James Rankine Ramsay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 6521 17/18
  • Rank: First Mate
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: S.S. War Song
  • Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 48
  • Date of Death: 15.01.1918
  • Burial Country: Fance
  • Cemetery: L'isle de Sien, New Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Collective grave

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 36 Victoria Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Helen Ramsay

  • Father:

    James Ramsay

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Janet Ramsay, 36 Victoria Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

More about James Rankine Ramsay

L’Isle-De-Sien is an island 15 miles out at Sea. In one grave are buried the Officers and men of the ship S.S. War Song which was sunk by German Submarine U-93 on 15 January, 1918. 19Km west of the Island. She was on a voyage from Bilbao to Brest with a cargo of Iron Ore. 16 Crew lost their lives in the sinking.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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