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James Leigh Ritchie

In memory of:

Flying Officer James Leigh Ritchie

May 4, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/23721

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

582 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Ralph L. and Lottie Ritchie, of Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Brother of Charlotte.

Commemorated on Page 428 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MONTDIDIER FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 5826.

Location:

Montdidier is a town 35 kilometres south-east of Amiens on the main road (N35) to Compiegne. The MONTDIDIER FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY is on the eastern side of the town, north of the N36 road to Roye, and the war graves will be found in the north-eastern part of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JAMES LEIGH RITCHIE– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JAMES LEIGH RITCHIE– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of James Ritchie– From the book; …and they never came back. The story of the C. V. S (Chatham Vocational School) students who fought and died in World War 11. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me, with the permission of the author Peter N. Stanojevic.
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flying Officer James Leigh Ritchie is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer James Leigh Ritchie is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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