RAMSDEN, Harry

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
6 Commando
Police Service: 
Leeds City Police Yorkshire
Regiment/Corps: 
York and Lancaster Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241637
Born: 
Sunday, December 30, 1917
Died : 
Saturday, June 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
26
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Private Harry Ramsden died during operations at Normandy, France. 
No 6 Commando War Diary
10th June 1944.
"Place: In the field, Le Plein a.m. - 2 Troop kill 2 snipers with 'K' gun.  We are heavily mortared.  We answer with our own mortars. 0800 - Enemy attacks, all troops engage.  By 1700 hrs all attacks definitely repelled.  Suspect enemy got it in the neck.  Our own casualties total 16."
Harry was a serving Police Officer who volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes. In 1939 he was a Probationary Police Constable residing at 10 Highthorne Street, Leeds. Son of Alfred and Annie Ramsden, of Lofthouse, Yorkshire.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79.
The 1939 Register covering Leeds.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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