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Thayne Morrison Ewan Force: Army Unit: Canadian Engineers Service Number: 503889 Rank: Sergeant Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Birth February 6, 1890 Date of Enlistment: March 4, 1916 Place of Enlistment Halifax, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 Feet; 9 1/2 Inches Trade: Railway Engineer Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Marital Status: Single Thayne Ewan was the son of George M. and Emma R. Ewan, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. In February, 1916, he resigned his position with the Halifax and South-Western Railway at Bridgewater to join the divisional Engineers at Ottawa for Overseas Service. Suffering from typhoid fever, he had been a patient in the Military Hospital in St. John’s, Quebec. He was released and then re-entered hospital where he gradually grew worse and died on April 4, 1917. He had spent most of his enlistment in Ottawa and was transferred to the War Offices in St. Johns, Quebec where he became ill. Date of Death: April 4, 1917 (St. John’s Hospital, Quebec) Age: 27 Cemetery: Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery; Nova Scotia, Canada (Family Plot Y.18.) Commemorated on Page 235 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
Sergeant Thayne Morrison Ewan
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