John Ramsey was the son of Elizabeth Ramsey. John was born on 14th July 1888 in County Tyrone. The 1911 census shows his mother Lizzie living in Carntall More, Kilfaddy, Tyrone. She was a widow. John emigrated to Canada. He enlisted on 18th March 1915 in Vancouver. John Ramsay was a man described as having a fair complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. He was 5 feet 3 ½ inches high. He was single and he listed his next of kin as his mother Mrs E Ramsey of Carntall Mooy, Clogher. Private John Ramsey was serving with the 29th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died in France on 21 August 1917. He was 29 years old.
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.