Private William Ritchie, 2nd Battalion Royal Scots was born in Queensferry in 1886. He married in Queensferry in 1911. William was killed in action on 15th October 1914, age 25, during the Battle of La Bassee, which was part of the series of battles that established the line of the Western Front from the Aisne to the North Sea. He is buried in Grave Ref: V111. B. 3. – Vieille-Chapelle Military Cemetery, Lacouture, Pas de Calais, France.
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