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Arthur Ford RITCHIE

Regimental number3449
Place of birthLeichhardt, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressSummer Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5'6.75"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, M H Ritchie, 13 Morris Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919
Date of death28 November 1919
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot E, Grave No. 1457), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
140
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Malcolm and Frances RITCHIE. Native of Leichhardt, New South Wales. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, New South Wales.
Discharge date7 June 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 20 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 7 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RITCHIE Arthur Ford

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