Thomas William Ewens

Rank 
Second Lieutenant
Regiment 
Northumberland Fusiliers
Date of death 
30 March 1917
Age of death 
21
Address 
5 Waltham Terrace
High Road
Woodford Bridge
Woodford
Essex
IG8 8AF
Address source 
1911 Census
Cemetery / Memorial 
France
Biography 

Born in 1897 at Woodford Bridge, son of Thomas Henry (Undertakers Manager and Coffin Maker) and Annie Martha Ewens. 1911: A Clerk to a Shipping Agent, living with his family at 5 Waltham Terracem, High Road, Woodford Bridge (the same as 1901). His father the manager for T Osborne & Sons Undertakers of Woodford Bridge. In 1917 Thomas married Nellie C. Gunton.

He joined 10 Royal Fusiliers at outbreak of war. After 1 years service he was Commissioned into the Northumberland Fusiliers. On the day of his death, during the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line, a shell exploded close to him causing instantly fatal injuries. He was aged 21.

X/R: Steward Alfred Charles Ewens (Brother).

Research by Adrian Lee, Local Historian

Sources:

Ancestry.com

Woodford Times