Wood, Ramsay (Lieutenant, b.? - d.1918)

Accession Number 1DRL/0606
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Letter
Maker Crowther, Henry Arnold
Rolland, Francis William
Place made Australia
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/119
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Ramsay Wood, 14 Battalion, AIF. Collection consists of typed copies of letters of condolence sent to Wood's sister, Mrs. Watson, from Chaplain Francis William Rolland, AIF and Lieutenant Colonel Henry Arnold Crowther, 14 Battalion, AIF.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Lieutenant Ramsay Wood, 14 Battalion, AIF, who was killed in action on 4 July 1918 at Hamel on the Somme. Age at time of death, 30. Son of James Miller Wood and Sophia Wood. Other biographical details concerning him are: Journalist (sub-editor for 'The Draper of Australia', Melbourne; of Melbourne, Victoria; born Heaton, Newcastle, England; educated at Heaton Park Road Elementary School, Newcastle, England; was originally a wholesale draper's assistant; came to Australia when 24 years old; was part-editor of the "Book of the 'Ballarat'" on which transport he came to England. (The 'SS Ballarat' was torpedoed on 25 April 1917 in the English Channel, by the German submarine UB-32.)