FANDOM


Second Lieutenant Henry George ("Harry") Raphael was an English officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1893, in Hampstead, the only son of George and Elizabeth Raphael (née Marks), both of London. Raphael studied at University College School and later spent a year in Germany. After the outbreak of war, he enlisted in the Honourable Artillery Company.[1] He obtained a commission on 26 March 1915, in the East Lancashire Regiment.[2]

While serving with the regiment's 7th (Service) Battalion on the Western Front, Raphael was invalided to Britain in October 1916. He returned in January and died on 31 July 1917, on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres.[1]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the Menin Gate Memorial.

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Times (41554), p. 9: "Fallen Officers". 11 August 1917.
  2. The London Gazette (29113), p. 2993, thegazette.co.uk. 26 March 1916. Retrieved 26 October 2016.

ReferencesEdit