Friday, 6 December 2013

John Ramsay

I take no credit for finding this gravestone, I found it on the internet whilst looking for details of Falkirk players who died during WWI. It was on one of those fora which document the details so well.

John Ramsay was from Grangemouth [and I mean old, proper, Grangemouth for any Portonians out there] but he never really got a chance to show his ability before those damned fuckers I mean politicians threw away millions of lives which were not their own.

He was promising, we know that, but I regret the fact that the failure of diplomacy equals war does not finish off the failed diplomats & politicians, but our youth...

Picture from John's Roll of Honour in the FH 

He is on the family grave  at Gartsable Cemetery, Grangemouth.

He is also listed on the Grangemouth War Memorial [only listed as J.B.Ramsay] taken from the The Scottish War Memorials Project.

John Ramsay

b c1897, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
d 28th April 1917, Arras, France

Debut – Saturday September 26th 1914 v Hamilton Academical (H) Scottish League Division 1
Positions – Inside-Right, Centre-Forward
Club Honours – Falkirk Infirmary Shield W 1914/15
Scottish League Division 1 Matches/Goals [25/10]
Minor Cup Matches/Goals [3/-]
Known Career – Falkirk [1914/15]

Dulce Et Decorum Est