Capt William Ewart Swann

Collins Papers

1886 Oct/Dec Born Oxfordshire William Edward Swann - Army says William Ewart, and RIC says 1886 Oxfordshire

1891 census living at 18 West St, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

1901 census living at 23 West Sr, Chipping Norton, Oxon

1911 census He is a Labour Master at Belmont Workhouse, Epsom

1918 May 22. Commissioned in Labour Corps. Co. Qr.Mr.Serjt. W. E. Swann, from Notts. & Derby. R., T.F. The undermentioned W.Os., N.C.Os., and Men to be temp. 2nd Lts.

1918 Oct 3. Labour Corps. Temp. 2nd Lt. W. E. Swann to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a Co.

1919 Nov 8. The undermentioned relinquish the actg. rank of Capt. on ceasing to comd. P. of W. Cos.: Temp. 2nd Lt. W. E. Swann.

1920 Aug 2. Joins ADRIC with ADRIC no.86 and is allocated to A Coy in Kilkenny

1920 Dec 1 . Promoted Section Leader . Looks like "(stores)" in register against his promotion

1921 Mar 1. Promoted 2nd in Command A Coy

1921 May 17 Posted to R Coy as 2nd in Command

1921 Jun 2. Posted to HQ Coy as DQM. And graded DI1.

1922 Jan. He appears to have served until demobilisation of ADRIC

1921 Sep 1. The undermentioned relinquish their commissions on completion of service: Labour Corps. Temp. 2nd Lt W. E. Swann, and is granted the rank of Capt

1922 Mar 18. Joins Palestine Police in British Gendarmerie section as a Captain.

1923 Jun 15. killed off duty, age 36. shot by bandits in an ambush in Palestine. Civil RAF Ramleh Ex-RIC

A few days later the Colonial Office issued a Press Statement denying that the body of Swann's murderer had been dragged through the streets of the villages between Ramleh and Ludd


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