RITCHIE, Jonathan Neil
(Service number 63048)

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Date 18 April 1886 Place of Birth Geraldine

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Arundel
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs M. A. RITCHIE (mother), Arundel
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 21 November 1917
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 10 September 1951 Age 65 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference Cracroft Cemetery
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Jonathan Neil Rtchie was the youngest son of James and Mary Hannah (Polly, née Earnshaw) Ritchie. Embarking at Tilbury on 12 March 1919 for the return home, Jonathan reached Lyttelton, New Zealand by the “Corinthic” in April 1919, one of 1142 soldiers aboard. His oldest brother, Francis Herbert Edward Ritchie, was called up in 1917. Francis, too, is buried in the Cracroft Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [14 November 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 November 2019]; Cracroft cemetery headstones transcription [15 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 12 April 1919 (Papers Past) [26 November 2013]

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