RAMSAY, Archibald Seymour
(Service number 12256)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Sergeant


Date 23 April 1896 Place of Birth Glass Niven, Amberley

Enlistment Information

Date 11 December 1915 Age 19
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Cabinetmaker
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs L. Ramsay (mother), 46 Oxford Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 3rd Reinforcements to 3rd Battalion, G Company
Date 6 May 1916
Transport Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion, 3rd

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 8 October 1918 Age 22
Place of Death Le Cateau, France
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Memorial Reference III. B. 17.
New Zealand Memorials On Memorial wall, Timaru

Biographical Notes

Archibald Ramsay was the son of Letitia Ramsay (nee Cairns) of Timaru, New Zealand, and the late Robert Ramsay. Archibald's mother came to Timaru with her parents, William John and Elizabeth Cairns, and a two and a half year old brother on the Strathallan in 1859.

Archibald gave his date of birth as 25 May 1896 and age as 20 years and 7 months when he enlisted, but was in fact only 19 as his date of birth was actually 23 April 1896.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [5 Jan 2014]; Military Record - Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office Item ID R20803976; SCFRoll web submissiob from R Carter, 17 September 2015; SCRoll web submission by S Ramsay 2 January 2018; NZ BDM Historical Records at

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