|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Belfast, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Smith's Hotel, Richmond, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Mary Ann Ewart, Stranmore Road, Guildford, Co Down, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Townsville, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/16/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||9th Field Company Engineers|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance|
Enlisted, Townsville, 6 December 1916, under the name Robert HEWITT. Made Statutory Declaration, 13 December 1916, that his real name was Robert EWART.
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917, and marched into Pioneer Training Bn, Fovant.
Found guilty, 17 May 1917, of being absent without leave, Fovant, from midnight, 14 May, to 3.30 pm, 16 May 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to camp and forfeited 7 days' pay: total forfeiture: 2 days' pay.
Detached to 9th Training Bn, Durrington Camp, 24 May 1917; rejoined Pioneer Training Bn, 1 June 1917.
Transferred to Engineering Details, Engineers Training Depot, Brightlingsea, 11 June 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 25 August 1917; taken on strength, 9th Field Company Engineers, in the field, 22 September 1917.
Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 June 1918 (influenza); transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 June 1918 (laryngitis); to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 12 June 1918; discharged to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 18 June 1918; discharged to Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 22 June 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 3 July 1918.
On leave to England, 25 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 October 1918.
Admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance, 24 November 1918 (sprained ankle), and transferred same day to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville; to England, 30 November 1918, and admitted to Western Auxiliary Hospital, Torquay, 2 December 1918. Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 December 1918. Discharged on furlough, 2 January 1919, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 17 January 1919.
Reported absent without leave, 17 January 1919; lateness excused; granted extension of leave to 22 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Czar', 24 March 1919; transshipped to HT 'Dongala' at Alexandria, 16 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 16 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 21 June 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Age at death||60|
|Place of burial||The Necropolis, Rookwood (Plot CofE, Row 8, Grave No 2761), New South Wales|