|Place of birth||Dunkirk, Ireland|
|Address||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs N McEwan, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||18th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/35/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||Perrone Cemetery (no other details listed), France|
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Australian War Memorial
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 11 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 January 1917; taken on strength of 5th Training Bn, Rollestone, 30 January 1917; proceeded overseas to France, 2 July 1917; marched in to Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, France, 3 July 1917; joined 18th Bn in the field, 1 August 1917.
Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 9 October 1917 (ICT feet); transferred to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 11 October 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, 14 October 1917; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, 15 October 1917; to England, 16 October 1917; admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital Harefield, England, 19 October 1917; discharged on leave, 2 November 1917; reported to Hurdcott Command Depot, 16 November 1917; marched out to overseas Training Bn, Longbridge, Deverill, 22 November 1917; proceeded overseas, 12 December 1917; marched in to Havre, France, 13 December 1917; marched out to join unit, 16 December 1917; rejoined unit, Belgium, 26 December 1917; declared 'Illegal Absentee', 9 April 1918; rejoined Bn, France, 12 June 1918.
Field General Court Marshal held on 21 June 1918: charged with 'when on active service, deserting his M.S. in that he, on 9 April 1918, having been warned for a part. Duty. Namely himself without leave and did remain so until apprehended near Amiens on 8 June 1918.' Found not guilty of desertion, but guilty of being absent without leave: sentenced to 6 months Imprisonment with hard labour; GOC. suspended the sentence, 11 July 1918.
Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 15 July 1918 (gastro enteritis); discharged to duty and rejoined Bn, 21 July 1918; taken on strength of 19th Bn, 24 July 1918.
Killed in action, France, 31 August 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McEWAN Frank|