Ralph Ewart (Paddy) FIELD

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FIELD, Ralph Ewart

Service Number: 744
Enlisted: 29 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clare, South Australia, 4 May 1893
Home Town: Clare, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed In Action, Poziere, France, 23 July 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clare Original Clare School WW1 Memorial, Clare Schools Old Scholars who Fell WW1 Memorial, Clare WW1 Memorial Arch, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 744, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 744, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 744, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 744, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 744, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Neil Field

Pte Field also served at Gallipoli and as a member of 10 Battalion he was among those men who took part in ther first landing on 25 April 1915 at Anzac Bay on the Gallipoli Peninsula. After Gallipoli he went on to serve on the Western Front.

Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...744 Private Ralph Ewart Field, 10th Battalion. A native of Clare, South Australia, Pte Field was one of three brothers who enlisted in the 1st AIF. He embarked for service overseas from Adelaide with D Company aboard HMAT Ascanius (A11) on 20 October 1914. Pte Field was killed in action at Pozieres on 23 July 1916, aged 23. His elder brother, 470 Pte William Hampstead Field, 43rd Battalion, was killed in action at Messines on 31 July 1917. The only brother to survive the war, 294 Pte Wybert Edward Field, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, served in the Gallipoli campaign and returned to Australia in June 1916." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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