Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is a specialist corps in the British Army which provides medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services.

The RAMC does not carry a Regimental Colour or Queen’s Colour, although it has a Regimental Flag. Nor does it have battle honours, as elements of the corps have been present in almost every single war the army has fought. Because it is not a fighting arm, under the Geneva Conventions, members of the RAMC may only use their weapons for self-defence. For this reason, there are two traditions that the RAMC perform when on parade:

Officers do not draw their swords – instead they hold their scabbard with their left hand while saluting with their right.

Other Ranks do not fix bayonets.

Unlike medical officers in some other countries, medical officers in the RAMC (and the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force) do not use the “Dr” prefix, in parentheses or otherwise, but only their rank, although they may be addressed informally as “Doctor”.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
Died on
14/07/1916
Well known figure on the City of Hull Tramways and member of the St John Ambulance Brigade. One of 50 volunteers who helped the RAMC (Canadian contingent). Died of Cholera in the East on 14/07/1916. His home was in Ballymena, Ireland. His death was reported in the Hull Daily Mail, on 15/09/1916, with his photograph.
48 , LOUIS STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
04/05/1917
       
Aged
39
BORN HULL 1878. ENLISTED BRIDLINGTON. DIED AT SEA. BURIED ITALY. SON OF JOHN HENRY & REBECCA HOGARTH ABOVE ADDRESS & 45 WELLINGTON ROAD, BRIDLINGTON.
9 , SPRING STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
15/05/1921
       
Aged
30
BORN HULL 1891. ELDEST SON OF WILLIAM & MARY ELIZABETH NELSON, 9A SPRING STREET (CWGC ADDRESS). A GAME DEALER'S PORTER. ENLISTED HULL, ON 25/05/1915. JOINED THE ARMY SERVICE CORPS. WOUNDED IN ACTION. ADMITTED TO CHELSEA HOSPITAL. REPORTED KILLED IN THE HDM ON 16/01/1918. DIED ON 15/05/1921, AGED 30. BURIED IN HULL WESTERN CEMETERY. HIS […]
14 KINGS STREET, CHARLES STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
05/08/1917
       
Aged
20
BORN HULL 1897. SON OF SARAH A & JAMES PLATTS, ABOVE 1901 ADDRESS. ARMY RECORDS SHOW HE LIVED AT 8 ELMA VILLAS, BRIDLINGTON. HE IS COMMEMORATED AT KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, INDIA.
27, Queensgate Road., Beverley, Yorkshire, UK
       
Died on
04/05/1917
       
Aged
29
Private Joseph William Robinson, RAMC, was drowned off the coast of Italy, on 04/05/1917, aged 29. he was the father of three young children. His transport ship, "Transylvania" was sunk by two torpedoes from the German Submarine U60, en route from Marseille to Alexandria. He is buried at Cemetery: SAVONA MEMORIAL, Italy Born Preston on […]
139 , BEVERLEY ROAD, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
23/09/1915
       
Aged
50
BORN HULL 1865. SON OF PHILIP HENRY SCOTT & SARAH ANN SCOTT (LATER WHITMARSH). A SINGLE MAN WHO WORKED AS A DOCTOR IN LEEDS AND LIVED WITH HIS MOTHER AND STEP FATHER. HE SERVED IN THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORP AS MAJOR SURGEON FOR THE HUMBER GARRISON. HE COLLAPSED ON DUTY IN LEEDS. HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON THE HULL GRAMMAR SCHOOL MEMORI […]
40 , 22ND AVENUE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
12/06/1921
       
Aged
46
BORN HANLEY, STAFFORDSHIRE, 1880. TELEGRAPH WIREMAN. MARRIED HULL 1901. MARRIED 25/03/1901. WIFE ANNIE ELIZABETH (BROWN) SHUFFLEBOTHAM AND SIX CHILDREN LIVED 8 WESTLEY TERRACE, COURTNEY STREET AND ABOVE. HIS ARMY MEDICAL RECORDS DESCRIBE HIM AS 5 FOOT 3 INCHES TALL, 137 LBS, 35 INCH CHEST, BROWN HAIR GREY EYES AND FRESH COMPLEXION. ENLIS […]
, SHEFFIELD, , SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
13/07/1918
       
Aged
30
BORN HULL 1888. SON OF ARTHUR & MARGARET TURNER. WIFE ELIZABETH & SON ARTHUR. PAWNBROKER ASSISTANT. ENLISTED SHEFFIELD. SERVED WITH THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. DIED IN INDIA, ON 13/07/1918, AGED 30. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS GRANDFATHER, ARTHUR
116, BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
16/10/1918
       
Aged
34
BORN ANTWERP, BELGIUM, ON 18/07/1884. ARMY INTERPRETER. SON OF MRS SONLEY, OF 116, BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL. HE MARRIED AT HULL, IN SEPTEMBER, 1917. HIS WIFE KATE OMBLER SONLEY, ALSO LIVED AT 116 BUCKINGHAM STREET, HULL. HE SERVED AS SERGEANT, WITH THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS AND ACTED AS INTERPRETER. REPORTED AS DIED OF PNEUMONIA, AT […]
, WALKINGTON, EAST RIDING, YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
15/03/1918
       
Aged
33
Harry was born in 1887 at Holme on the Wolds; on the 1891 census he is aged 5 years and living at Holme on the Wolds with his father Titus and mother Emma Wadsworth, also at home are his brothers and sisters Jane aged 22, Fred aged 12, Charles aged 10, Annie aged 9, Robert aged 7, Henry aged 5 and Thomas aged 2 years. In 1901 Henry Wadsw […]
11 , ELLESMERE AVENUE, INGS ROAD HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
25/04/1919
       
Aged
21
BORN 1898. SON OF ROBERT AND MAUD MARY WARD. SON OF A POLICEMAN. HE LIVED WITH TWO BROTHERS AND A SISTER AT THIS ADDRESS. WORKED AS A CLERK. ENLISTED AT HULL, ON 02/10/1915. THIS WAS HIS ARMY RECORDS ADDRESS. DESCRIBED AS 5 FOOT 4 INCHES TALL, 114 LBS WEIGHT, AND 33.5 INCH CHEST SIZE. SERVED IN THE RIVER SICK CONVOY UNIT IN MESOPOTANIA. […]
17 BARROW LANE, HESSLE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom
       
       
Died on
12/11/1919
       
Aged
38
Son of Robert and Mary Western; husband of Florence Western, of 17, Barrow Lane, Hessle. Born at Burlescombe, Somerset. Buried at Hessle Cemetery. His grave inscription, reads, "A LOVING HUSBAND A FATHER DEAR A FAITHFUL FRIEND LIES SLEEPING HERE"