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24 Feb 1919
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Ewart Alfred Mouse was born in July 1895.
In 1911 He is 15 years old & working as a block maker. He is living at No 7 Hazelbury Crescent with his family. His father Edward is 44 & also working as a block maker, his mother Amelia is 43. Ewart's 2 brothers are living here too, Percy is 24 & a clothes & draper's shop assistant & Edward James is 3 years old.
Newly demobilised Ewart Alfred Mouse died at his home at 32 Hazelbury Crescent, Luton, on February 24th, 1919, a little over a week after his return. The Beds & Herts Tuesday Telegraph (February 25th) said Ewart, aged 23, had succumbed to the effects of influenza and pneumonia.
Prior to joining the 1/4th Battalion Northants Regiment as Private 24368 Mouse in April 1916, he was a partner with his father in the firm of Messrs E. Mouse & Son, blockmakers, of Gordon Street, Luton. After 16 weeks of military training he went to France.
After nine months of active service in France he was invalided back to England with septic poisoning. On recovery he was posted to Palestine, where he served for the final 15 months of the campaign there.
He arrived home in Luton unexpectedly on February 16th, 1919, having been demobilised as a pivotal man. On arrival he complained of feeling unwell and took to his bed the following day. He had become a victim of the flu epidemic on his journey home.
The funeral of Ewart Mouse took place at the General Cemetery in Luton on March 3rd, the service being conducted by the Rev F. B. Clogg.
In his younger days, Ewart Mouse was a member of the Chapel Street Wesleyan Sunday School.