Ritchie, George

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Ritchie, George

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George Ritchie, who served in the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner, is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour. There are two George Ritchie's in the School's records and it was not possible to find out which one the name on the Roll of Honour corresponds to. a) George Ritchie was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife on 7th May 1886, one of three children of Helen Ritchie and John Ritchie, a cabinet maker. Ritchie, listed as a wood carver in the 1901 census, attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1909 to 1915 as an evening student of drawing and painting taught by Mr Jackson (1909-1910, 1911-1912), life drawing (1912-1913), and bookbinding (1914-1915). b) George Ritchie was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire on 4th March 1894. A painter, Ritchie attended the GSA from 1914 to 1915 as an evening student of drawing and painting. Ritchie married Elizabeth Mary Buchanan in 1921 in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, and died in 1938.

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