James Richard RAMSAY

Regimental number4842
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
Place of birthPort Pirie
SchoolSolomontown Public School, Port Pirie High School, South Australia
AddressSolomon Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9.5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Ramsay, Solomon Town, Port Pirie, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; transferred to C Company, 81st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date22 February 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 2), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Susannah RAMSAY, Solomontown, Port Pirie, South australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 23 June 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 25 August 1917, and marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott.

Marched in to 15th Training Bn, Codford, 5 November 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; taken on strength, 43rd Bn, in the field, 24 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 June 1918 (gun shot wound, lip), and admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 47th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 June 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAMSAY James Richard
Red Cross File No 2230904K