Private Ralph Henry Tompkins 27043
Private Ralph Henry Tompkins 27043, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, died of wounds on 9th August 1916 aged 21 years. He was wounded in the head during an engagement with the enemy, and later died of his wounds. His death was recorded in the Evening Telegraph (Wellingborough) on 17th August 1916.
Ralph was the son of William Oliver Tompkins and Judith new Bradshaw (of Odell); brother of George William, Len, Fred, Arch, Clarence and May, of Dychurch Lane, Bozeat, Wellimgborough, Northants. He enlisted in Amptill, Bedfordshire.
Ralph was a member of the Wesleyan Chapel bible class so during the service on the 20th August the organist played the 'Death March' a token of respect of their member.
Ralph is remembered at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France.
Your "life story narrative" is acknowledged. This forum is just a means to an end, and it will be destroyed in a few days time. What will continue, as a Permanent Digital Memorial is the database, which is the happy ending.
It is noted that he is already in the database. The pretentious title for an entry is a Life Story.
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