GLEDHILL Ewart

Ewart GLEDHILL

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Ewart’s parents were Tom and Sarah and he had seven siblings, his father was a Blacksmith and in 1901 the family lived at 34 Ford Hill along with their housekeeper.  1911 saw the family now depleted with four of the children having left home and the death of their father.  Living at 54/56 Ford Hill, Ewart who was then aged 22 had chosen not to follow his older siblings who taken up the family trade and was employed as an assistant schoolmaster.

Married in December 1915 to Maggie Leach, Ewart enlisted into the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve on 28th March 1916, his records from that time show that he was a teacher who stood at 5’7 with brown hair and grey eyes.

It is thought that he served on land bases, firstly at Victory and then at President (Scottish) from October 1916 until August 1917, his next posting is shown as President (Western) where he served until 18th March 1918 upon which he was invalided out of the service.

Ewart died on 20 November 1918 at Worthing, Sussex.  Probate records show that he lived at East View, Schoolridge Thornton.