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David Blyth MacEWEN

Regimental number168
Place of birthEcclefechan, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSugar Weigher
AddressMiriam Villa, Cudgen, Tweed River, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39.9
Height5' 3"
Weight115 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Miriam Argyle MacEwen, Miriam Villa, Cudgen, Tweed River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Imperial Yeomanry, South Africa (Boer War).
Enlistment date1 March 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 April 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date14 June 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 11 April 1916; discharged (medically unfit: senile debility and chronic pleurisy), Brisbane, 14 June 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 October 1924
Age at death58
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MacEWEN David Blyth

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