Website link is www.bacchusmarsh.avenueofhonour.org.au

Gunner Cyril Francis Ramsey

Service No.:
32435
Unit:
13th Australian Field Artillery Brigade
Tree No.:
S216
Planted by:
Miss Elsie Ramsey (Cousin)
Image of plaque on tree S216 for Cyril Ramsey
See Notes (1)
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Cyril was born in Bacchus Marsh, VIC on the 29th of September 1895(3) to George Francis Ramsey - at one time, Shire President/Mayor - and Helen Eliza Northey.

Image of Poppy
KIA

Cyril - popularly known as Frank - was a bank clerk with the Commercial Bank at Rainbow, VIC when he applied to enlist in the AIF on the 8th of October 1916, aged 21 - his enlistment actually dates from the 26th of October. He was allotted to the 8th Reinforcements, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column in January 1917 and embarked aboard the RMS Osterley in February, disembarking at Plymouth, England in April.

In August 1917 Cyril proceeded overseas to France where he transferred to the 5th Divisional Ammunition Column and then a few weeks later he transferred to the 13th Field Artillery Brigade. During the Battle of Polygon Wood Cyril was killed in action on the 2nd of October(2) - the battle cost 5,770 Australian casualties.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh and also on the Roll of Honour of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Bacchus Marsh, held by the Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church.

Notes

  1. He enlisted with the 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column but was in the 13th Field Artillery Brigade when he was killed.
  2. The Bacchus Marsh Express 27 Oct 1917
  3. The Bacchus Marsh Express 12 October 1895

Location of Tree Number S216

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