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Ramm, C.C., Gunner, 1918
In Picquigny British Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of 344490 Gunner Clifford Chapman Ramm, serving with the 169th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery who died 25/04/1918.

Clifford Chapman Ramm was born 1st February 1880, at 63 Adelaide Street, South Shields. He was the son of a sailor, John Thomas Ramm, and his wife Margaret.

Clifford's father died in 1889, and his mother took a job as school caretaker.

In 1891, they moved to 5 Burleigh Street as his mother had remarried in 1891 William Clark, also a school caretaker. In 1901 they had moved again to School House, Hunter's Terrace. By 1911, they moved to 216 Taylor Street.

The medals were sent to 11 St. John's Terrace, East Boldon, after the War.

Clifford attended Westoe Secondary School. By the age of 21 he was a wharfinger's clerk (a "wharfinger" being someone who is responsible for a wharf).

He joined the 169th Siege Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery, and was killed on the 25th April 1918.

Clifford Chapman Ramm is remembered in Harton on H104.03 and on the Durham Masonic Roll of Honour where he is given the rank of sergeant

South Shields Grammar School
The CWGC entry for Gunner Ramm

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk