Brass, Ewart Stanley

Second Lieutenant Ewart Stanley Brass. 2nd Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company. Killed in action at Serre on 31st March or 1st April 1917, aged 25. Buried H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, France.

Grave of Ewart S. Brass, HAC.

Grave of Ewart S. Brass, HAC.

  • Born on 28th July 1891 in Christ Church, Marylebone, London
  • Educated at Bethany House School, Kent and Paris
  • Occupation: Foreign correspondent
  • Admitted in to the HAC on 5th September 1914 as Private in the 1st Battalion with the regimental number of 1987
  • 5ft 11 inches tall
  • Went to France on 14th February 1915 with the 1st Battalion
  • Transferred to the 2nd Battalion on 14th February 1915
  • Slightly wounded at St Eloi on 13th April 1915 – did not require hospital treatment
  • Received shrapnel wound to the shoulder at Hooge on 16th June 1915
  • Taken to Advanced Dressing Station at Brandhoek on 17th June 1915
  • Taken to Bailleul General Casualty Clearing Station on 18th June 1915
  • Transferred to 2 General Hospital, Havre on 19th June 1915
  • To England 22nd June 1915
  • Rejoined, 3rd Battalion,, Richmond Camp, Roehampton, SW London on 10th August 1915
  • Appointed Lance Corporal (unpaid) from 12th March 1916
  • Applied for a commission in the territorial force on 17th July 1916
  • Discharged on 18th December 1916 to take up a commission
  • Commission as Second Lieutenant on 19th December 1916 (London Gazette 478, dated 29th December 1916)
  • Returned to France – date unknown
  • Killed in action at Serre on 31st March or 1st April 1917
  • Aged 25
  • Buried H.A.C. Cemetery, Ecoust-St. Mein, France
  • Grave ref. I. A. 14.
  • Son of Robert Birrell Brass, Master Tailor in Savil Road, and Georgina Harriet Brass, of 262, Willesden Lane, Cricklewood, London

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