Charles Norman Matheson Ramsay

Biography of Charles Norman Matheson Ramsay

Charles Norman Matheson Ramsay graduated MA from the University of Glasgow on 25th April 1916.

He was born in Keiss, Caithness to Rev. Charles Rolland and Agnes Maude Ramsay on 14th August 1891. By 1901 the family were living in the Dennistoun district of Glasgow.

Charles first enrolled at the University of Glasgow in session 1909-10 when he was 18 years old, to study for a degree in the Faculty of Arts. He studied at the university for five years, taking classes in Latin, Greek, English, Political Philosophy & Social Economics, and Moral Philosophy and Logic.

Charles won four prizes whilst here: Class Prizes in Logic and Metaphysics (Ordinary) and Moral Philosophy (Ordinary) in session 1910-11; a First Class Certificate in Political Philosophy in session 1912-13; and the Edward Caird Medal in Moral Philosophy in session 1913-14. After session 1913-14 he left to fight in the First World War.

He began his service in 1914 as a Second Lieutenant with the Black Watch. Charles was wounded in the war, and from June-July 1915 recovered at Polesden Lacey, an Edwardian house and estate in Surrey that was opened as a convalescent hospital for officers.

He graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA on 25th April 1916. Charles went back to the war, and was promoted to Staff Captain of the 3rd Black Watch in 1916.

Charles survived the war. His date and place of death are unknown.


Charles Norman Matheson Ramsay
Born 14 August 1891, Scotland.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: M.A, 1916;
Additional Information: R3/1/2
Record last updated: 26th Feb 2019

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