The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- William Robert
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- British Empire Medal, Mentioned in Despatches
- Stretcher Bearer
- Place of Birth:
- Lisbon, County Antrim, Ireland
- Father's Name:
- Robert John Ritchie
- Mothers's Name:
- Molly Ritchie
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Sheep Farmer
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘ A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Camps Burma:
- Victoria Point, Kendau 4.8km, Thetkaw 14km, Meiloe 75km, Augganaung 105km
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, H.M. Hospital Ship Karoa
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 further about Green Force Burma No. 3 Battalion.
Read about Bob Ritchie who was awarded a BEM.\
We are not able to confirm 100% the Camps recorded are correct for Bob. We can only estimate as there are no records.
Bob married Christina Maud Bock and the couple were farming at Kulikup when he enlisted in August 1941. They had three children, sons Robert John born 1932 and James Pimlott born 1935 and a daughter whose name is unknown to us.
Bob Ritchie died in 1967 aged 63 years.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
- Aungganaung,105Kilo - Burma
- Kendau, Kandaw, 4 Kilo - Burma
- Meilo, 75 Kilo, 340k - Burma
- Victoria Point, Kawthoung - Burma. \'A\' Force, Green Force No. 3 Btn
- Thetkaw 14 Kilo - Burma