Biography

Birth date: 29 May 1890
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Death date: 06 May 1918
Death place: France
Final rank: Captain
Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

Rolls and Awards

Roll of Honour

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of Death: 06 May 1918
  • Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

First World War Embarkation Roll

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of embarkation: 17 July 1915
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne

Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

  • Rank: Captain
  • Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files

  • Rank: Captain
  • Unit: No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

Collection Items

Photograph

DAD0001

Portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Henry Douglas Eyre Ralfe, Royal Australian Garrison Artillery (RAGA), in the cockpit of a Bristol Biplane at the Central Flying School at Werribee, Victoria. Lt Ralfe, from Sydney, served in the RAGA from 1911 and gained his Aviators' Certificate (No 1419) at the Central...

DAD0001

DAD0002

A Bristol Biplane flown by Lieutenant (Lt) Henry Douglas Eyre Ralfe, Royal Australian Garrison Artillery (RAGA), above the Central Flying School at Werribee, Victoria. Lt Ralfe, from Sydney, served in the RAGA from 1911 and gained his Aviators' Certificate (No 1419) at the Central Flying School on...

DAD0002

P00826.026

Outdoor portrait of officers identified as Lieutenants J M Walker and Brett and Captain (Capt) Henry Douglas Eyre Ralfe, Australian Flying Corps (AFC) from Sydney, NSW (on the right). Capt Ralfe served in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery from 1911 and gained his Aviators' Certificate (No...

P00826.026

P00826.028

Outdoor portrait of two officers of the Australian Flying Corps, probably at Yatesbury, UK. A Royal Aircraft Factory BE2E aircraft undergoing repair stands behind them. Identified on the left is Captain Henry Douglas Eyre Ralfe, from Sydney, NSW. He served in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery...

P00826.028

DAD0015

Group portrait of eight pilots in front of a Bristol Biplane at the Central Flying School at Werribee, Victoria. Identified from left to right are: Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Eric Landon Simonson, Melbourne University Rifles; 2nd Lt Raymond Francis Galloway, 25th Australian Engineers; Honorary...

DAD0015

PB1402

Group portrait of Siege Artillery Brigade officers (SAB). Back row, left to right, standing: Lieutenant (Lt) Henry Douglas Eyre Ralfe, a professional soldier of Sydney, NSW, Royal Australian Garrison Artillery (Pilots Certificate No. 1419, 12 May 1915, qualified at Werribee, Vic, later killed in...

PB1402

P09378.013

The graves of Captain Henry Douglas Eyre Ralfe AFC (pilot) and Lieutenant William Alexander John Buckland AFC (observer). This crew, from No. 3 Squadron AFC, were shot down about 3 km west of Morlancourt on 6 May 1918. Their RE8 was intercepted by five German fighters, and crashed in flames....

P09378.013

Private Record

Timeline

Date of birth 1890-05-29
Date of embarkation 1915-07-17
Other 1917-10-24 - 1918-02-22 Commanding Officer 7 Training Squadron, AFC.
Date of death 1918-05-06