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Ritchie, Frank Lane (1887–1915)

Lieut Frank Lane Ritchie, who was killed in action between the (6th and 8th inst., was the second son of the late Mr. Henry Rittchie and Mrs. Ritchie of Avoca, Bega, and was bom at Bega 27 years ago. He was educated at the Sydney Grammar School, and St. Paul's College Sdney Univerrsity. For some years prior to his enlistment he managed his late father's estate at Bega. He served as a lieutenant in the citizen forces at Bega, and was in charge of the local unit. Immediately the war broke out he offered his services and was appointed a lieutenant. In the 4th Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade. While stationed in Egypt he earned the praise of his superior officers and was recommended for promotion. A brother of the deceased officer is Dr. Harold Ritchie, of Macquarie-street, city, whilst another brother, Mr. H. B. Ritchie, is on the land in the Bega district where the family were amongst the earliest pioneers.

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'Ritchie, Frank Lane (1887–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/ritchie-frank-lane-23500/text32532, accessed 29 May 2020.

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