Personnel Index - Detail

Name
RAMSEY
First Names
George Strachan
Nationality
British
Rank
Lieutenant
Service
RAF
Crew Position
Pilot
Posting Details
29/06/18
Age
27
Date of Death
08/08/1918
Cemetery

 

Ex Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry.
Aircraft DH 9 serial D7231 was shot up by enemy fighters and seen in flames near Bethencourt Bridge on 8/8/18. The Pilot Lt G.S. Ramsay and Observer 2/Lt W.M. Hartley were killed.

A report sent in by the Observer's great-niece records that as they were returning from their bombing raid, Lt Ramsay flew over a German airfield near Peronne.
The German fighters immediately took off and gave chase shooting down his aircraft.
 

Photographed by Graham Glover

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke from the Arras Memorial