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William Ritchie born 1904 in Arbroath
« on: Sunday 25 February 18 11:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
   I'm trying to find any information on William Ritchie born 08 Jul 1904 in Arbroath.

   His parent were -
         John Ritchie  b. 02 Sep 1876 ; d. 12 Mar 1970 and
         Elizabeth Anderson Weir b. 21 Feb 1878  ; d. 03 Feb 1956  - both born and died in Arbroath. 
    They supposedly married 06 Feb 1904 in Dundee but I haven't been able to find any record of this event, though it is stated on Williams birth record in SP.

         They had 7 children as far as I know - William b. 1904; Helen b. 1906; Jessie S b. 1907 ; Margaret M b. 1912 ; Jane A b. 1913 ; John b. 1917 and Harry b. abt 1921.

         I am trying to find out any information on William - marriage, children, occupation, death, etc.

      Thanks in advance for any information on the above.

Regards,
       Sandi

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Re: William Ritchie born 1904 in Arbroath
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 February 18 15:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sandi ,

The National Archives have a Royal Naval Reserve record for a William Ritchie(AX13689) born 4th July 1904 Arbroath -
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8472072


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Re: William Ritchie born 1904 in Arbroath
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 February 18 23:17 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks ev, I'll chase this up........it's a start.

Sandi

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Re: William Ritchie born 1904 in Arbroath
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 06:24 GMT (UK) »
I have read about William's employment (see link above) in the Naval Patrol Service from his enrolment 24/11/1926 to approx. 02/1932 when he asked for a Cert of Discharge.

There is mention of him having an R.N.R. Rating as a Seaman ; Description of voyages - Fishing ; Capacity as a D.H. (assume deck hand).

Mention of H.M. ship & Depot - Spenser (Portsmouth to Arbroath), Victory II ? and Vivid  (Devonport to Arbroath) ;  and Vivid I (Key something to Arbroath).   

Parents are John and Elizabeth, which is correct. There is no mention of a wife/name, so assuming he may not have been married at ths stage.

I still have no idea what happened to him after he left this service.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
         Sandi