Died as a prisoner of war at the end of the First World War. Died at Montherme 15.07.1918. Information received from War Office was that Ralph had become ill with dysentry and had been in the care of French nuns at time of his death.
Buried in Montherme in civilian cemetry. In 1834, Commonwealth Grave Commission moves his body to Noyers-Pont-Maugis French National Cemertery, near Sedan.
March 1914 married Jane Beadle. Had two daughters: Lavinia Jane (Vinny) and Margaret Ellen (Nelly).