24 January 1918: Pvt Henry Charles Ritchey

Born on 22 Feb 1895

Charles was a teacher in civilian life. He enlisted into the regular army on 20 November 1917

Charles trained at Ft Thomas and Ft Oglethorpe. He died of scarlet fever, complicated by pneumonia, on 24 January 1918. 

Henry is buried in Bayless Cemetery near Wirt, Indiana. He was Jefferson County's first casualty in the war.

Pvt Henry Charles Ritchey, 22nd Ambulance Coy, US Army Medical det.

24 January 1918

Research by David O’Mara