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James Ralph

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

661195 Gunner

‘B’ Battery, 50th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, 9th (Scottish) Division

Age: 25

Date of Death: 2.10.18

Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 4 to 6

Family history: Son of John S and Charlotte Ralph, 17 Wallace Street, Grangemouth. He had a brother John serving in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, John died on 19 March 1919 from influenza.

The action leading to his death

The 9th (Scottish) Division was involved in the Final Breakout, the Battle of Ypres 28 September to 2 October 1918. The divisional artillery were providing fire support at Ledegem to the 36th Division at Hill 41. ‘B’ and ‘C’ batteries were pulled back as a result of enemy counter battery fire.

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium
Linesman Map. Modern map showing the area of the advance.

Medals Awarded

Victory Medal, British War Medal

WW1 - The Ypres Salient Battlefields, Belgium

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