White cross for Frederick Hill Ralph (1878-1917)

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White cross for Frederick Hill Ralph (1878-1917).


On 27 October 1916 Boer War veteran and Tauranga farmhand Frederick Hill Ralph whilst serving in France during World War I when he sustained a gunshot wound to the head causing a skull fracture and subdural hematoma. He was evacuated to London, England, but died of his wounds on 19 January 1917 at the 2nd London General Hospital in Chelsea. In 2014 Tauranga's 'Field of Remembrance' was created comprising 107 white crosses in memory of the men from the Tauranga area who died during World War I (1914-1918). Each cross carries a red poppy and the name of an individual who died. Text and photograph © Debbie McCauley (2014).

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White cross for Frederick Hill Ralph (1878-1917)

First Names:Frederick Hill
Last Name:Ralph
Date of Birth:6 January 1878
Place of Birth:Dublin, Ireland
City:Tauranga, New Zealand