Serviceman’s Graves located within Ramsey Cemetery.

 

 

BARR - ROBERT

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Age: 21

Date of Death: 06/12/1941

Service No: 1108927

Son of Alexander and Annie Barr, of Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Plot L. Grave 243.
BOWD - LAWRENCE WILLIAM

Sergeant (Air Gunner.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Age: 20

Date of Death: 12/09/1944

Service No: 3005645

Son of Ernest and Hilda N. Bowd, of Ramsey.

Plot P. Grave 56.
BOWYER - HAROLD  

Rifleman - 9th Bn. - London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)

Date of Death: 09/02/1919   Service No: 395442

Plot J. Grave 69A.
BUSH - CHARLES WILLIAM

Pilot Officer (Pilot) Royal Canadian Air Force

Age: 23

Date of Death: 02/11/1941

Service No: J/5768

Son of Charles William and Bessie Mae Bush, of Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.A.

 

Think what a son should be - he was that.

Plot L. Grave 226.
CORR - RODNEY ERNEST

Pilot Officer (Observer) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Age: 25

Date of Death: 13/05/1942

Service No: 118634

Son of James Ernest and Effie Corr, of Terenure Dublin, Irish Republic. Art Teacher's Diploma.

Plot L. Grave 242.
DAVIES - EVAN ANEURIN

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Age: 25

Date of Death: 12/08/1941

Service No: 1375288

Son of John Edward and Anna Davies.

E A Davies  12 8 1941   

LOVING THOUGHTS

SHALL EVER LINGER

ROUND THE GRAVE

WHERE THOU ART LAID

Plot L. Grave 227.
DUFFY - PHILLIP PAUL  

Sergeant (Observer) 142 Sqdn. Royal Air Force

Age: 24   Date of Death: 04/08/1940    Service No: 525887

Plot M. Grave 357.
GREENWOOD - HARRY

Private 3rd/5th Bn. Bedfordshire Regiment.

Age: 23

Date of Death: 27/06/1917

Service No: 203249

Son of Henry Greenwood, of 10, Field Rd., Ramsey. his 3 brothers John, Harry and James Percival also died in service.

GREENWOOD, Harry – Private – 203249, ‘C’ Coy. 3/5th Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

He was born 26th December 1893, fourth son of Mr. & Mrs. H. GREENWOOD of Ramsey, died at the Military Hospital at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Wednesday, 27th June 1917, aged 23 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.  Before joining the Army he was a farm labourer employed by Messrs. MAJOR Brothers of Ramsey. [He was one of four sons of Henry & Mary Ann (nee BRANNEN) GREENWOOD of 10 Field Road, Ramsey who died in WWI.  Their eldest and only remaining son William Henry GREENWOOD was granted exemption(s) from serving in the forces, on the grounds that, although he was married with two children by the time conscription for married men was introduced on 25th May 1916, it was considered that his parents had already suffered enough!]

Plot N. Grave 42B.
Griffith - R. E.    
Hooper - D. T. Loved and remembered by us all  
HUBBARD - EDWARD

Gunner No. 5C Reserve Bde. Royal Field Artillery

Date of Death: 06/05/1916

Service No: 3054

Plot M. Grave 39.
LANG - SYDNEY STEPHEN

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Royal Canadian Air Force

Age:30

Date of Death:14/01/1942

Service No: R/64323

Son of Stephen J. Lang and Elizabeth M. Lang, of Cicero, Illinois, U.S.A.

Gone but not forgotten.

Plot L. Grave 225.
LONGLAND - CHARLES  

Private 1st/8th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Date of Death: 11/09/1916    Service No: 20801

Plot N. Grave 14.
MASON – A.

Private - 3rd Bn. - Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Age: 25

Date of Death: 13/11/1918

Service No: 202368

Husband of Florence A. E. Mason, of 19, Station Field, Ramsey.

MASON, Arthur – Private – 202368, ‘C’ Coy, 3rd Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers.

He was the son of John & Sarah Jane MASON of 32 Star Lane, Ramsey, was stationed at Limerick, after having served for nearly two years at the Front where he had been gassed.  He died of influenza at Limerick Military Hospital on Wednesday, 13th November 1918, aged 25 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.  He left a widow Florence Annie Evelyn (nee STOKES) MASON who he had married on 11th October 1917, living at 19 Station Road, Ramsey.

Plot N. Grave 42A.
PEDLEY - WILLIAM

God takes our loved ones from our homes but never from our hearts.

Ordinary Seaman - H.M.S. "Benbow." Royal Navy

Age: 18

Date of Death: 5/02/1919

Service No: J/85356

Son of Mrs, Sarah Jane Greenwood, of I, Princes St., Ramsey.

PEDLEY, William Harold – Ordinary Seaman – RN. J/85356, H.M.S. BENBOW, Royal Navy

He was born 25th May 1900 at Plantation Farm, Benwick, Cambs, son of Mrs. Sarah Jane (nee PEDLEY) GREENWOOD of 1 Princes Street, Ramsey, died shortly after spending a few days leave with his family.  He died of influenza and pneumonia on Tuesday, 25th February 1919, at the Royal Naval Hospital, East Stonehouse, Portsmouth, aged 18 years, and was buried in Ramsey cemetery.    [Also on Benwick memorial]

Plot M. Grave 19.
RULE - STANLEY  

Private - North Staffordshire Regiment

Age: 36    Date of Death: 25/08/1943    Service No: 14596928

Plot B. Grave 926.
SPENCER - VICTOR GEORGE

Able Seaman H.M.S. Victory Royal Navy

Date of Death: 15/12/1945

Service No:  P/JX523942

Plot P. Grave 71.
STEIN - JOHN DRUMMOND

Sergeant (Pilot) 35 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Date of Death: 06/04/1940

Service No: 748214

Plot L. Grave 229.
STOKES - ERNEST  

Private 22nd Bn.  Middlesex Regiment

Age:  32   Date of Death: 26/11/1918   Service No:  238047

Son of David and Jane Elizabeth Stokes, of 1, High St., Ramsey.

Plot M. Grave 76.
TINKER - JAMES

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Age: 21- Date of Death: 12/07/1941

Service No: 999616 - Son of James William Tinker, and of Ethel Tinker, of Sheffield.

TIS NOT THE DUTY OF THE DAY - THE RACE YOU HAVE TO RUN - BUT THE THING YOU NEEDN'T DO - EARNS THE GREAT WELL DONE.

 

 

Below is a transcript of the last letter he wrote home.

Plot L. Grave 228.

 

 

 

 

 

Usual - Monday. “Dear Betty,  Many thanks for your letter which I was very pleased to receive. I shall be very pleased to hear from you any time you like to write and I will reply, even if it takes me a long time. Well all being well I should be seeing you in about a week’s time now, we are due to leave here this weekend and then we should get some more leave. We’ve finished the course, and although we shan’t know officially until Friday when we shall get our stripes and brevets, our instructor says I’ve passed fairly well, about 80%, second in the class, so I shall be sergeant next time I see you. I’ve been ill these last two days, stomach trouble, I couldn’t eat anything for a day and a half and yet I was sick and retching all the time, I’ve eaten a little today but the old tummy is still unsettled and I’ve had a rotten pain there for 2 days, the M. O. says there is nothing wrong with me. Well enough about my troubles, so Dinkie is getting awkward is he he’d better be a bit cleaner before I get home, or I’ll wash him. Thank Stan for the Ronsonal will you. Stan will be alright when he has to go with all the woollies, by the way, those gloves mother knitted went purple when I wore them coming across on the boat. There is a chance I may get on night-fighters when I leave here, I shall try anyhow, in any case we shall probably go to O. T. U. for a few weeks. The weather here isn’t too bad, fairly windy, but bright and sunny. I hope it’s nice when we go back on the boat. Well Betty I don’t think I have much more to say so I will pack up, remember me to Stan and the family and look after yourself, love to mother.

Love, Your Loving Brother - Jim   -   P. S. don’t write here again, I shall probably have left.”

Betty is his sister and "Dinkie" was the family cat. - Many thanks to Suzanne Howarth who is James Tinker's great niece for the photo and transcript of his last letter home - and for permission to place it here so that he is not forgotten.

Wejman - B   Plot N. Grave 219.
WILSON - JOHN WILLIAM  

Private Royal Army Service Corps

Age:36     Date of Death:14/09/1939   Service No: T/49644

Son of Charles and Mary Ann Wilson, of Ramsey; husband of Ivy Wilson, of Ramsey.

Plot N. Grave 219.
WOODWORTH - C. H.    
ZAVADOWSKY - HARRY GEORGE

Pilot Officer (Pilot) Royal Canadian Air Force

Age:22

Date of Death:13/05/1942

Service No: J/8781

Son of Emily Zavadowsky, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Plot L. Grave 244.

 

Rest in Peace.

 

       
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