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11676   Corporal John Ramsay
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/06/1893
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme, 
Grave Ref: Panel 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 1550121
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 145
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Ramsay family 1901 census lists John as age 7 at house 8 in Genoa Street, Saint Anne's Ward Belfast,
2 1911 Census lists Ramsay family 1911 census lists John as age 17 living with the family at house 22 in Belgravia Street, Windsor, Antrim
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 Royal Belfast Academical Institution Past pupil of Inst. Includes photo of John and Memorial
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023