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Eric Cecil Howard RITCHIE

Regimental number1377
Place of birthBega New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBank of Australasia, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ritchie, Demora, Clanalpine Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XLIX, Row B, Grave No. 13), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Bega. Inscription reads: 'An Anzac'. Parents: Evan and Cecilia RITCHIE, Central Road, Miranda, New South Wales. Native of Bega, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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