Author Topic: 14 September 1916, Ronald Hugh MacGregor Pierce, Aged 20, West Yorkshire Regt  (Read 803 times)

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Ronald Hugh MacGregor Pierce was born on 21 April 1896 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  He was the sixth of 11 children of my gg-grandparents John Timbrell Milward Pierce and Annie Wylie MacGregor.  He was educated at King's School, Gloucester and subsequently at Haileybury 1911-1913.

Ronald, a 2nd Lieutenant in the 13th Bn att 9th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own), died on the Somme aged 20 on 14 September 1916.  His remains were not recovered but he is commemorated both at Thiepval and on the gravestone of three of his siblings who predeceased him in Danbury, Essex.  His family placed an In Memoriam notice in The Times each 14 September for many years after his death.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)