Ransford, Clement Gascoyne (1882-1914)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Clement Gascoyne Ransford (1882-1914), born 19 April 1882 in India, youngest son of Colonel Charles Ransford (India Army, Bengal Infantry) and Louisa Emma Ransford of 'Talavera', 10 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset. In 1913/14, Clement lived at St John's Vicarage, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, where his brother-in-law, the Rev. Frank Harold Sangster, was the incumbent.
Attended Sherborne Preparatory School.
Attended Sherborne School (School House) September 1894-July 1895.
Attended Bedford School.
Obtained his first commission in the Devonshire Regiment in 1901 and saw service in the South African War, receiving the Queen's Medal and five clasps. In 1906 he exchanged into the Indian Army, and was transferred to South Staffordshire Regiment on account of ill-health in 1913.
WW1, Captain in the South Staffordshire Regiment, 1st Bn. Went to Belgium with 7th Division in October 1914. He was wounded three times leading his men in a charge on a wood near Ypres on 26 October 1914 and was killed instantaneously by a shell.
Zantvoorde British Cemetery, VI. J. 19 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/160515/RANSFORD,%20CL...
Dewsbury War Memorial in Crown Nest Park, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire (WW1 section no.5) www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/node/95172
Sherborne Preparatory School roll of honour www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/28163613991...
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.