Great War Dundee
This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
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William Ritchie Smith
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: S/42526
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 1st/4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 18
- Date of Death: 25.07.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Marfaux British Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: VII.B.2.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Occupation: Police Constable
James Bell Smith, East Home St, Broughty Ferry
More about William Ritchie Smith
Next of kin originally listed as Annie Ritchie (Grandmother) 6 Bernard St, Dundee.
William Ritchie Smith S/42526 Gordon Highlanders
SMITH—Killed in action, on the 21st July 1918, Private William Ritchie Smith, Gordon Highlanders, aged 18 years, eldest son of James R. Smith, cabinet maker, East Home Street, Broughty Ferry W, and grandson of William Smith, Balgray, Tealing.
Dundee Peoples Journal 24th August 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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