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Son Of Mr. And Mrs. A. S. Ratcliffe, Of 18, Commercial St., Mansfield, Notts.
27 May 1918
1759828 - CWGC Website
5th Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Private Cecil Ratcliffe, served with the 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, he was killed in action on 27th May 1918. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial.
Article published 26th July 1918 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times :- “MANSFIELD PRIVATE KILLED. “Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Ratcliffe, late of Rosemary-street, Mansfield, have received news that their fourth son, Pte. Cecil Ratcliffe, has paid the supreme sacrifice in France. According to official news he was killed while going into action on May 27th.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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