Ridgeway, R S
RALPH STANLEY RIDGEWAY
Remembered with honour Wulvergham-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery: Plot II, Row E, Grave 22.
He enlisted September 1914 in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 4 November 1914, and was killed in action near Wulverghem. Unfortunately, Ralph’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Ralph in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 13 March 1915; an article in the Watford Illustrated dated 20 March 1915; plus an In Memoriam in the Observer dated 26 February 1916.
Son of William and Millicent (nee DAVIS) RIDGEWAY of Watford.
His parents married 1881 in the Watford district. Millicent died 1932 in Watford aged 75, and was buried 18 March in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; William died 20 April 1940 in Watford aged 85, and was buried 24 April, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Ralph was born 26 February 1895 in Watford. He attended first Red Lion Yard Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 2 February 1902 to 1 September 1908; finally Watford Grammar School from 14 September 1908 to December 1910. He resided in Watford.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1901 Census, aged 6 he lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a student aged 16, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings.
Unit9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
Date of death27/02/1915
Age at death20
Place of death
NotesHis brother Leonard died 18 April 1915 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)