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Fredrick William Ewington

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Fredrick William AWMM
  • Surname
    Ewington AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Frederick AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1942 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 22 January 1915 AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs J O'Brien, 121 Bridge Street, Glebe, New South Wales AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 22 January 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1942 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      150 lb AWMM
    • 06 Aug 1915-09 Aug 1915 {Age 49} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

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    • Joined 4th Bn at Gallipoli, 1 June 1915.

      Killed in action, 6-9 August 1915.

      Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

      Father, F.G. Ewington, wrote to the Minister of Defence, October 1915, enclosing a clipping from the 'New Zealand Herald' dated 24 September, 'intimating that F.W. Ewington had been killed in action. I fear it is my son. His name was Frederick William Ewington and he settled in Sydney a good number of years ago. His age now would have been 50 yrs of age on Nov, 25th 1915. My wife and family would esteem it a great favour if you will let us know as soon as possible all about the deceased. Even if we are not left next of kin, his full name, address etc, would enlighten us. I am sorry to trouble you, while you are so busy, but you will sympathise with anxious parents and do your best, I am sure, to solve this question.' Base Records replied, 13 October 1915, 'He is apparently identical with your son'. Sister, Gladys Ewington, replied, 26 October 1915: 'We are sure it is our brother. May I congratulate you on the very satisfactory way you have answered my letter written for my father. We are very thankful to you for your prompt reply, and I will make it public.' Father wrote to Base Records, 31 December 1919: 'Our dear Son early took to a seafaring life & was happy-go-lucky & did not keep in touch with us very closely. I saw him last in Melbourne in 1888 when he had the care of some field guns at the Exhibition ? The courteous expression of your Government's sympathy & the evident attention it is paying to the last resting place of our brave soldiers will shed many a ray of comfort into many homes.' Father wrote again, 20 August 1921, to acknowledge receipt of the British War Medal, and added: 'I note that the Victory Medal will be transmitted as soon as it is available. Pardon my reminding you, & please do not misconstrue it into impatience, that I am in my seventy-eighth year & have been an invalid for a long period - viz from 28 January 1920 & am still ill and under medical care.' On receipt of the commemorative plaque, he wrote again to Base Records, 14 January 1922: 'I beg to thank the Australian Government for my deceased son's plaque & I also thank you for the humane courtesy in all correspondence from your office.' AWMM
    • Frederick William Ewington, born 24 Nov 1865 in Auckland, New Zealand, oldest son of the politician and philathropist Frederick G. Ewington and Mary Catherine Phelan. Listed on memorial at Lone Pine Cemetary, Gallipoli but body never recovered. Public - Lhizz - Other Relative - 16 March 2015 -
      NZ Birth Indexes 1840-1950
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About death

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  • Death
    06 Aug 1915-9 August 1915 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 49 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
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  • Cemetery
    No known grave AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey (Panel 22) AWMM

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  • Frederick William Ewington was the brother of my great-great grandmother Minnie - RIP
    Public - Lhizz - Other Relative - 16 March 2015



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01 September 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
16 March 2015LhizzDunedin, New ZealandOther Relative

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