2nd Lt Ewan Stafford Read, SLI


I eventually found him from compensation claims following Rathcoole Ambush

1895 Jan 31. Born Ashley, Milton, Hampshire, England

1901 census at Ashley Hampshire

1911 Census Living with mother Sara Elizabeth, a widow, at Cippenham Slough Buckinghamshire,


1918 Mar 16. From Officer Cadet units to be 2nd Lts.: — Ewan Stafford Read

1921 Dec 30 Gazetted out. 2nd Lt in 4th SLI. The implication is that he was commissioned after May 1920.

1921 Feb 22. Joined ADRIC with service no 1749. Posted to L Coy

1921 Apr/Jun Married in Cork to Doris Lilian Foster OR Frances Elizabeth Feely

1921 Jun 16. Involved in Rathcoole Ambush - £60 compensation

1921 Sep 17. Posted to A Coy

1922 Jan 18. Discharged in demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register, Living at Thistledown Marston Road , Lymington M.B., Hampshire with wife Iris M. He is a Coal Merchant

1941 Jan 15. Pioneer Corps to be Lt, 2nd Lt. Ewan Stafford READ (168218).

1950 Aug 30. In the building business

1969 Dec. Died Winchester, Hants