Envelope for letter posted to Mrs C. Ewart, 10 Scotia Street, Moonee Ponds, 24 December 1927. Mrs C. Ewart is likely to have been the wife of Mr Claude Ewart, Elsie Elizabeth Ewart, named in the 1926 electoral roll as living at 12 Scotia Street, Moonee Ponds - next door to the address on this envelope (now a car park and perhaps then vacant or part of no.12).

Claude Harold Ewart, regimental number 6940, was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and was a 27-year-old driver when he enlisted in the Army on 14 August 1915. He embarked at Melbourne on the HMAT 'Wiltshire' on 18 November 1915. After three months in Egypt, he was shipped to Marseille, France, arriving 19 March 1916 and then moving to the front. On 17 February 1918 he was injured when kicked by a horse, and on 5 March 1918 he was admitted to the Military Hospital, Frensham Hill, suffering contusion of the elbow. On 31 July he was admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital suffering 'ICT' of the right elbow. He was discharged 29 September 1919 and worked as a storeman and, later in life, as a lift attendant, as many wounded veterans did. He died at the age of 57, in 1945.

Physical Description

Postal envelope made of off-white paper, now creased, torn and folded on all edges. It is address by hand, with rubber stamp imprint and red and white threepence postal stamp in upper right corner, featuring the profiled head of King George V. The back of the envelope is blank.

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