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Ronald Gwynnd Montague McRae

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Ronald Gwynnd Montague McRae

January 28, 1918

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Flying Corps

Division:

24th Squadron

Additional Information


Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. McRae, of Weston, Ontario. Grandson of Major William McRae, of Hopetown, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 591 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HAM BRITISH CEMETERY (MUILLE-VILLETTE)
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

I. B. 24.

Location:

The Ham British Cemetery is in the village of Muille-Villette. Ham is a small town about 20 kilometres south west of St Quentin at the crossroad of the D930 St Quentin-Roye and the D937 Peronne-Chauny. From the town centre of Ham take the D932 in the direction of Noyon. The Cemetery is signposted from this road and is situated on the left hand side. The Cemetery covers an area of 2,212 square metres and is enclosed by a brick wall. In January, February and March, 1918, the 61st (South Midland) Casualty Clearing Station was posted at Ham; but on the 23rd March the Germans, in their advance towards Amiens, crossed the Somme at Ham, and the town remained in German hands until the French First Army re-entered it on the following 6th September. Ham British Cemetery began in January-March, 1918, as an extension of Muille-Villette German Cemetery, made by the Casualty Clearing Station. In 1919 these graves were regrouped and others were added from the German Cemetery and from other burial grounds. There are now nearly 500, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, almost half are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 14 soldiers, believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of thirty United Kingdom soldiers, buried in other cemeteries, whose graves were not found.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram March 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ronald Gwynnd Montague McRae– From the Toronto Telegram March 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
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