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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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