|Place of birth||East Charlton, Victoria|
|School||Ballarat State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||67 Humphrey Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||33|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs A Ratcliffe, 67 Humphrey Street, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected on account of height)|
|Place of enlistment||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/25/5|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||34.5|
|Age at death from cemetery records||34|
|Place of burial||Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No 1), Fleurbaix, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Francis RATCLIFFE; Wife: Annie RATCLIFFE, 25 Waratah Street, Geelong, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength, 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.
Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, 3 May 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to duty and rejoined Bn, 12 May 1916.
Transferred to 59th Bn, 19 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19 July 1916.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RATCLIFFE Frederick Edmund|