George RAMSAY

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RAMSAY, George

Service Number: 7289
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, Scotland, January 1888
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Innerleithen Public School, Scotland
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, France, 30 July 1918
Cemetery: Borre British Cemetery
Grave II. E. 29. INSCRIPTION IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR BROTHER WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR US
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

23 Jun 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7289, 10th Infantry Battalion
23 Jun 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7289, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by St Peter's Woodlands Grammar School

George Ramsay was born in January of 1888 in Innerleithen, Scotland. His parents were Andrew and Cristina Ramsay. He attended Innerleithen Public School. At age 21 he moved to Adelaide, Australia. When he was 29 he embarked on the HMAT A30 Borda. He was ranked Private and his regimental number was 7289. He was in the 10th Battalion and was killed in action in Merris, France age 30 on the 30th of July 1918. He is buried in Borre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 29), France.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is remembered on the Innerleithen War Memorials.

There is an external one and the stained Glass Windows in the church record the names of the fallen.

 

Innerleithen (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Leitheann) is a civil parish and a small town in the committee area of Tweeddale, in the Scottish Borders. It was formerly in the historic county of Peeblesshire or Tweeddale.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Apparently his brother William Ramsay fell whilst serving with New Zealand forces but no record has been found.

He is remembered in the book of remembrance for Tweeddale. [Roll of honour of Peebleshire men killed in the Great War, 1914-1918. With portraits.]