Ramsay Andrew

SURNAME Ramsay
NAME Andrew
PLACE-BIRTH Aberdeen Scotland
OCCUPATION Labourer
PLACE-ENLISTMENT Townsville QLD
DATE-ENLISTMENT 26/10/2015
NEXT-OF-KIN (step sister) Miss O.K. Wright, c/- Mr G Love Cooktown QLD
LINK-TO-DOUGLAS SHIRE Paid pension in Mossman as from 28/11/1917 and first 'war wedding' when married in Mossman 22/8/1919 to bride-elect from England
REGIMENT-1 41st Battalion AIF
RANK Private
CAMPAIGN-1 Western Front
DATE-DISCHARGED 27/11/2017
OTHER-INFO Awarded the British War Medal No.16618; Victory Medal No.16240
STORY-OUTLINE Private Andrew Ramsay embarked on 19/5/1916 from Sydney NSW on HMAT Demosthenes A64 and disembarked on 20/7/1916 at Greymoth England. he proceeded to France on 29/11/1916 and within three months was admitted to hospital in the field, then from the large tented hospital at Boulonge to England with bronchitis and myalgia (muscle pain). In August 1917 whilst in a convalescent depot in Weymouth Dorset England he was considered unfit with a decision to repatriate him for Home Service due to myalgia and age considerations. Ramsay returned to Australia on NZHT Pakeha 82 from London on 28/8/1917 and disembarked 24/10/1917. he was discharged 27/11/1917. Ramsay's link to Douglas Shire appears to be post war - he was paid a pension in Mossman and married in Mossman in August 1919.
SERVICE-NO 274