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Forename(s): Ralph Oscar
Place of Birth: Cardiff, Glamorgan
Service No: ---
Rank: T/2nd Lieutenant
Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Engineers
Battalion / Unit: 421st (West Lancashire) Field Coy
Division: 57th (2/West Lancashire) Division
Date of Death: 1917-11-02
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. B. 7.
CWGC Cemetery: BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: CROSSHILLS, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: KILDWICK, YORKSHIRE
Ralph Oscar Gladstone was the son of Ralph Atchison and Martha Gladstone, née Hill. Ralph senior was born at Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales and Martha at Crosshills, Yorkshire.
1891 Newport, Monmouthshire Census: 5, Widsor Terrace - Ralph O. Gladstone, aged 1 year, born Cardiff, Glamorgan, son of Ralph A. and Martha Gladstone.
1901 Crosshills, Yorkshire Census: 20, Ashville Terrace - Ralph O. Gladstone, aged 11 years, born Cardiff, Glamorgan, son of Martha Gladstone, widow.
1911 Crosshills, Yorkshire Census: 20, Ashville Terrace - Ralph Oscar Gladstone, aged 21 years, born Cardiff, Glamorgan, son of Martha Gladstone, widow.
Ralph was married to Ruby Mabel Virgo in 1916.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: L/Cpl Ralph Oscar Gladstone, 7006 & Sgt 387006 & 2/Lt Royal Engineers. Theatre of War first served in (1) [France]. Date of entry therein: 13 December 1914. Commissioned: 20 April 1917. Correspondence: Widow. Mrs. Symonds, 2, Maple Villas, Cline Street, Hereford.
Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
GLADSTONE, Second Lieutenant Ralph Oscar, [Crosshills], aged 27, R.E., killed in action Nov. 2, 1917.
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T/2nd Lieutenant Ralph Oscar GLADSTONE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Engineers
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 57th (2/West Lancashire) Division
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