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Colin Colquhoun McEwen

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Colquhoun AWMM
  • Surname
    McEwen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    40042 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    E. McEwen (father), 119 Dixon Street, Masterton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    40042 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Steward AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Colin McEwen was the son of Edward McEwen, of 119 Dixon St., Masterton, New Zealand, and the late Christophina McEwen. AWMM
    • Colin Colquhoun McEwen was born on 02 Sep 1888 in Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand. Youngest son of Edward and Christophine McEwen. He died of wounds aged 30 on 02 Sep 1918 on the Somme near Achiet-le-Petit, Pas-de-Calais, France, and is buried in Plot III.C.22 Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France.

      Private Colin Colquhoun McEwen, No. 40042 – 1st Battalion, Canterbury Regiment, NZEF. Served on the Western Front 1917-1918 , his occupation was listed as Steward & Salesman.

      Colin enlisted on 11 Oct 1916 in Hastings, New Zealand, and carried out basic training at Trentham Military Camp, Wellington, New Zealand. He embarked for Europe on board HMNZT Ruapehu from Wellington, New Zealand, on 14 Mar 1917. The Ruapehu arrived in Devonport (Plymouth Dock), Devon, England on 21 May 1917. Colin “marched in” to Sling Camp on the Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England on 10 Jun 1917 and left for France on 06 Jul 1917. He was posted to the field early August 1917.

      Colin was initially buried at Achiet-le-Petit, then reburied at the New Zealand Cemetery, Grevillers, before final burial at Anadac Military Cemetery. Public - Shane - Other relative - 21 January 2017 - Military Service Record and Family History files.
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About death

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  • Death
    2 September 1918 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France AWMM III. C. 22. AWMM
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21 January 2017ShaneWellington, New ZealandOther relative