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G. McEwan, Little River

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“G. McEwan, Little River,” Wyndham History, accessed October 24, 2020, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2218.
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Title

G. McEwan, Little River

Subject

McEwan, G.

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Contributor

Bill Strong

Biographical Text

G. McEwan, Little River
1. There is only one "G. McEwan" on the A.I.F. Nominal Roll for WW1, and he was born in Scotland, enlisted in South Australia, and died at Gallipoli. This soldiers is not believed to be the name of the soldier on the Werribee Oak Board.

2. The name on the Werribee Shire Oak Board: "McEWAN, G."

3. Name on the Little River Honour Board: not mentioned

4. The name "McEwan, G. from Little River" only appeared in the final Roll of Honor, Werribee Shire Banner, 13 February 1919, p.3.

5. The closest match is No.5173, Private Richard George McEwan, who enlisted at Geelong in January 1916.

6. Not all of the people named on the Werribee Council Honor Board and the Werribee Shire Banner Roll of Honor actually served in the Australian Military Services during the Great War. Some of the men who volunteered for service, who for various reasons were not accepted, also have their names entered there.
P.S. – The Editor will be pleased to receive notification of names not appearing in the above List. Some of the above have failed to pass the medical tests.
Werribee Shire Banner, 22 July 1915, p.3.

 7. In 1918 the Werribee Shire Secretary advertised that "Parents and relatives of soldiers who have enlisted from the Shire of Werribee are earnestly requested to forward particulars to the Shire Secretary so that the names may be inscribed on the Shire Honor Board."
Werribee Shire Banner, 31 October, 1918, p.2.
[This seems to have been re-interpreted as 'parents and relatives of soldiers who live in the Shire of Werribee, and have relatives that enlisted in the Great War, are requested to forward particulars to the Shire Secretary, so that their names may be inscribed on the Shire Honor Board.']

Bibliography

Embarkation
https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/

Service Record
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/

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