John Mearns Ritchie

Military Information

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  • Rank: Lieutenant
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  • 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.

Personal Information

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  • Address: 63 Crescent St, Dundee
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    David Ritchie, 63 Crescent St, Dundee

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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.

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