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Name:
Ralph William Hebdon
Casualty No.:
Initials:
R W
Service No.:
2211
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Ettersgill
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Corporal
Unit:
6th D.L.I.
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Barnard Castle
Home Address:
Barnard Castle, Thorngate
Civilian Employment:
Miner
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
5-January-1916
Place of Death:
France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Warlencourt British Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Teesdale Mercury 15.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1

Corporal Ralph Ebdon killed in action

Teesdale Mercury-07/11/1917: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-06/11/1918: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-05/11/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

Nephew of Leonard and Elizabeth Hebdon of Forest and Frith. Cousin of Ernest. 

 

Notes:

As a young man Ralph had found work as a miner in Tindale Crescent. 

In 1915 he was hit by a shell and crept two miles to the nearest hospital.  In a letter to his mother Ralph describes his wounds as 'sore and painful', and states that he is looking foreword to them healing a little so that he can visit home.  He tells her 'Keep a good smile. We are not downhearted yet!'. 

Teesdale Mercury-12/05/1915: Letters from the Front

Images:
Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury; Private Individual ; Last Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); St Mary's data; Teesdale Mercury; Private Individual ; Service Number: St Mary's data; Ranks: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 15.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 15.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Place Enlisted: St Mary's data; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Teesdale Mercury 15.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Date of Death: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Place of Death: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Death Notice / Obituary: Teesdale Mercury 15.11.1916 - Page 5: Column 1; Notes: Teesdale Mercury; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;