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Richard Henry RITTER

Regimental number222
Place of birthMoonta, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMelbourne Street, St Leonards, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 6.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Mary Ritter, Melbourne Street, St Leonards, South Australia
Enlistment date23 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant Cook
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollNIG
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialCrouy British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 5), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
121
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Elizabeth RITTER; husband of Mrs E. RITTER, 3 Torrens Street, W.KILTON, South Australia. Native of Moonta, South Australia
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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