Peter Ramsay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 12.10.1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 40544
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 'B' battery, 123rd Brigade
  • Place of Death: Bagthorpe Hospital, Nottingham, England
  • Age at Death: 28
  • Date of Death: 12/02/1918
  • Burial Country: Dundee, Scotland
  • Cemetery: Balgay Cemetery, Dundee
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: DD.5.120

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 15/01/1890
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 93 Lorne Street, Lochee
  • Occupation: Power Loom Operator
  • Mother:

    Christina Simpson Ramsay, (born 1859) 101 Rosebery St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Peebles Ramsay, (born 1845) 101 Rosebery St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    John, James, William and 8 other siblings (names unknown)

  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Macdonald Ramsay (nee Savage) 72 King St, Dundee

  • Children:

    John McDonald Savage Ramsay  (born 21.12.1913) , Jane Mitchell Ramsay (born 17.08.1914)

More about Peter Ramsay

Corporal Peter Ramsay married Elizabeth Macdonald Savage on 21st December 1909. They had two children, John Macdonald Savage Ramsay, born 6th January 1913, and Jean Ramsay, born in 1914.
Ramsay was repatriated to a hospital in Nottingham where he died of his wounds on 12th Februay 1918. His body was returned to his family at 93 Lorne Street and the funeral was held on Saturday 16th February.

He was the brother of Pte William Ramsay, 241949, 1/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, who was killed in action 14.11.1916 & Pte John Simpson Ramsay, 32651, 66th Company, Machine Gun Corps, who was killed in action, 25.04.1917.

Peter Ramsay   40544   Royal Field Artillery


Mrs Ramsay, 101 Rosebery Street, Lochee, has been informed that her son, Corporal Peter Ramsay, R.F.A., has been wounded.  Corporal Ramsay is one of four brothers who all enlisted at the outbreak of war.  John, Black Watch, and William, Northumberland Fusiliers, have both been killed.  Another son, James, is serving with the Black Watch at the front.  Peter is a tenter to trade, and was working in Dundee prior to enlistment.

Dundee Courier 8th November 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Alexander Ramsay. Further additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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