The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Ritchie
First Name:
William Robert
Nick Name:
Bob
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX15743
Awards:
British Empire Medal, Mentioned in Despatches
Classification:
Stretcher Bearer
Company:
BattalionHeadquarters
Enlisted:
13.08.1941
Discharged:
15.01.1946
DOB:
7.12.1903
Place of Birth:
Lisbon, County Antrim, Ireland
Father's Name:
Robert John Ritchie
Mothers's Name:
Molly Ritchie
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Sheep Farmer
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘ A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
POW#:
2751
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, H.M. Hospital Ship Karoa

General Description

Bob Ritchie was selected with ‘A’ Force Burma – Green Force No. 3 Battalion to leave Singapore by ship to sail to Burma. Read about his role as an orderly.

Green Force No. 3 Battalion landed at Victoria Point, Burma where the POWs were to spend several months either working at the wharves or repairing the aerodrome.

Read about Bob Ritchie who was awarded a BEM.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
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