Private Ralph E.G. Burwood   Service number 3752  royal-fusiliers-city-london_badge

Regiment  London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) 4th Bn.

Date of birth  2nd quarter 1896

Date of death 4th July 1916

Age at death  20 years


His Story

Ralph was the eldest child of a waterside labourer living at Wapping where his two uncles were also employed on the River Thames.   However Ralph found employment as an office boy later enlisting with the 4th (City of London) Batalion (Royal Fusiliers).  His service records cannot be found but we know his Battalion served at Gallipoli and Egypt before embarking for the Western Front in 1916.   Ralph died at Ipswich Fever Hospital aged 20 years.

Details of Ralph Burwood’s life and family are available in our publication “Hidden Histories”