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VC560   Henry Peel Ritchie

BORN   29 January 1876

DIED   9 December 1958   AGE   82

VC Won    28 November 1914   AGE   38

Place VC Won   Dar-es-Salaam Harbour, German East Africa

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Henry Peel Ritchie   No.      

VC Issue No.   560   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Commander

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   1 Melville Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

Place Of Death   At his home, Craigroyston House, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Midlothian, Scotland

Cremated   Warriston Crematorium, 36 Warriston Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Date Buried/Cremated   12 December 1958

Headstone   Ashes Removed   Plot/Grave no.   Ashes delivered to family

Gazetted   10 April 1915

VC Presented   25 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, 1 Melville Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland

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First Naval officer to be awarded the VC during the First World War

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