Lieutenant Philip Maurice Ramsay Anderson

Regiment: Royal Irish Regiment
Date published: 14/05/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 24/02/1915
Age at death: 26
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, Nord, France
Plot: F 10
Information: Lieutenant Philip Maurice Ramsay Anderson, Royal Irish Regiment, was the eldest son of Mr. R. A. Anderson, of the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society, whose youngest son, Lieut. Alan Anderson, as recorded in the last part of ‘Our Heroes’, had also fallen in the field of honour. At the outbreak of the war Mr. Anderson’s eldest son, Philip Maurice Ramsay, held an important position on a great estate in the Argentine. He came home immediately and joined King Edward’s Horse. When the news of his brother’s death was received, Philip Anderson, with the cheerful consent of his father who has done such admirable work for the Dublin Veterans’ Corps, applied for and received a commission in the Royal Irish Regiment. He stepped, as it were, into the shoes of his dead brother. Lieutenant Anderson was soon sent to the front. He was severely wounded in action on 14th February, and he died on Wednesday at a base hospital in France.
Additional information: Son of Robert Andrew and Mary Teresa Anderson, of 1, Earlsfort Mansions, Dublin. Native of Ballyellis, Buttevant, Co. Cork. His brother Alan James Ramsey also fell.