Ralph Stanley Harwin

Ralph's military record and family and Jane's photos

  • Born: 30 Jun 1893
  • Where: North Runcton, Norfolk
  • Enlisted: 18 Nov 1915
  • Rank: Private
  • Service No.: 28185
  • Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
  • Service : 12th Battalion
  • Date of Death: 13 Nov 1916
  • Cemetery: Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps (CWGC link)
  • Grave Ref.: IV. Q. 5.

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Further Info:

  • Full name Ralph Stanley Harwin
  • Son of George and Emma Harwin (nee Howes)
  • 1893: birth (ref: 1893 Q3 Freebridge Lynn Vol 4B Page 323)
  • 1901 Census: North Runcton, Norfolk, age 7 (RG13 Piece 1886 Folio 29 Page 4)
  • 1911 Census: Wood Farm, Tharston, Norfolk, age 17, yard boy and bullock tender (RG14 PN11462 RD230 SD3 ED8 SN70)
His family ...

In August 2018 we were visited by Hilary whose grandmother Blanche Harwin was Ralph's sister. The photos below are of some of the items they brought with them that relate to Ralph.

Quote from 'Roll of Honour' website:

Private 28185, 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Aged 24. Born North Runcton, Norfolk, enlisted aged 22 years 4 days at Norwich, resident Wood Lane Cottages, Tharston, Long Stratton, Norfolk. Born 30 June 1893 and baptised 6 August 1893 in North Runcton. Son of George and Emma Harwin, of 3, Scargells Road, High St., March, Cambs. Formerly 5342, 4th (Reserve) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Unmarried. Assigned British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.), embarked Folkestone and disembarked Boulogne 27 September 1916. Posted to 1st/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment September 1916. Joined the 12th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, for duty in the field 15 October 1916. Prior to enlistment he was a Yardman. Height 5 feet 4¼ inches, weight 8 stones 4 lbs, chest 34½ inches. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born North Runcton, Norfolk, resident with his parents at Cottage, Hilton Lane, North Runcton, Norfolk. Admiited 17 September 1906 to Tharston School, Tharston, Norfolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born North Runcton Norfolk, a Yard Boy and Bullock Tendler, resident with his parets at Wood Farm, Tharston, Long Stratton, Norfolk. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row Q. Grave 5. See also March, Cambridgeshire

Jane's photos .....

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