Alexander Ramsey RAE


RAE, Alexander Ramsey

Service Number: 541
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Enlisted as Kensington, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1883
Home Town: Balmain, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 30 May 1915
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Plot 1, Row J, Grave 16
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Balmain War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 541, 1st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted as Kensington, NSW
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 541, 1st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 541, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas and Mary A. Rae of 32 Phillip Street, Balmain, NSW. Next of kin given later changed to his brother John Rae of Burwood, NSW

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Served with the St Georges Rifles for about six months