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Regimental number4254
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 8"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMrs M A Ritchie, 9 Hathern Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Date of death19 August 1919
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Plot 6, Grave No. 1032), New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret RITCHIE. Native of Melbourne
Discharge date11 April 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Sydney, 10 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 11 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RITCHIE Norman

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