Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

Lt Colonel Norman Bruce Ramsay MC TD -   Deputy Commander

Lt Ramsey Cropped

 

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

Uppingham School

late Cadet Lance-Serjeant, Uppingham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officers Training Corps

Died: November 1953 Grange District, Edinburgh.
Commissioned: 27 January 1914 6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, Territorial Force. ARMY No. 34854
 

Career:

27 Jan 1914
June 1915
14 Jan 1916
14 Jan 1917
23 Mar 1917
23 Mar 1917
1921
3 Jan 1921
16/4/1926
17 Mar 1928
1 Apr 1932
1 Aug 1939
24 Aug 1939
1940
15 Mar 1940
23 June 1940
20 Dec 1940
Jan 1941
15 Aug 1943
15.08.1943-1944
20 Apr 1944
15.04.1945-1947
1 Sept 1948
1 Sept 1948
1949                         
     

2nd Lieutenant
Battalion moved to France
Awarded Military Cross
T/Captain
relinquishes his commission on  account of ill health caused by wounds.
Honorary Captain
Awarded: 1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, also Silver War Badge.
Re enlisted as T2/Lt  Northumberland Fusiliers?
Commissioned  Lt in Ayrshire Yeomanry
Captain
The Ayrshire Yeomanry (Earl of Carrick's Own) - Territorial Army
Captain  commissioned, The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders - TA
Territorial Army mobilised.
Acting Major
T/Major
No.11 Commando formed with Major N B Ramsay 2 i/c
MID (operations in the field 03-06.40)
No.11 Commando to Middle East.  Major Ramsay transferred out.
WS/Major
T/Lt Col probably appointed Deputy Commander of AUXILIARY UNITS
Awarded TD  (Territorial Decoration).
T/Lt Col
Retired as exceeded age limit.
Given Honorary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel
Received a Polish medal ( Kawalerow Orderu, Odrodzenia Polski?)

Other Info

4/8/1914.

 

Mobilised
France 20/4/1915 , to Flanders , fought in 2nd Battle of Ypres.
Wounded Armentieres 5/8/1915.
Hospital France 5/8/1915 - 5/9/1915
Hospital England 5/9/1915 - 31/12/1917
MID 12/1915.
Awarded MC 1/1/1916.
Discharged 23/3/1917 as result of wounds received in 1915.
 
(All the above from record of services)
 
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.

 Ramsey

Ramsey and group of others

Ramsey Award

(Information compiled by CART Researcher Bill Ashby)