The Times, Saturday, Jun 23, 1917 FALLEN OFFICERS|
Captain Frank (Peter) Ritson, Dorset Regiment, who was killed by a shell on June 17, was the third son of the late F. W. Ritson and Mrs. Ritson, of Sunderland.
He was educated at Sedbergh and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he held a mathematical scholarship, and obtained a second-class in the Mathematical Tripos of 1912.
He was appointed a mastership at Weymouth College, but resigned his post at the end of 1914, on being gazetted to a commission.
Last August he was promoted captain and went to the front to a battalion of his regiment.
He proved himself a most efficient company commander, always cheerful in the most trying circumstances, and seemed insensible of danger.
He was a frine athlete, and few men can have left happier recollections to their friends.
Captain Ritson was married, but leaves no family.
The Times, Tuesday, Jun 26, 1917 Killed In Action|
RITSON - Killed in action, on the 17th June, Captain Francis (Peter) Ritson, Dorsets, third son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Ritson, 2, The Grove, Sunderland, and husband of Nancie Ritson, College House, Weymouth, aged 26.
DURHAM 18 Aug 1917 Probate
RITSON, Francis, of 2 the Grove, Sunderland, died 17 June 1917, in France, on active service, Probate Durham 18 August to Margaret Ann Ritson, widow.|
Effects £2,082 11s.
IN MEMORY OF|
"A" COY, 5th Bn., DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT
ON SUNDAY 17 JUNE 1917, Age 26
SON OF FRANK WILLIAM AND
EVELINE RITSON, of SUNDERLAND,
HUSBAND OF MARGARET ANN RITSON
of CURLDITCH, GITTISHAM, HONITON, DEVON
REMEMBERED WITH HONOR
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