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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

James Ritchie

James was the son of Thomas Ritchie and Mary C Ritchie.

He was living with his father at 184 Chorley Old Road, Bolton and working as a collier when he enlisted in the Army.

His Army medical examination recorded him as being 5' 7 1/4" tall.

His enlistment papers also list his siblings as Janet b.1898, Campbell b.1913 and Betty b.1915

Name Ritchie, James
Rank Private
Number 18198
Unit 1st Bn
Border Regiment
Born 1895
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
30 November 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
4 July 1915
Age 20
Grave or Memorial Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery,
Gallipoli, Turkey
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