Clarence Vincent McEwen
Serial No. 7046
Clarence Vincent McEwen - Information
Clarence Vincent McEwen was born in Wellington, NSW c1895. When Clarence was older, he moved to Campbelltown, where he resided at Beulah on Appin Road. When he was 21, he travelled to Kiama to enlist for war service on the 26th of October 1916. During training, he was posted to the 23rd Reinforcements, 13th Battalion as a Private. He then embarked Sydney onboard the HMAT Beltana on the 25th of November 1916.
Clarence arrived in Devonport, England at the end of January 1917, and was marched out to the 4th Training Depot at Codford. He then caught the mumps and was admitted to hospital in February. The following month, he returned to duty at the 4th Training Depot. However, at the time, he had opened an old wound under his left leg, an inflammation of the bone known as osteomyelitis. As a result, he was sent home in August 1917 for a medical discharge. When he reached Australia, he left Campbelltown for Cunningham near Harden.