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Name: Thayne Morrison Ewan Service Number: 503889 Rank: Sergeant Service: Canadian Engineers Date of Birth February 6, 1890 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: March 4, 1916 Place of Enlistment Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 Feet; 9½ Inches Complexion: Medium Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade: Railway Engineer Religion: Methodist Next of Kin: Emma R. Ewan (Mother) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: April 4, 1917 (St. John’s Hospital, Quebec) Age at Death: 27 Cemetery: Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery Yarmouth NS Grave Reference: Family Plot Y.18. Commemorated on Page 235 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 26 Thayne Ewan was the son of George M. and Emma R. Ewan, of Yarmouth, NS. In February, 1916, he resigned his position with the Halifax and South-Western Railway at Bridgewater, NS to enlist. He served with the Canadian Engineers Training Depot at St. Johns, Quebec. On February 26, 1917 he reported ill and was hospitalized. He was discharged and after a medical furlough he was re-admitted on March 17 again suffering from intestinal infection. His condition worsened and he died at 4:05 pm on April 4, 1917. Sergeant Ewan was buried in Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Thayne Morrison Ewan
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