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Place of Birth: Preston Richard, Westmorland
Service No: 13616
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-06
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: HELLIFIELD, YORKSHIRE
Christopher Ralph was the son of John and Ellen Ralph, née Farrow. John was born at Langcliffe, Yorkshire and Ellen at Banham, Norfolk.
1891 Langcliffe, Yorkshire Census: Christopher Ralph, aged 5 years, born End Moor, Westmorland, son of John and Ellen Ralph.
1901 Hellifield, Yorkshire Census: 4, Hardacre Fold - Christopher Ralph, aged 15 years, born Preston Richard, Westmorland, son of John and Ellen Ralph.
1911 Hellifield, Yorkshire Census: Hardacre Fold - Christopher Ralph, aged 25 years, born Preston Richard, Westmorland, son of John Ralph, widower.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Christopher Ralph, 13616, West Riding Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915.
Christopher is commemorated on the Midland Railway War Memorial at Derby.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
RALPH, Chris., aged 30, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, brother of Miss Ralph, Hawgrove, Hellifield, killed in action Oct. 6, 1916.
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Private Christopher RALPH
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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