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Name: RITCHIE, William Hamilton 'Willy' (Capt.)

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Birth Date: 4 Nov 1894 Bangalore, India

First Date: 1914

Profession: Farm Manager, DO

Area: Kahawa Estates, Theta Farm Ruiru

Married: In Berechurch, Essex 26 Jan 1920 Ruby Sarah Blyth b. 1887 Colchester, nurse and midwife

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, EAMR, Red 22, Barnes, Kiambu Scrapbook, Rugby, Gazette

War Service: WW1 with EAMR - A Sqdn. 8/8/14 - 11/12/14 - To MTC

General Information:

Red 22 - Honorary Permit Issuer
Red 22 - Hon. Secretary, Ruiru Farmers' Association
Barnes - Played rugby for Thika/Ruiru in the early days. In 1924 Thika beat Nairobi 10-3 and W.H. Ritchie scored all Thika's points. He must surely have been one of the outstanding players of East African rugby's early days.
Kiambu Scrapbook - Founder member of Ruiru Sports Club in 1921 - Willy Ritchie - foremost in the catering line was Ruby Ritchie, who really looked after the young people well.
Rugby - Played for Kenya against Combined South African Universities December 1929-30
Rugby - Rugby Football Union of Kenya - President 1933
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - William Hamilton Ritchie, Settler, Theta Farm, Ruiru
KAD 1922 - Hon. Sec. & Treasurer, Ruiru Farmers' Association.
Red 25 - Honorary Permit Issuer
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Kiambu Voters Roll

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