NASHUA TELEGRAM - November 15, 1948
PHOTO: PFC RALPH M. LARGY
Body of Pfc RALPH MELVIN LARGY, Wilton, World War 11 hero dead, and son of MRS. ALICE (RICHARDS) LARGY of 11 Pleasant St., Nashua, has arrived in New York from the European Theatre of War. Word was received by the family Saturday.
The veteran was killed in action at the Battle of Rome, May 12, 1944, while serving in the Italian campaign with Co. K of an infantry division. He was 22 years old at the time of his death.
He was born in Newport, VT., Sept. 18, 1921, son of MRS. LARGY and the late JAMES LARGY. He attended schools in Canada where the family had moved and came to Wilton at the age of 18.
Prior to entering the Army on Sept. 18, 1942, on his 21st birthday, he was employed at the Wilton hotel.
Survivors include his mother, MRS. LARGY; four brothers, CLIFTON, ROY and BASIL LARGY of this city, and WALTER LARGY of Magot, Quebec; two sisters, MRS. MARGUERITE LISTER and MRS. GLADYS DAWSON both of Sherbrooke, PQ: several aunts and uncles.
Private First Class LARGY was a member of the Methodist church.
The military funeral and burial will be at the National cemetery in Farmingdale, L. I., Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 23.