Norman Bruce Ramsay

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Major Norman Bruce Ramsay
Life dates
1896 - 17 Nov 1953
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Biography

Born February 1896 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Eldest son of Norman Frederick Ramsay (1863-1935), lock manufacturer, and Ada Elizabeth Wyand (1867-1920), of The Grange, Alnmouth, Northumberland

Postings
Unit or location Role Posted from until
Coleshill House, GHQ Deputy Commander Auxiliary Units 19 May 1943 1944
Education

Uppingham School (Cadet Lance Serjeant, Uppingham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Traning Corps)

Military number
34854
Commissioned or Enlisted
1 Aug 1939
Career

First commissioned 27 January 1914 6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, Territorial Force.
27 Jan 1914 2nd Lieutenant
June 1915 Battalion moved to France
14 Jan 1916 Awarded Military Cross
14 Jan 1917 T/Captain
23 Mar 1917 relinquishes his commission on account of ill health caused by wounds. Honorary Captain
1921 Awarded 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, also Silver War Badge.
3 Jan 1921 Re-enlisted as T2/Lt Northumberland Fusiliers?
16 Apr 1926 Commissioned Lieutenant in Ayrshire Yeomanry
17 Mar 1928 Captain
1 Apr 1932 The Ayrshire Yeomanry (Earl of Carrick's Own) - Territorial Army
1 Aug 1939 Captain commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders - TA
24 Aug 1939 Territorial Army mobilised.
1940 Acting Major
15 Mar 1940 T/Major
23 June 1940 No.11 Commando formed with Major N B Ramsay 2 i/c
20 Dec 1940 MID (operations in the field 03-06.40)
Jan 1941 No.11 Commando to Middle East. Major Ramsay transferred out.
15 Aug 1943 WS/Major
15 Aug 1943-1944 T/Lt Col probably appointed Deputy Commander of AUXILIARY UNITS
20 Apr 1944 Awarded TD (Territorial Decoration).
15 Apr 1945-1947 Temporary Lieutenant Colonel
1 Sept 1948 Retired as exceeded age limit. Given Honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel
1949 Received a Polish medal ( Kawalerow Orderu, Odrodzenia Polski?)

Address
The Grange, Alnmouth, Northumberland
Other information

From service record:

4 Aug 1914 Mobilised
France 20 Apr 1915, to Flanders, fought in 2nd Battle of Ypres.
Wounded Armentieres 5 Aug 1915.
Hospital France 5/8/1915 - 5/9/1915
Hospital England 5/9/1915 - 31/12/1917
Mentioned in Despatches Dec 1915.
Awarded MC 1 Jan 1916.
Discharged 23 Mar 1917 as result of wounds received in 1915.
24/4/1924 awarded War pension. Judged to be 40% permanently disabled (gunshot wounds, right hand, right thigh and pelvis, and neurasthenia). Letter addressed to Capt NB R.                        
     

 

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Ramsay medal card
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Ramsay in group WW2
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