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754   Corporal David William Ritchie
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 20/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: North Irish Horse (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 10/11/1886
Died: 17/03/1915 (Died)
Age: 28
David William Ritchie was the youngest child of John and Sarah Ritchie. He was born on 10th November 1886. He was one of four children. They lived in Kilrea and were a farming family. Corporal David William Ritchie was serving with the North Irish Horse when he died in France on Wednesday 17th March 1915. Reports suggest he did not die as the result of enemy action.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Longuenesse St Omer Souvenir Cemetery
  St Omer, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-A-65
CWGC Casualty 22636
St. Omer is a large town 45 kilometres south-east of Calais. Longuenesse is a commune on the southern outskirts of St. Omer. The Cemetery is approximately 3 kilometres from St Omer, beside the Wizernes (Abbeville) road (the D928), at its junction with the Rue des Bruyeres. There is a large car park to the rear of the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 11
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Ritchie family 1901 census lists D W as age 14 living with the family at house 20 in Kilrea, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Ritchie family 1911 census lists David Wm as age 24 living with the family at house 2 in Kilrea, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card of Corporal Davild William Ritchie can be purchased here
4 North Irish Horse Details of Corporal Davild William Ritchie including grave photo
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Corporal Davild William Ritchie's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023