RAMSAY, Archibald Seymour
(Service number 12256)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank||Sergeant|
|Date||23 April 1896||Place of Birth||Glass Niven, Amberley|
|Date||11 December 1915||Age||19|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs L. Ramsay (mother), 46 Oxford Street, Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|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|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|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|
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 https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz
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John Sutherland, SC branch NZSG
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