Private
Isaac William Ramment

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About Isaac William

  • Name
    Isaac William
  • Initials
    I W
  • Surname
    Ramment
  • Date of Birth
    9 October 1895
  • Birth town
    Repps, Norfolk
  • Resided town
    Mautby, Norfolk
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
    English
  • Place of death
    Yarmouth, Norfolk
  • Date of death
    1971
  • Married
    yes
  • Occupation
    Horseman

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
    9476/83624
  • Rank
    Private
  • Regiment
    Machine Gun Corps

Biography

Although we are unable to positively identify this soldier, we believe he may be Isaac William Ramment who was born on 9 October 1895, in Repps, Norfolk to parents Walter Everett and Mary Ann (nee Cator).  In 1901, Isaac aged five was living at Hall Cottages, Maudby, Flegg, Norfolk with Walter (33) a farm stockman, Mary Ann (30) and his one year old sister Gladys May.  In 1911, Isaac’s family were still living at Hall Cottages; he had another sister, Ethel Mary, aged nine and Isaac was working as a general labourer.  His mother Mary Ann, died in 1909.

Private Isaac William Ramment was serving with the Machine Gun Corps, stationed at Belton Park, Grantham when he passed through Peterborough East Station on 14 September 1917.

Isaac’s service record has not survived, but according to information supplied from Machine Gun Corps records at Grantham, Isaac enlisted with the Norfolk Regiment and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps on 24 January 1917.  He was admitted to No 149(RN) Field Ambulance on 22 March 1918, with a shell wound to the left knee and foot.  He was serving with the 63rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps, part of the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division.  For more information on the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division please follow this link https://bit.ly/2pw0dPC.  Isaac was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals.

In 1922, Isaac married Gladys M Carter in Flegg, Norfolk.  In 1923, their twin sons, George and Walter were born.  Sadly, George died shortly after his birth and Walter early in 1924.  In 1939, Isaac and Gladys were living at Nova Scotia Cottages in Blofield and Flegg Rural District in Norfolk.  Isaac was working as a horseman on a farm.

Isaac died in the Yarmouth District in 1971, aged 75 years.

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