George Oliver Ramsey

13477, Private George Oliver Ramsey, age 23
9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died 27 September 1915

Private 13477, 9th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27/09/1915. Age 23.

 

Son of William Ramsey and Louisa Alice nee Smith of 7 Constable Road, Felixstowe. George was born in Walton but in 1911 he was living with his parents in Gainsborough Road and working as a cabinet maker, along with his older sister Alice & younger brother Ian. Ian emigrated to Canada in 1912 where he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1918 however he was discharged without seeing active service. He had returned to the UK by 1928.

George enlisted at Ipswich and went out to France with his regiment arriving 31 August 1915. In the latter part of September 1915, at the Battle of Loos, the 9th battalion were in the front line and, along with other regiments there were 8,000 casualties out of 10,000 men in four hours. George was killed in action on September 27, 1915 aged 23, less than a month after arriving. He is buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France. He is also remembered on St Peter and St Paul WW1 Memorial and Felixstowe Seafront Memorial.

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Dud Corner Cemetery

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The Suffolk Regiment

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1914-1915 Star

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