This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Thomas Ramsbottom Ramsay
- Date of enlistment: January 1915
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde Z/3142
- Rank: Able Seaman
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Resreve
- Unit/Ship: Hood Battalion, R.N. Div
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 31.12.1917
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 1A
- Date of Birth: 1895
- Place of Birth: Panbride, Forfarshire
- Address: May View Cottage, Westhaven
- Occupation: Butcher
Mary Jane Ramsay
James Ramsay, 57 Ireland St, Carnoustie
2 Brothers (names unknown)
More about Thomas Ramsbottom Ramsay
Before joining the Navy in January 1915 he was a butcher with Mr Thomas Duncan, High St, Carnoustie. He served at the Dardanelles, Egypt, and France, and was posted missing at Cambrai on the 31st December 1917. He was presumed to have died on that date. His commanding officer wrote:- “He fought most bravely and added fresh laurels to name of the Hood Battalion.”
Arbroath Roll of Honour Book, page 161.
Thomas is also remembered on the Carnoustie War Memorial & Panbride Churchyard War Memorial.
Thomas Ramsay CZ/3142 Hood Bn Royal Naval Division.
- B. Seaman Thomas Ramsay, R.N.D., has been wounded in both legs. He is the son of Mr James Ramsay, Mayview, Westhaven, Carnoustie. Previous to the war he was employed as a cleek finisher with Messrs Cochrane, Westhaven. He has a brother serving with the R.N.D., and one on a mine-sweeper.
Arbroath Herald 4th May 1917
Mr and Mrs James Ramsay, Mayview, Westhaven, Carnoustie, have received official news that their son, A.B. Thomas Ramsay, R.N.D., has been posted as missing since 31st December. Prior to going to France, where he was wounded last April, Ramsay saw service in Gallipoli, Greece and Egypt. He is 22 years of age, and in pre-war days was employed as a cleek finisher at Westhaven.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 19th April 1918
CARNOUSTIE MEN IN CASUALTY LIST.
- B. Seaman Thomas R. Ramsay, R.N.D., son of Mr and Mrs James Ramsay, Mayview, Westhaven, Carnoustie, who was previously reported missing, is now reported killed in action. A.B. Ramsay, who enlisted in January, 1915, was 22 years of age, and had seen service in Gallipoli, Greece and Egypt, and France. Prior to enlistment he was a cleek finisher at Westhaven.
Dundee Evening Telegraph 7th August 1918
RAMSAY—Previously reported missing, now reported killed in action on 31st December 1917, A.B. Thomas Ramsbottom Ramsay, R.N.D., aged 22 years, second son of Mr and Mrs James Ramsay May View Cottage, Westhaven.
Dundee Peoples Journal 10th August 1918
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