William Lauder Ritchie1

M, #1436, b. 24 Aug 1901
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Father*Alexander Ritchie2 b. between 2 Jun 1866 and 1 Jun 1868, d. Jun 1952
     William Lauder Ritchie lived at Kenton Hall, Kenton, Suffolk, England.3 He married Helen (?).1 William Lauder Ritchie was born on 24 Aug 1901.4 He was the son of Alexander Ritchie.2 As of 4 Jun 1941, William Lauder Ritchie lived at Hall Farm, Kenton, Suffolk, England.5 He was the executor of Alexander Ritchie's estate on 15 Feb 1944 in Llandudno, Wales; Effects £1481 12s.2

Children of William Lauder Ritchie and Helen (?)


DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
29 Sep 1939William Lauder RitchieHe was listed as head of household in the 1939 Register in The Hall, Hartismere R D, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Helen (?), Alexander Ritchie and James L Ritchie.4


29 Sep 1939Dairy Farmer - Own Account4
4 Jun 1941Worked for Mr. J. S. Stoke Vaughan at Hall Farm, Kenton, Stowmarket, Suffolk5
15 Feb 1943Farmer2

Military History

  • Circa 1940 William Lauder Ritchie was a member of the Home Guard.3
  • On 5 Feb 1943 William Lauder Ritchie was a Captain, Serial Number Garrison Commander of Debenham Home Guard.6
Last Edited=6 Nov 2015


  1. [S525] Private papers of Hilary Ritchie, 1950 - 2014 (unknown repository, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  2. [S526] Administration of Alexander Ritchie of Kenton Hall, Kenton, Suffolk, proved in the Llandudno Probate Court, 15th February, 1943 (Probate Registry).
  3. [S129] Private papers of Peter Carter, 1950 - 2013 (unknown repository, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  4. [S624] Register for National, 29th September, 1939 (Find My Past, RG 101) "unknown cd."
  5. [S224] MAF, Farm Survey Records, 4th June, 1941, Debenham (The National Archives, MAF32/883/123) "unknown cd."
  6. [S231] Debenham Invasion Committee Records, Debenham Invasion Committee Records, 1940-1945, Debenham (Suffolk Record Office, FB47/A5/2) "unknown cd."
  7. [S17] General Record Office Indexes to Deaths, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Dec 1943 Hartismere 4a 1327."