Lt Robert Riddell, Indian Army

   

1885 May 27. Born Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Son of Robert Riddell, agricultural implement manufacturer

1891 census at Aberdeen with his grandparents, with all siblings

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Charles Riddell Head Widower Male 65 1826 Blacksmith Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Robert Riddell Son Married Male 35 1856 Blacksmith Rhynie, Aberdeenshire
Ann Riddell Daughter-In-Law Married Female 34 1857 Blacksmith Wife Cabrach, Aberdeenshire
Mary Kellas Boarder - Female 12 1879 Scholar Cabrach, Aberdeenshire
Bathia Riddell Granddaughter - Female 11 1880 Scholar Huntly, Aberdeenshire
David Riddell Grandson - Male 7 1884 Scholar Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Robert Riddell Grandson - Male 5 1886 Scholar Rhynie, Aberdeenshire
William Riddell Grandson - Male 2 1889 - Rhynie, Aberdeenshire
Catherine Riddell Granddaughter - Female 0 1891 - Rhynie, Aberdeenshire

1901 census at Percyliew, Clatt, Claw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland where he is boarding as a farm servant

1905 Dec 19 Enlists in Gordon Highlanders

1912 Nov 2. Transferred to Army Reserve

1914 Oct 13 Passed medically unfit

1915 Nov 20 Enlisted. At 89 Leith Walk, Leith. In Royal Scots

1915 Dec 14 Re-examined, medically fit for Home Service

1917 Jan 30. Fails an Officer School, but gets another chance

1917 Aug 29. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Indian Army. Robert Riddell.

1918 Jun 28. 15th Ludhiana Sikhs. 2nd Lieut. R. Riddell to be actg. Capt. while comdg. a coy .

1918 Nov 1. 15th Ludhiana Sikhs.Lieut, (actg. Capt.) R. Riddell relinquishes his actg. rank on ceasing to command a Coy.

1920 Oct 28. Joined ADRIC with service no 915. Posted to H Coy

1921 Apr 27.Forfeits 1 days pay and permitted to resign.

1945 May 31 Died at Huntley

ADRIC

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