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Full Name
Hughie McEwan
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Hughie
Surname
McEwan
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
12917
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Signalman
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs M.J. McEwan (mother) Moa Creek Rural Delivery, Oturehua, Central Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Haast Pass, West Coast, New Zealand
Military District
Haast Pass
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
26 (Canterbury & Otago) Infantry Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 291
Campaigns
Crete
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Crete
Date of Death
2 June 1941
Age at Death
35
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece
Grave Reference
2. A. 14.
Biographical Notes
Hughie McEwan was the son of Peter and Mary Jane McEwan, of Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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