|Place of birth||Bullarook, nr Ballarat, Victoria|
|School||Bullarook State School, Victoria|
|Address||19 Gillies Street, West Ballarat, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr J Ritchie, 19 Gillies Street, West Ballarat, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||5th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/22/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||Tincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row H, Grave No. 15), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Peacock Hall, Ballarat High School, Victoria. Parents: John and Florence RITCHIE, 19 Gillies Street, Ballarat West, Victoria|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Durrington, 30 January 1917.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 20 March 1917; discharged to Depot, 11 April 1917 (no further details recorded).
Proceeded overseas to France, 14 May 1917; taken on strength, 5th Bn, in the field, 29 May 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 10 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 5 March 1918.
Admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 6 June 1918 (influenza), and transferred to 58th Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 13 June 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 16 June 1918.
Killed in action, 23 August 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RITCHIE William|