Ralph Murray ELRINGTON


ELRINGTON, Ralph Murray

Service Number: 397
Enlisted: 9 June 1915, Liverpool, NSW 17th Light Horse Regiment
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, 1894
Home Town: Manly, Manly Vale, New South Wales
Schooling: Manly Grammar School
Occupation: Jackeroo
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 April 1917
Cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery
Row F, Grave 14, Noreuil Australian Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 397, Liverpool, NSW 17th Light Horse Regiment
19 Jun 1915: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 19th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 397, 19th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 397, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
1 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 397
17 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 19th Infantry Battalion
19 Apr 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 397, 19th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Ralph Murray ELRINGTON was born in 1894 in Manly, NSW

His parents were Hamilton Deere ELRINGTON and Lucy De Sales O'CONNOR who married in St Phillips Church on 11th January 1882 in Sydney

He enlisted in Liverpool, NSW on 9th June, 1915 & embarked from Sydney with the 19th Infantry Battalion, A Company on 25th June 1915 on the HMAT Ceramic

Ralph was Killed in Action on 19th April, 1917 in France and is buried in the Noreuil Australian Cemetery in France

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial , The Many Rugby Football Club Roll of Honour, Manly War Memorial Roll of Honour & the St Matthews Anglican Church Manly WW1 Honour Roll.

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Vitory Medal



Acting Sergeant 29.12.16

Private 3.1.17

Temporary Corporal 7.1.17


His Great Grandfather Captain Thomas Gerard ELRINGTON who served in the Peninsula War

His Grandfather Major Richard John Elrington served in Crimea with the 10th Hussars

His brother Cecil John ELRINGTON (SN4483) was Killed in Action on 5th May, 1917

Another brother Hamilton ELRINGTON (SN5076) served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1919.