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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #9 on: Monday 14 January 13 00:23 GMT (UK) »
Alistair,
Presumably you know the name of your grandmother's parents (and therefore the parents of her brothers) would you mind giving us that information.  It may help.

Can you confirm that the WW1 listing for ALEXANDER with father ANDREW as Next of Kin sounds correct.

If you have seen the WW1 record digitised for WILLIAM you will note he has 3 chn under 16 in 1915.

This may be the birth of one, though without AGNES' maiden name it is only speculative..

Year 1913 REG C13509 William Ritchie Parents  William & Agnes SIMPSON

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #10 on: Monday 14 January 13 00:30 GMT (UK) »
1915
On his enlistment in 20th August 1915 Alexander put down his PO address as James St (West) Toowoomba, this was the same street that his brother resided!

Brief newspaper article mentioning Alexander Ritchie joining with others up in 1915.
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/20051779?searchTerm=

1919 Commonwealth Electoral Roll
Div of Darling Downs, Sub Div of Toowoomba.
Ritchie Alexander, James St West, labourer.

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #11 on: Monday 14 January 13 00:32 GMT (UK) »
In addition to ROSBALL's Electoral finding in 1936-

ALL at James St Toowoomba

RITCHIE-
Agnes- HD
Elizabeth- Bookeeper
Henry- Fitter
William snr.- Carter
William jnr.- Labourer

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #12 on: Monday 14 January 13 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Alexander "Sandy" Brown Ritchie b.1894
Driver in Australian Artillery.
Address: James Street Toowoomba Queensland.
I heard Sandy was possibly killed in a Industrial Accident in Melbourne 1/6/1945.
 Annie Gordon b.1899. (Her Father was a Gamekeeper in Perthshire Scotland).
Married 21st March 1919 Fern Athol Cottage Glamis Scotland.
Possibly 4 Children, one called Jean b.1920..?? d. 1970..??

William Ritchie b.27/10/1888 Redford Carmylie Forfarshire.
Married Agnes
Possibly 5 Children, one called Jean  d. 1947..??

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #13 on: Monday 14 January 13 21:21 GMT (UK) »
Alistair,

In Reply #9 I asked you some questions.

Are you able to respond?

Also, if you have any other information about the men it would be best to present it at this point rather than later.
Every little clue helps.

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #14 on: Monday 14 January 13 21:27 GMT (UK) »
 
I heard Sandy was possibly killed in a Industrial Accident in Melbourne 1/6/1945I ALISTAIR


RITCHIE
Alexander Brown
Father Ritchie Henry
Mother Jane  BROWN
Death Place MELB
Age 51
Year 1945
Reg Number 5336

So.. Are you saying his parents were HENRY and JANE BROWN?

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #15 on: Monday 14 January 13 21:41 GMT (UK) »
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/using/search/

Another undigitised document at the National Archives show permission for a passage to Australia for the wife and CHILD of ALEXANDER RITCHIE after the war in 1920.

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #16 on: Monday 14 January 13 21:56 GMT (UK) »
The death NOTICE

RITCHIE.-On May 26 (result of accident), Alexander Brown, beloved husband of Annie. 47 Beauchamp street. Preston, and loved father of Jean (Mrs. J. Walsh), Gordon,Edna, and Douglas, aged 61 years.

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Re: Alexander & William RITCHIE -Toowoomba
« Reply #17 on: Monday 14 January 13 22:01 GMT (UK) »
The accident reported in the ARGUS

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ADDING
Cremation 28/5/1945
AT Fawkner Memorial Park
Alexander Ritchie aged 51
Rose Urn Garden Comp. Rose/Shrub Number 500.

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