Michael RATCLIFFE

Poppy

RATCLIFFE, Michael

Service Number: 2777
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Walhalla, Victoria, Australia, 17 January 1891
Home Town: Leonora, Leonora, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Service, France, 19 June 1918, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme
He was buried the same day in the Crouy Military Cemetery, France, also referred to as the Crouy British Cemetery it is 10 miles north west of Amiens. Michael lies in Plot II2, Row D, Grave 14, Rev A. Forty officiated.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Gwalia Honour Board, Leonora Road Board District Roll of Honor
Show Relationships

World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2777, 28th Infantry Battalion
2 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2777, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
19 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2777, 51st Infantry Battalion

War Record

ON HIS WAR SERVICE RECORD, ON 15/8/1915 MICHAEL STATED WAS 23YEARSAND8
MONTHS OLD. HE ENLISTED ON 11 AUGUST 1915 AT BLACK BOY HILLBUTWASEXAM IN ED
BY DR. MC CALL IN LEONORA ON 1/8/1915. HE LISTED HISOCCUPATIONASMINER.
HEIGHT 5'4; WEIGHT 138LBS; COMPLEXION DARK; HAIR DARK - FOURTHTOEONLEFT
FOOT AMPUTATED.
ATTESTED BY COMMANDING OFFICER OF HELENA VALE CAMP AT BLACK BOYHILLON
27/10/1915.

2 NOV 1915 - EMBARKED AT FREMANTLE ON THE H.M.A.T. "ULYSSES"
10 NOV 1915 - ADMITTED SHIP'S HOSPITAL
25 NOV 1915 - TRANSFERRED 1ST AUST. DERM. HOSPITAL, ABBASSIA.
15 DEC 1915 - DISCHARGED.
4 JUN 1916 - PROCEEDED TO JOIN B.E.F. AT ALEXANDRIAFROMTRANSPORTSCOTIAN.
11 JUN 1916 - DISEMBARKED AT MARSEILLES.
BETWEEN THE 14 - 16 AUGUST 1916 WOUNDED IN ACTION.
21 AUG 1916 - TAKEN TO BOULOGNE AND EMBARKED FOR ENGLANDABOARDH.S.ANTW ER PEN.
22 AUG 1916 - ADMITTED 2ND EASTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL AT BRIGHTONWITHASE VE RE
GUN SHOT WOUND TO FOREHEAD.
19 SEPTEMBER 1917 - PROCEEDED OVERSEAS TO FRANCE TO REINFORCE51STBTNVIA
SOUTHHAMPTON.
20 SEPT 1917 - MARCHED IN AT HAVRE AND JOINED UNIT NEXT DAY.
13 OCT 1917 - TO HOSPITAL - ADMITTED FOR TRENCH FEET.
20 DEC 1917 - REJOINED UNIT
28 MAR 1918 - TO HOSPITAL - ADMITTED FOR PYREXIA (FEVER) ANDINFLUENZA.
5 MAY 1918 - REJOINED UNIT.
ON 16 JUN 1918 - MICHAEL WAS WOUNDED IN ACTION FOR THE SECONDTIME.HEWAS
TAKEN TO THE 4TH AUSTRALIAN FIELD AMBULANCE.
17 JUN 1918 - TRANSFERRED TO THE 47TH CASUALTY CLEARING STATION.
18 JUN 1918 - DIED OF SCHRAPNEL WOUNDS TO THE BUTTOCK, LEGS AND ARM,ALTH OU GH
ONE REFERENCE REFERS TO AN EYE INJURY.
HE WAS BURIED THE SAME DAY IN THE CROUY MILITARY CEMETERY, FRANCE,BYREV A .
FORTY.
ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE CROUY BRITISH CEMETARY IT IS 10 MILESNWOFAMIENS.
MICHAEL LIES IN PLOT 2, ROW D, GRAVE 14. AMIENS.

Read more...
Showing 1 of 1 story