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116058   Private John Ramsay
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 14/07/1888
Died: 21/08/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Summary      
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 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.
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Cemetery Details
Grave
Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  Arras, Pas de Calais, 
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 1573335
Summary      
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - East Face - Panel 2a Clogher
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists Ramsey family Does not list John as living with his parents at house 3 in Carntall More, Kilfaddy, Tyrone
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private John Ramsay
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of John Ramsay
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private John Ramsay's death
5 John Ramsay Attestation Papers Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers includes dob and images