McEwen, David

Regimental Number: 432532
Rank: Private
Branch: 49th Battalion

David was born on October 3, 1866 in Fergus, Ontario. He came to the South Peace in April of 1913 and filed on a homestead at 16-73-5-W6; after the war he also filed on land at 8-74-5-W6. When he enlisted in the Canadian army in January of 1915, David gave his date of birth as 1872. He had previously served in the Philippines for two years with the American Volunteer Infantry. In January of 1918, David was transferred to England as he was over 50 years old and not fit for active duty. He was discharged in June of 1918, and returned to the South Peace with his new bride. In 1923, David sold his land and returned to Ontario. He died on January 19, 1924.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 119, 437