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Henry Thomas Ritson

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He enlisted as a Band Boy in 1916 and joined 1 DLI in India. He served on the North West Frontier during the Great War and remained with 1 DLI until 1934, when he was posted to the Depot at Fenham Barracks in Newcastle. He remained with the Depot at Fenham and, later, at Brancepeth Castle until 1943, when he joined 155 Royal Armoured Corps (15 DLI). He returned to the Depot in 1945, retiring as Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant in 1946. Henry Ritson was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He died at Otley in 1981, aged 80 years.
Henry Thomas Ritson

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