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Henry Douglas Eyre RALFE

Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolThe Armidale School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArtillery Barracks, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinStep-Father, Hon C Holmes, A Court, Parliament House, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery; Served in RAGA 1911 to 1918
Enlistment date21 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateKilled in Action 6 May 1918
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (window) in The Armidale School, New South Wales. Parents: Mary Rae Johnstone RALFE (now Hon. Mrs. Holmes a Court) and the late Henry Ralfe (Barrister-at-Law)
Family/military connectionsUncle: Major Richard Lewis Hay Blake JENKINS, 20th Bn, killed in action, 11 December 1915; Cousin: Captain George Lewis CONCANNON, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 27 April 1915.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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