1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
John Ramsay was the only son of John and Annie Ramsay. John was born in the Shankhill area of Belfast in 1893. Johnís father died when he was very young. He lived in Belfast all his life. John enlisted in Belfast in August 1914 with the 6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He landed at Suvla Bay on 7th August 1915, and was wounded and subsequently invalided home. Thereafter, he joined the 3rd Inniskillings at Clonmany. Corporal John Ramsay transferred to the 1st Battalion and the Western Front. Corporal John Ramsay was reported missing on 1st July 1916, later listed as killed in action. It seems unlikely Corporal John Ramsay lived in the Cookstown area at any time.