Walter Isaac Ramsey was born on 2 December 1912 at Hartford, Tennessee, the son of James Henry Ramsey and Narcissus Elizabeth Brown.
He Died non Battle 28 December 1942
Buried at Ramsey Cemetery, Newport, TN

313th Coast Artillery, Battery B

Pvt Ramsey died in Panama Canal Zone.

The Greeneville Sun, 23 January 1943
Mr. and Mrs. James Ramsey, of Hartford have been notified by wire and by a letter from the War Department that their son, Private Walter I. Ramsey, drowned in the Canal Zone on December 28.
Private Ramsey was with a Coast Artillery unit stationed near Gatun in the Canal Zone. He entered the Army on May 6 and was sent to Panama soon afterwards. The letter, dated January 5, merely stated that Private Ramsey met death by drowning on December 28. The body was recovered shortly afterwards and was buried in the Mount Hope cemetery on December 30. It will be returned here for burial after the war if the parents desire. Pvt. Ramsey is the second Cocke countian to meet death in the Canal Zone since the outbreak of the present war. Pvt. Roland Butler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Butler, having been killed in a plane crash there a year ago.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 December 1912
  • Date of death: 28 December 1942
  • County: Cocke
  • Hometown: Cosby
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 313th Coast Artillery, Battery B
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: McFalls Cemetery, Cocke County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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