John James Corlett of the Hong Kong Special Reserve was killed in action in the Red Sea on 16th October 1915 whilst serving on HMS Lama.
HMS Lama was an armed boarding steamer, usually a converted merchantman, used for putting alongside and boarding other vessels. On 16th October 1915 she was engaged by enemy fire from a Dhow and from ashore and John James Corlett was killed. His body was committed to the deep on 17th October 1915.
Just 24 years of age he was the son of John James and Margaret Corlett, of Victoria Rd., Ramsey.
At 6:30pm on Friday 16th October 2015 a simple wooden cross will be placed at the War Memorial, Courthouse Grounds, Ramsey to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the loss of John James Corlett or Ramsey.