Lieutenant William Ewart

Lieutenant William Grieve Ewart, Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Att. to 13th ( Service ) Battalion, Royal Scots. He was killed in action in France on 30th March 1918, aged 34, during the German Spring Offensive ( Operation Michael). He had been born in Edinburgh and was the son of James and Eliza Ewart of Cairnmount, Roxburgh and  Littledene, Burntisland, Fife. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France.  He was educated at what is now Stewarts Melville College before going to work as a stockbroker’s clerk in Edinburgh. He was in Argentina at the outbreak of War and returned home in November 1915 and was commissioned in December 1915 ( It is probable he had been a member of the School O.T.C thus enabling his early Commission. The photographs show Allied troops preparing to resist the advancing Germans.

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