Correctly named 30725 Pte W Ralph W Rid R
Walter was born c1889 in Settle near Craven Yorkshire. A Pension Index Card shows an address as 3 Haw Grove, Hellifield, Skipton.
He served with the 9th Bn West Ridings and also with the West Yorkshire Regiment with the service number 80418 and with the York & Lancs with the service number 33194.
It is when he is serving with the 1/5th Bn York & Lancs that he suffered a severe gunshot to his knee on the 27th April 1918. Diaries tell us the 1/5th were in support of the 1/4th Bn Y&L at the time. They had moved to Nueve Eglise on the 11th of April 1918 and on the 27th came under attack from shelling at 445-515 am and again 7-745pm when they were at Bloody Farm. Records state he had been in the field for 11 months at there time of his wounding.
The pair is his full entitlement and there is no record for a Silver War Badge.
Medals are swing mounted on a clasp for wear with original silk ribbons.