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John Alexander Ritchie

In memory of:

Captain John Alexander Ritchie

September 14, 1945

Military Service






Canadian Army General List

Additional Information

Son of Alexander and Euphemia Ritchie. B.A. (Queen's University, Kingston).

Commemorated on Page 558 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

61. D. 6.


Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker
  • Memorial– A stained glass memorial window at Lakeshore Drive United Church on Lakeshore Drive in Morrisburg, Ontario was erected in memory of several parishioners who served and died during World War II.
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance: Willis Coons; Donald Casselman; Alex Johnston; Jack Robertson; Carman Reddick; John Ritchie; Alex Shaver; Keith Utman; Dwight Van Allen
The S.S.S. Women's Bible class commemorated the gallant men from this church who did the supreme scacrifice in World War II 1939-1945.
photo credit: Cpl Sean Hunter
  • Photo of JOHN ALEXANDER RITCHIE– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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