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Joseph Ramsay (1891-1958)

Coal miner from Brandon served in the Royal Field Artillery

Born in Brandon, Joseph Ramsay was one of five children born to William Armstrong and Anne Ramsay. He worked alongside his father and older brother, William, as a coal miner at Brandon Colliery. He served with the 51st Brigade Royal Field Artillery, entering Germany with them on 25 November 1918. Joseph came home in January 1919 and returned to work as a miner at the colliery. He remained working at the colliery until his retirement and died in April 1958.

His granddaughter, Josephine, has written Joseph’s story, including photos of him, which can be found in the supporting items below.

Civil Parish: Brandon and Byshottles

Birth date: 23-Feb-1891

Death date: 13-Apr-1958

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: 13 Park Street, Brandon Colliery (1891, 1901 Census)
4 College Terrace, Brandon Colliery (1911 Census)

Employment: Coal Miner, Brandon Colliery (1911 Census)

Family: Parents: William Armstrong Ramsay, Anne Ramsay nee Tyson
Siblings: William Ramsay, Robert Ramsay, Edward Ramsay, Ellen Jane Ramsay
Spouse: Mary Ramsay nee Naisbitt
Children: Joseph Ramsay, Mary Ellen Ramsay, William Ramsay

Military service:

Royal Field Artillery
51st Brigade 9th Division

Gender: Male

Contributed by Ramsay, Cornwall

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