Max Rams, Sgt.
Personal information
Age 28
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 1094468
Rank Sgt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight D Troop
Company / Squadron 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Royal Regiment of Artillery
Death information
Died when 18-9-1944
Died where Unknown
Spot Unknown
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Eye witness Lt. Geoffrey Ryall (a D Troop officer), described how he joined Rams's gun team on landing zone L where he had parachuted in, and then all moved off towards the bridge with 3rd and 4th bats. of the Paras. En route they were held up by German machine guns and snipers and so Max took a rifle and decided to go after them. He was wounded, however, and against advice he made his way to a CCS. This was overrun at the time or later by SS troops and the men there were POW. Witnesses say they never saw Max afterwards and a long investigation was carried out later; they believe he was murdered but there is no proof. His body was never found and it may be one of the unknown graves at Oosterbeek. Witnesses say that Max was remembered for his statement that he would never be taken alive, and may have taken his own life - but there is NO evidence for this. In the UK he was heavily involved in changing guns from 6 to 17 pounders, for which the Hamilcar glider was designed, when stationed at Helpringham in Lincs. After 17 operations were planned and cancelled, they were sent to Arnhem. Three of the 4 guns of D Troop were all destroyed on landing and only Max's gun survived.

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Max Rams, Sgt.
Personal information
Age 28
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 1094468
Rank Sgt.
Function Unknown
Platoon / Troop / Flight D Troop
Company / Squadron 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery
Unit / Group Unknown
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Royal Regiment of Artillery
Death information
Died when 18-9-1944
Died where Unknown
Spot Unknown
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

Eye witness Lt. Geoffrey Ryall (a D Troop officer), described how he joined Rams's gun team on landing zone L where he had parachuted in, and then all moved off towards the bridge with 3rd and 4th bats. of the Paras. En route they were held up by German machine guns and snipers and so Max took a rifle and decided to go after them. He was wounded, however, and against advice he made his way to a CCS. This was overrun at the time or later by SS troops and the men there were POW. Witnesses say they never saw Max afterwards and a long investigation was carried out later; they believe he was murdered but there is no proof. His body was never found and it may be one of the unknown graves at Oosterbeek. Witnesses say that Max was remembered for his statement that he would never be taken alive, and may have taken his own life - but there is NO evidence for this. In the UK he was heavily involved in changing guns from 6 to 17 pounders, for which the Hamilcar glider was designed, when stationed at Helpringham in Lincs. After 17 operations were planned and cancelled, they were sent to Arnhem. Three of the 4 guns of D Troop were all destroyed on landing and only Max's gun survived.

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