Company Quartermaster-Sgt Douglas Ritchie, Army Service Corps, died in the Fulham Military Hospital on January 15th, 1916, from double pneumonia.
The 30-year-old Scotsman was the brother-in-law of Charles Cameron, of 51 Belmont Road, Luton, proprietor of Camerons (Luton) Ltd, a printing company based in Cheapside. Douglas Ritchie had been a co-director of the firm until he gave up his business interests to take up aviation. He had gained his pilot's licence before suffering an unfortunate breakdown in health.
From the Luton Directory 1914. Stationers, Printers and Publishers of the "Bedfordshire Advertiser and Luton Times".
The purpose of this entry is to provide links between the lives of servicemen in town, and their employers. So if Jack Smith worked for Mr. Tucker the Drapers, then these links will hopefully be added by contributors as the website builds.