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John Patrick RAMKEMA

Regimental number1616
Date of birth--/03/1893
Place of birthParadise Goldfields Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStock rider
AddressFlinders Street, Townsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Ramkema, Flinders Street, Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name9th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 13 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion


Unit: INF9
Promotion date: 3 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 5 July 1916

FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during a raid. He led the way into the enemy trenches and shot several of the enemy. He then rushed a dug-out, and killed seven and captured fourteen of the men inside it. He finally brought back twelve prisoners alive.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

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