Regiment : 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment [4th Battalion on Soldiers Died in the Great War]
Service number : 9751
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 16th December 1917
Buried : Ribecourt British Cemetery, France, Grave I. B. 20.
Birthplace : Born and resident Pershore, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester
Memorial : Pershore Abbey
Additional information on the memorial: Worcestershire Regiment
Batchelors Entry. 1st Worcesters. November 16th 1917. Killed in France.
Additional information from Pershore Parish Records, Holy Cross, Film No 216/7, available at Worcestershire Archives.
Ralph Tinson enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment on 2nd February 1905 in Birmingham. On his attestation paper he gave his place of birth as Wyre, near Pershore, Worcestershire, his age as 17 years 2 months and his occupation as a farm labourer. At the time of his attestation he resided at 6 Galton Street, Birmingham and had previously resided in Little Priest Lane, Pershore where he had been employed by Mr Hudson, farmer of Wick near Pershore. Ralph was 5 feet 4½ inches tall with a fresh complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. His next of kin was his mother, Emma Turvey, Little Priest Lane, Pershore, Worcestershire.
The following newspaper report was researched by Malcolm Farmer:
February 2nd 1918
ANOTHER PERSHORE SOLDIER KILLED
We regret to announce the death of another Pershore soldier in Corpl. R. Tinson, of the Worcesters, who was killed in action on the 16th December 1917. He served with his regiment in India for seven years, and was on the Reserve for two years. When the present war broke out he was recalled to his regiment but had to undergo an operation in Birmingham Hospital. He was in the battles of Loos, La Bassee, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres and on the Somme. Deceased was a brave and gallant soldier, liked by his officers and company, who will sadly miss him. Deep sympathy is felt for his mother, Mrs W. Turvey, of Broad Street, Pershore.
Trudy Burge has created the WW1 Pershore website to commemorate the men from Pershore who served their country from 1914 to 1918: http://pershoreww1.webs.com/