William Alfred (Bill) RAMSEY

RAMSEY, William Alfred

Service Number: SX10391
Enlisted: 27 November 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bute, South Australia, 15 April 1920
Home Town: Langhorne Creek, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Precolumb School, One Tree Hill, South Australia
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Killed in Action, Papua, 29 December 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Langhorne Creek WW2 Roll of Honour, Strathalbyn RSL Hall Honour Board
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World War 2 Service

27 Nov 1940: Involvement Private, SX10391, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
27 Nov 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
27 Nov 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX10391, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Pte. William Alfred Ramsey, aged 20 son of Mr and Mrs FW Ramsey of Longwood. Educated at Precolumb School gaining his QC at age of 12. Took keen interest in golf and tennis. At 14 years of age won the Gilbert road race and came second in the same cycle race the following year. A shearer in civil life and member of Stockowners Association. Went into camp on 22nd November 1940 after joining the AIF in July 1940. Sailed for the Middle East in April 1941 and after service there returned to Australia in March 1942. Then went to Queensland and on to New Guinea in August, where he fought at Milne Bay and Buna. Here he was wounded and passed away on December 28 1942, and was buried at Coconut Grove Cemetery. Reburied in War Cemetery at Cape Endaiadere.

Information from The Personal Pictorial Honor Roll of South Australians who have enlisted in the Second World War.