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John Ker Ramsey

Headstone of Sapper John Ker Ramsey (4/125/A). Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. New Zealand War Graves Trust (BEEZ8029). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Sapper John Ker Ramsey (4/125/A). Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. New Zealand …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Ker AWMM
  • Surname
    Ramsey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/125A AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1891 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra MelbourneCambridgeshire Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
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  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/125A AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8.25" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      168 lb AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Ramsey was the son of Georgiana John (formerly Ramsey), of 53 Russell Square, London, England, and the late Paul Julius Kitz. Born at Melbourne, Australia.

    Embarked Alexandria for Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Detached from Details Camp to proceed to Anzac Sidi Bishr, Alexandria, 3 August 1915; rejoined unit, 9 August 1915.
    Admitted to Field Ambulance, 13 September 1915; rejoined unit, 17 September 1915 (no further details recorded).
    Disembarked Alexandria, 26 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
    Embarked Alexandria for France, 6 April 1916.
    Awarded Military Medal, in the field, 28 October 1917.
    Wounded in action, 11 January 1918 (gun shot wounds, left face and right thigh), and admitted to 101st Field Ambulance.
    Died of wounds, 11 January 1918.
    Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

    Parents: Georgiana John (formerly Ramsey), 53 Russell Square, London, England, and the late Paul Julius Kitz

    Name does not appear on Nominal Roll. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    11 January 1918 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
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  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium AWMM IV. A. 21. AWMM
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