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David Ramsay

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant David Ramsay

April 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/12973

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Flying Cross, London Gazette dated 30 November 1943 "This officer has been bombing leader in his squadron for a period of seven months and during that time has taken part in a large number of operations against German and Italian targets. Flight Lieutenant Ramsay has, by his enthusiasm and leadership, set a splendid example of accurate bombing to all crews and has himself on several occasions made a second or third bombing run." Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Deceased) Awarded as per Canada Gazette 17 July 1948, "For exceptional war services rendered to Belgium in the course of liberation and in its defence".

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Born:

December 30, 1920
Dysart, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

August 28, 1941
Glasgow, Scotland

Son of Peter F. and Isabella Ramsay, of Port Alberni, British Columbia. Distinguished Flying Cross, London Gazette dated 30 November 1943 "This officer has been bombing leader in his squadron for a period of seven months and during that time has taken part in a large number of operations against German and Italian targets. Flight Lieutenant Ramsay has, by his enthusiasm and leadership, set a splendid example of accurate bombing to all crews and has himself on several occasions made a second or third bombing run." Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Deceased) Awarded as per Canada Gazette 17 July 1948, "For exceptional war services rendered to Belgium in the course of liberation and in its defence".

Commemorated on Page 423 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WEBBEKOM CHURCHYARD
Belgium

Grave Reference:

Grave 6.

Location:

WEBBEKOM CHURCHYARD is located 30 Km east of Leuven. From the Grote Markt in the centre of Diest take the Sint-Jan Berchmanstraat which leads directly away from the Stadhuis. Take the first right into the Leuvensestraat and travel 400 m to a main set of traffic lights. Turn left at these lights onto the N10 Commissaris Neyskenslaan for 500 m. Turn right onto the E Robeynslaan (N2) and follow this road for 1.3 kilometers. This will bring you almost into Webbekom. Turn left into Webbekomstraat and go 100 m further where you will find the cemetery surrounding the church on the right side of the road. The Commission plot is to the rear of the church.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Flight Lieutenant David Ramsay is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Lieutenant David Ramsay is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Service Book– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of DAVID RAMSAY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of DAVID RAMSAY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of David Ramsay– Killed during a raid over Montzen, April 27th, 1944.  Direct result of Anti-Aircraft fire.

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