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Inside a building - public/private
- First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial:
Memorial to Lieutenant Robert William Ryall, 2/8th Gurkha Rifles. Son of Lt Col Edward Charles Ryall, late 4th Gurkha Rifles, and Florence Emma Brough Ryall. Grandson of the late Major General Browne William Ryall, late Commander of the 8th Bengal Cavalry. Entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst Sep 1911. Commissioned into the Indian Army on 24 Aug 1912. Attached to the 3rd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps for his first year in India. Transferred to the 2/8th Gurkha Rifles. Promoted to Lieutenant 24 Nov 1914. Joined his battalion in France with reinforcements from India, and after passing a machine gun course was appointed machine gun officer to his battalion and also served with the brigade machine guns. He was present at the battle of Neuve Chapelle in Mar 1915, being attached temporarily to the 58th Punjab Infantry. On 25 Sep 1915, he was wounded near Mauquissart (or La Bassee) by a shell which burst beside him whilst he was attacking with his guns between the German trenches. He died 16 days later in the Duchess of Westminster's Hospital at Le Touquet aged 23 years. He was buried in grave I.B.11. of Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
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