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Experiences of the Great War

The Soldier

Lance Corporal George Ramage (1882-1934) was an ordinary soldier in the British Army during the First World War. He had been a school teacher before the war. In January 1915 he enlisted as a Lance Corporal in the Gordon Highlanders, and in April — after training — was sent to France.

Ramage experienced the full horror of trench warfare before being wounded and hospitalised in June 1915. His story is recorded in a remarkable diary that he kept and which is now in the National Library of Scotland. More on Lance Corporal Ramage

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