The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- George Robert
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- Headquarters Company
- Place of Birth:
- Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- George Ramage
- Mothers's Name:
- Ellen Ramage
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Guard, W.A.G.R
- Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Plot A3, Row B, Grave 15, Age 38.
- ‘ A’ Force Burm, Java Party No. 4, Williams Force
- Camps Burma:
- Tanyin, Anakwin,Taungzun 75, Mezali 72, Apalon, Kwondaw 95,
- Cause of Death:
- Place of Death:
- Payathonzu 108km Camp, Burma
- Date of Death:
- Grave No. 17, Payathonzu
L-R Claude Gault, Jack Wren, George Gossage, Harold Eastwood, Bob Ramage.
Bob Ramage married 1929 to Edna Florence Smith.
Bob was one of about 90 men from 2/4th who had ‘jumped ship’ at Fremantle on 15 January 1942 and unable to re-board before ‘Aquitania’ departed for Singapore the next day. He therefore did not reach Singapore as planned and remained in Java and with the Allied Forces there. Consequently he was never in Singapore, only when passing through from Java to Rangoon, Burma.
He was selected with ‘A’ Force Burma, Java Party No. 4 Williams Force to work on the Burma end of the railway.
Bob had been very fortunate in that his mail had reached his wife, but sadly he was never to return home.
Bob was with No. 1 Mobile Force when he died from dysentery at Paythonzu 108 km Camp, Burma on 23 September 1943. Read about Payathonzu Camp
Soldier’s funeral service was conducted by Major A.F. Hobba, 2/4th C.C.S.
- Apalon, Apalaine, 80 Kilo, 337k - Burma
- Taungzun, 60 Kilo, 358k - Burma
- Tanyin 35 Kilo Camp - Burma
- Anakwin 45 Kilo Camp - Burma
- Mezali 70km Camp - Burma
- Kyondaw 95 Kilo Camp – Burma