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Full Name: Colin Colquhoun McEwen
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Colin Colquhoun
Surname: McEwen
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 40042
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Steward
Next of Kin: E. McEwen (father), 119 Dixon Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: F Company
Embarkation Date: 14 March 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 79
Vessel: Ruapehu
Destination: Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number: 57
Page on Nominal Roll: 21
Last Unit Served: Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death: France
Date of Death: 2 September 1918
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Died of wounds
Cemetery Name: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France
Grave Reference: III. C. 22.
Biographical Notes: Colin McEwen was the son of Edward McEwen, of 119 Dixon St., Masterton, New Zealand, and the late Christophina McEwen.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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