10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
07/06/1917 (Killed in Action)
William Ewing was the son of Robert and Martha Ann Ewing. William was born in the Shankill in Belfast about 1893. William Ewing enlisted in Belfast. Private William Ewing was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France & Flanders on 7th June 1917. He was 24 years old. Private Ewing has no known grave and is commemorated on panel 22 of the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. Private Ewing is believed to have some connection with Portglenone.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.