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
- 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 about Bob Ritchie who was awarded a BEM.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore