Ralph William Thurgar | Service Record

First Name(s)Ralph William
Place of BirthBrundall, Norfolk
Club(s)Norwich City
ServiceBritish Army
Service Number-
Previous Service Number(s)2331
Regiment or CorpsNorfolk Regiment
Unit(s)1/4th Battalion
Previous Regiment(s) or Corps-
Type of Casualty (If applicable)Killed in Action
Theatre of War (If applicable)Egyptian Theatre
Date of Death (If applicable)19/04/1917
Place of Death (If applicable)Palestine
Place of Burial/Commemoration (If applicable)Gaza War Cemetery
Grave/Memorial Reference (If applicable)II. E. 1.
Grave Photograph-
Awards and DecorationsMilitary Cross
Citation(s)Lt. Ralph William Thurgar, Norf . R.
"For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to
duty. Although wounded, he continued to
lead his company until wounded a second
time, after which he issued orders as he lay
on the ground until carried to the rear."
(The London Gazette, Supplement 30234, 14 August 1917.)
Supplementary NotesCommissioned 14/10/1914.
Son of William Augustus Thurgar, of "Eastcroft," Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, and the late Charlotte Elizabeth Thurgar.