January 4, 1841, Taunton, Somerset, England.
June 19, 1926, Uphill, Somerset, England.
Grace, Peace, Evermore (from his initials).
After a stint as a printer’s apprentice, Ewens became a reporter and compositor for The Mercury in Clevedon, Somerset.
He later went into the railroading field, working for the Great Western Railroad in Paddington, then for the Mexican Railway.
He may have gained some Spanish language experience at the Mexican Railvway: he subsequently traveled to Venezuela for the South American Missionary Society. Upon his return to Britain, he began a printing business.
He joined the Salvation Army (SA) after a meeting in London’s Westbourne Park, and eventually became secretary to the corps in Notting Hill.
In 1880, he became editor of the SA War Cry. In 1886, he was assigned the SA’s Devon Division, and he founded several SA corps in Devon and West Somerset.
In 1895, he was transferred to Gibraltar. His final move was to the Chief of Staff’s office at the SA International Headquarters, serving there until he retired.