Born: January 3, 1830, Old Machar Parish, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Died: July 11, 1895, Taunton, Somerset, England.
Buried: Trull, Devon (near Taunton), England.
Ewing studied law at Marischal College in Aberdeen. In 1855, he joined the army, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel, and receiving a medal for the campaign in China in 1869. His true love was music, though, which he studied in Heidelberg, Germany. A member of the Harmonic Choir in Aberdeen, he brought his newly written tune ?Ewing? to practice one night, and that choir was the first to ever sing it.
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