Born: Christmas Day, 1884, Hitcham, Suffolk.

Died: 24th August 1921; age: 36; died from wounds, at Ipswich.

Residence: William Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Date: 2nd November 1915.


Discharged: 14th June 1919 – wounds; age: 34 years & 6 months. Harry had served overseas.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 88067.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps.

Formerly 2557.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Silver War Badge – issue number 453408.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Walter & Esther Ranson, of Crunsforde, Framlingham, Suffolk.




1891   Somersham, Suffolk.


Harry was 6 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Esther Maria Ranson (nee Gosling), 29, born Hitcham, Suffolk.

George Walter Ranson, 9, born Hitcham.

Arthur Cornelius Ranson, 8, born Hitcham.

Frederick Willie Ranson, 5, born Hitcham.

Ellen Louisa Ranson, 2, born Somersham.

Martha Florence Ranson, 1, born Somersham.


In 1891, Harry’s father was a visitor at the home of 62 year old, Elizabeth Bland & her family – ‘Highlands’ Warrington Road, Ipswich.

Walter Harry Ranson, 31, a Baptist Minister, born Hitcham.


1901   Main Road, Somersham, Suffolk.


Harry was 16 years old, a Poultryman. He was living with his parents, sibilings & maternal aunt.

Walter, 40, a Baptist Minister.

Esther, 37.

Arthur, 18, a Flour Miller.

Ellen, 12.

Martha, 11.

Alice Maud Ranson, 9, born Somersham.

Gertrude Jane Ranson, 2, born Somersham.

Herbert Stanley Ranson, 10 months, born Somersham.

Annie Gosling, 29, born Hitcham.


1911   23, Chenery Street, Ipswich.


Harry was 26 years old, a Draper’s Porter. He was a boarder at the Lodging House of 46 year old, Mary Anne Wallis.


The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.


Royal Army Medical Corps


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