Ralph Granville IRONS


IRONS, Ralph Granville

Service Number: 2449
Enlisted: 20 September 1915, Holsworthy, NSW
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Field Company Engineers
Born: Granville, Sydney, New South Wales, 1893
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School & Sydney University
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 24 July 1916
Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V, Row E, Grave 17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Granville St Mark's Anglican Church Memorial Windows, Granville War Memorial, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 2449, 1st Field Company Engineers, Holsworthy, NSW
11 Dec 1915: Involvement Sapper, SN 2449, 1st Field Company Engineers, Pozières
11 Dec 1915: Embarked Sapper, SN 2449, 1st Field Company Engineers, RMS Mooltan, Sydney
24 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 2449, 1st Field Company Engineers, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Ralph Granville IRONS was born in Granville, Sydney, NSW in 1893

His parents were Thomas IRONS and Matilda BOSHIER who married in Sydney in 1876

He had previously service for 2 years with the CMF at Sydney University before he enlisted at Holsworthy, NSW on 20th September, 1915 & embarked with the 1st Field Company Engineers, 12th Reinforcements on the ship Mooltan on 11th December, 1915

Ralph was wounded on his arm & thigh by a shell at Pozieres and died of these wounds on 24th July, 1916 at the 1/2 South Midland Field Ambulance - he is buried at the Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension

Medals:  British War Medal & Victory Medal