Ewart, Cecil Frederick Kelso


He was the son of Frederick William Ewart Esq., of Lisburn, County Antrim, and came to Winchester from Hillside School, Godalming. Ill-health compelled him to leave early, but after two years with a private tutor he was able to enter his father’s business (William Ewart & Son Limited, Flax Spinners and Linen Manufacturers) at Belfast.

In August 1914 he obtained a commission in the Royal Irish Rifles. He was killed at Thiepval on July 1st 1916, the opening day of the Battle of the Somme, while serving with the 11th Battalion.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Ewart
  • Forenames or initials: Cecil Frederick Kelso
  • House: B
  • Years in School: 1901-1903
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
  • Date of Birth: 14th November 1887
  • Date of Death: 1st July 1916
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL : Pier and Face 15A and 15B