Biography

Birth date: 08 January 1899
Birth place: Australia: New South Wales, Maitland, East Maitland
Death date: 1981
Final rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Service number: NX34999 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 2/30th Australian Infantry Battalion

Rolls and Awards

Second World War POWs and Missing Persons

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Unit: 2/30th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Theatre of war: Malaya

Honours and Awards : Mention in despatches

  • Unit: 2/30th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

Collection Items

Photograph

118788

TAMARKAN, THAILAND. C 1944. A MEMORIAL TO PERSONS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BUILDING THE BURMA-THAILAND RAILWAY. AT EACH CORNER OF THE BASE IS A MARBLE PLATE ENGRAVED IN ENGLISH, MALAY, JAPANESE AND A FOURTH LANGUAGE (DUTCH, THAI ?). THE MEMORIAL IS MADE OF STONE AND CONCRETE AND EMBODIES THE WATTLE,...

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LIVERPOOL, NSW. 1939-12. GROUP PORTRAIT OF WARRANT OFFICERS AND SERGEANTS OF THE 17TH BATTALION (NORTH SYDNEY REGIMENT). LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW: LANCE- SERGEANT (L/SGT) L. FAIRFAX, SERGEANT (SGT) W. SYMMONS, SGT J. LLOYD, COMPANY SERGEANT (C/SGT) D. VIDLER, SGT W. T. GOVER, SGT C. CALDWELL, L/SGT...

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1925? GROUP PORTRAIT OF MEMBERS OF THE 17TH BATTALION, SOMETIME BETWEEN 1921 AND 1926-06. FAR LEFT BACK ROW: NOEL JOHNSTON; LEFT TO RIGHT: MIDDLE ROW: HONORARY LIEUTENANT HAWKINS, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, LIEUTENANT COLONEL V. CONRICK (MEDICAL OFFICER), ?, JOHN DWYER, ?, ?, NEIL BROWNING, NX34999 LIEUTENANT...

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CENTENNIAL PARK, SYDNEY, NSW. C.1937. WALKING THROUGH THE PARK, J. M. MOFFAT (LEFT) AND NX34999 MAJOR GEORGE ERNEST RAMSAY. (PHOTOGRAPHER MOVIETTES; DONOR M. RAMSAY)

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SYDNEY, NSW. 1938? LEFT TO RIGHT: ARCH EWART, NX34999 MAJOR GEORGE ERNEST RAMSAY, DICK COHEN, ALL FROM 17TH BATTALION AMF, WALKING IN UNIFORM ALONG A CITY STREET ON THE DAY THEY ENROLLED IN THE AIF (2/20TH BATTALION). (PHOTOGRAPHER CAMERA STUDIOS; DONOR M. RAMSAY)

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SINGAPORE. 1941? NX34999 COLONEL GEORGE ERNEST RAMSAY (1899-1981) OUTSIDE THE 2/20TH BATTALION HEADQUARTERS ORDERLY ROOM.

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C.1941. STUDIO PORTRAIT OF NX34999 LIEUTENANT COLONEL GEORGE ERNEST RAMSAY (1899-1981).

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SYDNEY, NSW. 1938? GROUP PORTRAIT OF OFFICERS OF 17TH BATTALION. LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW: LIEUTENANTS (LT) JIM LOWE, JOHN HINDMARSH, ?, JAMES MOFFATT, A. C. M. (ARCH) EWART; THIRD ROW: LT RASMUSSEN, CAPTAIN CLIVE NEVILLE, ?, LIEUTENANTS DON MCLAREN, HECTOR FORD, MICHAEL O'SHAUNESSY; SECOND ROW: LT...

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MANLY?, NSW. 1933-04-23. GROUP PORTRAIT OF OFFICERS OF 17TH BATTALION. LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW: CAPTAIN (CAPT) R. (ROD) H. ANDERSON, LIEUTENANT (LT) KEITH MAGNO, LT MICHAEL O'SHAUNESSY, CAPT NEIL BROWNING, CAPT R. (RON) O. MERRETT, LT ROY MASTERS, MAJOR OSCAR BEATTIE, NX34999 MAJOR GEORGE ERNEST...

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SYDNEY, NSW. 1939-10-28. GROUP PORTRAIT OF MEMBERS OF THE NO. 12 COURSE, COMMAND AND STAFF SCHOOL. LEFT TO RIGHT: BACK ROW: MAJOR (MAJ) H. H. EDWARDS, LIEUTENANT (LT) W. L. CLELAND, MAJ J. ANSCHAU, MAJ A. L. VARLEY, MAJ C. D. HORNE, MAJ B. J. O'LOUGHLIN, MAJ R. O. CHERRY; MIDDLE ROW: MAJ A. POPE,...

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1926. PHOTOMONTAGE OF CAMEO STUDIO PORTRAITS OF OFFICERS OF THE 17TH BATTALION. LEFT TO RIGHT: TOP ROW: LIEUTENANT (LT) S. J. ZEMANEK, LT E. A. K. DURHAM, LT R. G. HAWKSFORD, CAPTAIN N. BROWNING, LT G. M. TAYLOR, LT D. R. CAMPBELL, LT O. BATCHELOR; SECOND ROW: LT F. DOWNIE, LT A. UPHAM, LT T. E....

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Art

Lieutenant Colonel George Ramsay

Portrait of NX34999 Colonel George Ernest Ramsay, Commanding 2/30 Btn; defence of Malaya and, 'A' Force Railway. The artist, Jim Collins, was a member of A Force, one of the work parties forced to construct the Burma-Thailand Railway. By the beginning of 1943 many prisoners had died and it was...

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Timeline

Date of birth 1899-01-08
Date of death 1981