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18672   Sergeant Robert Ramsey
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 07/08/1895
Died: 23/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Robert Ramsey was the second eldest son of Daniel and Ellen Ramsey. He was born on 7th August 1895 in Kilrea, County Antrim. The family lived in Culmore, County Antrim. Daniel Ramsey was a coachman to Captain Armstrong of Culmore. Robert worked as a telegraph messenger and then as a linen lapper at W Clarke’s in Upperlands. Sergeant Robert Ramsey was serving with the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at 10:30 on the morning of Wednesday 23rd August 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ration Farm La Plus Douve Annex
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave III-C-2
CWGC Casualty 445075
Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annex is located 10.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 William Clark & Sons - WW1 Upperlands
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 28
2 WJ Clark and Sons, Upperlands - WW1
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Ramsey family 1901 census lists James as age 5 living with the family at house 5 in Culmore, Killoquin Lower, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Ramsey family 1911 census lists James as age 15 living with the family at house 11 in Culmore, Killoquin, Antrim
3 Ballymena 1914-1918 Details of Sergeant Robert Ramsey
4 Ballymoney Heroes 1914-18 Brief details of Sergeant Robert Ramsey including photo
5 Photo of Sergeant Robert Ramsey's grave
6 Friends of the 36th Details of Sergeant Robert Ramsey including photo
7 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Sergeant Robert Ramsey
8 National Archives UK Medal card of Sergeant Robert Ramsey can be purchased here
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