Richard RAMSDALE MM

RAMSDALE, Richard

Service Number: SX7244
Enlisted: 29 June 1940
Last Rank: Signaller
Last Unit: 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Otaki, New Zealand, 29 September 1918
Home Town: Meadows, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm labourer
Died: Natural causes, 8 August 2000, aged 81 years, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 2 Service

29 Jun 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX7244, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN SX7244, Adelaide, South Australia
29 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX7244, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
10 Jul 1942: Honoured Military Medal, El Alamein, For "Extreme courage and devotion at Tel El Eisa on 10 Jul 1942"
23 Nov 1945: Discharged Signaller, SN SX7244, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX7244, 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 2nd/48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Oaten

"SX7244, Private Richard Ramsdale, MM, of the 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion received his (Military Medal) award for laying signal wire under heavy fire during the action at Tel El Eisa on 10 Jul 1942