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Private William Ralston

12th Battalion Royal Scots `A`Company
Service No: 51087

William Ralston grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Alexander and Isabella Ralston of 61 Manse St, Coatbridge

Born / Resided

Airdrie / 61 Manse St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 17/10/1918

Enlisted

Coatbridge

Employed

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Age

19

Buried / Remembered

Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Harlebeke village was taken on the night of 19-20 October 1918 by the 9th (Scottish) Division. Harlebeke New British Cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields of 1918 and, in 1924-25, from German cemeteries or plots in Belgium. The cemetery now contains 1,116 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 181 of the burials are unidentified and a special memorial is erected to one casualty who is believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 19 casualties buried by the Germans in other burial grounds whose graves could not be found on concentration. There are also ten burials of the Second World War in the cemetery.

Additional Information

William was formerly with the Lothian and Borders Horse (3542). Also remembered on the Maxwell Parish Church Roll of Honour (see photos). William was reburied in Harlebeke New British Cemetery (see photos)

Photos
  Medal Index Card  remembered at home  additional photo

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