Author Topic: old mancunian falls in action.3rd manchesters  (Read 6761 times)

Offline mack

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 8,405
old mancunian falls in action.3rd manchesters
« on: September 22, 2009, 07:31:37 PM »
captain george,thomas ewen
educated at manchester grammar school
worked in manchester as a barristers clerk before being called to the bar at grays inn in 1913
commissioned in 3rd manchesters as a 2/Lt in october 1914,and afterwards transferred to the 1st manchesters in france,fought at neuve chapelle and was MIDs for bravery in the field,he later took part in the second battle of ypres,where he won the MC,awarded for his actions on 26th april 1915,when the MG officer was wounded,he took charge of the guns and displayed great courage by collecting them togethor under heavy fire and bringing them into action,which assisted greatly in the defence of their new gains,in december 1915 he transferred to mesopotamia with the indian forces and took part in several engagements,he was severly wounded in the trenches at es sinn,he refused any offers of help from his men,and ordered them to save themselves
a well known mountaineer and member of the alpine club
aged 36
son of george+alice,ann ewen,"linwood"11 wilton rd,chorlton cum hardy
« Last Edit: September 05, 2014, 10:22:37 AM by mack »

liverpool annie

  • Guest
Re: old mancunian falls in action.3rd manchesters
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009, 10:07:44 PM »


Just a tad bit !

Gazette Issue 29438 published on the 11 January 1916. Page 21 of 56

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29438/supplements/583

In Memory of
Captain GEORGE THOMAS EWEN

M C

3rd Bn., Manchester Regiment
who died
on 08 March 1916

Remembered with honour
BASRA MEMORIAL

JC

  • Guest
Re: old mancunian falls in action.3rd manchesters
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 01:12:43 PM »
Ewen, George Thomas of 3 New Square, Lincolns Inn, Middlesex. Captain 3rd Manchester Regiment died 8 March 1916 in Mesopotamia. Probate London 10 April 1918 to George Ewen overseer.
Effects £376 13s

Offline confusia

  • *
  • Posts: 18
Re: old mancunian falls in action.3rd manchesters
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2014, 02:07:58 AM »
A tiny amendment. Address was Chorlton cum Hardy not Medlock.
He was my husband's grandmother's cousin - we were very interested to find all this detail.  What a forum this is!

N

Offline Tim Bell

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,414
    • Grandad's Journey
Re: old mancunian falls in action.3rd manchesters
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 09:04:33 AM »
I've added the link to this thread to the March 1916 Obit. http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=8118.msg53092#msg53092 Hope I haven't missed any subsequent references and will anything else I spot in MGS Magazine.
Following one Platoon and everything around them....
http://17thmanchesters.wordpress.com/about/

Offline confusia

  • *
  • Posts: 18
Re: old mancunian falls in action.3rd manchesters
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 09:12:59 AM »
There is a photo of Capt. Ewen in The Manchester Evening News 14 Jan 1916.

Nickie