Alexander Ramsay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Awards: Military Cross
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 1/4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Henin, Arras
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 28.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 5

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 06.12.1887
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Lynedoch, Gibbs Lane, Lochee
  • Occupation: English Teacher, Ayr Acdemy
  • Mother:

    Catherine Ramsay ‘Lynedoch’ Gibbs Lane, Lochee

  • Father:

    Alexander Ramsay ‘Lynedoch’ Gibbs Lane, Lochee

  • Siblings:

    Jessie, Maurice, Robert, Catherine & David

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alexander Ramsay

Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Alex Ramsay  Royal Scots Fusiliers

Second-Lieut. Alex. Ramsay, Royal Scots Fusiliers, who was posted as missing on 28th March, and is now reported killed on that date, was the second son of Mr Alex. Ramsay, house factor, Lynedoch, Lochee. Second-Lieut. Ramsay, who was a former pupil of Dundee High School, and a graduate of St Andrews with honours in English, held an appointment as English master in Ayr Academy when war broke out.  He enlisted in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and before receiving his commission fought with his battalion in Gallipoli, and was wounded.  He had not been very long in France before he met his death.

Dundee Courier 22nd October 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell and Hugh Macrae

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