Saturday, 23 May 2015

Ramsbottom, William - Private (142963)

(No soldier photo available)
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Killed in Action,
24th March 1918,
Age 33
Commemorated Arras Memorial

Newspaper Report:

GUNNER W. RAMSBOTTOM KILLED - LATTERLY OF STACKSTEADS.

Mr. and Mrs. Ramsbottom, confectioners, of Manchester Road, Haslingden, have received notification that their son, Gunner Wm Ramsbottom, Machine Gun Section, who was 33, was killed in action between March 21 and 24.  Deceased had been in the army about twelve months, and had been twice buried in debris and once wounded.  Three or four years ago he took a refreshment house and catering business at Stacksteads, and previous to then he had worked at Messrs. Turnbull's Stubbins. He leaves a widow. 



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