HADDINGTON - SCOTLAND
Biography: Cathy Sedgwick
Corporal Robert RITCHIE 98
Born: Haddington, Scotland
3rd Australian Machine Gun Battalion
Died 9-5-1918 (gas poisoning) aged 28years
At 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham
So of Andrew Richard Ritchie, Haddington, Scotland
The deceased soldier was accorded a Military Funeral. The cortege left Haddington Station at 3p.m. Pipe, band, Firing party and pallbearers were in attendance. The coffin was conveyed to the grave-side on a horse and trolley, no gun carriage being available.
His three brothers David, Andrew & William with his brother-in-law Douglas Walker, Robert Gardiner (sen) & Robert Gardiner (junior) attended.
Photos: Scottish War Graves Project (gourdongirl)
Grave Reference: H 16