Rank: Lance Corporal G/66605 and 55315
Regiment or Ship: 1/24th Bn London Regiment, Royal West Surrey Regiment 2nd Bn Welsh Regiment
Service Number(s): G/66605 (London) G/66605 (Queen’s West Surrey) 55315 Welsh Regiment
Date of Birth: 1897
Place of Birth: Bexhill, Sussex
Date of Death: 20.04.1918
Place of Death: France and Flanders Place of Burial / Memorials:
1) Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France (Panel 77 and 78).
2) St Mary Magdelene church memorial.
3) Bexhill war memorial.
Address: 9, North Rd., Sidley (1911 Census), Bexhill
Photos and newspaper articles
Frederick Ransom, born 1863 in Sidley, Bexhill on Sea, died 30th April 1936 in 9 North Road, Sidley, and Caroline Vitler, born 1862, in Hooe, East Sussex; died in March 1925, aged 63 and buried on 6th March 1925 in Bexhill.
The couple were married in Hailsham district (probably at the church in Hooe) in 1887.
Noami Ransom, born 1890, in Bexhill, Sussex.
Frederick James, born 1892, in Bexhill, Sussex. W0102 RANSOM Frederick James
Thomas Ransom, born 1894, in Bexhill, Sussex. W0194 RANSOM Thomas
Emma May Ransom, born 1902, in Bexhill, Sussex.
Albert George Ransom, born 1904, in Bexhill, Sussex.
Irene Lillian Ransom, born 1910, in Bexhill, Sussex.
Spouse: No record has been found of Frederick ever being married. His effects, following his death, were sent to his mother, Caroline Ransom.
First World War Experience
The only service record found of Arthur William Ransom is his entry in the Medal Roll list, which shows that he was entitled to the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
The only other reference to Arthur’s war experience and his death, comes in the “In Memoriam” column in the “ Bexhill Observer”, dated 11th October 1919, which says, “L/Cpl. Arthur Ransom, killed in action April 20th, 1918.”
Arthur’s two brothers, Thomas and Frederick James Ransom, also joined the army – their younger brother, Albert George, born in 1904, was too young to join or be called up.
Thomas joined the Royal Engineers as a driver and survived the war while Frederick enlisted in the 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment and died of wounds received on 18th October 1918, so close to the end of the hostilities.