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Vincent Theodore RITCHIE

Regimental number1879
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
SchoolState School, Wellington, New Zealand; Wellington College, Wellington, New Zealand
Other trainingNewspaper Correspondent
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHenden, Frederick Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs B M Ritchie, 'Henden', Frederick Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Sergeant Major in the New Zealand Cadets, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date12 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in New Zealand at 2 years
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: J. Moore Ritchie and Barbara Moore Ritchie of "Te Aroha", Claremont Road, Enfield, New South Wales
Family/military connections"He had four Australian cousins who were in action. Two of these were killed, others were wounded." (Information from J. Moore Ritchie, Father.)
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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