Private Ralph E. Herald
SAC 1910-1911

Private Ralph Ewart Herald was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 16, 1895, the son of Captain Wilson Herald (Medical Officer 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry), and Ellen E. Herald, of Kelowna, British Columbia. He attended St. Andrew's College, Ontario from 1910 to 1911.

Herald was a clerk with previous militia experience when he enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec on September 23, 1914. He was serving with the 16th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment when he was killed in action on April 23rd, 1915 at the age of  20. 

While his grave is unknown, his name is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (Grave Reference: Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30). The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War.

  • Copy of Attestation Paper (National Archives) - Front - Back
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Ralph Herald. This page also includes a link to his commemoration on Page 19 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.