Sergeant William Bisset Ewart

Biography of Sergeant William Bisset Ewart

William Bisset Ewart was born on 9th February 1888 to James Ewart, Head Gardener of Powfoulis House in Falkirk. He was educated at Bothkennar Public School and at Grange Higher Grade School, Grangemouth, where he was the Dux medallist.

While still at school, Ewart prepared for entry to teacher training college by serving an indenture as a pupil teacher under the Grangemouth School Board. He subsequently applied, and was accepted for a two-year training course under the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers (forerunner of Jordanhill College of Education, now the University of Strathclyde), which he completed successfully. Ewart was recognised as a certificated teacher from 1 August 1908.

Ewart then enrolled at the University of Glasgow, where his subjects of study included Mathematics, English, German, Logic and History. He graduated with an M.A. on 16th November 1912.

After graduation, Ewart became a teacher at Milton Public School in Cowcaddens, Glasgow. He enlisted for Service in September 1914 and served in the 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders.

William Bisset Ewart died on 1st October 1915, aged 27, of wounds sustained during the Battle of Loos. He lies in Le Treport Military Cemetery, France, plot 1, row L, grave 8.

Summary

Sergeant William Bisset Ewart
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 6th Cameron Highlanders
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: N/A

Sources

War service information sent by Russell MacGillivray.

Information kindly provided by University of Strathclyde Archives

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