Ramsey Town Commissioners

Town Hall, Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM8 1RT - Tel: + 44 (0)1624 810100

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Commemoration of loss during July

In 2014, the Commission and the Ramsey Branch of the Royal British Legion undertook to attend at the Town’s War Memorial on each 100th anniversary of the loss of every Ramsey resident who gave their life during the Great War 1914 - 1918 and place a simple cross in their memory.

7th July, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the loss of Lance Corporal William Edwin Christian (11th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment), aged 22. He was the son of William and Catherine Christian of Taubman Street, Ramsey.

9th July, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the loss of Private James Edward Collister who served with the 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).

10th July, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the loss of Gunner John Thomas Crowe ("B" Bty, 90th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery) aged 30. The son of Edward and Esther Crowe of Ramsey, he was killed in action by shell fire while on duty in France.

13th July, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the loss of Private Harold Easton Clucas Routledge, aged 29. He was born in Ramsey but emigrated to Canada and later enlisted with the 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Brother of Philip Routledge of Canada, he is buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France.

16th July, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the loss of Driver Thomas Henry Tuthill, aged 22. He was the son of Thomas Henry and Catherine Margaret Tuthill of Gordon House, Bowring Road in Ramsey. Upon the outbreak of war he had enlisted in the 165th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, but at the time of his death he was attached to 31st Trench Mortar Battery.

31st July, 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the loss of 2nd Corporal John Radcliffe Cowley, aged 34. Son of Mrs. Hannah Kelly and brother of Katie Anna Rothwell both of Windsor Road, Ramsey. He emigrated to Australia aged 29 and was a Marine Engineer prior to enlisting with the 6th Field Company, Australian Engineers on 12th May, 1915.

On each of these days an attendance will be observed at 6:30pm at the Town’s War Memorial where a cross will be placed in the memory of each person and a minute’s silence observed.

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Ramsey War Memorial