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Regimental number524
Place of birthFernihurst, Victoria
SchoolFernihurst State School, Victoria
AddressQuambatook PO, Quambatook, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34.6
Height5' 7.25"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Ritchie, Mysia PO, Mysia, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 September 1914
Place of enlistmentKerang, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 May 1915
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialCourtney's and Steele's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 51), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Esther RITCHIE, Mysia, Victoria. Native of Fernihurst, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsDiscrepancy in age between Attestation Form and age at death.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RITCHIE Thomas

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