Private Samuel Ritchie


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present.

Samuel Ritchie enlisted in the North Irish Horse between 28 June and 29 July 1912 (No.719 – later Corps of Hussars No.71083). He embarked for France with A Squadron on 17 August 1914, seeing action on the retreat from Mons and advance to the Aisne.

He remained with the regiment for much (if not all) of the war, although one record suggests he may have served for a period with the Gloucestershire Hussars, elements of which served in Egypt and Ireland during the war.

On 17 February 1919 Ritchie was demobilised and transferred to Class Z, Army Reserve.