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George Arthur Ewens

In memory of:

Lieutenant George Arthur Ewens

October 22, 1917

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


58th Bn.

Additional Information

Son of William and Emma Brown Ewens, of Owen Sound, Ontario; husband of Phoebe M. Ewens, of 737, 3rd Avenue East, Queen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 235 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

I. F. 4.


The OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY is located to the North East of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the next roundabout. Here turn right into Oude Veurnestraat, this then changes into Diksmuidseweg and Brugseweg drive along this road to the traffic lights. Straight over the lights to the end of the road. At the T junction turn left (still Brugseweg) and continue along this road through the village of Sint Jan (N313). After the village you come to a fork in the road, take the right hand fork and the OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY is 50 metres along on the right hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Group Photo– Left to Right: George Ewens, Stanley Campbell (his brother in law), and James Robb.  In training.
  • Group Photo– Top - Stanley Campbell, middle left is George Ewens his brother in law.  In training.
  • Group Photo– George Ewens and his wife Phoebe Mildred (nee Campbell).  She trained as a nurse and went overseas to England.
  • Grave Marker– George Ewens' wooden cross in France.
  • Newspaper Clipping– George Ewens' newspaper clippings regarding his death..
  • Newspaper clipping– Lieutenant George Arthur Ewens 
 Newspaper Announcement from the Owen Sound Sun, Owen Sound ON on Friday 2 Nov 1917 , page 1.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Owen Sound Collegiate Institute Memorial Tablet. Image courtesy of Owen Sound Collegiate (OSCVI) Digital Soldier Library.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Keith Boswell, England
  • Entrance
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker
  • Owen Sound Cenotaph– Owen Sound, Ontario

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