Stour Row Memorial

Edward Tom Ralph

Surname: Ralph
Other names: Edward Tom
Other people in this story:
James Ralph
Eva Ralph née Pike
Walter Lynn Ralph
Ivor Harry Ralph
Locations in this story:
Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Stour Provost, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
St. Michael's Church, Stour Provost

Edward Tom Ralph was born in Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, in 1892 and baptised at St. John the Baptist Church, Charlton, on 13th March 1892 the son of James Ralph and Eva Ralph (née Pike), a local family.  He spent  his early years in Charlton but, by 1901, the family had moved to Stour Provost, Dorset.  Edward enlisted with the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry Battalion of the Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line as a Private (Service No. 481).  He served at Gallipoli where he was killed in action on 21st August 1915.  He is remembered on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey, (Panel 18). He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.

"Tom Ralph" is remembered on a memorial plaque in St. Michael's Church, Stour Provost, and on the All Saints Church war memorial, now in the Stour Row Village Hall, along with his brother Walter Lynn Ralph, who also died in the war.  Brother, Ivor Harry Ralph, served and survived.

  • Stour Row Memorial 2

Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Walter Lynn Ralph