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William Albert Ralph

Protrait of Lance Corporal William Albert Ralph 14151, taken c.1915. Image  kindly provided by Chris Alexander Ralph (May 2017). Image has no known copryright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Albert AWMM
  • Surname
    Ralph AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 14151 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    10 April 1894 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Sophia Ellen Ralph (mother), Rintoul Street, Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 14151 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    London Gazette, 17 December 1917, p13201, Rec No 1334: AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Miner/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Wiliam Alfred and Sophis Ellen Ralph of Milton Grove, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Buttes New British Cemetery (NZ) Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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  • I leave this note in the early hours of Anzac Day 2020.
    William was my grandmother Evelyn's older brother and my great uncle.

    A life cut short.

    William's image lives on in the face of my sister's son Brendan.

    RIP William
    Keith Christie
    Public - Keith - Direct descendant - 25 April 2020
  • My son Harry would like to leave a message. He is Harry Ralph aged 6. "Today is the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. I attended the dawn service this morning with my Dad (Chris Ralph). Today we remember William Ralph who died in 1917 during the Passhendale Campaign. He gained a bravery medal. But then went on leave. He returned to fight but was killed." We remember him today.
    Public - CHRIS ALEXANDER - Other Relative - 25 April 2015



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      34: 36 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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25 April 2020KeithWellington, NZDirect descendant
25 April 2015CHRIS ALEXANDER3/112 Coates Avenue, Orakei, AucklandOther Relative
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