Leeds City Police Yorkshire
York and Lancaster Regiment
Sunday, December 30, 1917
Saturday, June 10, 1944
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/79.
The 1939 Register covering Leeds.
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