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Pte. John William Ramshaw British Army 8th Btn. Northumberland Fusiliers

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Pte. John William Ramshaw

British Army 8th Btn. Northumberland Fusiliers

(d.28th Sep 1918)

John William Ramshaw, enlisted at Jarrow and served in the 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He died aged 29 on the 28th September 1918 and is buried at Bocquoy Cemetery, Ficheux, Pasde Calais. His medal card shows his award of the War and Victory Medals and notes that he died from injuries.

He was born in Jarrow 1888. Ancestry search reveals he was the son of Adam(24) and Elizabeth A Ramshaw(22) and was 3 years old in the 1891 census. In the 1911 census he is living at 96 Durston St. Hebburn Quay with his wife Elizabeth E Ramshaw nee Smith and he is a labourer in a chemical works. There are no children listed.

Additional Information:

There is a small error in the above regarding John William Ramshaw's wife - she was Rose Ellen. She never remarried and lived to 1960. The couple had three sons - Matthew, 1912-1969; Alexander, 1915 to 1974; and Adam, 1918 to 1923. John William Ramshaw was a first-cousin to my husband's grandmother.

Liz Summerson

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