Ralph Wentworth Stone was the son of the late Lt. Col. Robert Warner Stone, of Long Crendon Manor House, (2nd Bn. S. Staffordshire Regt.), and Lucie Alleyne Stone, of Kingsdown, Paignton, Devon. He was baptised in St Mary’s Church, Long Crendon on 12th February 1890 and attended Lord Williams’s School in Thame.
His father died when he was two years old and his mother moved back to live in Devon, but it would seem that at 18 yrs old Ralph went to seek his fortune in New Zealand, returning in January 1915 as a rubber planter in Malaya. He married Mary C Brown in Liverpool in July 1915 and they had two children.
Ralph went on to join the Royal Fusiliers, 4th Battalion as a Private and was killed in action on 8th October 1918. He was 28 years old and is buried at the Forenville Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
His name is remembered on Long Crendon War Memorial and on Lord Williams’s School Memorial Board.
The Thame Remembers Cross was delivered to Forenville Military Cemetery, Nord, France on 12th May 2015 by Jon Cooke (Old Tamensian)