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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"James" William James Cunningham RAMSAY

Born 16 August 1890 in Bunbury, Western Australia [30]
Son of John RAMSAY and Caroline TROTT [15]
He grew up in Bunbury, where both of his parents had also been born, and was educated at the Convent School in Bunbury [30]
Worked for two years as a Clerk in Bunbury [30]
Labourer at Winchester in the south of the Carnamah district in 1914 and 1915 [19]
Enlisted for active service in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 15 July 1915 [30: item 8025291]
     Upon enlistment he was 5 feet 6¾ inches tall, weighed 144 pounds and had blue eyes, light brown hair and a fair complexion [30]
     Gave his mother Mrs Caroline WEIESS as his next of kin, her address at the time being 2 Richardson Street in West Perth [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill he was appointed to 4th Reinforcements of the 28th Infantry Battalion on 27 September 1915 [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A20 Hororata on 1 October 1915 [30]
     Private 2207 in the Australian Imperial Force's 28th Infantry Battalion in Egypt and France during the First World War [30]
     Hospitalised in France suffering from bronchitis and later pleurisy and in July 1916 was transported to England for treatment [30]
     Embarked from Plymouth, England on the Ulysses and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 6 April 1917 [30]
     Returned to Australia for a "five month change" but was discharged due to pleurisy after a service of one year and 354 days [30]
     Discharged from the A.I.F. on 10 July 1917; received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Following his discharge he lived with his mother at 2 Emerald Hill Terrace in West Perth and received a fortnightly pension of 15/- [30]
Enlisted for home service in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 14 September 1917 [30: item 8025291]
     Worked at the Staff Office for Recruits [30]
     Demobilised from the Australian Imperial Force on 13 February 1920 [30]
Married Pearl Mary CALDWELL in Perth in 1920 [66]
Farmer in Yelbeni 1923-1932 [6] [50]
In 1936 he was working as a Labourer and living at 28 Langler Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [2]
Died 30 June 1970; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, PA, 222) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William James Cunningham Ramsay' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 November 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/william-james-cunningham-ramsay [sources]




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