Raymond Albert Large

Date of birth: 1899
Place of birth: Swindon, Wiltshire
Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Battalion: 2nd
Rank / Service No: Private, 75682
Died: 21st October 1918, aged 19 years
Buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, France (Plot V, Row A, Grave 57)

 

Raymond was the fourth of 6 siblings born to Ernest and Elizabeth Large, who married in 1891.

 

Both parents were born in 1859, Ernest in Chippenham and Elizabeth in Torquay.

 

Elizabeth passed away in Southampton in 1917, whereupon Ernest married Caroline E. Lampard in 1918.

Ernest died in the city in 1931.

 

Siblings

Reginald   b. 1893 Northleach, Gloucestershire   d. 1971 Southampton   Married Fanny S. Shephard in Shirley in 1921.

Dorothy   b. 1 September 1895 Swindon   d. 1967 Romsey

Stanley   b. 10 June 1897 Swindon   d. 1962 Southampton   Married Edith E. O’Dell in Southampton in 1921.

Raymond Albert 

Edeleine   b. 1902 Southampton   d. ??   Married John E. Ellis in Southampton in 1934.

Agnes Myrvinia   b. 3 August 1904 Southampton   d. 2003 Southampton, aged 99 years ! Married Reginald H. Goff in Southampton in 1928.

 

 

The battalion was in Portland when war broke out in August 1914. They proceeded to France on 11 August, landing at Rouen.

 

On 12 October, the battalion transferred to the 19th Brigade in the 6th Division, to the 27th Division in May and onto the 2nd Division in August.

On the 25 November 1915, the 19th Brigade transferred to the newly-arrived 33rd Division.

 

During 1916 the battalion saw action on the Somme and, in 1917, at Arras, on the Flanders coast and in the Third Battle of Ypres.

On 6 February 1918, the battalion transferred to the 115th Brigade in the 38th (Welsh) Division.

 

The rest of 1918 saw the battalion in action on the Somme and in the Battles of the Hindenburg Line.

 

Raymond perished during the so-called Final Advance, in Picardy.

 

The Cemetery was begun in June 1918 when space available for service burials in the civil cemeteries at Boulogne and Wimereux was exhausted.

 

The cemetery contains 4,378 Commonwealth WWI burials, and it was severely damaged during WWII.

 

 

Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 7th November 2016
Updated:

 

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