James Ritchie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 6745
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/7th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 41
  • Date of Death: 16.11.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Puchvillers British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VI.B.21.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 33 Peddie Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Charlotte Ritchie, 33 Peddie St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Robert Ritchie, 33 Peddie St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James Ritchie

James Ritchie   6745   Black Watch

Information has been received by Mr Robert Ritchie, 33 Peddie Street, that his eldest son, Private James Ritchie, Black Watch, has died of wounds.   Private Ritchie, who was nearly 41 years of age, came through the South African Campaign, and was subsequently in India for about nine years.  He was employed in a Dundee Mill when war broke out, and he at once rejoined the colours.  He had been at the front for nearly two years.

Dundee People’s Journal 2nd December 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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