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Person Details

RUCK, Laurence Humphrey


Name: Beaumont College WW1 and WW2 Burfield Road, Old Windsor
NIWM Ref: 64242
RBWM Ref: WM283

Person Details

Place of birth: Merioneth
Gender: Male
Date of death: 11/03/1915
Place of death: Neuve Chapelle
Manner of death: Killed in action
Age at death: 26
CWGC Ref: 1561481
TWGPP Ref: 4136848

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Worcestershire Regiment
Rank: Lieutenant


Father Col. Oliver Edwal RUCK
Mother (E E A) RUCK

Additional information

Lt Laurence was initially in Eqypt, but sent to France in September 1914. In March the battalion took part in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. During the British attack on 11 March 1915, the artillery barrage landed too far from its objective and instead landed on the leading platoons. It was during this combat chaos that Laurence was killed and buried in a grave later destroyed by further fighting. He is remembered at Le Tournet Memorial having no known grave. Age 26.
Le Touret Memorial , Pas de Calais. He was the son of Col. Oliver Edwal Ruck, R.E., of Brynderw, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, and E. E. A. Ruck (nee Pedley).


Summary: Beaumont Union

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