Biography of Private Ewart Blake Carvath (290422)
31st Battalion (Duke of Cambridge own) Middlesex Regiment
Also 2024 Middlesex Regiment

Att: 2nd Norfolk Regiment
Died 19th October 1916


  • Name: Ewart Blake Carvath
  • Date of birth: 1887
  • Place of Birth: Modbury, Devon, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1887
  • Place of Birth Registration: Kingsbridge, Devon, England


  • Name: James Carvath
  • DOB: 1855
  • Place of Birth: Helland, Cornwall, England
  • Occupation: Baptist Minister


  • Name: Florence Marshall Blake
  • DOB: 1861
  • Place Of Birth: Devonport, Devon, England
  • Marriage: 1881 Bedminster District

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Lilian Annie Carvath, 1883 Brighton
  • Herbert James Carvath, 1885, Bideford
  • Ewart Black Carvath, 1887, Modbury
  • Gladys Evangeline Carvath, 1889, Modbury
  • Kenneth Carvath, 1892, Willingham (Died 1892)
  • Marjorie Elaine Carvath, 1893, Willingham
  • Roy Few Carvath, 1896, Willingha
  • Alec BernardCarvath, 1901, Bourne (Died 1902 6 Months)



  • 1891: Ewart is living with his mother in his grandmothers house at Grange Ville, Eltham, London.
  • 1901: Ewart is living with his parents in North Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Ewart is living with the Buckles family at 49 Redcross Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 23 and he is listed as a drapers assistant.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for Ewart has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.
Newspaper Mentions

  • None found

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Ewart Carvath, T.F.290422, 1st/10th (T.F.) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex) Regiment was killed in action on 31st October 1916 in the Asiatic Theatres

Pension Records

  • None found

Effects Left To

  • Father James


  • The British Medal
  • The Victory Medal
  • The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private Ewart Carveth, TF/290422, 1st/10th Bn., Middlesex Regiment who died on 31 October 1916
  • Remembered with honour, Basra Memorial
  • Panel 30 and 64.

© The War Graves Photographic Project


Military Service Timeline

  • Enlisted at Stamford brook Lodge on the 11th August 1914
  • Joined 10th Middlesex on the 11th August 1914
  • Posted (Attd) 2nd Norfolks 12th May 1915
  • Died in the 1st/10th Middlesex whilst a prisoner of war October 1916. Cause not stated.


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