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Ensign Charles Ewart

Ensign Charles Ewart

Charles Ewart was a Sergeant in the Scots Greys, who captured a French Eagle at Waterloo. He was born at Biddles Farm, near Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1769 and joined the 2nd Royal North British Dragoons (The Scots Greys) in 1789 at the age of 20. He joined in the ranks, not being from the wealthiest of families. He was a giant of a man, at somewhere between 6 foot 4 inches and 7 foot. Yet, despite his height, he was an extremely accomplished rider and swordsman.

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