Private Alfred Thomas Ritta  Service number 18564 royal-rish-regiment

Regiment Royal Irish Regiment

Date of birth  6 November 1885

Date of death 5th December 1918

Age at death 33 years


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Alfred was born in Bethnal Green on 5 November 1885. In July 1894, he attended Pritchard’s Road School and resided at 11 Seabright Gardens, Haggerston. In 1909 he married his wife, Nellie.  He appeared on the 1911 Census as a Wood Chopper, and was living at 60 Skidmore St, Stepney. He died at Mile End Military Hospital, Bancroft Road on 5 December 1918. He received the British War Medal and Victory Medal, which suggests that he was conscripted into the army, and that he saw combat from 1916 onwards.