Ralph Done

Cheshire Regiment

Personal Details

Born: 19 January 1871 in Adderley, Shropshire and baptised on 5 March 1871 in Adderley Parish Church.

Family: He was the fifth child born to Joseph Done, an agricultural labourer and his wife Frances. He married Leonora Oxford on the 23 December 1895 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple had four children, Ethel, Arthur, Harold & Ella.

Residence: In 1871 the family was living at Raven Yard, Adderley, Shropshire. In 1881 he was living at the Cottage, Adderley and by 1901 the family had moved to Manor Farm Cottages, Hadley, Wellington, Shropshire. In 1911 he and his wife were living at 62 Elaine Street, Warrington. In 1939 he was living at 366 Manchester Road, Warrington.

Employment: In 1901 he was a coachmaker finisher and in 1904 joined the Union of  Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners. By 1911 he was working as an Insurance Agent and did so until retirement.

Died: 17 October 1940 in Warrington, aged 69 and was buried in Warrington cemetery on 21 October the same year.

Military Details

Regiment: Cheshire Regiment

Rank: Acting Sergeant

Service Number: 12169

Date of Enlistment: 8 September 1914

Date of Discharge: 19 April 1916

Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service (due to myalgia)

Medals and Awards

Ralph was awarded the Silver War Medal number 10600

Silver War Medal


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