Ritch, Allie


Merchant Marine

 Ritch, Allie
Allie Ritch, Photo from the collection of Donald Bayles.


Allie Ritch

Allie Ritch was the son of Lewis and Catherine Ritch of Middle Island. During the war he was a member of the Merchant Marine delivering cargoes along the eastern seaboard.


The following newspaper articles are from the Patchogue Advance

Middle Island November 5, 1918

 Allie Ritch, of the Merchant Marine has a two week leave of absence form his ship in Boston.  It is a coal freighter plying the coast from Newport News to Halifax.

Middle Island Jan. 10 1919

 Allie Ritch was at home over Sunday the ship to which he belongs to the El Alba, 
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