Bertram Home Ramsay

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Admiral Bertram Home Ramsay, K.C.B., K.B.E., M.V.O. (20 January, 1883 – 2 January, 1945) served in the Royal Navy in both world wars, dying in an aircraft accident while flying to meet with Bernard Montgomery.

Life & Career

Ramsay was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1904.

Ramsay was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1912.

Great War

Ramsay was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.

Ramsay was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1925.

Ramsay was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 9 May, 1935.

World War II

Ramsay was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the retired list on 12 January, 1939.

Ramsay was restored to the Active List on 26 April, 1944 promoted to the rank of Admiral the following day.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. M.25
26 Aug, 1915[1] – 25 Oct, 1917
Succeeded by
Arthur C. Fawssett
Preceded by
Edward R. G. R. Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Broke
25 Oct, 1917[2] – 15 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Henry G. L. Oliphant
Preceded by
Miles B. Birkett
Captain of H.M.S. Weymouth
20 Oct, 1924 – 8 Mar, 1925
Succeeded by
Edgar W. Buchanan
Preceded by
Francis M. Austin
Captain of H.M.S. Danae
8 Mar, 1925[3] – Mar, 1927
Succeeded by
Lachlan D. I. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
27 Jul, 1929 – 19 Jun, 1931
Succeeded by
John H. Godfrey
Preceded by
Kenelm E. L. Creighton
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
25 Nov, 1933 – 18 Jun, 1935
Succeeded by
Frank Elliott
Preceded by
Cecil F. Dampier
as Admiral Superintendent of H.M. Dockyard, etc., at Dover
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Dover
24 Aug, 1939 – 23 Apr, 1942
Succeeded by
Robert L. B. Cunliffe


  1. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395j.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 746.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 230.