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Wilfred Arthur Ramsay

Portrait, WW1, November 1920, taken from his wedding photograph (kindly provided by family) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, WW1, November 1920, taken from his wedding photograph (kindly provided by family) - No kno …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Ramsay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ramsbottom AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 8/2462 AWMM
    • WWI 15115 AWMM
    • WWI 1/22/44 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 July 1885 AWMM TimaruCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 1 May 1915 AWMM 10 Stoke Street, Newtown, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 23 January 1940 AWMM 18 Union Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Painter AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs S. Ramsbotham (mother), 10 Stoke Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 4.25 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Light brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      9 August 1915, HS Scotia with enteritis AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Transferred to NZ General Hospital, Cairo 28 August 1915 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      6 September 1915 NZ Lty Hospital, Port Said AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      18 March 1916 Casualty Clearing Station with appendicitis AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      18 November 1916 admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance with influenza, then Divisional Rest Station unit 22 November 1916 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in the chest, admitted NZ Field Ambulance 28 April 1918 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Transferred to UK; Brockenhurst, Codford AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Classified unfit, pulmonary disease 19 September 1918 AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Samuel and Rachel Ann (nee Ellison) Ramsbottom.

    Served in World War 2 and was officially discharged 1 September 1948.

    Family recount he apparently changed his name from Ramsbottom to Ramsey before enlisting for WW1. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    9 June 1955 AWMM
    Age 68 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers Burial K Row 6, Plot 15 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Wilfred Arthur Ramsay was my grandfather. He died the year I was born. My son has the same birthday as him.
    Public - Julia Alcorn - Other Relative - 19 April 2015
  • My grandmother was Ethel Maud Ramsbottom and Wilfred Arthur Ramsbottom was her brother.
    Public - Kenneth William - Other Relative - 31 March 2015



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19 April 2015Julia AlcornChristchurch, New ZealandOther Relative
31 March 2015Kenneth WilliamWellington, New ZealandOther Relative
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