (c1858-1903) & Agnes J Lammie (c1857-1937)

Father's Occupation

Soft Goods Agent (1901)


James E (c1884- ), Jane G (c1886- ), Elizabeth (c1888-)




Glasgow Academy – played for 1st XV 1913-14


Trainee chartered accountant

1901 Census

85 Wilson Street, Partick, Glasgow

1911 Census

Not found

Home Address

1915 – 30 Queen’s Gate, Dowanhill, Glasgow

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Sigma Lair 11
Other Memorials

Royal Troon Golf Club
Scottish National War Memorial
Western Club

Other Information

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

Acknowledgements and Sources

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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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