Ramsey Soldiers - T.

The First World War.

 Notes on soldier.

Tatt - George William

TATT, George William – Private – 35259,                5th Bn. Yorkshire Regt.  (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own)

He was the youngest son of Arthur James & Lydia TATT of Oilmills Road, Ramsey Mereside, was killed in action on Wednesday, 10th April 1918, aged 18 years, and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, which stands in the Berks. Cemetery Extension, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium.  Pte. TATT, who had been a pupil teacher at the Ramsey Mereside school, joined the Colours on 14th June 1917, and had only been at the Front for ten days when he was killed instantly by a machine gun bullet near Estames.     [Also on Pondersbridge memorial] Formerly 35000  9th T.R. Bn.

Taylor - George From an unknown newspaper dated December 12th 1914 = 'Ramsey Arrivals from the Front' -  There have arrived in Ramsey for a period of convalescence, the following Ramsey soldiers who were wounded at the Front, and certainly are looking well as can be expected:-  Private George Taylor - Wounded in the wrist; has been at Clapham Junction Hospital.
Taylor - Sidney [C]. 3/11/1917 - From a local newspaper - Local War News - Roll of Honour - DIED OF WOUNDS Pte. C. Taylor Forty Foot Bridge, Beds. Regt.

TAYLOR, Sidney – Private – 23638, 1st Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

He was the son of John & Sarah (nee SPENCER) TAYLOR of the Blue Bell public house, Ramsey Fortyfoot, was wounded in action at Gheluvelt, near Ypres, while serving at the Front.  He died a few days later at a Base Hospital on Sunday, 7th October 1917, aged about 19 years, and was buried in the Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Also on Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial]

S [Sidney] Taylor - His name appears on the Ramsey Fortyfoot memorial. This memorial is now located in the new Village hall, prior to that it could be found in the church of St Felix, that used to stand near to that site.  IN MEMORIAM - GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS - THE GREAT WAR - 1914-1918.

Teeson - Arthur

East Kent Regiment [Buffs], Great Whyte, Ramsey, Killed. 8th September 1917.

TEESON, Arthur – Private – G.18870, 7th Bn. East Kent Regt. (The Buffs).

He was the son of William & Sarah Ann (nee GOWLER) TEESON of Bury Road, Ramsey, had been in the Army for about twelve months when he was killed in action on Saturday, 18th November 1916, aged 36 years, and his grave is in the Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.  He left a widow Agnes Annie (nee EVISON) TEESON, who he had married at Ramsey on 8th August 1907, and four children.

Thomas - James Richard Llewellyn

THOMAS, James Richard Llewellyn – Private – 18144, 1st Bn. Suffolk Regt.

He was the son of James William & Sarah Kate (nee ROSE) THOMAS of Pondersbridge, was killed in action on Saturday, 24th July 1915, aged about 18 years, and his grave is in the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.    [Not on Ramsey memorial; on Pondersbridge & Whittlesey memorials]

Tibbles - William.

TIBBLES, William – Private – 49778, 2nd Bn. Bedfordshire Regt.

He was the son of William & Florence Emma (nee SINCLAIR) TIBBLES of Rays Drove, Lotting Fen, Ramsey Heights, was shot through the head and died instantly, while serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France.  He died on Monday, 1st July 1918, aged 18 years, and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery, Somme, France.   [Also on Ramsey St. Marys memorial]

Topper - A.

From a local newspaper his name appears as having enlisted in the Army by June 10th 1915 - Topper, A., Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion.

Townsend - C. From a local newspaper dated 27/10/1916 - Huntingdonshire Casualties - The following casualties appear in the official lists:- WOUNDED Pte. C. Townsend, Ramsey St. Mary's, Beds. Regt.
The Second World War.

 Notes on soldier.

TAYLOR - James Cyril (Joe)

James Cyril (Joe) TAYLOR, served as Private No. 5830941 in the 5th Bn. Suffolk Regt.  He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Elisha TAYLOR of Jubilee Yard, Ramsey, who had been taken prisoner at Singapore, died of avitaminosis in a Thailand Camp on Monday, 23rd August 1943, aged 24 years, and was buried in the Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand.  Chungkai was one of the base camps on the Burma – Siam railway, and contained a hospital and church built by Allied prisoners-of-war.  The War Cemetery is the original burial ground started by the prisoners themselves, and those who rest there are mostly men who died in the hospital.  He left a widow Mrs. Sylvia (nee DRING) TAYLOR who he married at Warboys, just one week prior to being called up, living at Station Road, Warboys.  His brother, Pte. Albert Charles TAYLOR of the Essex Regt., had been a prisoner-of-war in ‘Italy & Germany’ and was released just prior to V.E. Day.    [Also on Warboys memorial] He is remembered on the Ramsey War Memorial.

TAYLOR, Raymond Victor

237.     Raymond Victor TAYLOR, served as Private No. 14227043 in the 2nd Bn. Devonshire Regt.  He was the son of George & Agnes (nee STOKES) TAYLOR of 38 The Avenue, Ramsey, died of diptheria in a U.S. hospital on Thursday, 3rd May 1945, aged about 33 years, after being held a prisoner-of-war since October 1944, and his grave is in the Overloon War Cemetery, the Netherlands.  Before joining up in July 1942, he had been employed as a builder by Mr. Ernest SHEPPERSON of Great Whyte, Ramsey.  He left a widow Annie Elizabeth (nee PARKER) TAYLOR and a young daughter Mavis, living at Ramsey Hollow. He is remembered on the Ramsey War Memorial.


Owen TINKLER, served as Private No. 5827756 in the 1st Bn. Cambridgeshire Regt, Suffolk Regt.  He was the son of Jabez & Elizabeth TINKLER of New Cottage, The Toll, near Benwick, was a prisoner-of-war in Japanese hands at Tarso, Thailand, when he died of dysentry on Friday, 31st December 1943, aged 24 years, and was buried in the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.  This cemetery is only a short distance from the site of the former ‘Kanburi’ prisoner-of-war Base Camp, through which passed most of the prisoners on their way to other camps, and it is the largest of the three war cemeteries on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. He is remembered on the Ramsey War Memorial.

Associated Information.
 Name   Notes on person.
TATT - Wilfred

Research by Joan Whitwell = No list of names commemorating the people of Ramsey who died as a cause that could be attributed to the two World Wars would be complete without the mention of those who lost their lives when an enemy aircraft dropped four high-explosive bombs on Ramsey Town at 23.12p.m. on Saturday night, 22nd August 1942.  Bombs completely demolished two houses, and many others were so badly damaged by the blasts that the occupants had to be evacuated.  Other buildings, including the Methodist Chapel, the Council School and the Telephone Exchange, were also damaged.

Wilfred TATT, aged 34 years, son of Wilfred & Florence TATT, was buried in Ramsey cemetery.  He left a widow Harriet Victoria TATT and a 14 years old son Victor, living in Little Whyte. He was with Hector Lewis CAMPBELL that were in the street and dashed for a passage between two houses [next to 39 High Street] for shelter, when a bomb fell directly above them.  They were buried beneath tons of masonry, and their bodies were not recovered until several hours later.

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