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Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay

 
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Location: Duns, Berwickshire

PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay Reply with quote

Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay probably needs no introductions - famous as he is for masterminding the Dunkirk evacuation and also planning various amphibious operations later in the Second World War, culminating with his role as Commander-in-Chief Naval Operations for the Normandy Landings in 1944.

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CWGC
RAMSAY, Sir BERTRAM HOME
Rank:Admiral
Date of Death:02/01/1945
Age:61
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy
Allied Naval Commander in Chief.
Awards:K C B, K B E, M V O
Grave ReferenceGrave 9.
CemeteryST. GERMAIN-EN-LAYE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Grand Officier Legion de Honneur (France), Commander Legion of Merit (U.S.A.), Order of Ushakov (Russia). Son of Brigadier-General William Alexander Ramsay and Mrs. Ramsay; husband of Lady Ramsay (nee Menzies), of Coldstream, Berwickshire.

SNWM
Surname RAMSAY
Firstname Sir Bertram Home
Service number
Date of death 02/01/1945
Decoration KCB KBE MVO
Place of birth
Other
SNWM roll ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES
Rank Admiral
Theatre of death R.N. H.M.S. ODYSSEY


He's remembered in Christ Church in Duns, the Scottish Episcopal Church for the middle part of the county, by this attractive modern window.
(Its designer also produced the 'KOSB Window' in Duns Parish Church).

Admiral Ramsay also appears on the church WW2 plaque and roll.

He is found on the Leitholm civic memorial in Eccles parish.

His wife came from Berwickshire and he was married in this church, which was presumably her family church (although there is an Episcopal Church in Coldstream which is nearer to Kames and to Bughtrig in Eccles parish). Ramsay and his wife retired to Berwickshire in 1938, but war intervened.

Memorials in England include:
* a plaque in St Paul's Cathedral
* a window in Portsmouth Cathedral
* a statue in Dover Castle






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