Paul P. Ratcliffe

NAME
Paul Philip Ratcliffe
NICKNAME
MCSN
359057
HOME OF RECORD
1937 72nd Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs Marie Radcliffe
DATE OF BIRTH
November 6, 1921
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 14, 1942
DATE OF LOSS
September 14, 1942
REGION
Solomons
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Guadalcanal / Bloody Ridge
CASUALTY TYPE
Missing/Declared Dead
September 15 1943
UNIT
C/1st Raider Battalion
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Private Ratcliffe was reported as missing in action following the Battle of Edson’s Ridge. No definitive trace of his remains was ever found, and he was declared dead on 15 September 1943.

It is believed that Private Ratcliffe lost his life when the Kokusho Battalion of the Kawaguchi Detachment overran his company’s positions on the night of 12 September 1942.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 December 1942.

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