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DATE OF AM ACTION: 07/01/1908 Bristol.

 

Very little is known about John Ramsay other than his AM action. He was an AB with the number ON216817 and was stationed at the RN Barracks, Devonport.  He was Commended in Devonport General Order No. 32 of 6 February 1908 and he was presented with his AM by  King Edward VII at Buckingham Palace on 21 July 1908.

 

AM CITATION:

 

Early on the morning of the 7th January last, when the 12.57 A.M. down mail train was approaching Temple Meads Station, Bristol, a Marine, W. Howat, belonging to His Majesty's

Ship " Donegal," fell from the platform. Howat's perilous position was observed by

Ramsay, who at once jumped down to his assistance. The approaching train was only about

sixty feet distant at the time, but he succeeded, though at the imminent risk of his own life, in

dragging the fallen man back to the platform as the train passed the spot.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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