This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
John Mearns Ritchie
- Date of enlistment: August 1914
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no:
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 24
- Date of Death: 15.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval
- Grave/Mem Ref no: XXIX.P.10.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 63 Crescent St, Dundee
- Occupation: Low & Bonar, Jute Manufacturers, Dundee
David Ritchie, 63 Crescent St, Dundee
More about John Mearns Ritchie
Lieutenant Ritchie was 24 years of age and, prior to his enlistment, was employed in the office of Messrs Low & Bonar, jute manufacturers, Dundee. He joined the Gordon Highlanders in August 1914 and was gazetted to the Royal Scots in September. At one time he was Lieutenant in the 10th Company of the Dundee Boys’ Brigade.
John M. Ritchie Second Lieutenant Royal Scots
Royal Scots’ Officer.
Intimation has also been made of the death of Second Lieutenant John M. Ritchie, Royal Scots, whose parents Mr and Mrs David Ritchie, reside at 63 Crescent Street, Dundee. Lieutenant Ritchie, who was an old Morgan pupil, was 24 years of age, and prior to joining the colours was employed in the office of Messrs Low & Bonar, jute manufacturers. He joined the Gordon Highlanders as a private in August 1914, and was gazetted to the Royal Scots in September. Deceased was well known in the city, and was at one time a Lieutenant in the 10th Company, Dundee Boys’ Brigade. A brother of the deceased, Alexander, is at present serving in the navy.
Dundee Peoples Journal 22nd July 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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