Ekin-Smyth, Ralph Ratnevelu Raymond (Captain, b.? - d.1916)

Place Africa: Egypt
Accession Number 1DRL/0575
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Letters
Maker Ekin-Smyth, Ralph Ratnevelu Raymond
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1928
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/739
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of Captain Ralph Ratnevelu Raymond Ekin-Smyth, 52 Battalion (and previously of 32 Battalion), AIF, Egypt, 1916. Collection consists of a typed copy of a letter written by Captain Ekin-Smyth to a friend named Jim (probably a work colleague from the Customs office in Adelaide). Copy made by Australian War Memorial. Location of original letter unknown.

History / Summary

Captain Ralph Ratnevelu Raymond Ekin-Smyth, 52 Battalion, AIF, who on 3 September 1916 was killed in action during an attack on Mouquet Farm (Pozieres). Other biographical details concerning him are: Customs Officer; of Adelaide, South Australia; born London, 1 May 1875; came to Australia when 9 years old; educated at Sturt Street Public School, Adelaide; was a commissioned officer from February 1899 in Commonwealth forces (militia). Son of Thomas G and Mary J Ekin Smyth, husband of Hilda M Ekin Smyth of Ranelagh Street, Woodville Park, South Australia