Ralph Frank Abercromby

Name

Ralph Frank Abercromby

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

07/05/1915
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Captain

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

UK Memorials

Haileybury College Cloister Wall Memorial, Hertford Heath

Pre War

Born on 27 Aug 1893 in Skene, Aberdeenshire son of Douglas Charles and Helen Louisa Hodgson (Murray) Abercromby. Educated at Haileybury College 1907-10. He had left the UK on the Kronprinzessin from Southampton and arrived in New York on 29 Jan 1913. He lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and worked for the Railroad Company.

Wartime Service

He was returning to England on the Lusitania in order to join the Army when she was torpedoed by German U-Boat U21. He was drowned, and his body was recovered. He was probably buried in a mass grave in the Old Church Cemetery, Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Karen Smith - Acting Director of External Relations www.haileybury.com/honour