Q.S.A. , 7 clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek, South Africa 1901
Capt. H. F. MacEwan. Middx. Rgt.
Rank officially and neatly corrected
Mentioned in Despatches, L.G. 8/2/1901
For his gallantry at Spion Kop: Lieut. General Warren’s of 1 Feb. 1900, ‘Lieut.-Colonel A.W. Hill, 2nd Bn. Middlesex Regiment, reports, with reference to the action on Spion Kop, that Lieutenant MacEwan went out under a heavy fire and brought in a wounded man of the Scottish Rifles, who had fallen exhausted, the fire of that portion of our line having to be suspended to admit to the act.’
Hugh Fletcher MacEwan was born on 9 July 1871 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Middlesex Regiment on 19 November 1892. He was promoted Lieutenant on 21 December 1895, and served with the 2nd Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War,
MacEwan was promoted Captain on 14 March 1900, and retired on 11 January 1908.
One officer (MacEwan) and three other ranks of the Middlesex cited for gallantry in the despatch