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Indiana Historical Collections 



World War Records 



Alw County Public Library 
ft. Woyne, Indiana 



The act of the Indiana General Assembly approved March 8, 1915, creating the 
Indiana Historical Commission, provides for the collection and publication of docu- 
mentary and other materials on the history of Indiana. The law provides that these 
volumes shall be printed and bound at the expense of the State and be made available 
to the public. Copies are offered at practically the cost of printing the volumes, the 
proceeds go into the State treasury for the use of the Historical Commission in producing 
other volumes. The law also provides that one copy of all volumes printed by the 
Historical Commission shall be placed in each public library, college, and Normal School 
in the State. 



Indiana Historical Commission 



FRANK B. WYNN, President 
SAMUEL M. FOSTER, Vice President 
HARLOW LINDLEY, Secretary 

WARREN T. McCRAY 

JAMES A. WOODBURN 

CHARLES W. MOORES 

MATTHEW J. WALSH 
CHARITY DYE 

LEW M. O'BANNON 

JOHN W. OLIVER, Director 

LUCY M. ELLIOTT, Assistant Director 



FORT WAYNE PRINTING COMPANY 

CONTRACTORS FOR STATE PRINTING AND BINDING 

1921 



Indiana World War Records 



GOLD STAR HONOR ROLL 



A Record of Indiana Men and Women 

who died in the service of 

the United States and 

the Allied Nations in 

the World War 



1914 — 1918 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

INDIANA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

INDIANAPOLIS 
1921 



'The Stars shine bright in fields of blue; 

They light the way where row on row 
Is marked the resting place of you 

Who peaceful sleep where poppies grow. 



The fight is o'er; your faith we've kept; 

The torch you flung burns brighter still- 
And though in Flanders field you slept — 

It led to victory — God's will." 



Adam D. Bowman, Soiithport, Indiana. 



Introduction 



When the Indiana Historical Commission decided early in 1919 to 
issue a series of publications recounting the history of our State's part 
in the World War, it was agreed that the first volume should be dedicated 
to the Gold Star men and women of Indiana. Believing that firsl honor 
should be paid to those heroes who had laid down their lives for their 
country's honor, it was decided to give special attention to their records, 
and to prepare a volume worthy of their sacrifices. 

A careful check was made from the daily casualty lists published in 
the United States Official Bulletin, beginning with the first name printed, 
that of James B. Gresham — who was not only the first man from Indiana, 
but the first of the Americans to fall in battle after the United States 
entered the war, — on through the entire list. The checking of names 
was continued until the publication of the Official Bulletin was suspended. 
The name and address of every man and woman reported from Indiana 
as having been killed in action, died from wounds, died of disease, or 
from other causes, was copied and classified according to the county 
in which they had lived. In addition to this, a careful check was made 
of the casualty lists published in the Indianapolis newspapers, covering 
the entire period of the war, and running on down until the close of the 
year 1920, with the view of obtaining the name of every Indiana soldier, 
sailor, marine, and nurse, who had died while serving with the fighting 
forces of the United States and the allies during the World War. Also, 
an examination was made of the casualty lists sent out by the Adjutant 
General in Washington to the state Adjutant General of Indiana in the 
July, 1920, with the view of including any additional names that had 
been omitted from the files of the Official Bulletin or from the lists pub- 
lished in the newspapers. 

The names prepared from all these different sources were then classi- 
fied according to counties, and the lists were in turn sent to the local 
county committees to be verified. A special questionnaire was printed 
and also sent to the committees to be filled out for each name. When 
the records were completed they were returned to the office of the His- 
torical Commission, and from these the biographical sketches were 
prepared for the volume. 

None except those directly connected with the details of the work 
in assembling these thousands of records can ever realize the immense 
amount of labor involved in preparing a memorial volume of this kind. 
An effort has been made to obtain the following information for every 
record included in this volume: Names of the parents, date and place 
of deceased's birth, his occupation, the date and place where he entered 
service, camps where trained, a brief statement of his service record, the 
date and place of his death, and the place of burial. 

Special efforts have also been made to obtain a photograph in every 
case. This part of the work has been unbelievably successful. Photo- 
graphs of every imaginable description have been received. In numerous 
cases the parents have entrusted to us the last and only photograph in 
their possession, showing their eagerness to cooperate in this memorable 
work. Had this phase of the work been delayed for even the short 

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period of two or three years it is doubtful if fifty per cent of the photo- 
graphs could have been obtained. It is indeed a great satisfaction to 
us to be able to report that in the handling of the thousands of pictures, 
not one has been lost. 

The chief regret in assembling a memorial volume of this kind is the 
physical limitation that prevents giving greater space to the individual 
records of these heroes. If it were possible, an entire page or more 
should be given to each record. Copies of letters written by the chap- 
lain, nurses, and comrades, who were present during the last moments 
lived by these men and women have been gathered and filed with most 
of the records, but unfortunately they can not be printed in the limited 
space alloted in the volume. Under the plan adopted, that of placing 
five records to the page, together with their photographs, it has made 
a volume of considerably more than six hundred pages. But to have 
condensed the sketches more than has been done, or to have reduced 
still more the size of the photographs, would have been entirely unwise, 
if not ungrateful. 

In preparing a volume of this kind where the records run into the 
thousands, it is too much to hope that the work will be entirely free from 
errors. Especially is this true in regard to the military and naval units 
mentioned in certain cases. Oftentimes utterly contradictory reports 
have been received regarding the same individual's record. But in every 
case a sincere effort has been made to determine the exact unit and branch 
of service in which he was enrolled, and to give a brief sketch of his 
service record. If from the brief sketches herewith produced the sons 
and daughters of later generations learn something of the heroic services 
rendered by these men and women, and of the sacrifices they made, then 
this volume will have served the purpose for which it was published. 

Special mention should be made here of the splendid work performed 
by the local committees in the different counties in collecting the Gold 
Star records. Too much credit can not be given to these loyal, earnest 
workers, who so nobly assisted in this great cause. Without their co- 
operation this volume would never have been a success. Earnestly and 
patiently they labored, week after week, and month after month, going 
about over the county, interviewing the parents and next of kin, in an 
effort to secure the information asked for on the questionnaire, and to 
obtain a photograph of these heroes. They gave their time and labor 
freely in this sacred work, and many of them expended considerable 
sums out of their own private income in order to gather the records from 
their county and permanently preserve them. To these earnest and 
untiring workers, the Indiana Historical Commission is forever indebted. 

To Lee Burns of Indianapolis, the editor is especially indebted for 
his many valuable suggestions in helping to select the cover design, 
paper, and binding used in preparing this volume for publication. His 
advice and professional services have always been at the disposal of the 
Commission, and his council has been of great help. 

State House, Indianapolis, John W. Oliver, Editor 

February 26, 1921 Indiana Historical Commission. 



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To Indiana's Gold Stars 



"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his 
friends." How forcibly do these immortal words, uttered by the Man of 
Galilee nearly two thousand years ago, bring home to us the patriotism and 
love of country of the three thousand three hundred and fifty-four sons and 
fifteen daughters of Indiana who laid down their lives for their neighbors and 
friends, for their country and civilization. 

If we knew the exact circumstances surrounding the final moments of each 
life, words could not paint the story nor recount the depth of the sacrifice made 
by these heroes of ours. We can only say that when the honor of the flag and 
the cause of humanity was at stake they freely gave their lives. 

Thousands upon hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers in their daily vocations 
and in every civilian war activity, in training camp, and on the battle field, were 
striving for America in the great World War. Of this number, less than four 
thousand were called upon to sacrifice their lives. It is by way of tribute to 
these that this book has been created. 

We will look upon it as a memorial to Indiana's dead in the World War, 
and such it is; but a more lasting memorial has been erected in the hearts of 
their neighbors and their friends, a memorial that will endure long after this 
book shall have perished, and will be handed down from generation to genera- 
tion so long as Hoosier hearts beat true to the music of our American ideals. 

As we turn the pages of Indiana's Gold Star Book we will catch something 
of the inspiration which led these boys and girls on, something of the heroism 
that steeled their nerves in the hour of trial. If we can feel this, if we can 
understand how great the sacrifice by the families and friends of these fallen 
ones, we will be better Americans than we have been before, and will not our- 
selves, nor permit others, if in our power to prevent, to lay careless or unfriendly 
hands upon the institutions of our country. 

I wish I were able to say that which is in my heart in tribute to these fallen 
heroes of ours, that I might in some way lighten the burden of those who mourn 
their loss. They were sons and daughters worthy of the men and women of 
Indiana of other days. 

By their sacrifice they have shown to the world that American manhood 
and womanhood is just as brave as in the early days of the Republic. They 
died for us and for our country. Let each one of us so live and so serve the 
state and nation as to preserve and make better the institutions for which 
they gave the last full measure of devotion. 



Indianapolis, 

December 2, 1920. 

Executive Office. 




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JAMES BETHEL GRESHAM, Corporal, Sixteenth Infantry 



The first American to give his life on the battlefields of France after 
the armed forces of the United States began military operations against 
Germany was a Hoosier lad, James Bethel Gresham,of Evansville, Indi- 
ana. The impressive ceremonies held at the time of his funeral, and 
that of the two comrades who fell during the same raid that caused Cor- 
poral Gresham's death, are particularly appropriate to Indiana's Gold 
Star Volume. General Bordeaux, the French commander of the sector 
in which the raid occurred, near Bathelemont, accompanied by his full 
staff, infantry, artillery, and engineer chiefs, and a representative of 
the French Corps commander, had charge of the ceremonies. As the 
bodies of these first heroes were lowered in the graves, a company of 
United States Infantry fired three volleys, and the trumpeter sounded 
taps. General Bordeaux delivered the following address: — 

"In the name of the Eighteenth Division, in the name of the French 
Army, and in the name of France, I bid farewell to Corporal Gresham, 
Private Enright, and Private Hay, of the Sixteenth Infantry, American 
Army. 

"Of their own free will they had left their happy and prosperous 
country to come over here. They knew that the war continued in 
Europe; they knew that the forces fighting for honor, love, justice, civili- 
zation, were still checked by the long-prepared forces which are serving 
the powers of brutal domination, oppression, barbarity. They knew 
that an effort was still necessary. 

"They ignored nothing of the circumstances. Nothing had been 
concealed from them — neither the length nor hardships of this war, nor 
the violence of the battle, nor the dreadfulness of the new weapons, nor 



the perfidy of the foe. Nothing stopped them. They had accepted 
to lead a hard and strenuous life; they had crossed the ocean despite 
great peril; they had taken their place on the front by our side; they 
have fallen facing the foe in a hard and desperate hand-to-hand fight. 
Honor to them! Their families, their fiiends, and their fellow-citizens 
will be proud when they learn of their death. 

"Men: These graves, the first to be dug in our national soil, at but 
a short distance from the enemy, are as a mark of the mighty hand of our 
allies, firmly clinging to the common task, confirming the will of the 
people and Army of the United States to fight with us to a finish; ready 
to sacrifice as long as it will be necessary, until final victory for the noblest 
of causes — that of liberty of nations, the weak as well as the mighty. 

"Thus the death of this humble corporal and of these two private 
soldiers appears to us with extraordinary grandeur. We will therefore 
ask that the mortal remains of these young men be left here — be left 
to us forever. We will inscribe on their tombs: 'Here lie the first 
soldiers of the United States Republic to fall on the soil of France for 
Justice and Liberty.' The passer-by will stop and uncover his head. 
The travelers of France, of the allied countries, of America, the men of 
heart who will come to visit our battle-field of Lorraine, will go out of 
their way to come here, — to bring to these graves the tribute of their 
respect and of their gratefulness. 

"Corporal Gresham, Private Enright, Private Hay: In the name of 
France, I thank you. God receive your souls. Farewell!" 



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CHARLES GRIMESTBOWMAN, Commodore, U. S. N. 

Highest ranking Naval Officer from Indiana, who died while in service during 
the World War. 

Charles Grimes Bowman; son of John Milton and Elizabeth Barnett 
Bowman; born October 15, 1848, Delphi, Ind. Graduated from U.S. 
Naval Academy in the class of 1869. Married Josephine McFarlane 
of Delphi, February 24, 1876. Served successively on the Sabine, 
Richmond, Constellation, Yantic, and Hartford, from 1869-1876. Naval 
Academy, 1876-9; on the Adams, 1879-82; Naval Observatory, 1882-6; 
on the Atlanta and the Boston, 1886-9; Naval Academy, 1889-93; Execu- 
tive officer Marblehead, 1894-7; Equipment officer Mare Island, 1897- 
1900; Commander of Castine, 1900-1; Don Juan de Austria, 1901-2; 
Inspector of 6th light house district, 1902-3; Navy Yard, League Island, 
Penn., 1903-4; Equipment officer Navy Yard, New York, 1904-5; 
Captain of Navy Yard, Pensacola, Fla., 1905-6; Commander of the 
Rhode Island, 1906-7. Retired at own request, as Commodore, June 
30, 1907. 

Following the declaration of war by the United States against Ger- 
many, April 6, 1917, he again offered his services. Accepted; stationed 
in Milwaukee, Wis., as Inspector. Died of acute bronchitis October 5, 
1918, Milwaukee. Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi, Ind. Sur- 
vived by widow, Josephine McFarlane Bowman, Delphi, Ind. 



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ALBERT LEAS HALL, Colonel, U. S. A. 

Highest ranking Armv Officer from Indiana, who died while in service during 

the World War. 



Albert Leas Hall; son of Albert W. and Leonora Leas Hall; born May 
2, 1882, Peru, Indiana. Early education received in the public schools 
of Indianapolis. Entered the Civil Engineering School of Purdue 
University in 1901. Before graduating, he passed a competitive exam- 
ination for a commission in the U.S. Regular Army; appointed Second 
Lieutenant in the Infantry, April 11, 1905. Promoted to First Lieu- 
tenant, July 11, 1907. Graduated with honors from the Mounted 
Service School, Ft. Riley, Kan., and the School of Fire, Ft. Sill, Okla. 
Appointed Inspector and Instructor of Artillery for Indiana, Ohio, and 
Michigan, in 1913. 

At the outbreak of the World War he was stationed in the Philip- 
pine Islands. Ordered to return to U.S., and appointed Director of 
Artillery at Ft. Sill, Okla. When the Thirty-eighth Division was formed 
he was the choice of his state for Brigadier General for Artillery, but 
barred because of his youth. Appointed Commanding Officer at Camp 
Bowie, Tex., and Colonel of the Fiftieth Regiment of Artillery. Died 
October 18, 1918, of influenza at Camp Bowie, Tex. Buried in Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. Survived by widow, Daisy De Graff 
Hall, and one son, Lewis Albert Hall. 



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GOLD STARS 



ADAMS COUNTY 




BIXLER, DAVID D. ------ - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Bixler (mother deceased) ; 
born September 9, 1896, Wabash Township, Adams County, 
Ind. Teacher. Entered service September 4, 1918, Decatur, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 17th Company, 
5th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Battery 
A, 67th Infantry. Died of empyema January 7, 1919, Base 
Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Berne, Adams County, 
Ind. 



CHRISTEN, JESSE F. Private 

Son of John and Catherine M. Christen; born December 27, 
1887, Root Township, Adams County, Ind. Druggist. 
Entered service September 21, 1917, Decatur, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 67th Company, 159th Depot 
Brigade; later to Headquarters Company, 139th Field Artillery. 
Transferred to Wilmington, Del.; assigned to Company B, 
12th Battalion, U.S. Guards. Died of pneumonia October 21, 
1918, Wilmington, Del. Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, 
Decatur, Ind. 



CLARK, CLARENCE - - - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of John Henry and Capitola Lord Clark; born December 
14, 1897, Adams County, Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. Navy 
May 27, 1918, and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station, Chicago, 111. Promoted to fourth gunner; later 
assigned to duty as 2nd class seaman. Died of influenza 
October 12, 1918, Great Lakes Training Station, Chicago. 
Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Decatur, Ind. 



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COFFELT, ROY Private 

Son of Jonas and Anna Coffelt; born August 6, 1889, near 
Geneva, Adams County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
September 20, 1917, Decatur, Ind., and was sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 67th Company, 17th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Committed suicide by hanging himself, 
September 28, 1917, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Burris 
Cemetery, Geneva, Ind. 



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ELEY, CLELMER CLAYTON „ - - Sergeant 

Son of Jacob and Hannah Eley; born February 1, 1889, 
Berne, Adams County, Ind. Employe of Citizen's Telephone 
Company, Decatur. Entered service May 29, 1918, Decatur, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Gordon, Ga.; assigned to 27th Company, 
7th Battalion, 157th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp 
Merritt, N. J.; embarked for overseas July 23, 1918; assigned to 
Company H, 329th Infantry. Died of pneumonia September 
19, 1918, Hospital No. 52, Le Mans, France. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Le Mans, France. 



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FOX, CHESTER Private 

Son of Jacob and Rachael Fox; born July 12, 1896, Sterling, 
Kan. Living on a farm in Adams County, Ind., when he was 
called into service April 28, 1918, Decatur, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Funston, Kan.; assigned to 27th Company, 164th Depot Bri- 
gade. Embarked for overseas June 4, 1918; assigned to Com- 
pany B, 353rd Infantry. Participated in battles of St. Mihiel, 
and Bois de Banthville. Killed in action October 28, 1918. 
(Place unknown). 




HELLER, REUBEN HUGH Private 

Son of Frank and Polina Heller; born September 14, 1895, 
Hartford Township, Adams County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service September 4, 1918, Decatur, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 17th Company, 5th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 5, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Hartford Town- 
ship, Adams County, Ind. 



HENSCHEN, FRANK OLIVER - - - - Private 
Son of Jacob E. and Mary M. Henschen; born September 6, 
1893, Kirkland Township, Adams County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 5, 1918, Decatur, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 319th Auxiliary Remount 
Depot. Died of pneumonia January 4, 1919, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Steel's Cemetery, Kirkland Township, Adams 
County, Ind. Survived by widow, Clara May Henschen, and 
one daughter, Doris Marie, Decatur, Ind. 



HIRSCHY, CHRISTIAN - Private 

Son of Henry and Anna Hirschy; born June 16, 1893, in 
Monroe Township, Adams County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service July 25, 1918, Decatur, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Kv.; assigned to 39th Company, 10th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 12, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Berne Cemetery, Adams County, 
Ind. 



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HUSER, SAMUEL ....... Private 

Son of John and Katherine Huser; born May 18, 1893, in 
French Township, Adams County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service April 27, 1918, Decatur, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade; transferred to 4th Company, 1st Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza May 10, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Huser Cemetery, near Berne, Adams 
County, Ind. 




KLOPFENSTEIN, JOHN ------ Private 

Son of John and Katherine Moser Klopfenstein; born April 
25, 1896, in Adams County, Ind. Employe of Brass Foundry, 
Sturgis, Mich., where he entered service September 19, 1917. 
Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company D, 328th 
Machine Gun Battalion. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. 
Went overseas and was transferred to Company C, 18th Infan- 
try, 1st Division. Killed in action September 12, 1918, St. 
Mihiel, France. 




KUNTZ, URBAIN ------- Private 

Son of Alfred and Adele Saugy Kuntz; born October 5, 
1895, Massillon, Ohio. Moved to Adams County, Ind. in 
1898. Watchmaker. Entered service September 2, 1918, 
Decatur, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 111., and was assigned to 
Company D, 5th Limited Service Regiment. Died of pneu- 
monia October 4, 1918, Camp Grant, 111. Buried in Geneva, 
Adams County, Ind. 




MILLER, RALPH THEODORE - - - - Private 
Son of Martin and Louise Borne Miller; born February 26, 
1894, Preble, Adams County, Ind. Merchant. Entered S. A. 
T.C. August 15, 1918, Cincinnati University, Cincinnati, Ohio; 
transferred to Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, Pa.; assigned to 
298th Aero Radio Squadron. Died of pneumonia October 20, 
1918, Pittsburg, Pa. Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Decatur, 
Ind. Survived by widow, Lucy McCrory Miller, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. 




MOSSER, VERNON SOLOMON - - - - Cook 

Son of Solomon and Sarah Buehrer Mosser; born April 26, 
1896, Geneva, Adams County, Ind. Served one full term 
enlistment in U.S. Regular Army, and re-enlisted following 
declaration of war against Germany. Assigned to Cooks 
Headquarters. Overseas in March, 1918. Took part in 
Second Battle of Marne, and Argonne Forest. Returned to 
U.S., and while stationed at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., was acci- 
dentally drowned, July 30, 1919. Buried, Geneva, Ind. 



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MURTAUGH, CHARLES ANTHONY - - - Private 
Son of William and Mary Murtaugh; born September 28, 
1897, Woodruff, W. Va. Later moved to Decatur, Adams 
County, Ind. (date not known), where he was an employe of 
the Chicago and Erie Railroad. Entered service September 5, 
1918, Decatur, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
17th Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of 
pneumonia October 8, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in St. 
Joseph Cemetery, Decatur, Ind. 




PARR, VERNON CHRISTOPHER - - - Sergeant 
Son of John H. and Margueretta J. Parr; born February 
6, 1890, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Moved to Adams County, Ind., 
in 1894. Railroad fireman. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
April 27, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to 19th 
Cavalry. Transferred to Camp Ethan Allen, Vt.; assigned to 
77th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. 
Overseas in May, 1918. Died September 27, 1918, from 
wounds received in action. Body returned to U.S., and buried 
in Berkley, Va. 




REUSSER, OMAR Private 

Son of William and Sarah Reusser; born December 17, 1889, 
Berne, Adams County, Ind. Carpenter. Entered service 
September 21, 1917, Decatur, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Camp Grant, 111. Overseas March 14, 
1918; assigned to Company B, 18th Infantry, 3rd Division. 
Died of pneumonia February 8, 1919, Bordeaux, France. 
Buried in Talence, Gironde, France. Survived by widow, 
Emma Ryf Reusser, and one son, Omar William Reusser, 
Berne, Ind. 




SCHWARTZ, JEFFERSON J. Private 

Son of John J. and Maria Baumgartner Schwartz; born 
February 27, 1893, in French Township, Adams County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Decatur, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 15th Company, 4th Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Quartermaster Corps, 
Camp Supply Office. Died of pneumonia February 22, 1919, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Christian Apostolic Cemetery, 
Wells County, Ind. 




SMITH, ALBERT DANIEL Private 

Son of Daniel and Mary Elizabeth Smith; born January 14, 
1896, in French Township, Adams County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service July 24, 1918, Decatur, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 39th Company, 10th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 5, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in M.R.E. Cemetery near Berne, Ind. 
Survived by widow, Hazel Smith, and one son, Albert Jr., 
Grove City, Ohio. 



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ALLEN COUNTY 




ADAMS, HAROLD T. ------ Private 

Son of Ulysses Grant and Clara Schuler Adams; born 
March 4, 1895, Jolietville, Hamilton County, Ind. Moved 
with parents to New Haven, Allen County, in 1899. Machinist. 
Entered service March 8, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Fortress 
Monroe, Va. ; assigned to 29th Balloon Company. Died of 
influenza October 5, 1918, Fortress Monroe, Va. Buried with 
military honors in Hesse Cassel Cemetery, near Fort Wayne, 
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AHRENS, WILLIAM H. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ahrens; born May 17, 1889, 
Goeglein, Allen County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
July 23, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
assigned to 2nd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Battery B, 3rd Training Battalion, 
thence to Battery F, 1st Regiment, Field Artillery Replacement 
Depot. Died of influenza October 27, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried with military honors in the rural cemetery, near 
his home, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




ALDEN, SPENCER THORNDYKE - - - Ensign 
Son of Samuel Rockwell and Carrie Savin Alden; a lineal 
descendant of John Alden; born July 4, 1894, Traverse Bay, 
Mich. Educated in Michigan University, and Cornell Uni- 
versity. Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 12, 1917. Trained at 
Norfolk Naval Station, and Pensacola, Fla. Commissioned 
Ensign. Appointed Naval Aviator Pilot. Transferred to 
Naval Aviation Station, Bayshore, L. I. Killed in airplane 
accident March 4, 1918, Great South Bay. Buried with mili- 
tary honors in Greenwood Cemetery, New York City. 



BARON, CHARLES Private 

Son of John and Anna E. Baron; born in Allen County, Ind. 
in 1901, (exact date not known). Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army in April, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind., when he was barely 
sixteen years old, although he gave his age as eighteen. Sent 
to Camp Shelby, Miss.; transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. 
Overseas in June, 1917. Transferred to Company E, 28th 
Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918. (Place 
unknown). 



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BEHRMAN, LANSING ------ Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Behrman; born June 26, 1895, 
near Fort Wayne, Ind. Entered service June 26, 1918, Fort 
Wayne. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 5th Com- 
pany, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade; thence to 
Company B, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Transferred to 
Camp Mills. Overseas in September, 1918. Died of pneu- 
monia October 30, 1918, in American Military Hospital, No. 
26. Buried in American Cemetery near Noyers. 




BERRY, JOHN C. ------- Sergeant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Berry; born June 26, 1897, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Entered U.S. Navy when sixteen years of 
age, served four years; discharged. Enlisted in Battery D, 
150th Field Artillery, in April 1917. Went to France with the 
Fort-second (Rainbow) Division. Wounded at Chateau 
Thierry; invalided to U.S.; treated in hospitals at Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio, and Fort Sheridan, 111. Died February 5, 1920. 
Buried with military honors in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort 
Wayne, Ind. 




BETZ, WALTER G. - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Betz; born December 2, 1892, 
in Springfield Township, Allen County, Ind. Farmer. En- 
listed July 27, 1917. Sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga.; attached to 
Baker's Company, No. 312. Died of pneumonia December 6, 
1917, Camp Wheeler, Ga. Buried with military honors in 
cemetery near his home, in Allen County, Ind. 




BOAEUF, LEO J. Private 

Son of Julian and Rose Boaeuf; born February 14, 1891, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Employe of Enterprise Art Glass Company, 
Fort Wayne. Enlisted in U.S. Signal Corps September 20, 
1917, Fort Wayne. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in 
October, 1918; assigned to Company C, 113th Field Signal 
Battalion, 38th Division. Stricken with influenza enroute, he 
died October 18, 1918, Stockport, England. Buried in Southern 
Cemetery, Liverpool, England. 




BOARD, ALBERT B. Private 

Son of John William (deceased) and Mary Board; born May 
14, 1888, Meade County, Ky. Living in Fort Wayne, Ind., 
when he entered service July 9, 1917. Sent to Fort Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; thence to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in 
December, 1917; assigned to 15th Ambulance Company, 
Medical Detachment. Participated in battles of Chateau 
Thierry, Soissons, St. Mihiel, Argonne-Meuse. Died of pneu- 
monia February 8, 1919. Buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, 
Pennville, Jay County, Ind. 



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BOERGER, ALFRED B. - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Boerger; born September 
25, 1894, Fort Wayne, Ind. Contractor. Entered service 
April 27, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to 
Company F, 112th Supply Train. Killed in action October 14, 
1918. Buried in American Cemetery in the Toul Sector. 
(Name not known). 




BOSEKER, OTTO W. Private 

Son of William G. and Sophia Boseker; born October 13, 
1891, Fort Wayne, Ind. Employe of General Electric Com- 
pany, Fort Wayne. Called into service July 25, 1918. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 10th Company, 3rd Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Central 
Officers Training School. Died of influenza October 20, 1918, 
Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried with military honors 
in Concordia Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




BOWSER, ROBERT WILSON ... - Private 

Son of Mrs. Florence Bowser; born March 18, 1899, Dayton, 
Ohio. Apprentice printer, Koch Company, Fort Wayne. 
Enlisted in U.S. Coast Artillery Corps, March 27, 1917, Fort 
Wayne. Transferred to Company A, 9th U.S. Infantry. 
Trained at Fort Thomas, Ky., and Syracuse, N. Y. Went 
overseas, attached to Second Division. Killed in action July 
18, 1918. Battle of Soissons. Buried in isolated Grave, No. 1, 
Commune Longpont, Aisne, France. 




BRADTMILLER, EHRHART Private 

Son of Henry and Wilhelmina Bradtmiller; born January 18, 
1889, Marion Township, Allen County, Ind. Carpenter. 
Entered service July 23, 1918, Decatur, Adams County, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to Battery A, 2nd Train- 
ing Battalion, 1st Regiment, Field Artillery Replacement 
Depot. Died of influenza October 7, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Buried in Bingen Cemetery, Preble Township, Adams County, 
Ind. 




BRINTZENHOFE, ALBERT ----- Private 

Son of A. S. and Rosa Brintzenhofe; born April 21, 1899, 

near Fort Wayne, Ind. Iron worker. Enlisted in Company E, 

1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard, Fort Wayne, July 13, 

1917. Transferred to Battery D, 150th Field Artillery. Sent 
to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; thence to Camp Mills, L. I. 
Embarked for overseas October 18, 1917, with Forty-second 
(Rainbow) Division. Killed by shell explosion August 10, 

1918, near Dole, France. 



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BUELL, GRACE GLENN - - - Red Cross Nurse 
Daughter of John and Ida Clark Buell; born December 8, 
1895, near Roanoke, Allen County, Ind. Graduated from Hope 
Hospital, Fort Wayne, in 1917. Enlisted as a Red Cross Nurse 
May 15, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Camp Grant, 111. While 
enroute overseas in September, 1918, stricken with pneumonia, 
and died October 8, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 33, Portsmouth, 
England. Buried Winchester, England. In May, 1920, body 
was brought to U.S., and interred in Odd Fellows Cemetery, 
Roanoke, tnd. 




BUUCK, HENRY C. ------ - Private 

Son of Henry C. and Louise Lange Buuck (both deceased); 
born April 30, 1896, Fort Wayne, Ind. Entered service Sep- 
tember 17, 1917, Cleveland, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. Overseas in April, 1918; assigned to Company B, 26th 
Infantry, 1st Division. Participated in battles of the Meuse- 
Argonne, and Marne. Killed in action October 7, 1918. 
Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France, 
Grave No. 144, Sec. 28, Plot 3. 




BYRD, RUSSELL F. Private 

Son of John A. (deceased) and Nora Sonner Byrd; born 
January 25, 1898, VVells County, Ind. Living on a farm in 
Allen County, when he enlisted in Battery B, Indiana National 
Guard, (150th Field Artillery), Fort Wayne, June 2, 1917. 
Sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; thence to Camp Mills, 
N. Y. Went overseas with the Forty-second (Rainbow) 
Division, in October, 1917. Died of pneumonia November 29, 
1917, Base Hospital, St. Nazaire, France. 




BYRON, PATRICIA IRENE - - - - Army Nurse 
Daughter of James and Sarah Byron; born October 10, 
1882, Butler, Pa. Graduated from Hope Hospital, Fort Wayne, 
Ind., in 1906; appointed Superintendent of the Allen County 
Tuberculosis Hospital. Volunteered as any army nurse in the 
summer of 1917; sent to Camp McArthur, Tex., where she died 
of tuberculosis March 25, 1918. Buried, Fullerton, Cal. The 
Irene Byron Hospital, "Fort Recovery", Allen County, is 
named in her honor. 




CONFRANCESCO, ANTINO Private 

Born in Italy August 30, 1899. Come to U.S. several years 
before the outbreak of the World War, and had become a 
naturalized citizen, Fort Wayne, Ind. Inducted into service 
June 25, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Divisional 
Headquarters, 84th Division. Died of pneumonia October 18, 
1918. Survived by widow, Rosa Confrancesco, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. 



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COOK, FRED M. Private 

Son of Frank and Hattie Cook (Burman); born May, 1892, 
Bass Lake, Starke County, Ind. Moved to Fort Wayne, Ind. 
in 1916. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 23, 1917, and 
was sent to San Antonio, Tex. Assigned to 494th Aero Squad- 
ron, Signal Corps. Killed November 21, 1917 by accidental 
discharge of revolver while boarding a transport in New York 
harbor to sail for France. Body returned to Fort Wayne, Ind.. 
and buried in Lindenwood Cemetery. 




COX£HAROLD A. Corporal 

Son of George W. and Ida Cox; born November 29, 1898, 
near Fort Wayne, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 14, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio; thence to Fort Rodman, Mass.; later trans- 
ferred to Fort Adams, R. I.; assigned to Battery C, 66th Coast 
Artillery Corps. Overseas in July, 1918. Died of pneumonia 
February 23, 1919, Pauillac Hospital, France, after being taken 
from off board ship Powhatan which was to bring him to U. S. 




CRALL, DELPHUS J. Sergeant 

Son of Henry A. and Lucretia Crall; born March 9, 1888, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps March 25, 
1909 and served four years. Re-enlisted December 9, 1917, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky.; later to Camp 
Taylor. Promoted to Sergeant in Quartermaster's Corps, 
319th Auxiliary Remount Depot. Died from heart trouble, 
September 15, 1918, Camp Taylor. Buried in Lindenwood 
Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survived by widow, Louise Crall. 




CRANSTON, EDWARD J. - - - - - Sergeant 
Son of James and Ella Cranston; born November 22, 1889, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Clerk, Fort Wayne Lodge B.P.O.E. En- 
tered service December 12, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to 
Fort Thomas, Ky.; thence to Camp Hancock, Ga. Assigned 
to 2nd Motor Mechanic Regiment, 2nd Battalion. Promoted 
to Sergeant. Died of influenza-pneumonia March 5, 1918, 
Camp Hancock. Buried with military honors in Catholic 
Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 



CUNION, GEORGE N. Corporal 

Son of Nicholas and Catherine Cunion; born January 20, 
1897, New Haven, Allen County, Ind. Entered service April 
25, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; 
assigned to Company M, 18th Infantry. Overseas in June, 
1917; assigned to Company D, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, 
1st Division. Took part in several engagements, and was 
killed in action, July 18, 1918, battle of the Marne. (Burial 
place unknown.) 



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DIFFENDERFER, DAVIS ALCORN - - - Private 
Son of William and Blanche Davis Diffenderfer (deceased) ; 
born September 14, 1897, Fort Wayne, Ind. Mother died at 
time of son's birth. Father remarried Harriet Marks Riblett, 
under whose care the son grew to manhood. Entered Michigan 
University in fall of 1918; enrolled in S.A.T.C. Assigned to 
7th Company, 2nd Training Battalion. Stricken with pneu- 
monia, he died October 19, 1918, St. Joseph Hospital, Ann Arbor, 
Mich. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




DOWLING, WILLIAM M. - - - - - Sergeant 
Son of James F. and Mary E. Dowling; born May 8, 1894, 
New Haven, Allen County, Ind. Enlisted in U. S. Regular 
Army April 13, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio; transferred to Ft. Myers, Va.; assigned to 2nd 
Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Overseas in January, 1918; 
assigned to 12th Field Artillery, 2nd Division. With the Army 
of Occupation into Germany. Died of pneumonia February 10, 
1919, Coblenz^Germany. 




DULLAGHAN, FRANK LOUIS] .... Sergeant 
Son of William J. and Anna Dullaghan; born October 28, 
1877, Decatur, Adams County, Ind. Moved to Fort Wayne 
in 1908. Enlisted in U. S. Regular Army, Fort Wayne, during 
Spanish-American War. Saw service in Cuba, the Philippines, 
and in China. Re-enlisted in April, 1916. Assigned to Com- 
pany G, 9th Infantry. Overseas with the First Expeditionary 
Forces in June, 1917. Wounded in action October 3, 1918, and 
died October 30, 1918. (Burialjplace unknown). 




EBY, JAMES Corporal 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Eby; born July 14, 1898, near 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Employe of Fort Wayne City Gas plant. 
Enlisted in Indiana National Guard, Battery D, 1st Field 
Artillery (Battery D, 150th Field Artillery), Fort Wayne, 
July 14, 1916, for service on Mexican Border. Re-enlisted and 
went overseas in January, 1918; attached to Forty-second 
(Rainbow) Division. Killed in action October 9, 1918, Mont- 
faucon, France. Buried at Mountfaucon. 




ECENBARGER, EVERETT W. - - - - Private 
Son of William F. and Clara E. Ecenbarger; born August 
17, 1899, Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
November 6, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort Thomas, 
Ky. ; assigned to 13th Company, 9th Coast Artillery Corps; 
thence to Battery D, 54th Coast Artillery Corps. Overseas in 
August, 1918; in combat service during months of September 
and October, 1918. Died of tuberculosis April 28, 1919. 
(Place unknown). 



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ECHELMEIER, EDWIN H. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Echelmeier; born March 3, 1893, 
St. Charles, Mo. Moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., in June, 1917. 
Plumber. Entered service April 29, 1918, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 
and was sent to Camp Funston, Kan. Went overseas in June, 
1918; assigned to Company G, 83rd Infantry, American Expe- 
ditionary Forces. Died November 4, 1918, from wounds re- 
ceived in action during the Second Battle of the Marne. (Burial 
place unknown). 



ELION, ALFRED Private 

Son of Charles J. and Mary Samboely Elion; born March 
14, 1892, Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U. S. Regular Army, 
March 14, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison, Ind. Overseas in August 1917; assigned to Company 
D, 22nd Engineers. Gassed, and wounded from shell shock, in 
the Meuse-Argonne Drive. Invalided to U.S., and treated in 
different hospitals. Died March 13, 1920 in the Irene Byron 
Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Buried in Ft. Wayne, Ind. 



ENGLISH, CLARENCE B. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. English; born February 18, 
1899, Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, 
April 12, 1917, Fort Wayne. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky.; thence 
to Camp Merritt, N. J.; assigned to Heavy Artillery, 1st Trench 
Mortar Battery. Embarked for overseas August 7, 1917. 
Participated in battle of Cantigny, Second Battle of Marne, and 
St. Mihiel. Killed in action September 12, 1918, St. Mihiel. 



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FARLEY, GARLAND (Colored) - - - - Private 
Son of John and Nora Farley; born in Marion, Ky., (date 
not known). While working as a mechanic in Fort Wayne, 
Ind., he was inducted into service in spring of 1918. Went 
overseas; assigned to Pioneer Infantry. Engaged in non-com- 
bative work, roof-building and stevedore duty. Died of 
influenza in August, 1918. Buried in the American Cemetery, 
Noyens, Soir-et-Cher, France. Survived by widow, Bessie 
Farley, Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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FARRELL, JOHN C. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Farrell; born May 16, 1888, 
Sheldon, Allen County, Ind. Employe of the Packard Piano 
Company. Entered service June 26, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 
sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 8th Company, 2nd 
Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade; thence to Company 
F, 336th Infantry. Overseas in September, 1918; attached to 
Ninety-first Division. Killed in action October 31, 1918 near 
Waereghem, Belgium. (Burial place unknown.) 



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FEUSNER, WALTER Private 

Son of Henry and Fredericka Feusner; born January 25, 
1897, Milan Township, Allen County, Ind. Farmer. En- 
tered service September 5, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 3rd Company, 
1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza 
December 23, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in St. Peter's 
Lutheran Cemetery near his home, Allen County, Ind. 




GABET, WALTER FRANK Sergeant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gabet; born in June, 1890, New 
Haven, Ind. Enlisted in Company D, 3rd Infantry, Indiana 
National Guard, February 4, 1916, Kendallville, Ind., for Mexi- 
can Border Service. Returned in February, 1917, and re- 
enlisted in April. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Battery A, 137th Field Artillery. Died of influenza July 6, 
1918, Camp Shelby. Buried with military honors, New Haven, 
Allen County, Ind. 




GEORGE, CLYDE R. Private 

Son of John Elmer and Susan George; born June 24, 1890, 
near Helmer, Steuben County, Ind. Living in Fort Wayne, 
when he was called into service, September 21, 1917. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. ; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; as- 
signed to Company B, 113th Regiment Engineers, 38th Divi- 
sion. While helping to fell a tree he was wounded, from which 
he died March 4, 1918, Camp Shelby. Buried in Millersburg, 
Elkhart County, Ind. 




GILLESPIE, WILLIAM L. Private 

Son of William R. and Eleanor Gillespie; born November 1, 
1900, Fort Wayne, Ind. Served on the Mexican Border in 
1916. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 29, 1917, 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company G, 16th In- 
fantry. Overseas in June, 1917, with First Division. Died 
October 7, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 1, from wounds received 
in action while delivering a dispatch. Awarded the Distin- 
guished Service Cross, and the Croix de Guerre. 




GIRARD, JOSEPH A. - Private 

Son of Louis and Theresa Girard; born August 30, 1891, 
Jefferson Township, Allen Countv, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army May 26, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent 
to Fort Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 35th Infantry; 
transferred to Nogales, on Mexican Border. Died of disease 
June 30, 1917. Buried in cemetery near his home, Besancon, 
Allen County, with military honors. 



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GOODMAN, BENEDICT H., JR. - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Benedict H. Goodman; (date and place 
of birth not given). Enlisted in aviation service in May, 
1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Went overseas; wounded while train- 
ing in the flying service. Returned to U.S. for hospital treat- 
ment; sent to Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. Died 
June 14, 1918, from effects of wounds. Body sent to Fort 
Wayne, and buried with military honors in the Catholic Ceme- 
tery. 



GREIM, CHARLES W. Private 

Son of John F. and Margaret Wolfrum Greim; born Janu- 
ary 15, 1895, Fort Wayne, Ind. Deputy county treasurer for 
Allen County. Entered service June 26, 1918, Fort Wayne. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Overseas in September, 1918; 
assigned to Company L, 320th Infantry. Died from accidental 
causes, November 3, 1918. Buried in Grave No. 1, isolated 
Communal Cemetery, Chatel Chehery, Ardennes, France. 




GRUBER, ROY JACOB - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jacob Gruber (father deceased) ; 
born April 7, 1897, Fort Wayne, Ind. Toolmaker. Called 
into service June 20, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Great Lakes 
Naval Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to Aviation Service in 
U.S. Navy. Stricken with influenza, he was released from 
active service, but not discharged. Sent home and died August 
15, 1918, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Buried, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 



GUTH, HARRY F. Sergeant 

Son of Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Guth; born February 7, 1891, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Entered service with the July contingent 
of selected service men, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Newport 
News, Va.; assigned to Headquarters Company, Quarter- 
master's Corps. Overseas in September, 191'8; assigned to 
Headquarters Company, 341st Labor Battalion. With Army 
of Occupation into Germany, following signing of Armistice. 
Died of meningitis April 30, 1919. (Place unknown). 



HARBER, WILLIAM GARRETT - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Harber; born September 18, 
1891, Ninemile, Allen County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 3, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Hamilton, 
N. Y.; assigned to 12th Provisional Training Battalion. Pre- 
paring for overseas service when he contracted pneumonia, 
and died April 27, 1918, in the Base Hospital, Fort Hamilton, 
N. Y. Buried with military honors in the Catholic Cemetery, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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HIBBINS, WALTER L. Private 

Son of Thomas H. and Rosetta Hibbins; born October 18, 
1896, Fort Wayne, Ind. Employe of the General Electric 
Company. Entered service January 14, 1918, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky.; thence to Camp Hancock, 
Ga. Attached to 1224th(?) Casual Detachment, Motor Me- 
chanic, Signal Corps. Died of influenza February 15, 1918, 
Base Hospital, Camp Hancock, Ga. Buried with military 
honors in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




HILGEMAN WILLIAM RUDOLPH - Fireman, U.S.N. 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Hilgeman; born June 24, 1892, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Machinist. Entered service December 12, 
1917, and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 
Chicago, 111. Assigned to duty as Fireman. Died September 
29, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. Buried 
with military honors in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




HILL, EDWARD LEON Private 

Son of Ernest 0. and Myrtle Hill (Mason); born January 1, 
1899, Alton, 111. Moved to Allen County, Ind. in 1911. En- 
listed in Indiana National Guard in April 1916, for service on 
the Mexican Border. In September, 1917, he enlisted in the 
Canadian Army, Victoria, British Columbia; assigned to the 
50th Gordon Highlanders, and went overseas in November, 
1917. Killed in action August 9, 1918, while serving with the 
72nd Battalion, on the Flanders Front. 




HOLLEHAN, JOHN HENRY - - - - Corporal 
Son of John H. and Delilah DeHoff Hollehan; born October 
5, 1893, Briceton, Ohio. Living in Fort Wayne, Ind. when he 
enlisted in Indiana National Guard, Company E, 1st Infantry 
(Company E, 151st Infantry) April 11, 1917. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss. Overseas October 14, 1918; transferred to 116th 
Infantry, 29th Division. Died of influenza November 1, 1918, 
Gravesend, England. Body returned and buried in Linden- 
wood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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HUGUENARD, CHARLES F. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Huguenard; born 
July 15, 1896, Jefferson Township, Allen County, Ind. Farmer. 
Called into service July 30, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to 
Bradley Polytechnic Institute, Peoria, 111.; assigned to Com- 
pany D, Training Detachment. Transferred to Fort Wayne, 
Mich., where he was accidentally killed January 17, 1919. 
Buried with military honors in Cemetery of the St. Louis 
Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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HURON, JOHN E. Private 

Born April 10, 1892, Fort Wayne, Ind. Parents both died 
when he was a mere boy; reared by his stepfather, Warren D. 
Smitley. Graduated from the Winona (Indiana) Academy. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 21, 1917, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Machine Gun 
Company, 10th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Custer, Mich., 
where he died of influenza October 7, 1918. Buried with mili- 
tary honors in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




HURWITZ, SAMUEL M. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mordecai Hurwitz; born March 6 
1895, Russia. Came to America only a short time before 
declaration of war against Germany. Although he had not 
taken out naturalization papers, he registered, was accepted, 
and in June, 1918, was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Assigned 
to 6th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Died of influenza October 13, 1918, Camp Sherman. Buried 
in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




JACKSON, GEORGE DORSEY - - - - Private 
Son of Charles Wesley and Anna Dorsey Jackson; born 
January 28, 1895, on a farm in Allen County, Ind., near the 
Ohio state boundary line. Farmer. Entered service De- 
cember 12, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Went overseas in March, 
1918; assigned to Company K, Machine Gun Battalion, 38th 
Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action July 22, 1918, battle 
of the Marne. Buried in American Cemetery, No. 608, Serin- 
geset-Nesles, Aisne, France. 




JAENICKE, KURT Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Jaenicke; born June 11, 1893, 
Erfurt, Germany. Came with parents to U.S. in early child- 
hood, and in 1917 settled in Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army August 1, 1917, Kansas City, Mo. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Doniphan, Okla.; assigned to Company D, 
138th Infantry. Died Marchft$Tl918 from an operation for 
mastoids. Buried with military honors in Lindenwood Ceme- 
tery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




JUNGE, OSCAR C. Private 

Son of Clemens and Caroline Reinewald Junge; born Feb- 
ruary 15, 1889, Fort Wayne, Ind. Painter. Entered service 
September 5, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 23rd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Battery D, 67th Field Artillery. 
Died of influenza October 6, 1918, West Point, Ky. Buried 
with military honors in Concordia Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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KAYSER, LESLIE^C. Private 

Son of Fred C. and Lucy Kayser; born October 9, 1899, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Employe of Fort Wayne Journal - Gazette. 
Enlisted in Battery D, 150th Fbld Artillery, April 26, 1917, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Overseas with the Forty-second (Rainbow) 
Division in October, 1917. Died of measles and pneumonia 
November 23, 1917, immediately after reaching France; being 
one of the first of the Allen County men to die on foreign soil. 
Buried, Coctquidan, France. 



KNECHT, WALTER A. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knecht; born October 22, 1891, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 
Entered service July 25, 1918, Fort Wayne, and was sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 10th Company, 3rd Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; transferred to Battery B, 
3rd Training Battalion. Died of influenza October 11, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried with military honors in the Catholic 
Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 



KOEHN, JOHN H. Corporal 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Koehn; born May 4, 1887, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August 29, 
1914. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company 
L, 15th Infantry. Saw service in the Phillipine Islands, and in 
China. Returned to U.S. in December, 1917; re-assigned to 
Company K, 4th Infantry. Embarked for overseas April 6, 
1918. Killed in action July 2, 1918, during second battle of 
the Marne. 



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KRAMER HERBERT A. - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Born July 2, 1892, Fort Wayne, Ind. Accountant. En- 
tered U.S. Naval Service May 5, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent 
to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Appren- 
tice seaman. Contracted influenza, and died October 9, 1918, 
in the Marine Hospital, North Chicago. Buried with military 
honors in Concordia Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




LAUER, JOHN PAUL Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lauer; born April 6, 1891, Fort 
Wayne, Ind. Employe of the Fort Wayne Box Company. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 15, 1917, Fort Wayne. 
Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; transferred to Fort Hamil- 
ton, N.Y. Overseas in July, 1918; assigned to 54th Battery, 
Coast Artillery Corps; transferred to 3rd Battalion, Coast 
Artillery. Killed in action September 29, 1918. Survived by 
a son, Robert Marion Lauer, Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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LAUER, LOUIS G. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Lauer; born in March, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Carpenter. Called into service 
September 20, 1917, Fort Wayne. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 66th Company, 17th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga.; attached 
Signal Corps, 3rd Regiment as Motor Mechanic. Overseas in 
June, 1918, and was killed by a cave-in while working in a 
gravel pit in France, July 20, 1918. (Burial place unknown). 




LONG, ARTHUR D. Private 

Son of William A. and Delilah King Long; born May 25, 
1896, Paulding Ohio. Family later moved to Fort Wayne, 
Ind. (exact date unknown). Enlisted in Battery B, 150th 
Field Artillery, July 30, 1917. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison, Ind.; thence to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas in October, 
1917. In all engagements in which his battery participated up 
until October 8, 1918, when he was killed in action near Mont- 
faucon. Buried near Montfaucon, France. 




Mccormick, ralph - private 

Son of Mrs. and Mrs. Samuel P. McCormick; born March 15, 
1896, in Lake Township, Allen County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service July 23, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 2nd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Fort Niagara, N. Y. ; assigned 
to Company A, 32nd Battalion, U.S. Guards. Died of influ- 
enza October 9, 1918, Fort Niagara, N. Y. Body returned to 
Fort Wayne for burial. 




McGILL, GEORGE E. ------ Private 

Son of Mrs. Annie McGill (Shafer); born February 21, 1895, 
Findlay, Ohio. Later moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he 
enlisted in Company E, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard, 
(Company E, 151st Infantry), May 1, 1917. Sent to Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
thence to Camp Merritt, N.J.; assigned to 12th Detachment 
Replacement Troops. Overseas in June 1918. Killed in 
action August 9, 1918, Argonne Sector. (Place of burial 
unknown). 




McKINNIE, GERALD FLEMING - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. William McKinnie; born December 24, 
1890, Fort Wayne, Ind. Educated in University of Notre 
Dame. Employe of Corrugated Paper Company, Fort Wayne. 
Entered service in April, 1918, and was sent to Camp Colt, Pa. 
Assigned to U.S. Tank Corps, 337th Battalion. Expecting 
an overseas assignment when he contracted influenza, and died 
October 11, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Colt, Pa. Buried in 
Catholic Cemetery near Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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MANN, LEROY^COLVIN Private 

Son of George and Nettie Mann; born December 24, 1886, 
Jerome, Howard County, Ind. Moved to Allen County, Ind. 
in 1913. Entered service July 1, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent 
to Valparaiso University; assigned to Company A, Training 
Detachment. Transferred to Burlington, Vt.; thence to Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company G, 12th Devel- 
opment Battalion. Died of empyema February 12, 1919, Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Buried, Jerome, Howard County, 
Ind. 



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MASON, ROY Sergeant 

(Date and place of birth, and names of parents unknown). 
Enlisted in Company E, Indiana National Guard, Fort Wayne, 
in May 1917. Sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; thence to 
Camp Shelby, Miss., and later went overseas with Automatic 
Replacement Detachment. Assigned to duty as Sergeant with 
the 116th Infantry, 29th Division. Died in summer of 1918 
(exact date unknown), from effects of being wounded and gassed. 




MELCHI, MANFORD L. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Melchi; born October 15, 
1892, Convoy, Ohio. Family later moved to Allen County, 
Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 14, 1917, Fort 
Wayne, and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. Assigned to Com- 
pany H, 7th Infantry. Went overseas, and was transferred to 
Company D, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action 
May 10, 1918, while engaged in stopping the German drive on 
Paris. (Burial place unknown.) 



MERKLEIN, FRED G. Private 

Son of Fred (deceased) and Barbara Merklein; born October 
4, 1891, Fort Wayne, Ind. Employe of General Electric Com- 
pany. Entered service April 27, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 22nd Company, 6th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; transferred to Com- 
pany L, 337th Infantry. Embarked for overseas July 22, 1918; 
assigned to Company C, 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed 
in action October 4, 1918, Argonne Forest. 



MESSERSCHMIDT, CARL M. - - - - Corporal 
Son of John (deceased) and Catherine Messerschmidt; born 
September 18, 1892, Fort Wayne, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service in July, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Battery C, 6th Field Artillery. Died of influenza 
October 22, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried with military 
honors in Concordia Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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MOONEY, ARTHUR PATRICK - - - - Private 
Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Mooney; born February 14, 
1895, Pittsburgh, Pa. Moved to Fort Wayne, Ind. early in 
1917. Car inspector. Enlisted in Battery D, 150th Field 
Artillery, Fort Wayne, June 30, 1917. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; thence to Camp Mills, L. I. Overseas in 
October, 1917. Gassed, and wounded in battle of Mont- 
faucon; invalided to U. S. Died July 30, 1919, while home on 
furlough from the Walter Reed Hospital. Buried in Calvary 
Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa. 




MOSES, RALPH FRANKLIN Private 

Son of Homer and Katherine Moses; born September 9, 
1891, Decatur, Ind. Family later moved to Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Graduated from the College of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Mo., 
and the Chicago College of Osteopathy. Volunteered for U.S. 
Medical Service, May 9, 1917. Assigned to Company C, 
113th Field Signal Battalion. Overseas in October, 1918. 
Died of influenza October 18, 1918, in Belmont Roads Hospital, 
Liverpool, England. Buried in Everton Cemetery, Liverpool, 
England. 




MURCHLAND, ROSS K. Private 

Son of Abel L. (deceased) and Jennie C. Murchland; born 
September 29, 1891, Monroe Township, Allen County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service May 27, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 20th Company, 5th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in Sep- 
tember, 1918; assigned to Battery C, 326 Field Artillery. Died 
of influenza October 12, 1918, Camp de Sourges, France. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Martignas, Gironde, France. 




NEWMAN, LEWIS R. Sergeant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Newman; born October 31, 
1895, Scipio Township, Allen County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army in June, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company L, 13th Casualty Re- 
placement Detachment, 146th Infantry. Transferred to Camp 
Lee, Va. Overseas in June, 1918. Took part in battles oi 
Verdun, St. Mihiel, and the Argonne Forest. Died of pneu- 
monia March 6, 1919. (Place unknown). 




ORMSBY, WILLIAM M. Sergeant 

Son of Samuel D. and Sarah Ormsby; born May 22, 1882, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, March 27, 
1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Went overseas, and was assigned to Company D, 59th Infantry, 
4th Division. Fought at Chateau-Thierry, Ourcq Heights, 
St. Mihiel, and the Argonne Forest. Returned to the U.S. 
early in 1920, and while stationed at Camp Dodge, la., died of 
pneumonia March 10, 1920. Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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PITZEN, JOHN E. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Pitzen; born September 1, 
1893, Millers City, Ohio. Family later moved to Fort Wayne, 
Ind., where he lived for several years. Farming near Moscow, 
Idaho, when he entered service April 26, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Company G, 362nd Infantry, 91st 
Division. Overseas early in the summer of 1918. Died 
October 17, 1918, Base Hospital No. 53 from wounds. Buried 
near Nevers, France. 



POND, ELMER RANKIN Private 

Son of John A. and Ida Pond; born April 23, 1899, Fort 
Wayne, Ind. Employe of Ford Automobile Company, Detroit, 
Mich. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, April 8, 1917, Fort 
Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort Strong, Mass.; assigned to Battery 
A, 55th Coast Artillery Corps. Transferred to 151st Coast 
Artillery, U.S. Regulars. Overseas in March 1918; partici- 
pated in the Battles of Marne, Vesle, Verdun, and Argonne. 
Killed in action October 31, 1918, "On the Road to Gesnes", 
France. 



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POPE, WILBERT Seaman 

(Names of parents not known). Born in Fort Wayne, Ind., 
in 1899. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, Fort Wayne Navy Recruiting 
Office, in September, 1917. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Train- 
ing Station; promoted to seaman. While visiting friends in 
Fort Wayne during his furlough in August, 1919, contracted 
pneumonia, and died September 4, 1919. Body was taken 
to Chicago for burial. 




POWERS, FOREST REX Sergeant 

Son of William and Jennie Powers; (enlisted under the name 
of Horace W. Barnes), born in January, 1893, Belton, Tex. 
Moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1913. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army, August 16, 1917, and was sent to Ft. Logan, Col. As- 
signed to Company I, 6th Infantry. Embarked for overseas 
|April 9, 1918; assigned to First Division. Killed in action 
gSeptember 14, 1918, St. Mihiel, France. (Burial place unknown). 



PROVER, EDWARD J. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Prover; born November 2, 1893, 
Logansport, Ind. Living in Fort Wayne, Ind., when he was 
called into service, July 23, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 2nd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade; transferred to Battery A, 3rd Training Battalion, 
Field Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of influenza-pneu- 
monia October 11, 1918. Buried in Fort Wayne, with military 
honors. 



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RANK, DONALD Sergeant 

Son of James Harry and Helen A. Rank; born May 5, 1897, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in May, 1917, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. ; thence to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to U.S. Infantry. Saw several months 
service overseas, attached to 56th Infantry, 9th Division. 
Returned to the U. S.; re-enlisted in Regular Army April 15, 
1919, and sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., where he died of pneu- 
monia March 8, 1920. Buried with military honors in Linden- 
wood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




REIDINGER, LOREN ------- Cook 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Reidinger; born November 26, 
1897, Noble County, Ind. Living in Fort Wayne, Ind., when 
he entered U.S. Navy (date unknown). Sent to Naval Train- 
ing Station, Norfolk, Va. Went overseas; assigned to Hospital 
Service in U.S. Navy. Contracted pneumonia, and died Sep- 
tember 24, 1918, in U.S. Naval Base Hospital No. 19, France. 
Body returned to U.S., and buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 




ROOT, HOWARD CLAYTON - - - - Captain 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Root; born February 5, 1887, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Mechanical engineer for the Prest-O-Lite 
Company, Indianapolis. Served on Mexican Border in 1916. 
Re-enlisted in Indiana National Guard in June, 1917; sent to 
Camp Shelby, Miss. Commissioned Captain. Assigned to 
Company B, 113th Field Signal Battalion. Died of influenza 
October 5, 1918, Camp Mills, L. I., while waiting for overseas 
orders. Buried with military honors in Lindenwood Cemetery, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. 




RYAN, NORBERT JOSEPH - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ryan; born May 27, 1900, Gar 
Creek, Allen County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in spring of 
1918, (exact date not known), Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to 
duty as 3rd class landsman. Promoted to apprentice seaman. 
Died of influenza October 14, 1918, Naval Base Hospital, North 
Chicago. Buried with military honors in the Catholic Cemetery, 
Church of St. Louis, Besancon, Allen County, Ind. 




RYAN, WILLIAM J. ... - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Born in 1889 (names of parents unknown), Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps April, 1917, Fort Wayne. 
Sent to Parris Island, S.C.; assigned to 5th Regiment, 1st Divi- 
sion. Went overseas, and participated in all of the operations 
of his Division. Returned to U.S. following signing of Armistice. 
While waiting for discharge he was accidentally killed in Ch ; - 
cago, March 11, 1920. Buried in Fort Wayne, Ind. 



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SANDERS, LEE L. Corporal 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L. Sanders; born May 3, 1897, 
on a farm, Scipio Township, Allen County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service August 28, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to 
Valparaiso University; assigned to Company B, Motor Trans- 
port Corps. Transferred to Fort Sheridan, 111. While on 
duty taking a number of trucks to Allentown, Pa., was thrown 
from his truck, and died May 14, 1919. Buried near his home, 
Scipio Township, Allen County, Ind. 




SARTAIN, RUFUSO. Private 

Son of E. H. and Ida A. Sartain; born in July, 1892, Jefferson 
County, Tenn. Moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1914. Laborer. 
Entered service September 20, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 67th Company, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Later transferred to Auxiliary Remount Depot, 
319th Quartermaster Corps. Died of pneumonia March 7, 
1919, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried near White Pine, Tenn. 




SAVOY, FRANK J. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Savoy; born April, 1881, 
Union City, Ind. Lived with his brother, jack Savoy, in Fort 
Wayne, Ind. for several years, when he enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army, in August, 1917, Dayton, Ohio. Assigned to Battery D, 
322nd Field Artillery. Went overseas, and was attached to 
Eighty-third Division. Wounded in action in Meuse-Argonne 
drive, October 14, 1918, and died November 4, 1918. (Place 
unknown). 




SCHULTZ, JOSEPH JAMES Seaman 

Born May 30, 1894, in Poland. Came to the U.S., and was 
living in Fort Wayne, Ind., when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 
April 26, 1917. Attained the rank of seaman. Drowned 
November 1, 1917, off U.S. coast, when the launch which he 
and some comrades were using for transport in order to board 
the battleship Michigan, capsized. The bodies were recovered, 
and Seaman Schultz's remains were returned to Fort Wayne, 
Ind., and interred in the Catholic Cemetery. 




SHEARS, JOHN W. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shears; born August 7, 1894, 
Xenia, Ohio. Automobile mechanic. Living in Fort Wayne, 
Ind., when he entered service June 26, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Training Bat- 
talion, 158th Depot Brigade. Embarked for overseas Sep- 
tember 9, 1918; assigned to Company L, 336 Infantry. Died of 
influenza-pneumonia October 6, 1918. (Burial place unknown). 



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SHEPARD, CHARLES TURNER - - - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter T. Shepard; born June 14, 1899, 
Newark, N. J. Moved later with parents to Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in July, 1917, Fort Wayne, 
Ind., and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. Assigned to Company 
F, 45th Infantry. Went overseas, (date not given); transferred 
to Company E, 28th Regiment, 1st Division. Killed in action 
May 27, 1918, Cantigny, France. (Burial place unknown.) 




SHOUB, LYNN Y. 2nd Lieutenant 

Son of Sylvester and Ella Shoub; born January 12, 1891, 
Delta, Ohio. Employe of Wabash Railroad, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Saw service on the Mexican Border in 1916. Re-enlisted in 
April, 1917, Company E, 151st Infantry. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss.; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. Overseas in 
October, 1918. Died of influenza October 25, 1918, Liverpool, 
England. Buried in the American Cemetery, in Liverpool. 
The American Legion Post No. 47, Fort Wayne, Ind., named 
in his honor. 



SLENTZ, DANIEL RINALDO - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rinaldo B. Slentz; born December 3, 
1898, Wabash County, Ind. When quite young moved with 
family to Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in Battery B, 150th 
Field Artillery, April 6, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; overseas in October, 1917, with the 
Forty-second (Rainbow) Division. Served with his battery 
through all of the fighting during campaign of 1918. Wounded 
in action near Verdun, and died October 9, 1918. Buried near 
Montfaucon, France. 



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SLUSHER, FORESTER .-.--- Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Slusher; born August 
24, 1893, Randolph County, Ind. Living in Fort Wayne, Ind., 
when he entered service July 23, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to 2nd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade; transferred to 19th Observation Battery, 
Central Officer's Training School. Died of pneumonia October, 
2, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried near home of parents, 
Woodburn, Allen County, Ind. 




SMITH, IVAN E. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith; born October 1, 1897- 
Hartford City, Ind. Living on a farm in Allen County, when 
he enlisted in Battery B, 150th Field Artillery, July 1, 1917, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; then to Camp 
Mills, N. Y. Overseas in October, 1917. Fought in the battle 
of Aisne, Second battle of Marne, Chateau-Thierry, and Mont- 
faucon. Died of disease August 7, 1918. Buried in British 
Military Cemetery, Inchy-en-Artois, Plot 2, Row E, Grave No. 
6. (?) 



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SPECK, ARNOLD LESLIE - Private, Canadian Army 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Speck; born March 22, 1899. 
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Moved with parents to Fort 
Wayne, Ind., in 1910. Employe of Boss Glove Factory. 
Enlisted in the 80th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, 
September 25, 1915, Toronto, Canada. Went overseas; 
assigned to 72nd Battalion. Fought in the campaigns of 1916, 
1917, and 1918. Killed in action September 27, 1918. Buried 
in Triangle British Military Cemetery, near Inchy-en-Artois, 
Plot 2, Row E, Grave No. 6 (?). 




SPECK, GEORGE ARTHUR - Private, Canadian Army 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Speck; born August 19, 1897, 
F Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Moved with parents to Fort 
|A\'ayne, Ind., in 1910. Contractor. While on a visit to his 
former home in Canada, he enlisted September 1, 1915, with the 
Canadian Overseas Forces, and was assigned to the 77th Bat- 
talion. Went overseas; assigned to combat service. Killed 
in action October 21, 1916. (Place unknown). 




SPIVEY, CHARLES B. - Private, Canadian Army 
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Spivey; born November 3, 1886, 
Crestline, Ohio. Moved to Ft. Wayne, Ind. Employe of city 
fire department. He left home early in 1915, went to Canada, 
and enlisted in the 44th Canadian Battalion. Went overseas; 
assigned to the Rifle Section, 9th Platoon, 44th Battalion. 
Killed in action August 10, 1918, battle of Amiens, France. 
(Burial place unknown). 




STAHLHUT, ERNEST H. ... Fireman, U.S.N. 

Son of William and Sophia Klenke Stahlhut; born March 5, 
1892, Fort Wayne, Ind. Employe of the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road. Enlisted in U.S. Navy June, 1917, Fort Wayne Recruit- 
ing Station. Sent to Norfolk, Va. Advanced to second class 
fireman, U.S.N. Died of diphtheria March 4, 1918, Naval 
Base Hospital, Norfolk, Va. Buried with military honors in 
Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




THIEME, ERNEST RHINEHART - - - Privat* 
Son of Ernest S. (deceased) and Agnes Thieme; born April 5, 
1889, Fort Wayne, Ind. Entered service in March, 1918; 
sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to Battery C, 340th Field 
Artillery. Overseas in June, 1918, attached to Eighty-ninth 
Division. Following signing of Armistice, went with Army of 
Occupation into Germany. Sailed for U.S. in May, 1919. 
Stricken with influenza enroute, died on board ship America. 
May 22, 1918. Buried in Concordia Cemetery, Fort Wayne, 
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TROSIN, ARTHUR ------- Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Trosin; born March 23, 1897, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Motor mechanic. Called into service 
October 15, 1918, Fort Wayne. Sent to Camp Winona, War- 
saw, Ind.; assigned to Company B, Motor Mechanics. Died of 
influenza November 4, 1918, McDonald Hospital, Warsaw, Ind. 
Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, with military 
honors. Survived by widow, Helen Hatch Trosin, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. 




UETRECHT, CLIFFORD C. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Uetrecht; born July 26, 1892, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Entered service July 25, 1918. Sent to 
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 118th 
Engineers. Overseas in September, 1918, with 145th Company, 
Motor Transport Corps. Returned to U.S. in July, 1919. 
Stricken with meningitis on board ship, he died July 13, 1919, 
Hoboken, N. J. Buried with military honors in Lindenwood 
Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Ind. 




WAGNER, HARRY McKEE - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of William and Cora B. Wagner; born May 12, 1900, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Served with the Indiana National Guard on 
the Mexican Border in 1916. Re-enlisted in U.S. Marine 
Corps May 12, 1917, Fort Wayne. Sent to Parris Island, S. C; 
assigned to 5th Regiment, 1st Division. Went overseas, and 
was wounded in battle of Chateau-Thierry, Invalided to U.S.; 
placed in the Marine Hospital, New York City, where he died 
October 18, 1918. Buried in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. 




WALDA, CLINTON C. ------ Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Walda; born May 9, 1895, 
Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 11, 
1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky.; assigned 
to Battery E, 5th Field Artillery. Went overseas (date not 
known) and was killed in action, April 29, 1918. (Place 
unknown). 




WEAVER, VIRGIL EDGAR Private 

Son of E. C. and Clara Sordelet Weaver; born November 
22, 1900 (1901?), Fort Wayne, Ind. High school student. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 3, 1917, and was sent 
to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Went overseas with Company F, 
16th Infantry, 1st Division in June, 1917. Took part in the 
campaigns of 1917-1918. Wounded three times, recovered; 
returned to duty. Died June 12, 1918, from wounds received 
in action. (Burial place unknown). 



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WELLING, EDWARD - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Welling; born May 8, 
1892, New Haven, Allen County, Ind. Entered service Sep- 
tember 19, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind., and was sent to Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Transferred to Camp Logan, Tex.; assigned to 
Company G, 131st Infantry; thence to Remount Depot, 325th 
Veterinary Corps. While on drill duty he was kicked by a 
mule, causing his death May 17, 1918. Buried with military 
honors, near his home, New Haven, Ind. 




WILKINSON, FRANK J. Sergeant 

Son of Frank and Margaret Wilkinson; born September 
10, 1888, Fort Wayne, Ind. Employe of Pennsylvania Railroad. 
Enlisted in Indiana National Guard in August, 1916, Fort 
Wayne, for service on the Mexican Border. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army, March 26, 1917. Sent to Camp Colt, Pa. 
Went overseas in April, 1918; assigned to Company I, 4th 
Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action July 15, 1918, at 
Chateau Thierry. Buried, Chateau-Thierry, France. 




WILLIAMS, JAMES - Sergeant 

Son of Charles and Mary Dodge Williams; born February 
27, 1896, Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
December 2, 1913, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort Thomas, 
Ky. ; assigned to Company K, 23rd Infantry. Transferred to 
Camp Merritt, N. J. Embarked for overseas September 7, 
1917. Participated in battles of Chateau-Thierry, and Cham- 
pagne Sector. Died October 4, 1918, from wounds received in 
action. 




WINKELMEYER, CARL E. - - - - - Private 
Son of Charles F. (deceased) and Helen Winkelmeyer; born 
March 31, 1896, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sign painter. Rejected 
from First Officer's Training Camp, Fort Benjamin Harrison, 
due to his youth and under weight. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army October 18, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort 
Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company D, 6th Engineers. Over- 
seas in December, 1917. Killed in action March 30, 1918, 
Battle of Cambrai. (Burial place unknown.) 




WOOD, RUSSELL H. ------ Corporal 

Son of Eugene and Laura Wood; born August 22, 1896, 
Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind. Enlisted in Battery D, 150th 
Field Artillery, April 14, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Overseas in October, 1917. Par- 
ticipated in battles of Chateau-Thierry, Second Battle of the 
Marne, Montfaucon, Soissons, Meuse-Argonne. Wounded in 
battle of the Argonne, he died January 19, 1919. Body re- 
turned to U.S., and buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort 
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WOODS, CLEO M. Private 

Son of Clement and Lucy Woods; born December 15, 1894, 
near Sheldon, Allen County, Ind. Employe of General Elec- 
tric Company, Fort Wayne, Ind. Entered service July 24, 
1917, Fort Wayne. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. ; transferred to 
Camp Greene, N. C; assigned to Medical Corps, 28th Ambu- 
lance Company. Died of pneumonia January 7, 1918, Base 
Hospital, Camp Greene. Buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, 
near Fort Wayne. 




WOODWORTH, EDWARD - - Seaman, 2nd Class 

Born in Allen County, (exact date and parentage unknown)- 
When a babe he was placed in the Allen County Orphan's 
Home. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, Fort Wayne, Ind., in April, 
1917. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 
111. Overseas in July, 1917. A telegram from the War Depart- 
ment announced his death by accidental drowning, Archangel, 
Russia, July 18, 1918. A letter from a comrade announced 
that he lost his life while trying to save an officer from drown- 
ing. 




WRIGHT, EDWARD LEROY .... Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Wright; born May 27, 1900, 
Hammond, Ind. Living in Fort Wayne, Ind., when he enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army February 21, 1917. Sent to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio; thence to Fort Terry, N. Y. Assigned to 2nd 
Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Anti-air Craft Division. 
Went overseas (exact date not known), and was in active ser- 
vice throughout the war. Died of influenza December 17, 
1918, in Evacuation Hospital No. 1, Ravigny, France. Buried 
in the American Cemetery, Ravigny. 




WYSS, JOHN F. Sergeant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Wyss; born January 16, 1895, 
Hesse Cassel, near Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Avia- 
tion Service December 6, 1917, Detroit, Mich. Sent to Dayton, 
Ohio; assigned to 612th Aero Squadron. Promoted to Instructor. 
Expecting an overseas assignment when he was stricken with 
influenza, and died October 7, 1918, Dayton, Ohio. Buried 
with military honors, Hesse Cassel, Allen County, Ind. 



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Names reported from Allen County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained. 



BARRETT, RUSSELL C. Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Private, M. M. Tr. Corps. Died of 
pneumonia, in fall of 1918, (exact date not 
known) Indianapolis, Ind. Buried in Ky. 

BETHNER, EDWARD. Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Private. Died in France. (Exact 
date and cause of death unknown). 

BIBO, SAMUEL. Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Private, Company E, 7th Engineers. 
Killed in action October 14, 1918. 

BOLEAU, CLIFFORD. Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Private. Died at Camp Grant, 111. 
(Date not known). 

DICKSON, ROBERT. Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Died from wounds sometime in July, 1918, 
in France. 

ENGRAM, LEON, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Private, Company A, 804th Pioneer In- 
fantry. Died October 26, 1918, from 
wounds received in action. 

FISHER, JAMES, Wallen, Ind. Private. 
Died of disease Camp Taylor, Ky. (Date 
unknown.) 



GABIEL, ROBERT, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Private. Died of influenza, Camp Dodge 
Iowa. (Date unknown.) 

LONG, LLOYD, Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Private. Killed in action May 30, 1918. 
(Details unknown.) 

McQUOID, ALLEN F. Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Private, Canadian Expedition 

Forces. Killed in action April 9, 1917. 

POOR, GROVER A., Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Private, Company D, 4th Infantry. 
Killed in action October 4, 1918. 

SOMERFELDT, GEORGE R., Fort 
Wayne, Ind. Private. Died at Ft. Sheri- 
dan, 111. (Date unknown). 

TOUTLOFF, JAMES F., Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Private. Killed in action. (Date 
and place unknown.) 

WARFIELD, HARRY, Fort Wayne, Ind- 
Private. Died of influenza December, 
1918. "Somewhere in France." 



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BAKER, RUFUS SAMUEL Private 

Son of George W. and Elizabeth Baker (deceased); born 
January 31, 1896, Jefferson County, Ky. Moved to Bartholo- 
mew County, Ind., in 1912. Employe of Edinburgh Electric 
Light Company. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 11, 

1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Ft. William H. Seward, Alaska; 
assigned to Company F, 14th Infantry. Transferred to Ft. 
Lawton, Wash.; assigned to Company A, 14th Infantry; thence 
to Camp Dodge, la., where he died of pneumonia October 22, 

1918. Buried in New Zion Cemetery, near Ogilville, Ind. 




BARBOUR, WALLACE RAYMOND - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Francis W. and Carrie Bradford Barbour; born 
November 1, 1896, Burnsville, Bartholomew County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered Student Army Training Corps, October 15, 
1918, Winona Lake, Ind.; assigned to Company C, Motor Truck 
Service. Contracted pneumonia; removed to McDonald Hos- 
pital, Warsaw, Ind., where he died October 29, 1918. Buried 
in family cemetery, Burnsville, Bartholomew County, Ind. 




COCHRAN, JESSE L. - - Private 

Son of James Samuel and Indiana Cochran (deceased); 
born February 23, 1887, Elizabethtown, Bartholomew County, 
Ind. Entered service August 30, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 46th Company, 12th 
Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Company I, 78th Infantry. Died of cerebro spinal meningitis 
October 19, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Garland 
Brook Cemetery, Columbus Ind. 




COLTER, EARL GIBSON - - - 1st Lieutenant 

Son of Rev. John G. and Laura K. Colter; born August 16, 
1887, Laurel, Franklin County, Ind. Moved to Bartholomew 
County in early life. Educated in Indiana University. Journ- 
alist. Enlisted in First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind., May 17, 1917. Received Lieutenant's Com- 
mission. Overseas in October, 1917; transferred to the 8th 
Aviation Instruction Center, R.S.C. Italy. Died of influenza 
October 4, 1918, Milan, Italy. Buried in Campo Santo Ceme- 
tery, Genoa. Survived by son, William Gibson Colter. 



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DAUM, JOHN PETER Cook 

Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Daum (both deceased); born 
April 2, 1888, Harrison Township, Bartholomew County, Ind. 
Farmer and stockman. Located in South Dakota at time of 
enlistment. Entered service July 22, 1918, Pierre, S. D. Sent 
to Camp Dodge, la.; assigned to 45th Company, 12th Training 
Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia August 8, 
1918, Camp Dodge, la. Buried in Clifty Cemetery, Columbus, 
Ind. 



ECKELMANN, CARL Corporal 

Son of Daniel W. and Elizabeth Eckelmann; born July 8, 
1892, Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service July 26, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; thence transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. 
Assigned to Battery C, 36th Regiment. Promoted to Corporal. 
Died of influenza January 31, 1919, Camp McClellan, Ala. 
Buried in Jonesville Cemetery. Survived by widow, Esther 
Kiel Eckelmann, Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Ind. 



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GASTON, FRANK H. Private 

Son of Singdon T. and Hannah A. Gaston; born January 11, 
1884, Burnsville, Bartholomew County, Ind. Laborer. En- 
tered service March 28, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Transferred to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Unassigned. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio. Buried in Burnsville Cemetery, Bartholomew 
County, Ind. 




GUTHRIE, WILBUR ANDERSON - - - Private 
Son of Irwin and Daisy Guthrie (Wolfinger); born January 1, 
1898, Nashville, Ind. Moved to Columbus, Ind., in 1906. 
Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 14, 1917, 
Columbus, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Com- 
pany K, 11th Infantry. Transferred to Ft. Douglas, Ariz.; 
thence to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Embarked for overseas Febru- 
ary 19, 1918; assigned to Company F, 315th Infantry. Killed 
in action November 6, 1918, near Verdun, France. Buried, 
Commune of Consenvoye, Meuse, France. 



HOVIS, JOHN WESLEY Private 

Son of Lewis and Mary C. Hovis; born August 30, 1886, Van 
Buren Township, Brown County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 21, 1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 42nd Company, 11th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to Machine Gun Company, 152nd Infantry. Died of pneu- 
monia January 2, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in Grand 
View Cemetery. Survived by widow, Grace Hovis, Ogilville, 
Bartholomew County, Ind. 



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HUNTER, ARTHUR VAN WYE - - - - Private 
Son of Frank and Ida Walker Hunter; born November 25, 
1891, near Columbus, Ind. Farmer. Entered service Sep- 
tember 5, 1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 42nd Company, 11th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Em- 
barked for overseas September 3, 1918; assigned to Company H, 
325th Infantry. Died of pneumonia May 12, 1919, on board 
ship A ntonio Lopez while returning to U. S. Buried in Harmony 
Cemetery, Bartholomew County, Ind. 




JENKINS, JESSE ARNOLD ----- Private 
Son of Henry (deceased) and Anna Jenkins; born April 6, 
1893, Jennings County, Ind. Later moved to Columbus, Ind. 
Blacksmith. Entered service June 5, 1918, Greensburg, Ind. 
Sent to Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Training School. 
Transferred to Washington Barracks, D.C. Overseas in Sep- 
tember, 1918. Stricken with influenza enroute, he died October 
10, 1918, Liverpool, England. Body returned to U.S. in 
August, 1920, and buried in Bear Creek Cemetery, Jennings 
County, Ind. 




LARKIN, JAMES BENNETT .... Private 

Son of Mark V. and Minnie Larkin; born June 19, 1898, 
Columbus, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
January 8, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. ; 
assigned to Motor Mechanic Signal Corps. Transferred to 
Camp Hancock, Ga., where he died of pneumonia February 10, 
1918. The first soldier whose body was brought home to Colum- 
bus for burial. Buried with military honors in Garland Brook 
Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. 




MADDOCK, WILLIAM CECIL - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of William and Matilda Maddock; born January 10, 
1898, Grammer, Bartholomew County, Ind. Laborer. En- 
tered service October 15, 1918, Columbus, Ind., and was sent 
to Winona Training Camp, Winona Lake, Ind. Assigned to 
Motor Truck Unit, Student Army Training Corps. Died of 
influenza October 31, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Buried in Garland 
Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. Survived by widow, Mae 
Foist Maddock, LaHabra, Cal. 




MOYER, ORVILLE GEORGE - - - - Gunner 

Son of Charles D. (deceased) and Mary Moyer (Wilkerson) : 
born November 7, 1896, Columbus, Ind. Went to Canada 
early in 1916, and enlisted in Canadian Army, August 19, 
1916, Amherstburg, Ontario. Assigned to Battery C, 63rd 
Field Artillery. Overseas in October, 1916; assigned to 31st 
Battery, 334th Regiment, 9th Brigade. Killed in action No- 
vember 3, 1917, near Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium. Buried 
in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Plot 12, Row E, Grave 7 . 



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NEUERT,|KARL HENRY - Electrician, 2nd Class 

Son of John M. and Martha Alice Neuert; born March 14, 

1898, Indianapolis, Ind. Family moved to Columbus, Ind., in 

1916. Telegraph operator. Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 2, 

1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station; assigned to 2nd Company, Wireless Service Unit. 
Assigned to duty as operator on the President Lincoln. Killed 
in action May 31, 1918, when the President Lincoln was tor- 
pedoed on fifth return trip from France. 




NEWBY, HERBERT D. ... Private, S.A.T.C. 

Son of Fred L. and Monta G. Newby; born May 12, 1900, 
Columbus, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Student Army Training 
Corps, Purdue University, October 10, 1918. Assigned to 
Company I, Section A. Died of scarlet fever December 11, 
1918, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. Buried in Gar- 
land Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. 




NEWSOM, MILLARD LEONARD - - - Private 
Son of Harley C. and Nannie V. Newsom (Lane); born 
February' 24, 1895, Indianapolis, Ind. Moved to Columbus in 
1898. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 1911; served three 
years. Re-enlisted December 13, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind.; 
assigned to Company D, 5th U.S. Engineers. Transferred to 
Company F, 30th Engineers, 1st Gas and Flame Regiment. 
Overseas in June, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 21, 1918, 
Base Hospital No. 50, Mesves, France. Buried in Mesves 
Cemetery. Survived by widow, Hazel Newsom, Lima, Ohio. 




NYSEYVANDER, VICTOR HUGO - - - Captain 
Son of Jasper D. and Anna Nysewander; born July 22, 1886, 
Plainfield, Hendricks County, Ind. Moved to Jonesville, 
Bartholomew County, Ind., in 1910. Graduated from Michi- 
gan University Law School in 1911. Entered Officers_Training 
Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, in November, 1917. Com- 
missioned 1st Lieutenant. Overseas in June, 1918, with Com- 
pany K, 359th Infantry, 90th Division. Killed in action No- 
vember 4, 1918, near Bantheville, France. Buried in Romagne 
Cemetery, No. 1232, Grave 19, Sec. 46, Plot 1. 




PATRICK, HARRY GEORGE - - - - Private 
Son of Gustavus (deceased) and Mary C. Patrick; born 
February 1, 1890, Ogilville, Bartholomew County, Ind. Line- 
man, Central Union Telephone Company. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army December 9, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
San Francisco, Cal.; transferred to Fortress Monroe, Ya. Over- 
seas July 14, 1918, with Battery A, 62nd Coast Artillery. Died 
of pneumonia November 2, 1918. Body returned to U.S. in 
January, 1921, and buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Colum- 
bus, Ind. 



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PLUNKETT, LEO -.-.... Private 

Son of Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Plunkett; born May 20, 
1888, Columbus, Ind. Painter. Entered service May 24, 1918, 
Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
7th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Merritt, N.J. Overseas in September, 
1918; died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, Base Hospital No. 
33, Brest, France. Body returned to U.S., and interred in 
Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Hattie Plunkett, Indianapolis, Ind. 




PUMPHREY, WILLIAM ------ Private 

Son of Cyrus (deceased) and Mary E. Pumphrey; born 
August 11, 1888, near Hope, Bartholomew County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service July 20, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky., where he served as cook in Central Officers 
Training School, 29th Cooks and Bakers Training School. 
Died of influenza-pneumonia October 20, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Moravian Cemetery, Hope, Bartholomew 
County, Ind. 




RHUDE, SHERMAN LAURIN - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Asher and Mary L. Rhude; born September 21, 1897, 
Hamblen Township, Brown County, Ind. Moved to a farm 
near Columbus, Ind., in 1907. Employe of Nordyke-Marmon 
Company, Indianapolis, when he entered the Student Army 
Training Corps, Purdue University, October 1, 1918. Died of 
influenza January 23, 1919, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Lafayette, 
Ind. Buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. 




ROBERTSON, FLOYD .,.--- Cook 

Son of Benjamin (deceased) and Margaret Robertson; born 
September 16, 1894, Hope, Bartholomew County, Ind. Baker. 
Entered service June 15, 1918, Columbus, Ind.; assigned to 
Mechanic's School for Truck Drivers, Indianapolis, Ind., where 
he was promoted to Instructor in Motor Trucks. Assigned to 
Headquarters Company No. 2, member of band. Died of 
pneumonia October 3, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Buried in 
Moravian Cemetery, Hope, Ind. Survived by widow, Lavern 
Robertson, Hope, Ind. 




ROUPP, JULIUS -------- Private 

Son of Henry and Lydia Finkle Roupp; born January 21, 
1891, Union Township, Bartholomew County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service August 30, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 46th Company, 12th Training 
Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company K, 
78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, Camp 
Custer, Mich. Buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, 
Ind. 



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STILABOWER, CHARLES EDWARD - - Corporal 
Son of William H. and Samantha Stilabower (deceased); 
born December 18, 1898, Taylorsville, Bartholomew County, 
Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 10, 1917, 
Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; thence to Ft. 
Bliss, Tex. Assigned to Company D, 17th Infantry. Em- 
barked for overseas October 31, 1917; assigned to Company H, 
18th Infantry, 1st Division. Died October 21, 1918, from 
wounds received in action. Buried in the American Cemetery, 
Exermont Ardennes, France. 




STILLABOWER, WALTER VALENTINE - - Private 
Son of Henry and Phoebe Stillabower; born May 10, 1896, 
near Edinburg, Bartholomew County, Ind. Educated in 
Central Normal College, Danville, Ind. Teacher. Entered 
service April 5, 1918, Champaign, 111. Sent to Ft. Wright, 
N. Y.; assigned to Coast Artillery Corps. Stricken with pneu- 
monia two days after he reached camp, he died April 20, 1918. 
Buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburg, Ind. 




TABOR, LOUIS JACKSON Bugler 

Son of Erasmus (deceased) and Susan Tabor; born August 4, 
1900, Brownstown, Ind. Moved with parents to Columbus, 
Ind., in 1909. Laborer. Enlisted in U. S. Regular Army 
November 2, 1916, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to 
Fort Houston, Tex.; assigned to Company E, 28th Infantry. 
Embarked for overseas June 14, 1917; attached to 1st Division. 
Killed in action July 18, 1918, near Soissons, France. Cited 
by General Summerall, Division Commander, for bravery in 
action. 




VOYLS, KENT Private 

Son of John Frank and Georgia Voyls; born October 26, 
1887, Elizabethtown, Bartholomew County, Ind. Mechanic. 
Entered service June 24, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd Training Bat- 
talion, 158th Depot Brigade. Overseas in September, 1918; 
assigned to Company L, 319th Infantry. Killed in action 
November 2, 1918, Argonne Forest. Buried in Argonne Ameri- 
can Cemetery, Romagne, France. Survived by three children, 
Frank, Dorothy, and Raymond Voyls. 




WILCOXSON, FRANK LESLIE - - - - Private 
Son of George M. Wilcoxson (deceased), and Cynthia Wil- 
coxson (Schlechter) ; born February 26, 1894, Barren County, 
Ky. When a small boy moved with parents to Columbus, 
Ind. Painter. Entered service June 22, 1918, Columbus, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 7th Company, 
2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Cooks and Bakers Training School. Died of influenza 
October 8, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried 
in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. 



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WOEHRMAN, BENJAMIN HARRISON - - Private 
Son of William and Sophia Woehrman (both deceased) ; born 
November 13, 1889, Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service July 25, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 38th Company, 10th Train- 
ing Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp 
McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Battery A, 36th Field Artillery. 
Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried 
in White Creek Cemetery, Bartholomew County, Ind. 



'Some as peaceful as rocked by a mother's hand, 
Are lying asleep in a foreign land, 
Where the long white rows of crosses stand. 

And o'er fallen heads that are lying low, 
Where none but God and the angels know, 
The wheat shall spring and the poppies glow." 

P. R. Lostutter, Taylorsville, Ind. 






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CRAWFORD, OTTIE G. Unassigned 

Son of Homer and Sarah L. Barker Crawford; born April 22, 
1899, Fowler, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 23, 1917, 
Fowler, Ind., and was sent to Indianapolis, where he contracted 
pneumonia and was ordered home immediately. He died May 
4, 1917, at the home of his mother, and was buried in Fowler 
Cemetery, Benton County, Ind. 




FENTERS, EDGAR - Private 

Son of William and Sarah Montgomery Fenters (deceased) ; 
born March 24, 1876 in Warren County, Ind. Moved to Bos- 
well, Benton County, in 1898. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
in 1907. Saw service in Philippine Islands, and China; and 
after serving six years, was mustered out. Re-enlisted April 
10, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned 
to Company H, 45th Infantry. Died of pneumonia May 12, 
1918, Camp Taylor. Buried in Boswell, Benton County, Ind. 




FORD, ALBERT B. ------- Private 

Son of James Riley and Laura Bernice Ford (deceased); 
born March 3, 1894, Earl Park, Benton County, Ind. Entered 
service September 3, 1917, Fowler, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 
111.; assigned to Company C, 5th Limited Service Regiment, 
Motor Transport Corps, as truck driver. Contracted pneu- 
monia, from which he died October 6, 1917, Base Hospital, 
Camp Grant. Buried with military honors in Earl Park 
Cemetery, Earl Park, Benton County, Ind. 




HANCOCK, CHARLES W. Private 

Son of Clarence and Hester Jennings Hancock; born October 
17, 1893, New Holland, Ohio. Moved to Oxford, Ind., in 1906. 
Enlisted in Indiana National Guard June 23, 1917, Indianapolis. 
Assigned to Company A, 1st Regiment, (151st Infantry). Sent 
to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss., where he died of pneumonia January 15, 1918. Buried 
in Williamsport, Ohio. The American Legion Post, Oxford, 
Ind., is named in his honor. 



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HUNTINGTON, FRANKLIN MARION - - Private 

Son of Joseph and Mary Huntington; born March 24, 1890, 
Newton County, Ind. Family moved to Benton County when 
he was only a few years old, where he spent the greater part of 
his life. In 1912 he took up a mining claim in Montana, where 
he entered service May 1, 1917. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; 
assigned to 31st Company, 8th Battalion, 166th Depot Brigade. 
Accidentally shot July 14, 1918. Buried in Earl Park Ceme- 
tery, Benton County, Ind. 




JOHNSON, WILLIAM ------ Private 

Son of James and Katherine Philipps Johnson; born No- 
vember 4, 1891, Chicago, 111. Family moved to Fowler, Ind. 
in 1894. Enlisted in U. S. Regular Army in 1909, served a 
three year enlistment, and was discharged. Re-enlisted, 
November 15, 1917. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to 
Auxiliary Remount Depot, No. 318. Transferred to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio, where he died of pneumonia April 5, 1918. 
Buried, Fowler, Ind. 




KENNEDY, MARTIN P. Private 

Son of Patrick J. and Ella Carroll Kennedy; born November 
27, 1895, Templeton, Benton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 30, 1918, Fowler, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to 31st Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Contracted pneumonia, and died October 12, 
1918. Buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Oxford, Benton 
County, Ind. The American Legion Post, Otterbein, Ind., is 
named in his honor. 




McINTYRE, RICHARD THOMAS - - - Private 
Son of Michael Francis and Margaret Dwyer Mclntyre; 
born September 10, 1891, Ambia, Benton County, Ind. En- 
tered service March 29, 1918, Fowler. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to 24th Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; then to 
Kelly Field, Tex.; assigned to the Medical Department. Died 
of pneumonia October 16, 1918, San Antonio, Tex. Buried 
in St. Mary's Cemetery, Dunnington, Benton County, Ind. 
The American Legion Post, Ambia, Ind., is named in his honor. 




McKAY, WILBUR - - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor McKay; born May 4, 1887, 
Ripley County, Ind. Living in Fowler, Ind., when he entered 
service June 24, 1918. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned 
to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Bri- 
gade. Transferred to Company G, 336th Infantry. Overseas 
in September, 1918; assigned to Company H, 358th Infantry. 
Participated in battle of St. Mihiel. Died of pneumonia 
October 28, 1918, Mesves, France. 



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MAUZY, CHARLES GERALD - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Charles G. and Sarah L. Mauzy; born October 19, 
1894, Fowler, Ind. Educated in Muncie Normal School. 
Entered Naval Aviation Service in Chicago, III., in September, 
1917. Transferred to Cornell University; thence to Camp 
Dix, N. J.; later to Rich Field, Waco, Tex. In July, 1918 
transferred to Rockwell Field, Cal., where he received com- 
mission as Second Lieutenant. Killed in airplane accident 
July 16, 1919, while flying over Hollywood, Cal. Buried in 
Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Ind. 




PLANTE, DELORIS L. Private 

Son of Isaac and Delina Plante; born May 18, 1895, Fowler, 
Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 3, 1917, 
Fowler, Ind., and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Trans- 
ferred to El Paso, Tex. ; assigned to Medical Branch, Field 
Hospital No. 12, 1st Division. Went overseas in September, 
1917. Took part in battles of Cantigny, Marne, and St. 
Mihiel. Died of pneumonia November 10, 1918, Bourges, 
France. 




PLANTE, MEDDIE EDWARD .... Private 

Son of Isaac and Delina Plante; born April 2, 1897, Fowler, 
Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 3, 1918, Fowler, 
Ind., and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 13th 
Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Contracted pneumonia, from which he died October 8, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Ind. 




SMITH, RAYMOND Corporal 

Son of George B. and Cora E. Smith; born February 4, 1893, 
Potomac, 111. Moved to Fowler, Ind., in 1896. Entered 
service September 22, 1917, Fowler. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S C, and then 
to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to 
Company F, 105th Engineers, 30th Division. Took part in 
battles of Bellecourt, Brancourt, and La Salle River. Died of 
pneumonia March 25, 1919, Le Mans, France. 




WELLS, WILLIAM EDWARD - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Thomas and Mary Wells; born July 6, 1887, Peach 
Orchard, Ark. While still an infant, family moved to Frank- 
fort, Ind., and later to Talbot, Benton County, Ind., where the 
son entered service July 22, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. Promoted to 2nd Lieu- 
tenant; assigned to Battery D, 34th Field Artillery. Died in 
camp October 6, 1918, of pneumonia. Buried in Locust Grove 
Cemetery, near Tab, Warren County, Ind. 



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COOK, EARL J. ------- - Private 

Son of Orlando and Margaret Cook; born November 28, 
1896, Blackford County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 5, 1918, Hartford City, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia, 
October 12, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in I.O.O.F. 
Cemetery, Hartford City, Ind. 




GOODWIN, WILLIAM - - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Clump Goodwin; born July 
21, 1892, Chicago, III. Family moved to Blackford County, 
Ind., in 1898. Painter. Enlisted in U.S. Aviation Service, in 
December, 1916, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Sent to San 
Antonio, Tex.; then to Ft. Sill, Okla.; then to San Diego, Cal. 
Killed in airplane accident, December 3, 1918, while attempt- 
ing a test flight, San Diego, Cal. Buried in Alamogordo, N. M. 




GRAY, ELI AS WEART Private 

Son of Warren G. and Alice W. Gray; born April 5, 1890, 
Bradford, Pa. Moved to Blackford County, Ind., in 1894. 
Field manager of Jarecki Manufacturing Company, Drumright, 
Okla., when he entered service May 29, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Bowie, Tex. Overseas in July, 1918; assigned to Headquarters 
Company, 36th Division. Participated in the Champagne 
Offensive. Died of pneumonia October 15, 1918, Hospital, 
Mixte, France. The American Legion Post, Drumright, Okla., 
named in his honor. 




KNECHT, JOSEPH CHRISTIAN - - - - Private 
Son of Mathias and Elizabeth Knecht; born May 23, 1894, 
Hartford City, Ind. Manager of Knecht Milling Company- 
Entered service March 29, 1918, Hartford City. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 4th Company, 1st Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to 
Headquarters Company, 47th Infantry. Died September 29, 
1918, from wounds received in action. Buried in American 
Cemetery, No. 624, Grave No. 9, Rampont, Meuse, France. 



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McCOLLY, CHARLES J. - - - Private, S.A.T.C- 
Son of Amiziah J. and Adelaide McColly; born June 25, 
1899, on a farm near Hartford City, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in the Student Army Training Corps, Winona Lake, Ind., 
October 15, 1918. Assigned to Company A, Motor Transport 
Corps. Died of pneumonia November 11, 1918, Otterbine 
Hospital, Camp Winona. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 
Hartford City, Ind. 



MILLARD, CLYDE ------- Private 

Son of David B. and Grace Millard; born May 3, 1900, 
Bristol, Va. Moved to Blackford County, Ind., in February, 
1902. Apprentice moulder. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
January 15, 1917, Columbus, Ohio. Transferred to Camp 
Colt, Pa. Went overseas in June, 1917; assigned to Company 
M, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Took part in several major 
offensives. Died April 27, 1918, from wounds received in 
action at Cantigny, France. The American Legion Post, 
Montpelier, Ind., named in his honor. 



MOYER, PAUL O. E. Private 

Son of William H. and Delia Moyer; born November 10, 
1900, Hartford City, Ind. Student in high school when he 
enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, April 15, 1917. Sent to Colum- 
bus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Ft. Constitution, N. H.; 
assigned to Battery F, 12th Field Artillery. Died of pneu- 
monia January 19, 1918, on board the Olympic, enroute for 
England. Body returned and buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 
Hartford City, Ind. The Paul Moyer Post of the American 
Legion, Hartford City, is named in his honor. 



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REDDING, SHERMAN A. Private 

Son of William and Rosa Redding; born February 8, 1894, 
Wells County, Ind. Family later moved to Montpelier, Black- 
ford County, where the son enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
August 22, 1916. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio.; assigned 
to Medical Department, and was sent to Honolulu, H. I., where 
he died of disease, August 8, 1917. Buried in Military Ceme- 
tery, Honolulu. 




RINARD, PAUL ------- Sergeant 

Son of William F. and Asenath Pierce Rinard ; born Novem- 
ber 26, 1893, Red Key, Jay County, Ind. Moved with family 
to Blackford County in 1895. Student in Marion Normal Col- 
lege, when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in April, 1913. 
Chicago, 111. Serving with Company D, 29th Infantry, when 
he died of influenza, October 6, 1918, Camp Beauregard, La. 
Buried in Montpelier, Blackford County, Ind. 



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SMITH, FIRMAN R. - - Private 

Son of James N. and Lilly A. Smith; born November 16, 
1895, Blackford County, Ind. Farm laborer. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army September 9, 1916, Marion, Ind.; sent to 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Camp Douglas, 
Ariz.; assigned to Company M, 35th infantry. Overseas in 
June, 1917. Participated in battles of Soissons, St. Mihiel, 
and Argonne. Wounded in action in Argonne Forest, and 
died October 6, 1918. (Exact place unknown). 



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STEINHELBER, WILLIAM _-..-_. Seaman 
Son of John M. and Crona Steinhelber (both deceased); 
born August 15, 1892, Hartford City, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Navy December 5, 1917, Hartford City, and was sent 
to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Trans- 
ferred to Boston, Mass., where he died from accidental causes 
July 29, 1918. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Hartford City, 
Ind. 




WHITACRE, ORVIL L. - Private 

Son of Arthur and Emaline Whitacre; born October 4, 1893, 
Hartford City, Ind. Glass worker. Called into service 
March 29, 1918, Hartford City, Ind., and was sent to Camp 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 4th Company, 1st Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Mills, 
N. Y. ; assigned to Company M, 47th Infantry. Sailed for 
France, May 9, 1918. Died August 9, 1918, from wounds 
received in action. (Place unknown). 



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BRINDLE, JOHN L. Corporal 

Son of Livings H. (deceased) and Georgietta Brindle; born 
November 11, 1886, Boone County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 23, 1917, Lebanon, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J., April 9, 
1918; assigned to Battery E, 15th Field Artillery, 2nd Division. 
Fought at Chateau-Thierry, Soissons, St. Mihiel, Champagne, 
Mont Blanc Ridge. Killed in action October 5, 1918, near 
Somme-Py. Awarded Croix de Guerre (posthumously) for 
bravery in action. 




BROWN, CLARENCE EMMETT - - - Corporal 
Son of Seth and Jane Brown (deceased); born July 10, 1895, 
near Mechanicsburg, Boone County, Ind. Painter. Entered 
service February 28, 1918, Lebanon, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, 
S. C. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company I, 39th 
Infantry, 4th Division. Wounded July 19, and died July 23, 
1918, in Evacuation Hospital, No. 18. Survived by widow, 
Efne Padgett Brown, Lebanon, Ind. The Emmett Brown Post 
of the American Legion in Lebanon is named in his honor. 




BROWN, HERDIS Private 

Son of Tilman E. and Mary J. Brown; born June 13, 1891, 
Putnam County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 19, 
1918, Lebanon, Ind. Assigned to Vocational Training School, 
No. 2, Indianapolis, for mechanical training. Died of influenza- 
pneumonia October 7, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Buried in Old 
Union Cemetery, Jackson Township, Boone County, Ind. Sur- 
vived by widow, Blanche Bernice Brown, Greencastle, Ind. 




CALDWELL, ARTHUR RAYMOND - - - Private 
Son of Ora D. and Ella May Caldwell; born July 21, 1896, 
Boone County, Ind. Farmer. Entered Service January 1, 
1918. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to 428th Squadron, 
22nd Company Aviation Service. Transferred to Moultrie- 
ville, S. C. Then to Camp Eustis, Va.; assigned to Head- 
quarters Company, 45th Regiment, Coast Artillery; thence to 
Headquarters Company, 37th Coast Artillery. Died of influ- 
enza October 12, 1918, Camp Eustis, Va. Buried in Lutheran 
Cemetery, Whitestown, Ind. 



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COFFMAN, OMER JAMES - - - - - Private 
Son of Andrew (deceased) and Flora Coffman; born Jan- 
uary 10, 1892, Thorntown, Boone County, Ind. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army August 10, 1913, in Indianapolis; assigned to 
Company E, 26th Infantry. Served under Pershing on the 
Mexican Border. Overseas in June, 1917, with 26th Infantry, 
1st Division. Participated in battles of Toul, Picardy, Chau- 
mont, Montdidier, Cantigny, Chateau-Thierry, Soissons. Killed 
in action July 20, 1918, St. Mihiel Sector. (Burial place un- 
known.) 




COMBS, RAYMOND WILLIAM - - - - Private 
Son of Jonathan B. and Anna Sparks Combs; born Decem- 
ber 1, 1894, Hamilton County, Ind. Living in Zionsville, 
Boone County, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
December 23, 1915, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Sent to Ft. Ward, 
Wash. Enlisted in Canadian Expeditionary Forces; assigned 
to 10th Trench Mortar Battery, 47th Battalion, 4th Division. 
Overseas in October, 1916. Received baptism of fire several 
times in front line trenches. Killed in action January 20, 1917. 
Buried in Military Cemetery, Vellers-au-Bois, France. 




COPELAND, GRACE Army Nurse 

Daughter of Taylor S. and Martha E. Copeland (deceased) ; 
born August 19, 1890, Boone County, Ind. Graduated from 
Indianapolis City Hospital in 1917. Enlisted as Army Nurse 
July 18, 1918, Indianapolis. Assigned to Base Hospital, 
Camp Wadsworth, S. C; then to Hotel Holley, N. Y. Over- 
seas in September, 1918, with Base Hospital No. 68. Died of 
meningitis September 30, 1918, in U.S. Base Hospital, Ports- 
mouth, England. Buried in Magdalen Hill Cemetery, Win- 
chester, England. Body later returned to U.S. and buried in 
Lebanon, Ind. 




GREGG, JOSEPH RASTUS Private 

Foster-son of Joseph R. and Melvina Gregg; born December 
25, 1901 in Cocke County, Tenn. Enlisted in Company H, 
2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard (152nd Infantry) June 
18, 1917, Lebanon, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Went 
overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company A, 4th Infantry. 
Participated in Second Battle of Marne, and the Argonne Forest. 
Killed in action October 21, 1918. (Place unknown). 




HARDESTY, LEON L. ------ Private 

Son of Charles and Blanche Colgrove Hardesty; born March 
15, 1901, Lebanon, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army May 6, 1917, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Trans- 
ferred to Eagle Pass, Tex.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 
3rd Infantry. Died "from accidental causes", September 18, 
1917, Eagle Pass, Tex. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, 
Ind. 



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HARSHBARGER, ERNEST ERASTUS - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Arlando Leotus and Sarah A. Harshbarger; born 
January 5, 1894, Worth Township, Boone County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service July 1, 1918, Lebanon, Ind. Sent to Val- 
paraiso University for special training; transferred to the Uni- 
versity of Michigan; assigned to 4th Company, Student Army 
Training Corps. Died of influenza October 19, 1918, in St. 
Joseph Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich. Buried in Mounts Run 
Cemetery, Union Township, Boone County, Ind. 




HITTLE, MASON B. ... Apprentice Seaman 

Son of Lawrence and Mary A. Hittle; born September 9, 
1900, Boone County, Ind. Student. Entered U.S. Naval 
Reserve Force August 14, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Died of 
bronichal pneumonia, following influenza, September 15, 1918, 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Buried in the West 
Side Cemetery, Milton, Ind. 




IMBLER, LORING EUGENE - Cadet, Signal Corps 
Son of Samuel and Ora E. Imbler; born June 15, 1896, Zions- 
ville, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Air Service October 30, 
1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; thence to 
Kelly Field, Tex., and later to Garden City, N.Y.; assigned to 
245th Aero Squadron. Overseas in January, 1918. Joined 
the 135th Aero Squadron in England. After four months of 
active service in France, he contracted influenza, and died 
October 29, 1918, Toul, France. 




KIMBLE, CHESTER PLEASANT - - - Private 

Son of William B. and Alice Kimble; born April 9, 1890, 
Terhune, Boone County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service Sep- 
tember 3, 1918, Lebanon, Ind., and was sent to Camp Grant, 
111. Assigned to Company G, 5th Limited Service Regiment. 
Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga.; assigned to 19th Company, 
Machine Gun Detachment. Died of pneumonia October 13, 
1918, in Base Hospital, Camp Hancock, Ga. Buried in Crown 
View Cemetery, Sheridan, Ind. 




KING, BERNARD EARL - - Fireman, 1st Class 

Son of Newton J. and Mary E. King; born February 23, 
1891, Boone County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy 
July 23, 1917. Sent to Norfolk, Va. Promoted to 1st class 
fireman.' Overseas in August, 1918. Died of bronchial pneu- 
monia, October 4, 1918, on board U.S.S. Nicholson in foreign 
waters'. His body was returned to the United States, and buried 
in Crown View Cemetery, near Sheridan, Ind. 



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LUCAS, GAIL BRYAN Private 

Son of Lafayette and Lena Lottie Lucas; born October 12, 
1896, near Advance, Boone County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 3, 1918, Lebanon, Ind., and was sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Knox, 
Ky.; assigned to Battery A, 67th Field Artillery. Died of 
influenza-pneumonia October 13, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Ind. 




MILLS, ELBERT FRANKLIN - -■ - - Private 
Son of Thomas and Alice Mills; born January 12, 1893, 
Zionsville, Boone County, Ind. Stone worker. Entered 
service April 27, 1918, Elk Point, S. D. Sent to Camp Funston, 
Kan.; assigned to Company K, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. 
Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y., and went overseas in June, 
1918. Killed in action September 12, 1918. Survived by 
widow, Olive Mills, and one son, Elbert Alexander Mills, Sioux 
City, la. 




MYERS, EDGAR EVERT - - - - - Private 
Son of George Milford and Carrie Myers; born February 25, 
1893, Boone County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 
1918, Lebanon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to 1st Company, Development Battalion; later to 
7th Regiment Infirmary. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, near Boone- 
Clinton County line. 




NANCE, OGLE DALLAS Private 

Son of Felix and Ida May Nance; born May 14, 1895, near 
Lebanon, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1908, 
Lebanon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery 
C, 36th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. 
While home on a furlough, attending the burial of his wife, 
Margaret Eastburn Nance, in Sheldon, 111., he was stricken with 
influenza, and died October 21, 1918. Buried by the side of 
his wife, near Sheldon, 111. Survived by son, Kenneth East- 
burn Nance. 




NEIDLINGER, FRANCIS WILLIAM - - - Private 
Son of Lewis M. and Anna E. Neidlinger; born January 6. 
1898, New Augusta, Ind. Employe of Pitman-Moore Com- 
pany, Zionsville, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August 

6, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to 
Ambulance Corps, No. 341. Transferred to Company G, 342nd 
Infantry, 86th Division. Overeas in September, 1918; trans- 
ferred to Company L, 56th Infantry. Killed in action November 

7, 1918, Preney Ridge. Survived by widow, Hazel M. Neid- 
linger, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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NELSON, ALBERT NOEL .... Private 

Son of Lloyd T. (deceased) and Florence Alexander Nelson; 
born May 21, 1897, Lebanon, Ind. While a student in Swarth- 
more College, Pa., he withdrew at the close of his Junior year 
and was admitted to the Central Officers Training School, 
Camp Taylor, Ky., August 29, 1918. Assigned to 12th Train- 
ing Battery. Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Base 
Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, 
Lebanon, Ind. 



NICELY, BERT A. ------- Private 

Son of David and Candis Nicely; born December 13, 1896, 
Advance, Boone County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Company 
L, Indiana National Guard, June 22, 1916, Lebanon, Ind. Served 
on Mexican Border in summer of 1916. Re-enlisted, and was 
sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned 
to Company C, 168th Infantry, Forty-second (Rainbow) 
Division. Killed in action October 16, 1918. Buried in Com- 
mune of Exermont, Grave No. 2. The American Legion Post 
No. 201, Jamestown, Ind., is named in his honor. 



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SURBER, VIRGIL B. ------ - Private 

Son of William Henry and Emma Rilis Surber; born Decem- 
ber 20, 1895, in Pulaski County, Ky. Since 1912 had been 
working on a farm in Boone County, Ind. Called into service 
July 22, 1918, Lebanon, Ind., and was sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Assigned to 17th Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Later transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned 
to Battery F, 36th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 
25, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Freedom Cemetery, 
Pulaski County, Ky. 




WITT, JACOB RALPH U.S. Navy 

Son of Wallace and Ida Witt; born April 16, 1896, in Boone 
County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 7, 1918, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 
Chicago, 111.; assigned to Radio Branch of U.S. Navy. Con- 
tracted influenza, and died October 28, 1918, in Base Hospital, 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Buried in Bethel Ceme- 
tery, near Lebanon, Ind. 



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BROWN, LAWRENCE GLEN .... Sergeant 
Son of Marion Lee and Lourena Brown; born January 26, 
1890, Nashville, Ind. Instructor, Cornell University. En- 
tered service September 22, 1917, Nashville, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to Medical Detachment, 84th Division. Transferred 
to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas in September, 1918. Died 
May 23, 1919, from wounds, Mesves Hospital Center, France. 
Survived by widow, Hazel Snepp Brown; Indianapolis, Ind. 




CROUCH, JOHN MELVIN Private 

Son of Daniel and Bertha Crouch; born June 28, 1899, near 
Nashville, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
August 23, 1916, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Served on 
Mexican Border with Company K, 3rd Infantry. Overseas in 
June, 1917, with Company H, 26th Infantry. Transferred to 
Company D, Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division. Died of 
empyema March 15, 1918 in France. Survived by widow, 
Mamie Harden Crouch, and one son, John Dwight Crouch, 
Nashville, Ind. 




CROUCH, ODDIE Private 

Son of Benjamin F. and Martha White Crouch (deceased); 
born October 24, 1891, Nashville, Ind. Teacher. Entered 
service June 15, 1918, Nashville, Ind. Sent to vocational 
training school, Chamber of Commerce, Indianapolis; trans- 
ferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; then to Camp Custer, Mich., 
where he was assigned to 9th Company, Motor Transport Unit. 
Died of influenza November 22, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. 
Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nashville, Ind. 




FORD, DONALD IROS Corporal 

Son of James E. and Louella M. Ford; born May 28, 1891, 
Nashville, Ind. A graduate of the C. T. Ludwig Training 
School for Detectives, Kansas City, Mo., and was following his 
profession when he was called into service May 21, 1918, 
Ottowa, 111. Trained at Camp Gordon, Ga., and Camp Merritt, 
N. J. Went overseas in July, 1918; assigned to Company M, 
28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action October 12, 1918. 
(Place unknown). 



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GRIFFIN, RAY Private 

Son of Adam and Sarah Pogue Griffin; born February 27, 
1895, Brown County, Ind. Barber. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army May 7, 1917, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Transferred to El Paso, Tex. Went overseas in June, 1917, 
with Company I, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action 
July 19, 1918, near Soissons, France. Buried in American 
Cemetery, Commune of Ploisy, Aisne, France. 




HUTCHINGS, ERNIE CLYDE - - - - Private 
Son of James and Mary Hutchings; born July 8, 1897, 
Clark County, 111. Family later moved to Brown County, Ind., 
and then to Terre Haute. Enlisted in Company B, 2nd Infan- 
try, Indiana National Guard (Company B, )5"nd Infantry), 
June 27, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Embarked for overseas June 12, 1918; assigned to Company G, 
4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action July 23, 1918, 
Marne Offensive. (Burial place unknown). 



JONES, JESSIE -------- Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Jones; born July 7, 1892, 
Franklin, Johnson County, Ind. Reared by foster parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Jacob West of Nashville, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service July 26, 19 8, Nashville, and was sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Assigned to 39th Company, 10th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Went overseas, and was assigned to 309th Trench 
Mortar Battery. Died of pneumonia November 6, 1918. 
(Place unknown). 




MOORE, ARTHUR ------- Private 

Son of Harvey and Sarah Jane Moore; born September 25, 
1888, Nashville, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 
1917, Nashville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; then to 
Hattiesburg, Miss. Assigned to Company E, 151st Infantry. 
Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 18th 
Infantry, 1st Division. Went into action immediately, and 
was killed July 21, 1918. (Burial place unknown.) 




SCHROCK, LEW ESTEL ----- Sergeant 
Son of Venes and Emma Schrock; born May 11, 1893, 
Nashville, Ind. Railroad employe. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army July 5, 1914, Indianapolis. Sent to Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio; assigned to Company A, 9th Infantry. Went overseas 
in June, 19 1 7 ; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 9th Infan- 
try, American Expeditionary Forces. Died October 12, 1918 
from wounds. (' lace not known.) 



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SHULZ, WALTER Corporal 

Son of Adolph R. and Ada Walter Shulz; born June 10, 1895, 
in Munich, Bavaria. Educated in the schools of Delaven, Wis., 
and for three years was a student in the Chicago Art Institute. 
Lived with parents in Nashville, Brown County, Ind., for 
several years. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 9, 1917, 
Chicago, 111. Sailed June 10, 1917, attached to Headquarters 
Company, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Fought at Cantigny, 
Marne, St. Mihiel, and Argonne. Died of disease December 
12, 1918, Traben, Germany. 




STURGEON, CHARLES G. .... Sergeant 

Son of Gilbert and Minerva Sturgeon; born May 17, 1890, 
Nashville, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March 19, 1915. 
Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company G, 7th 
Infantry. Sent to the Mexican Border. Embarked for over- 
seas October 31, 1917; assigned to Company M, 18th Infantry, 
1st Division. Participated in battles of Cantigny, Montdidier, 
Noyon, Aisne-Marne, and St. Mihiel. Died October 11, 1918, 
from wounds received in action. Buried in Langres, France. 




TIPTON, CLAUDE WILLIAM - - - - Private 
Son of Joshua and Emma J. Tipton; born December 19, 
1892, Pikes Peak, Brown County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 1, 1918, Nashville; sent to Valparaiso University 
for technical training. Transferred to Carnegie Institute, 
Pittsburg, Pa.; thence to Camp Humphrey, Va.; assigned to 
Company B, 4th Engineering Training Regiment. Died of 
pneumonia December 25, 1918. Buried in Mount Zion Ceme- 
tery, Van Buren Township, Brown County, Ind. 




WHITE, JOHN RAYMOND Private 

Son of George W. and Mary Hoover White; born August 
13, 1894, near Nashville, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 
20, 1918, Nashville, Ind., and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Transferred to Camp Devens, Mass.; assigned to Company fl, 
36th Infantry. Died of influenza September 30, 1918, Camp 
Devens, Mass. Survived by widow, Emma Simmons White, 
Nashville, Ind. 



Name reported from Brown County for whom complete record 
could not be obtained. 

MILLER, DAVID C. Helmsburg, Ind. Reported to have died of disease, Camp 
Johnston, Fla., sometime in November, 1918. 



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ALLBAUGH, EARL ROBERT ... - Private 

Son of Lewis Frank and Minnie E. Allbaugh; born March 3, 
1893, near Flora, Carroll County, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service April 27, 1918, Delphi, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to 17th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Trans- 
ferred to Medical Detachment, Camp Hospital No. 51, Fort 
Oglethorpe, Ga. ; later to Camp Crane, Pa. Overseas in August, 
1918; assigned to Camp Hospital No. 1, Roanne. Died of 
diphtheria November 30, 1918, Roanne, France. 




BECKER, MICHAEL JOHN Private 

Son of George and Francisca Becker; born September 2, 1887, 
Lafayette, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 
1917, Delphi, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
Battery F, 115th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Sevier, 
S. C. ; thence to Camp Mills, L. I. Sailed for France June 5, 
1918; saw four months combat service. Died of pneumonia 
September 12, 1918, in hospital, Toul, France. Buried in 
cemetery at Toul, France. 




BOHANNON, HARRY MILLER - - - Sergeant 
Son of David A. and Annie E. Bohannon; born June 15, 
1890, Kempton, Tipton County, Ind. Family moved to Car- 
roll County in July, 1890. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army May 8, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Trained at Ft. Thomas, 
Ky., and Camp Greene, N. C. Embarked for overseas March 
30, 1918; assigned to Company L, 38th Infantry, 3rd Division. 
Severely wounded, and drowned in Marne River, July 1, 1918. 
The American Legion Post, Delphi, Ind., is named in his honor. 




BOWMAN, CHARLES GRIMES - Commodore, U.S.N. 
Son of John Milton and Elizabeth Barnett Bowman; born 
October 15, 1848, Delphi, Ind. Graduated from U. S. Naval 
Academy in 1869. In continual service until June 30, 1907, 
when upon his own request, he was retired, having attained the 
rank of Commodore. Volunteered his services again early in 
1917; appointed Inspector. Stationed at Milwaukee, Wis., 
where he died of acute bronchitis October 5, 1918. Buried in 
Masonic Cemetery, Delphi, Ind. Survived by widow, Josephine 
McFarlane Bowman. (See p. 12). 



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BUCHER, ELMER ERNEST - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Samuel and Sarah Bucher; born November 8, 1884, 
Clinton County, Ind. Removed to Carroll County in 1901. 
Salesman. Entered First Officer's Training Camp, Ft. Benja- 
min Harrison, Ind., in May, 1917. Commissioned First Lieu- 
tenant. Transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; then to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Overseas in September, 1917; assigned to 
Company C, 369th Infantry, 84th Division. Killed in action 
October 28, 1918, Alsace. Awarded Croix de Guerre, (post- 
humously) for bravery in action. Buried in Moosch, France. 




CLARK, JOSEPH KING - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Benjamin and Mary Clark (deceased); born April 3, 
1896, Cutler, Carroll County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Marine 
Corps May 18, 1917. Sent to Parris Island, S. C; assigned to 
82nd Company, 6th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps. Sailed for 
France October 24, 1917. Gassed while fighting in Verdun 
Sector, and died of pneumonia May 24, 1918 in French Hospital. 
Buried in Mont Osche Cemetery, American Section, Souilly, 
Meuse, France. 




FIFE, FRED MERRILL ------ Private 

Adopted son of Rev. G. F. Fife and wife (both deceased); 
born July 2, 1899, Delphi, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps 
when he was 16 years old. Fought in the Battle of Vera Cruz. 
Enlisted in the Canadian Army, Carling Heights, London, Ont., 
in August, 1917. Trained at Arlington Heights. Went over- 
seas and was killed in action October 1, 1918, vicinity of Ablain- 
court (Ablancourt). 




GARRISON, GEORGE ELMER - - - - Private 
Son of Joseph and Mary Garrison; born March 11,1897, 
Lafayette, Ind. Living in Delphi, Ind., when he enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army April 11, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Assigned to Coast Artillery Corps, 3rd Company. Transferred 
to Syracuse, N. Y.; assigned to Battery A, 4th Field Artillery. 
Later transferred to Company F, U.S. Engineers. Overseas 
in November, 1917. Killed in action September 12, 1918, in 
battle of St. Mihiel. Buried, Seicheprey Meurthe-et-Moselle, 
France. 




KIRKPATRICK, ROSCOE C. - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Charles M. and Ella Kirkpatrick (Boyer); born 
March 15, 1895, Sharon, Carroll County, Ind. Automobile 
salesman. Entered service October 3, 1917, Long Beach, Cal. 
Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Company C, 364th 
Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918. Lead the command that 
resulted in the capture of Spitalls Bosschen, Belgium. Killed 
in action October 31, 1918. Awarded Belgian War Cross for 
bravery in action. The American Legion Post, Burlington, 
Ind., is named in his honor. 



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LEWIS, HARVEY CLEVELAND - - - Corporal 
Son of James T. and Sarah Jane Lewis; born October 27, 
1892, Hardin County, Ky. Family moved to Carroll County, 
Ind. in 1900. Painter. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard, 
Company C, 3rd Infantry, June 5, 1917, Monticello, Ind. Sent 
to Ft. Benjamin Harrison; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Battery C, 18th Field 
Artillery, 3rd Division. Killed in action July 24, 1918 by 
bursting shell. (Place unknown). 




PETERS, M ANSON MEARL Private 

Son of Stark and Elsie Peters; born October 22, 1899, Middle 
Fork, Clinton County, Ind. Living on a farm in Carroll 
County, when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 25, 1917. 
Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to 150th Ambu- 
lance Company. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss., where he 
died of appendicitis March 1, 1918. Buried in Geetingsville 
Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind. 




SIMS, CHARLES N. ----- 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Joseph A. (deceased) and Ella N. Sims; born January 
9, 1885, Delphi, Ind. Author. Entered First Officers Training 
Camp, Ft. Harrison, Ind.; commissioned First Lieutenant. 
Transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky.; thence to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. Overseas in September, 1918. At the 3rd Corps School 
in Clancy, France, he won the championship in the Musketry 
School. Died November 12, 1918, from injuries received in 
motor truck accident, Chatillon Sur Seine, France. 




SKELLENGER, SAMUEL ALEXANDER - - - 

Seaman, 2nd Class 

Son of R. J. (deceased) and Mary Skellenger (McCurtain); 
born August 31, 1892, Smyrna, Mich. Moved to Carroll 
Countv, Ind., in early life. Carpenter. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy July 28, 1917, Miami, Fla. Sent to Charleston, S C. 
for training. Went aboard the Cyclops, January 8, 1918. 
Lost at sea between March 4th and 13th, 1918. Survived by 
widow, Rebecca Skellenger, and two children, Francis A. and 
June Shirely, Menomonee, Wis. 




WILES, CLARENCE ALTON ... - Private 

Son of Charles and Emma Calhoun Wiles; born December 
23, 1895, on a farm near Pyrmont, Carroll County, Ind. Em- 
ploye Nordvke-Marmon Company. Called into service March 
29, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 13th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Mills, N. Y.; assigned to Company G, 47th 
Infantrv. Overseas in May, 1918. Killed in action August 9, 
1918, near Vesle River, France. The American Legion Post, 
Flora, Ind., is named in his honor. 



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The Golden Stars 



'Tis Maytime and the joys of life are green. 

Thro' the bleak winter they were stripped and bare, 

Their leaves were blown afield, you were not there 
But far away and the great sea between! 
Now you are back with honor, with the sheen 

Of Victory on your helmets. From his lair 

The brutal foe is driven in despair 
And you are home beneath a sky serene! 

We sent you forth with blessings, yet the fears 

Of hideous slaughter smote upon our ears — 
But now at last we greet you as of yore! 

The white stars here again! Yet mid our cheers 

We still can see, across a blur of tears, 
The golden stars — of those who come no more! 

William Dudley Foulke, Richmond, Indiana. 



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BANTA, FREDERICK CAMERON - - Corporal 

Son of Everett and Pauline W. Banta; born September 9, 
1893, Lake Cicott, Cass County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
Ohio National Guard, 3rd Regiment, June 19, 1916, Dayton, 
Ohio. Served on Mexican Border in 1916. Re-enlisted 
following the declaration of war by United States against Ger- 
many. Served with Company I, 148th Infantry. Went over- 
seas, wounded in action September 28, 1918, Montfaucon, 
France, and died October 1, 1918. 




BUTLER, CHARLES J. Private 

Son of Charles and Sarah Butler; born May 14, 1900, 
Logansport, Ind. Employe of Bell Telephone Company. 
Called into service in April, 1918. Sent to Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio; assigned to Hospital Corps. Died of paralysis January 
10, 1919, in Columbus Barracks Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. 
Buried in St. Vincent's Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. 




CRAMER, CHARLES WESLEY - - - - Private 
Son of John Wesley and Rosella Gorman Cramer; born 
September 18, 1891, Logansport, Ind. Employe of Ft. Wayne 
Printing Company. Called into service December 8, 1917, 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to Quarter- 
master Corps, 13th Company; thence to Auxiliary Remount 
Depot No. 319. Assigned to the Printing Department, Quarter- 
master Corps. Died of pneumonia February 15, 1919, Base 
Hospital, Camp Taylor. Buried in Reading Cemetery, Ham- 
ilton County, Ind. 




DIVER, ALVA EDISON Private 

Son of George W. (deceased) and Sarah Diver; born Decem- 
ber 3, 1888, Harrison Township, Cass County, Ind. Laborer. 
Removed to State of Washington in the spring of 1917, where 
on May 1, 1917, he enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army. Sent 
to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Company M, 363rd Infan- 
try, 91st Division. Embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J. 
June 20, 1917. Killed in action November 3, 1918, "Somewhere 
in Belgium." 



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DONOHUE, CORNELIUS JOSEPH - Sergeant Major 
Son of Cornelius J. and Ellen T. Donohue (deceased); 
born September 29, 1895, Montmorenci, Tippecanoe County, 
Ind. Moved to Cass County in 1910. Farmer. Entered 
service November 19, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Signal Corps; transferred to Kelly 
Field, Tex. ; then to Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio. Overseas in 
February, 1918; attached to 151st Aero Squadron. Died of 
influenza October 27, 1918, in the Thetford Military Hospital, 
England. Buried in Thetford Cemetery. 




DUNN, ARCH M. ------- private 

Son of John and Ada Dunn; born May 13, 1895, Tipton, Ind. 
Living on a farm in Cass County, when he entered service June 
26, 1918, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company F, 333rd Infantry. 
Embarked for overseas September 1, 1918, and died of pneu- 
monia November 25, 1918, Camp Hospital No. 51, Roanne, 
France. Buried, Roanne, France. Survived by widow, Flor- 
ence Dunn, Royal Center, Ind. 




EVOLA, ANTONIO Private 

Born April 5, 1892, Cirini Province, Palermo, Italy. Came 
to the United States in April, 1909, and was an employe of the 
Vandalia Railroad, Logansport, Ind. Called for military 
service by the Italian Government in July, 1915. Returned to 
Italy in August, 1915, and immediately entered military service. 
Served seven months, and was killed in action March 6, 1916, 
near Cordilana. 



FINNEGAN, JOSEPH ANTHONY - - - Private 
Son of Arthur and Louise Finnegan; born May 28, 1890, 
Logansport, Ind. Removed to California, from which state 
he was called into service in July, 1918. Sent to Ft. Barry, 
Cal.; assigned to Battery D, 40th Coast Artillery. Ordered 
overseas, and was preparing to sail from New York when the 
Armistice was signed. Died of influenza November 20, 1918, 
in Base Hospital, Camp Upton, N. Y. Buried in St. Vincent's 
Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. 



FOGARTY, WILLIAM FRANCIS - - - Private 

Son of John (deceased) and Delia Fogarty; born January 25, 
1887, Logansport, Ind. Fireman, Vandalia Railroad. Called 
into service August 25, 1918, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Regiment, 
158th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 5, 1918, 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in St. Vincent's Cemetery, 
Logansport, Ind. Survived by widow, Agnes Fogarty, Logans- 
port, Ind. 



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FRUSH, DAVID KENNETH ----- Seaman 
Son of Peter and Anna B. Frush; born May 29, 1889, Lin- 
coln, Cass County, Ind. Educated in Indiana University. 
Superintendent of Schools, Kentland, Ind. Entered U.S. 
Navy May 1, 1918, Kentland; and was sent to Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Placed in charge of 
Chemistry Laboratory, Hospital Corps. Died of pneumonia 
September 23, 1918, Great Lakes Hospital, Chicago, 111. Buried, 
Galveston, Cass County, Ind. 




FRY, WALTER L. --.-... Private 

Son of E. Franklin and Emma Jane Fry; born July 24, 1893, 
Royal Center, Cass County, Ind. When seventeen years old 
moved with parents to Lonebutte, Alberta, Canada. Farmer. 
Following the declaration of war against Germany, he returned 
to U.S., and enlisted in 2nd Montana Infantry, National Guard, 
Lewiston, Mont., July 29, 1917. Overseas in December, 1917; 
assigned to Company F, 163rd Infantry, 41st Division. Killed 
in action July 18, 1918, Buzancy, France. Buried where he 
fell. 




GALLIGAN, WILBUR THOMAS - - - - Bugler 
Son of Seth and Clara Galligan; born December 25, 1897, 
Logansport, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 25, 
1916, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex.; then to Camp Funston, Kans. 
Saw service on Mexican Border. Went overseas in June, 1917; 
assigned to Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed 
by shrapnel fire July 21, 1918, near Soissons, on Moselle. Buried 
on the battle field. 




GAULTNEY, PLEASANT D. - - - - Corporal 
Son of Burgess Randell and Jennie Gaultney; bom October 
7, 1888, Johnson County, Tenn. Moved to Logansport, Ind. 
in 1916. Employe of Vandalia Railroad. Entered service 
September 19, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 11th Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; 
then to Camp Upton, N. Y. While waiting to embark with 
the 118th Engineers, he contracted pneumonia, and died October 
10, 1918. Buried, Manchester, Tenn. 




GIBSON, CARL EDWARD - - - - Private 

Son of Frederick and Charlotte Gibson; born April 18, 1896, 
in Jackson Township, Cass County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service September 20, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Headquarter's Company, 
325th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Company H, 152nd Infantry. Died of measles 
January 7, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in I.O.O.F. 
Cemetery, Walton, Cass County, Ind. 



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GRAHS, HARRY ADAM - - - - Engineer, U.S.N. 
Son of Henry D. (deceased) and Matilda Hirsch Grahs; born 
January 8, 1890, Union City, Randolph County, Ind. Family 
moved to Logansport in 1902. Salesman. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy in November, 1916, Phoenix, Ariz. Stationed on the 
Mayflower, San Francisco. Assigned to the Raleigh; transferred 
to the Mongolia, used in transporting American troops to 
France. Died of influenza October 2, 1918, in Naval Base 
Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, 
Logansport, Ind. 




HILTON, ALFRED M. Private 

Son of William W. (deceased) and Julia E. Hilton; born 
September 14, 1887, Logansport, Ind. Enlisted in Ambulance 
Corps No. 1, June 6, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., where he died June 25, 1917. Buried 
in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. He was the first 
soldier from Cass County to be buried in his home city. 




HOBAUGH, CLARENCE NEWELL - - - Private 
Son of Cyreneus and Martha A. Hobaugh; born May 2, 
1898, in Carroll County, Ind. Removed to Logansport about 
1902. Tailor. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 17, 1916, 
Logansport, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned 
to Coast Artillery, 1st Anti-air Craft Battery. Served on 
Mexican Border in 1916; overseas in November, 1917. Died of 
pneumonia November 4, 1918. Body to be returned to U.S. 
for burial. 




HOBSON, ERIC P. - Private 

Son of Arthur L. and Matilda S. Hobson; born October 16, 
1893, Wabash County, Ind. Moved to Logansport in 1895. 
Employe of Pennsylvania Railroad. Called into service 
October 15, 1918, Valparaiso, Ind. Sent to Winona Lake for 
mechanical training. Contracted pneumonia, and died October 
25, 1918, in MacDonald Hospital, Warsaw, Ind. Buried in 
Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Louisa Longwell Hobson, Logansport, Ind. 




JOHNSON, GLEN WINSTON .... Private 

Son of Abram D. and Daisy B. Johnson; born July 17, 1897, 
Young America, Cass County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 15, 1913, Terre Haute, Ind. Served a three year 
enlistment. Discharged. Called into service September 11, 
1918, Delphi, Carroll County, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Masonic Cemetery, Young America, 
Cass County, Ind. 



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KOSKE, FRED EARL ------ Private 

Son of John Henry and Nevada Ina Koske; born January 22, 
1899, Boone Township, Cass County, Ind. Laborer. Called 
into service October 14, 1918. Logansport, Ind. Sent to Rolling 
Prairie, Ind., for mechanical training. Died of influenza 
October 25, 1918, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Kline Ceme- 
tery, near Royal Center, Cass County, Ind. 




LYONS, DONALD JEFFERSON - - - - Private 
Son of Albert and Mollie Harland Lyons; born December 30, 
1899, Kokomo, Ind. Moved to Logansport in 1901. Enliste ' 
in U.S. Medical Corps November 6, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomat 
Ky.; transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; thence to Base Hospital, 
Aberdeen, Md. Assigned to Base Hospital Died of scarlet 
fever May 7, 1918, in Aberdeen Hospital. Buried in Mount 
Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. 




MARSH, HARRY H. - - - - 1st Lieutenant 

Son of Melville and Etta Marsh; born May 11, 1885, White 
County, Ind. Spent most of his life in Cass County. Merchant. 
Entered Second Officers Training Camp, Fort Sherdian, 111. 
in August, 1917. Commissioned First Lieutenant. Over- 
seas early in 1918; assigned to Company C, 30th Infantry, 3rd 
Division. Killed in action October 14, 1918. Awarded 
Distinguished Service Cross, and French Croix de Guerre, 
(posthumously) for bravery in action. Survived by widow, 
Nellie Marsh, and two children, Alice and John, Burnetts Creek, 
Ind. 




MOORE, CLOYD -------- Private 

Son of Ira and Lovina Moore; born October 2, 1895, Ro- 
chester, Fulton County, Ind. Removed to Cass County in 
1909. Farmer. Entered service June 26, 1918, Logansport, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 17th Company, 
5th Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company 
A, 4th Development Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 5, 
1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Spring Creek Cemetery, 
Clay Township, Cass County, Ind. Wife, Ruth Rush Moore, 
deceased. Survived by daughter, Ruth Louise Moore. 




MULCAHY, GEORGE EDWIN - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of George and Mary Mulcahy; born May 26, 1895. 
Logansport, Ind. Division engineer. Enlisted in LT.S. Regular 
Army May 10, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; thence to Ft. Houston, Tex. Assigned Chief Quartermaster 
Service and Supply Division. Sailed for overseas July 26 
1917. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. Died May 19, 1919. 
Camp Hospital No. 27, Tours, France. Body returned to U.S 
in October, 1920, and buried in Logansport, Ind. 



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MYERS, ARTHUR MIDDLETON - - - Private 
Son of Leander F. and Frances Myers (deceased); born 
February 4, 1889, Cass County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
July 22, 1918, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Plank Cemetery, Carroll County, Ind. 




REESER, HARLEY RAY ----- Sergeant 
Son of Dora E. Reeser; born February 29, 1896, Lake Cicott, 
Cass County, Ind. Machinist. Served nine months on Mexi- 
can Border in 1916 with 1st Michigan Infantry, National Guard. 
Returned to Detroit in July, 1917; transferred to Company C, 
120th Machine Gun Battalion. Went overseas in December, 
1917; wounded in the Battle of the Argonne Forest, and died 
October 4, 1918, near Mt. Tours, France. Body returned to 
U.S., and buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. 




SCHRADER, WILLIAM GUSTAVE - Fireman, U.S.N. 
Son of August and Elizabeth Schrader; born February 24, 
1894, Logansport, Ind. Working as a machinist in Detroit, 
Mich., when he entered U.S. Navy in 1917. (Exact date 
unknown). Sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 
Chicago, 111., and assigned to Battleship Nevada, as Fireman. 
Died of pneumonia October 24, 1918. Buried in Mount Hope 
Cemetery, Logansport, Ind. 




SCOTT, OTTO ELLIS ------ Private 

Son of Squire Z. and Catherine Scott (deceased); born 
November 20, 1890, Jackson Township, Cass County, Ind. 
Employe of Tin Plate Mills, Elwood, Ind., where he was called 
into service March 29, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Over- 
seas in April, 1918, with Company A, 111th Infantry, 28th 
Division. Killed in action September 7, 1918, near Fismette, 
France. Buried on the battle field. The American Legion 
Post, Galveston, Ind., is named in his honor. 




SMITH, GERALD EVERETT ... - Private 

Son of John and Nora Smith; born December 9, 1899, Young 
America, Cass County, Ind. Student. Enlisted in Medical 
Corps June 16, 1917, and was sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. Trans- 
ferred to Charlotte, N. C; thence to Camp Merritt, N. J. 
Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to supply Company, 
7th Infantry. Died of influenza January 10, 1919. Body 
returned to U.S. in September, 1920, and buried in Young 
America, Cass County, Ind. 



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SNAVELY, ALONZO E. ----- - Private 

Son of Ira B. and Isabelle Snavely; born May 3, 1891, 
Kokomo, Ind. Family later moved to Lincoln, Cass County, 
Ind. Entered service June 28, 1918, Kokomo, Ind. Sent to 
Indianapolis for special training; assigned to Detachment No. 4, 
Blind Institute. Transferred to Camp Johnston, Fla.; assigned 
to 7th Labor Company. Overseas in September, 1918. Died 
of disease November 14, 1918. Body returned to United 
States in July, 1920, and buried in Galveston Cemetery, Cass 
County, Ind. 




SPILLMAN, JAY -------- Private 

Son of Thomas J. and Flora B. Spillman; born January 29, 
1892, Delphi, Ind. Moved to Cass County in 1908. Farmer. 
Entered service May 6, 1918, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company E, 22nd 
Engineers. Died from accidental causes June 15, 1918, Logan- 
sport, Ind., while home on furlough, Buried in Mount Hope 
Cemetery, Logansport. Survived by widow, Mary Denton 
Spillman, and one son, Albert Spillman, Logansport, Ind. 




WALTERS, CHARLES GARRETT - - - Private 
Son of Edward David and Marietta Walters; born February 
25, 1896, Logansport, Ind. Employe of Handle Factory, Logan- 
sport. Entered service October 2, 1917, Logansport. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; thence to Camp Shelby, Miss. Sailed for 
France in June, 1918; assigned to Company D, 167th Infantry, 
Forty-second (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 26, 
1918, in Battle of Aisne-Marne. Buried in Grave 103, Plot 2, 
Sec. H, American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesle, Aisne. 




WEAVER, EDWARD W. ----- - Private 

Son of John and Hannah Weaver; born February 16, 1888, 
Noble Township, Cass County, Ind. Coremaker, Globe Range 
Works, Kokomo, Ind. Called into service April 26, 1918, 
Kokomo, Ind.; assigned to Company D, 118th Engineers. 
Went overseas; contracted tuberculosis; returned to United 
States; received treatment in tuberculosis hospital, Denver, 
Col. Case pronounced incurable, and he was sent home, 
Logansport, Ind., where he died November 27, 1919. Buried 
in Mount Hope Cemetery. 




WILSON, JAMES H. ------ Wagoner 

Son of Mrs. Cora Wilson; born July 15, 1889, Royal Center, 
Cass County, Ind. Car inspector. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army January 27, 1915, Fort Bliss, Tex. Served on Mexican 
Border, 1916. Assigned to Supply Company, 20th Infantry. 
Transferred to Medical Detachment, War Prison Barracks, 
Ft. Douglas, Utah, where he died of pneumonia January 2, 
1919. Buried in Military Cemetery, Ft. Douglas, Utah. Sur- 
vived by widow, Pearl Judson Wilson, Salt Lake City, Utah. 



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WILSON, JOSEPH W. - - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of William T. and M. Louise Wilson; born March 21, 
1887, Logansport, Ind. Lawyer. Entered Officer's Training 
Camp, May 7, 1917, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Commis- 
sioned 2nd Lieutenant. Overseas early in September, 1917. 
Served as instructor in trench mortar service, October, 1917 — 
April, 1918. Killed by accidental discharge of firearms, April 
30, 1918, Chatillon-sur-Seine. Buried in St. Thiebaults Ceme- 
tery, Chatillon-sur-Seine. Body to be returned to Logansport, 
Ind. for final interment. 



WILSON, WINFIELD SCOTT - - - - Private 
Son of Winfield Scott and Jennie Wilson; born October 25, 
1892, in Fountain County, Ind. Moved to Cass County in 
1898. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Logan- 
sport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 325th 
Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; then to 
Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France June 13, 1918; assigned 
to Company H, 166th Infantry. Died from wounds October 14, 
1918. Buried in American Cemetery No. 1232, Romagne, 
France, Grave No. 144, Sec. 19, Plot 3. 



WOLFE, LOUIS S. Private 

Son of Wilbert (deceased) and Ada Wolfe; born February 9, 
1898, Wolcott, White County, Ind. Moved to Cass County in 
1902. Farmer. Entered service March 21, 1918, Valley City, 
N. D. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Fort 
Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to 15th Service Company, Signal 
Corps. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in 
June, 1918 with Company A, 108th Signal Battalion. Took 
part in Meuse Argonne, and Troyan Battles. Killed in auto- 
mobile accident, December 6, 1918. 




YERKES, CLARENCE S. ----- Private 

Son of James L. and Gertrude Yerkes; born February 18, 
1899, Deer Creek Township, Cass County, Ind. Telegrapher, 
Pennsylvania Railroad. Enlisted in Signal Corps, U.S. Army, 
January 4, 1918, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred 
to Ft. Wood, N. Y.; assigned to 8th Field Signal Battalion. 
Transferred to Camp Greene, S. C, where he died of measles 
February 7, 1918. Buried in Walton, Cass County, Ind. 



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BIGGERT, JAMES VANCE Captain 

Son of William L. and Anna E. Biggert (both deceased) ; 
born February 23, 1868, Louisville, Ky. Family moved to 
Jeffersonville, Ind., in 1882. Agent in the Quartermaster's 
Depot, Jeffersonville, during the Mexican Controversy in 1916. 
Commissioned Captain in Quartermaster's Corps May 21, 1917, 
and served in that capacity until his death, January 9, 1919, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Buried in Eastern Cemetery, Jefferson- 
ville, Ind. Survived by widow, Harriett Polk Biggert, Jeffer- 
sonville, Ind. 




BITTNER, JOSEPH PULASKI - - - - Bugler 
Son of Thomas and Susan Elizabeth Bittner; born August 
30, 1900, New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Living in Jeffer- 
sonville, Clark County, when he enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army November 21, 1916, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Ft. McKin- 
ley, Me.; then to Ft. Williams, Me. Embarked from New York 
August 14, 1917; assigned to Battery C, 57th Coast Artillery 
Corps. Participated in battle of Toul, and Argonne Forest. 
Killed in action October 30, 1918, northeast of Verdun, France. 
Buried, Fleury, sur Ainse. 




CAPEHART, LAWRENCE HOMER - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Thomas A. and Sarah Capehart; born September 20, 
1892, New Albany, Ind. Moved to Jeffersonville in 1899. 
Educated in Hanover College. Y.M.C.A. Secretary. Entered 
service January 14, 1918, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Parris Island, 
S. C; assigned to 84th Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment. 
Overseas in April, 1918. Died August 5, 1918, Hospital No. 4, 
Paris, from wounds received in action. Buried, Suresnes, 
France. First Clark County boy to die on foreign soil. The 
American Legion Post, Jeffersonville, Ind., named in his honor. 




COLVIN, NOBLE THOMAS Private 

Son of Albert M. and Mary Elizabeth Colvin; born July 8, 
1885, Frankfort, Ky. Moved to Clark County, Ind., in 1894. 
Laborer. Entered service August 9, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga.; 
assigned to 3rd Company, Development Battalion. While 
home attending the funeral of one of his brothers, he was stricken 
with influenza. Ordered to the Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky., 
and died October 21, 1918. Buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, 
near Jeffersonville, Ind. 



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CONDREY, CLARENCE C. - - - - - Private 
Son of John and Viloda Hall Condrey; born March 1, 1893, 
Underwood, Clark County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
October 3, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Company E, 120th Regiment, 30th Division, 
Heavy Artillery. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Over- 
seas in May, 1918. Died November 7, 1918, from wounds 
received in action. Buried in Santa Marie Cemetery, Alsace, 
France. The American Legion Post, Henryville, is named the 
Condrey-Taylor Post. (See record of Harrison Taylor, p. 82). 




CURRY, WALTER LEE - Junior Grade Lieutenant, Navy 
Son of Willis and Laura Belle Curry (deceased); born May 
11, 1894, Jeffersonville, Ind. Served eight years in U.S. Navy 
prior to 1917. Re-enlisted in U.S. Navy in April, 1917. Sent 
to Norfolk, Va.; assigned to the Dubuque, and later to Battle- 
ship Wyoming. Promoted to Junior Grade Lieutenant. Died 
of tuberculosis September 19, 1919, Government Sanitarium, 
Colorado Springs, Col. Buried in Jeffersonville, Ind. Sur- 
vived by widow, Adelaide Nichols Curry, West Chester, Conn. 




DAY, CLIFFORD - - Private 

Son of Herbert and Eleanor E. Day; born July 6, 1897, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Chauffeur in U. S. Quartermaster Corps, 
Jeffersonville. Notified to report for training, Warsaw, Ind., 
and after having taken the oath of allegiance, was stricken with 
influenza and died October 14, 1918, Jeffersonville. Buried in 
Eastern Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Ethel G. Walteney Day, Port Fulton, Clark County, Ind. 




FARABEE, GEORGE EDWARD - - - Sergeant 
Son of Francis Marion and Louise Farabee; born December 
7, 1883, Sellersburg, Clark County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army April 24, 1914, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Nogales, 
Tex.; thence to Douglas, Ariz. Transferred to Camp Grant, 111. 
Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Company G, 22nd 
Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant. Killed in action November 
3, 1918, near Metz, France. Buried in Commune of Peaury, 
Meurthe et Moselle, France. 




FOX, JACOB FREDERICK ----- Private 
Son of John F. and Carrie Fox; born February 5, 1893, 
Memphis, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
October 3, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Company H, 335th Regiment. Transferred to Camp 
Sevier, S. C, and thence to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in 
May, 1918; assigned to Company F, 119th Infantry, 30th 
Division. Fought on Ypres Front in Belgium. Died July 31, 
1918, from wounds received in action, Ypres, Belgium. 
Buried in Nine Elms Cemetery, near Poperinghe, Belgium. 



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FRICKE, CLARENCE SHERMAN - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of William and Anna Schafer Fricke; born November 10, 
1888, Jeffersonville, Ind. Painter. Enlisted in U.S. Navy 
June 11, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 
111. Apprentice Seaman. Died of influenza February 11, 
1919, Great Lakes Training Station. Buried in Walnut 
Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Elizabeth Lewis Fricke, and two children, Dorothy Elizabeth, 
and Sherman Clarence Fricke. 




GARRITY, JAMES JOSEPH - - - - Corporal 

Son of Patrick and Mary Francis Garrity; born July 29, 
1886, Jeffersonville, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Reg- 
ular Army April 6, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; then to Ft. 
Hancock, N. J. Assigned to 2nd Company, Coast Artillery 
Corps; thence to Ammunition Train, 3rd Company, Motor 
Battalion, 1st Division. Went overseas in August, 1917. Pro- 
moted to Corporal. Died November 8, 1918, from wounds 
received in action. (Place unknown). 




GOBEN, HUGH EDWARD ----- Private 
Son of George B. and Carrie E. Goben; born November 17, 
1894, Marysville, Clark County, Ind. Teacher. Entered 
service May 25, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Medical Corps, Sanitary 
Unit. Transferred to Camp Greenleaf, Ga. ; then to Ft. Ontario, 
N. Y. ; assigned to Hospital No. 5. Died of influenza October 2, 
1918, Ft. Ontario, Oswego, N. Y. Buried, Marysville, Ind. 




GRAEBE, CLIFFORD MILLARD - - - Private 

Son of Millard and Eva Smith Graebe; born October 23, 
1895, Owen, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
July 23, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky; 
assigned to Ordnance Corps. Transferred to Camp McClellan, 
Ala., where he died of pneumonia October 10, 1918. Buried in 
Owen Creek Cemetery, Owen Township, Clark County, Ind. 




GRAZIER, OLIVER EARL - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Oliver and Emily Culver Grazier; born June 13, 1885, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Clerk in railroad office. Enlisted in avia- 
tion service November 23, 1917, San Francisco, Cab; assigned to 
School of Military Aeronautics, Berkeley, Cal. Transferred to 
Rockwell Field, Cab; then to Ellington Field, Houston, Tex. 
Promoted to Second Lieutenant. Killed in an airplane wreck 
July 20, 1919, Del Rio, Tex. Buried in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, Grace Veasey Grazier, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. 



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GUNN, BARBOUR CARUTH Private 

Son of Albert S. and Martha W. Gunn; born June 24, 1897, 
Jefferson County, Ky. Parents died when he was two years of 
age; reared by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Stoughton C. Tull 
of Charlestown, Clark County, Ind. Salesman. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army January 24, 1916, Louisville, Ky. Over- 
seas in April, 1918, with Company D, 15th Machine Gun Bat- 
talion, 5th Division. Killed in action October 14, 1918. 
Buried in the Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 
American Legion Post, Charlestown, Ind., named in his honor. 




HALL, CHARLES EVERETT .... Private 

Son of Mrs. Ida Hall (Dean); born July 21, 1895, Clark 
County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service October 3, 1917, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred 
to Camp Sevier, S. C. Embarked for overseas May 11, 1918; 
assigned to Company K, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. Partic- 
ipated in Battles of Ypres, and Bellecourt. Killed in action 
September 29, 1918. (Burial place unknown.) 




INGRAM, HOMER L. Lieutenant 

Son of W. T. and Anna Howard Ingram; born January 20, 
1891, Jeffersonville, Ind. Educated in Culver Military Acad 
emy, and graduated from U.S. Naval Academy in 1914. Pro- 
moted to Lieutenant. Assigned to duty on the Submarine 
K-l. Later stationed in Washington, D. C, in Bureau ot 
Operations. Died of influenza September 27, 1918, Naval 
Hospital, Washington, D. C. Buried in Walnut Ridge Ceme- 
tery, Jeffersonville, Ind. Survived by widow, Edith Farns- 
worth Ingram, Brookline, Mass. 




JACOBS, GAIL MAIDEN ... - Cook, U.S.N. 
Son of Harry (deceased) and Gertrude Jacobs (Manly) ; 
born June 17, 1898, Jeffersonville, Ind. Tinner. Enlisted in 
U.S. Navy April 11, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Great 
Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to U.S.S. 
Rhode Island. Assigned to duty as third cook. Died of pneu- 
monia June 3, 1918, in Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. Buried 
in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. 




KAHL, ERNEST LEE Private 

Son of Jacob H. and Margaret Kahl; born November 29, 
1894, Marysville, Clark County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service in June, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. McKinley, 
Me.; assigned to Battery B, 72nd Coast Artillery Corps. Em- 
barked from Quebec, Canada, August 7, 1918 on a British ship 
East India. Trained at St. Leonard, France. Died of pneu- 
monia February 15, 1919, Hospital, Pauillac, Gironde, France. 
Body returned to U.S. in November, 1920, and buried in Otisco 
Cemetery, Clark County, Ind. 



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KALLENBACH, OTTO ARTHUR - - - Private 

Son of Fred and Sallie C. Kallenbach; born July 28, 1896, 
Monroe Township, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 5, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 21st Company, 6th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Battery D, 70th Field Artillery. 
Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried 
in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Clark County, Ind. 




KERBERG, JOHN JOSEPH Private 

Son of John C. and Theresa Kerberg; born April 13, 1895 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Pattern maker. Entered service Sep- 
tember 19, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
assigned to Company F, 163rd Infantry. Overseas in January, 
1918; assigned to Company L, 168th Infantry, Forty- 
second (Rainbow) Division. Fought in battles of Lorraine, 
Chateau-Thierry, and St. Mihiel. Killed in action September 
12, 1918, in St. Mihiel Drive. Buried in Grave No. 7, Map of 
Pannes, in Bois du Jury, France. 




KRAUS, JOHN R. - - - Gunner's Mate, U.S.N. 

Son of John and Margaret Kraus; born February 27,1883, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Navy Jan- 
uary 13, 1900, Louisville, Ky. Assigned to the Lancaster; 
later to the Virginia. Served as Chief Gunner's Mate. Died 
of disease October 19, 1917, Naval Hospital, Ft. Lyon, Col. 




LASLEY, FREDERICK CLIFFORD (Colored) - Private 
Son of James (deceased) and Marie Lasley; born April 28, 
1887, Jeffersonville, Ind. Pullman porter. Entered service 
October 27, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to Camp Dodge, la.; 
assigned to Company F, 317th Engineers. Saw service over- 
seas. Wounded, gassed; returned to United States. Died 
August 3, 1919, Columbus, Ohio, from effcts of being gassed in 
Argon ne Forest. 




LEYBROOK, JOHN OSCAR WILLIAM - - Private 
Son of Peter and Louise Leybrook; born January 4, 1896, 
Louisville, Ky. Moved to Clark County, Ind., in 1911. 
Farmer. Entered service May 28, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 127th 
Infantry. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Thirty- 
second Division. Died from wounds November 3, 1918 
France. Body returned to U.S., and buried in St. John's 
Cemetery, Borden, Clark County, Ind. 



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LOGSDON, CHARLES W. Seaman 

Son of Frank and Hattie Logsdon (both deceased); born 
January 28, 1900, Elwood, Madison County, Ind. Moved to 
Clark County, Ind., in 1904. Tinner. Enlisted in U.S. Navy 
July 17, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to the Oklahoma. 
Transferred to duty on one of U. S. Transports. Died of pneu- 
monia October 23, 1918, at sea. Buried, Jeffersonville, Ind. 




LOUDEN, WILLIAM OTIS Corporal 

Son of James and Laura Frizzel Louden; born January 31, 
1890, Otto, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
March 14, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, 
N. C; assigned to Company F, 58th Infantry. Transferred 
to Camp Mills, N. Y. Promoted to Corporal. Went over- 
seas in May, 1918; attached to the Fourth Division. Killed 
in action August 6, 1918, France. Buried in American Ceme- 
tery, Fismes, France, Sec. North, Plot 4, Grave No. 185. 




MORGAN, FRANK ------- Private 

Son of Thomas and Mary Morgan; born August 19, 1889, 
Sellersburg, Clark County, Ind. Clerk. Entered service 
August 26, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, 
Mich.; assigned to 2nd Development Battalion, 160th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Company I, 3rd Development Bat- 
talion. Died of pneumonia October 25, 1918, Camp Custer, 
Mich. Buried at Sellersburg, Clark County, Ind. 




PAYNE, PAUL M. ------- Private 

Son of Arthur B. and Elizabeth M. Payne; born April 10, 
1895, Henryville, Clark County, Ind. Entered service April 
25, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Hospital Corps, Base Hospital No. 54. Transferred 
to Camp Oglethorpe, Ga. Embarked from Newport News, Va. 
August 17, 1918. Died of tuberculosis April 9, 1919, Brest, 
France. Body returned to United States in July, 1920, and 
interred in Mountain Grove Cemetery, Bluelick, Clark County, 
Ind. 




PICKERING, ROLAND PARK - - - - Private 
Son of Thomas and Juanita Pickering (Miller); born October 
17, 1896, Jeffersonville, Ind. Employed as sheet and metal 
worker in Shreveport, La., for several years, where he entered 
service September 4, 1918. Sent to Camp Beauregard, La.; 
assigned to Company M, 5th Infantry. Died of pneumonia 
October 28, 1918, Hospital, Camp Beauregard, La. Buried in 
Walnut Hill Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. 



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RAPP, ROSA MARY - - - - Red Cross Nurse 
Daughter of Fred and Mary T. Rapp; born December 6, 
1894, Jeffersonville, Ind. Graduated from Louisville City 
Hospital. Enlisted for service April 2, 1918, Louisville, Ky. 
Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to duty as Nurse, Red 
Cross Unit 59, Base Hospital. Embarked September 8, 1918, 
from New York. Contracted pneumonia and died October 4, 
1918, in Presbyterian Hospital, Etretat, near LeHarve, France. 
Buried in Etretat Cemetery, France. 




RENN, ALBERT JOHN Private 

Son of Peter J. and Carrie A. Renn; born September 14, 
1894, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service February 
5, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Company H, 335th Regiment. Died of rheumatism 
August 15, 1918, while at home in Sellersburg, Ind. Buried in 
St. Joseph Hill Cemetery, Sellersburg, Clark County, Ind. 




ROBINSON, JOHN EDWARD .... Private 

Son of John and Elsie Robinson; born April 4, 1896, Speeds, 
Clark County, Ind. Employe of American Car and Foundry 
Company. Entered service September 1, 1918, Jeffersonville, 
Ind. Sent to Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis; 
assigned to wireless telegraphy unit. Died of influenza October 
16, 1918, Hospital, Arsenal Technical High School, Indianap- 
olis, Ind. Buried in Union Chapel, Charlestown, Clark County, 
Ind. 




RUBY, WILBUR M. ------ - Private 

Son of William F. and Mary Jane Ruby; born March 14, 
1899, Cement ville, Clark County, Ind. Mechanic. Entered 
service May 25, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Beauregard, La. Overseas 
in August, 1918, with Company C, 127th Infantry, 32nd Divi- 
sion. Participated in battles of Meuse, and Argonne Forest. 
Died October 11, 1918, from wounds. Survived by widow, 
Irene Wells Ruby, Sellersburg, Ind. The American Legion 
Post, Sellersburg, Ind., named in his honor. 




RUTLEDGE, AMOS M. Private 

Son of John and Sarah Rutledge; born in 1882, Utica, Clark 
County, Ind. Served in US. Forces during the Spanish- 
American War, 1898. Re-enlisted August 30, 1917. Sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky.; attached to 13th Recruiting Company. 
Unassigned. Died of typhoid fever September 8, 1917, Ft. 
Thomas, Ky. Buried with military honors in Eastern Cemetery, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. 



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SCHELL, WILLIAM DELAUPLAUX - - Private 

Son of Alvin N. and Emma Oakes Schell; born July 11, 1888, 
Jeffersonvillc, Ind. Promoter. Entered service April 2, 1918, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Hamilton, N. Y.; assigned to 
12th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Died of pneumonia 
April 18, 1918, Hospital, Ft. Hamilton, N. Y. Buried in Wal- 
nut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. 




TAYLOR, HARRISON ZACHARY - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Taylor; born September 1, 
1889, near Henryville, Clark County, Ind. Railroad fireman. 
Entered service September 4, 1917, Laramie, Wyo. Sent to 
Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 362nd 
Infantry, 91st Division. Sailed for France July 4, 1918. 
Killed in railroad wreck July 23, 1918, Bonnieres, France. 
Buried in Freneuse, France. The American Legion Post, 
Henryville, is named the Condrey-Taylor Post. (See record of 
Clarence C. Condrey, p. 76). 




TRAPP, HORACE FLOYD Sergeant 

Son of Horace G. and Nellie Ridge Trapp; born November 
23, 1894, Robinson, Kan. Living in Jeffersonville, Ind., when 
he enlisted in U.S. Signal Corps, December 14, 1917, Ft. Thomas, 
Ky. Assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Mechanics Regiment. 
Overseas in March, 1918; promoted to Sergeant. Died of 
disease October 29, 1918, in Red Cross Hospital No. 27, Paris. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Suresness, France. 




WEST, JAMES V. (Colored) ----- Private 
Son of Thomas and Susan Miller West; born January 8, 
1888, Taylorsville, Ky. Moved to Jeffersonville, Ind., in 1915. 
Carpenter. Entered service April 29, 1918, Jeffersonville, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to Company D, 
1st Provisional Infantry. Embarked for overseas early in 
June, 1918; assigned to Battery B, 349th Field Artillery. Died 
of pneumonia December 8, 1918 (place unknown). The Ameri- 
can Legion Post No. 56, Jeffersonville, Ind., named in his 
honor. 




WOODWARD, AMZIE C. Private 

Son of George and Sarah C. Woodward; born April 26, 1896, 
Bethlehem Township, Clark County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 27, 1918, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Custer, Mich.; assigned to 26th Company, 6th Training Bat- 
talion. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; where he died 
of pneumonia October 6, 1918. Buried at New Washington, 
Clark County, Ind. Survived by widow, Inez Treece Wood- 
ward, Bethelehem, Ind. 



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Name reported from Clark County for whom complete record could 

not be obtained. 

PHIPPS, FRANK, Cementville. Private, Company C. 360th Infantry. Killed 
in action November 4, 1918. 



"Night on the hills — oh dreadful night of war! 
God pity those who groan and die afar; 
Have mercy on the sorrow-stricken world — 
O'er every grave be freedom's flag unfurled." 

Emma N. Carleton, New Albany, Indiana. 



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ALSIP, CLIFFORDJHARTZELL - - - - Corporal 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Alsip; born February 1, 1895, 
near Brazil, Ind. Entered service June 26, 1918, Brazil, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Embarked for overseas 
September 9, 1918; assigned to Company E, 357th Infantry. 
Wounded in battle of Argonne Forest, and died November 13, 
1918 in Base Hospital No. 68, France. Survived by widow, 
Helen Alsip, Poland, Ind. 




ANDREW, ROBERT E. Private 

Son of Thomas and Mollie Andrew; born January 16, 1895, 
near Clay City, Clay County, Ind. Teacher, Cleveland, Okla. 
Entered service May 4, 1918, Brazil, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 30th Company, 8th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; 
assigned to Machine Gun Company, 153rd Infantry. Sailed for 
France August 6, 1918; assigned to Company C, 313 Machine 
Gun Battalion. Died November 4, 1918, from wounds received 
in action. 




BANDY, G. LESLIE ------- Private 

Son of George and Margaret Bandy; born March 14, 1897, 
Owen County, Ind. Family later moved to Clay County (date 
not known). Farmer. Entered service September 5, 1918, 
Brazil, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 21st Com- 
pany, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; then to Battery A, 
70th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, 
Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried at Poland, Clay 
County, Ind. 




BLAIR, ELMER P. ------ - Corporal 

Son of William H. and Cora Blair; born April 23, 1901, near 
Brazil, Ind. Enlisted in Company H, 1st Infantry, Indiana 
National Guard, April 19, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; then to Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Embarked for overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to Company I, 
162nd Infantry, 41st Division. Transferred to Company C, 
9th Infantry. Killed in action October 3, 1918, battle of Mont 
Blanc Ridge. 



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BROWN, WILLIAM - - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Simpson Brown; born August 22, 1890, 
Jackson Township, Clay County, Ind. Employe of U. S. Navy 
Department, Washington, D. C. for six years. Prior to entering 
service had been in the employ of U. S. Agricultural Department, 
Portland, Ore., where he entered service June 28, 1918. Sent 
to Camp Meade, Md.; assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Training 
Battalion, 154th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 2, 
1918, Camp Meade, Md. Buried in Lutheran Cemetery, 
Centerpoint, Clay County, Ind. 




BUSSING, THOMAS L. ...--. Private 
Son of Clement and Margaret Bussing; born October 3, 1890, 
Effingham, 111. Moved with parents to Terre Haute, Ind., in 
1909, and in 1911 moved to Brazil, Ind. Entered service 
March 29, 1918, Brazil. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
6th Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Later 
assigned to Company A, 112th Infantry, and went overseas 
in May, 1918. Died August 29, 1918, from wounds received in 
battle of St. Mihiel. 




CARPENTER, WALTER W. - - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Carpenter; (date of birth un- 
known). Called into service in August, 1917, Brazil, Ind., and 
was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., with the first contingent of 
Clay County men. Transferred to Camp Pike, Ark.; assigned 
to Company C, 346th Infantry. Transferred to Company E, 
47th Infantry and went overseas in May, 1918; attached to 4th 
Division. Killed in action August 10, 1918. (Place unknown) 




COOKSEY, HARRY E. - Private 

Son of George and Anna Cooksey; born May 4, 1895 near 
Brazil, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 18, 1917, 
Greenville, 111., and was sent to Camp Dodge, la. Assigned to 
Company F, 347th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Pike, Ark. 
Stricken with pneumonia, he died January 2, 1918, Camp Pike, 
Ark. Buried in Brazil, Ind. 




DAUGHERTY, JOHN Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Daugherty; born August 2, 1893, 
Carbon, Clay County, Ind. Entered service June 26, 1918, 
Brazil, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 7th 
Company, 2nd Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Embarked 
for overseas September 3, 1918; assigned to Company K, 334th 
Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918. (Place 
unknown). 



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DAY, LEWIS AQUILLA Private 

Son of Finley Aquilla (deceased) and Emma Rice Day; born 
October 3, 1893, Bowling Green, Clay County, Ind. In May, 
1916 he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, 3rd 
Company, 4th Battalion. Went overseas in December, 1916; 
trained at Camp Saree, England until April, 1917. Killed in 
action September 30, 1917, following the battle of Cambrai. 
Buried in Drummond British Cemetery, north of Denain, 
France, Plot 3, Row B, Grave 2. 



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DIERDORF, FRED WALTER - - - - Private 
Son of William and Caroline Dierdorf; born February 7, 
1892, Centerpoint, Clay County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 20, 1917, Brazil, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Company L, 152nd Infantry. Transferred to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to 
Company H, 166th Infantry, Fort-second (Rainbow) Division. 
Died August 1, 1918, from wounds received in the battle of 
Seringes-et-Nesles. 




DUNCAN, JAMES M. - - - - 1st Lieutenant 

Son of John Mason and Glenn Phillips Duncan; born 
January 28, 1893, Cloverland, Clay County, Ind. Served with 
the 1st Illinois Cavalry on the Mexican Border in 1916. Entered 
First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Sheridan, 111., in May, 1917. 
Received Lieutenant's Commission and went overseas in Sep- 
tember, 1917; assigned to Company B, 9th Infantry. Killed 
in action July 18, 1918, Soissons. The only commissioned 
officer from Clay County killed in action on foreign battlefields. 



FROST, ELVIN A. ------- Private 

Son of M. L. and Esther E. Frost; born February 6, 1895, 
Harmony, Clay County, Ind. Lived in Clay County until 
1916, when he moved with his parents to Clearmont, Wyo. to 
settle on a homestead claim. Enlisted in Oregon National 
Guard April 9, 1917, Portland, Ore. Went overseas, and was 
transferred to Company A, 1st Brigade, Machine Gun Bat- 
talion, 1st Division. Killed in action June 7, 1918 near Can- 
tigny, France. Cited (posthumously) for gallantry in action 
and meritorious services. 



GRIFFY, CLAUDE M. Private 

Son of John and Mattie Maxwell Griffy; born February 21, 
1897, Brazil, Ind. Employe of Pennsylvania Railroad. En- 
listed in U.S. Regular Army April 15, 1917, and was sent to 
Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Embarked for overseas, June 14, 
1917; attached to Company A, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Participated in battles of Soissons, Chateau-Thierry, Metz, and 
Verdun. Killed in action November 6, 1918, Argonne Forest. 



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GRIGSBY, M. OSCAR Sergeant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Grigsby; born December 7, 1894, 
near Otter Creek, Van Buren Township, Clay County, Ind. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 3, 1915, and served with 
Company B, 14th Infantry. After completing his first enlist- 
ment, he re-enlisted October 21, 1918, and was sent to Camp 
Eustis, Va. While home on furlough he contracted pneu- 
monia and died February 10, 1919. Buried in Benwood 
Cemetery, near his home. 




HARRIS, ROBERT BARNETT - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Harris; born June 6, 1899 
Brazil, Ind. Enlisted in Company H, Indiana National Guard, 
1st Regiment (Company H, 151st Infantry) April 19, 1917, 
Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Went over- 
seas in October 1918; assigned to Company B, 113th Ammuni- 
tion Train, 38th Division. Died of heart trouble November 
15, 1918, British Hospital No. 2, Le Havre, France. 




HOLDEFER, ROY C. Private 

Son of John and Elizabeth Holdefer; born September 15, 
1894, Posey Township, Clay County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service with the contingent of Clay County men, August 30, 
1918. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 30th Com- 
pany, 8th Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia 
October 6, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried 
in the Lutheran Cemetery, near the family home, in Posey 
Township, Clay County, Ind. 




JENKINS, JAMES Private 

Son of Robert F. and Sarah Jenkins; born January 22, 1894, 
Knightsville, Clay County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Coast 
Artillery, September 22, 1915, Terre Haute, Ind., and was sent 
to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Assigned to 68th Company, Coast 
Artillery Corps. Transferred to Washington Barracks, D. C. 
Stricken with pneumonia, he died October 28, 1918, St. Eliza- 
beth's Military Hospital. Buried in Cottage Hill Cemetery, 
Brazil, Ind. 




KEITH, STANLEY M. - Private 

Adopted son of J. W. and Ella Keith, grandparents; 
born February 11, 1897. Graduated from the Brazil Business 
University. Employe of the Security Loan Company, Terre 
Haute, Ind. Entered service October 12, 1918. Sent to Inter- 
laken School, Rolling Prairie, Ind.; assigned to Company E, 
Motor Corps. Stricken with influenza, he died October 23, 
1918. Buried in Cottage Hill Cemetery, Brazil, Ind. 



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KIRCHNER, JACOB H. ----- - Private 

Son of Enoch and Verna Kirchner; born July 22, 1893, 
Parry Township, Clay County, Ind. Called into service August 
30, 1918, Brazil, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 
41st Machine Gun Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 14, 
1918, Base Hospital, Camp Custer. Buried in Mount Calvary 
Cemetery, Perry Township, Clay County, Ind. 



KNIPE, SAMUEL ISAIAH Private 

Son of Cora Knipe (Sieglin); born May 1, 1895, Coal City, 
Owen County, Ind. Reared from childhood by Mr. and Mrs. 
N. A. Jones, Clay City, Ind. Entered service September 21, 
1917, Brazil, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
Company F, 309th Ammunition Train. Died of meningitis 
March 16, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
Sink Cemetery, Middlebury, Clay County, Ind. 



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McGRIFF, RUSSELL H. ----- - Private 

Son of Frank and Ada McGriff (Sanders); born August 15, 
1896, Middlebury, Clay County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 4, 1918, Brazil, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 21st Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Stricken with influenza, he died October 5, 1918, 
Base Hospital Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Maple Grove 
Cemetery, Clay City, Ind. 




MEYER, ROY J. Private 

Son of George and Nettie Meyer; born July 9, 1893, Logan 
Ridge Township, Clay County, Ind. At time of his enlistment, 
July 26, 1918, he was working on a farm near Charles City, la. 
Sent to Camp Gordon, Ga.; assigned to Company C, 5th Infan- 
try. Sailed for France in September, 1918. Stricken with 
pneumonia on board ship, he died October 2, 1918. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Kerfautras, Finistere, France. Survived 
by widow, Vivian Dushane Meyer (Harburger,) Youngstown, 
Ohio. 



MILLER, JACOB Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lundy Miller; born December 19, 1896, 
in Harrison Township, Clay County, Ind. Farm laborer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 15, 1917, Burlington, la. 
Sent to Ft. Snelling, Minn.; assigned to Company L, 36th 
Infantry. Died April 3, 1918, following an operation for 
appendicitis, Ft. Snelling. Buried in New Hope Baptist 
Church Cemetery, Clay City, Ind. 



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MOORE, HARRY J. Private 

Son of Joseph and Florence Moore; born July 31, 1894, 
near Staunton, Clay County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
August 31, 1918, Brazil, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 30th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Medical Corps, Base Hospital. 
Died of influenza-pneumonia October 6, 1918, in Base Hospital, 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried with military honors, near his 
home in Clay County, Ind. 




RICE, BERT L. Corporal 

Son of Joseph and Sarah Clark Rice; born August 24, 1897, 
Clay County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Company H, 1st 
Indiana Infantry, National Guard (Company H, 151st Infan- 
try) Terre Haute, Ind., July 28, 1917. Sent to Fort Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind; thence to Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked for 
overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to Company I, 162nd Infantry, 
41st Division. Killed in action November 8, 1918. Buried in 
Argonne American Cemetery No. 1232, Romagne, Grave 81, 
Sec. 94, Plot 2. 




SARCHETT, WALTER Private 

Son of Joseph B. and Dovie Sarchett; born in May, 1892, 
near Brazil, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service August 29, 
1918, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned 
to 20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. 
Later transferred to Company H, 78th Infantry. Died of 
disease September 30, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in 
Richter Cemetery, Ehrmandale, Vigo County, Ind. 




SCHERB, JOHN E. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Scherb; born June 29, 1888, 
near Brazil, Ind. Farmer. Called into service August 30, 
1918, Brazil, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
30th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Medical Detachment, Base Hospital. Died of 
influenza October 4, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in 
the Modesitt Cemetery, near the family home, in Posey 
Township, Clay County, Ind. 




SCHOPMEYER, ARTHUR CARL - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Frank A. and Elizabeth Schopmeyer; born October 
23, 1890, near Poland, Clay County, Ind. Graduated from 
Indiana Veterinary College, Indianapolis in 1917. Practising 
his profession when called into service in June, 1918, Brazil, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned to Army Veteri- 
nary Corps, 7th Division. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, 
Camp Beauregard, La. Buried in the cemetery near the family 
home, Poland, Clay County, Ind. 



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SHONK, EDWIN -------- Private 

Son of Jacob D. and Jane Shonk; born May 12, 1896 Har- 
rison Township, Clay County, Ind. Entered service April 28, 
1918, Urbana, 111., and was sent to Ft. Dodge, la. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Travis, Tex., and later to Camp Mills, L. I. 
Embarked for France June 18, 1918, attached to Company M, 
358th Infantry, 90th Division. Killed in action September 14, 
1918. (Place unknown). 




SMITH, FARRIS A. ------ - Private 

Son of Lawrence and Minnie Smith; born September, 1896, 
Staunton, Clay County, Ind. Blacksmith. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army, June 7, 1918, and was sent to Columbus Bar- 
racks, Ohio. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; assigned to 
Headquarters Troop, 11th Cavalry. Died from accidental 
causes February 3, 1918. 




WALTON, HOMER EDWARD WILLIAM - Private 
Stepson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ferry; born May 16, 1900, 
Lake County, Ind. Later moved to Brazil, Ind., (date not 
known). Enlisted in Company A, 1st Indiana National Guard. 
(Company A, 151st Infantry) August 13, 1917, Indianapolis. 
Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked for overseas June 11, 
1918; assigned to Company H, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Died July 23, 1918, from wounds received in action. First Clay 
County boy killed in the World War. 




WERREMEYER, ALBERT WILLIAM - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic William Werremeyer; born 
November 6, 1895, Harrison Township, Clay County, Ind. 
Farmer. Called into service August 30, 1918, Brazil, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 30th Company, 8th 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Medical 
Detachment, 28th Unit, Base Hospital. Died of pneumonia 
October 6, 1918. Buried in the cemetery near the family home, 
Poland, Clay County, Ind. 




WHALEY, HARRY C. ------ Private 

Son of George H. and Amanda Whaley; born July 31, 1886, 
near Cory, Clay County, Ind. Telegraph operator. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army in June, 1917, and was sent to Camp 
Logan, Tex. Assigned to Signal Corps Unit, Headquarters 
Company, 122nd Field Artillery. Died March 3, 1918 in Base 
Hospital, Houston, Tex. Buried in Gummere Cemetery, Clay 
County, Ind. 



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WIDENER, WILLIAM G. - - - - - Corporal 
Son of James and Amanda King Widcner; born April 3, 
1S98, near Brazil, Clay County, Ind. Enlisted in L T .S. Regular 
Army in 1912. Served on Mexican Border in 1916. Embarked 
for overseas August 13, 1917 ; assigned to Troop C, 5th Cavalry. 
Transferred to 1st Battalion, Ammunition Train, 1st Division. 
Died from wounds October 6, 1918, received in battle of the 
Meuse-Argonne. (Burial place unknown). 



'I saw it — proud Old Glory — as it wrapped the honored dead, 
Its folds embalmed their memory, o'er their virtuous luster shed; 
And when in state they rested where a nation's eye could see, 
Jt seemed that they were donning robes of immortality." 

Archibald M. Hall, Indianabolis, Ind. 



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ALTIC, WILLIAM RUSSELL ----- Private 
Son of Edward and Rhoda Jane Stamni Altic; born Novem- 
ber 10, 1896, Frankfort, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted April 16, 

1917, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., El Paso, Tex., Ft. Riley, Kans., 
Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas July 14, 1918; assigned to Bat- 
tery B, 78th Field Artillery. Died of influenza December 18, 

1918, Vichy les Baines, France. Buried, Vichy, France. Sur- 
vived by widow, Lena Altic (O'Brien), Houston, Tex. 




jBAYNE, RUSSELL CALVIN - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Albert J. and Estella C. Bayne; born July 23, 1896, 
Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Marines 
May 29, 1915, Norfolk, Va. Assigned to 19th Company. Over- 
seas June 9, 1917. Transferred to Company 15, Machine Gun 
Battalion, 4th Brigade, 2nd Division. Died from wounds 
October 26, 1918, received in Mont Blanc Sector on Champagne 
Front. Buried in National Cemetery No. 395, Nevers, France. 




CAMERON, HOMER WILLIAM - - - - Private 

Son of Amos and Sarah A. Cameron; born May 28, 1896, 
Owen Township, Clinton County, Ind. Automobile machinist. 
Entered service October 6, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. for training; assigned to Company C, 309th 
Engineers. Died of pneumonia March 31, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried, Rossville, Ind. 




CHANEY, MILO ROSS ------ Private 

Son of Oliver C. and Emma E. Chaney; born July 30, 1894, 
Dover Hill, Martin County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County 
in October, 1913. Parmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
May 7, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo., and El Paso, Tex.; assigned to Company B, 16th Infantry, 
1st Division. Arrived in France June 26, 1917. Wounded 
July 18, 1918; died July 23, 1918, Base Hospital No. 1. Buried, 
Sery Magneval Cemetery, Oise, France. 



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CLENDENNING, CHARLES JOSEPH - - Private 
Son of Charles J. and Ada A. Clendenning; born August 7, 
1898, near Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
June 1, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo., and Washington Barracks, D. C; assigned to Company 
A, 6th Engineers, 3rd Division. Overseas December 2, 1917. 
Participated in battles of Champagne, and Aisne. Killed in 
action July 15, 1918, second battle of the Marne. Buried in 
American Cemetery, St. Eugene, Aisne, France. 




COBLE, PAUL BARNETT ..... Major 

Son of Albert H. and Emma Barnett Coble; born May IS, 
1883, Frankfort, Ind. Physician. Assistant Professor of 
Rhinology, Otology, Laryngology, Indiana University School of 
Medicine. Thirty-second degree Mason; member of Phi 
Beta Pi fraternity. Enlisted in Medical Corps May 11, 1917, 
Indianapolis. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant June 5, 1917. 
Promoted to Major at time of death. Died "from accidental 
or other causes", May 11, 1919, St. Nazaire, France. Buried, 
Frankfort, Ind. 




COHEE, WALTER TAYLOR Private 

Son of William H. and Jennie Cohee; born March 11, 1893, 
Frankfort, Ind. Traveling salesman. Entered service October 
8, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky., Kelly 
Field, Tex., and Hicks Station, Tex. Assigned to 148th Avia- 
tion Section, Signal Corps. Overseas February 22, 1918. 
Killed in air raid March 22, 1918, Chaulnes, France. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Vaux-sur-Somme, France. 




COIN, JOHN HARVEY - Private 

Son of John and Ella Coin; born October 30, 1895, Carroll 
County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County in 1906. Cement 
worker. Entered service June 25, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. 
Trained at Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Machine Gun 
Company, 333rd Infantry, 84th Division. Overseas September 
2, 1918. Died of appendicitis September 27, 1918, Base Hos- 
pital, Bordeaux, France. Buried in cemetery near Montreuil, 
France. 




ENDICOTT, CLAYTON ARTHUR - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of John and Alice Endicott; born July 30, 1881, Frank- 
fort, Ind. Physician. Enlisted in Medical Corps, August, 
1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Received his commission 
as 1st Lieutenant September 23, 1918. Died of influenza- 
pneumonia October 8, 1918, the day he was ordered to report 
to Ft. Riley, Kan. Buried at Frankfort, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Mabel C. Endicott, and two children, Roberta D. and 
Russell M. Endicott, Frankfort, Ind. 



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EUBANK, WALTER EMERY - - - - Corporal 
Son of James M. and Delilah M. Eubank; born June 25, 
1895, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service April 27, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; transferred to Camp Custer, Mich. Overseas 
July 21, 1918; assigned to Company I, 38th Infantry, 3rd Divi- 
sion. Killed in action October 9, 1918, Romagne, France. 
Buried, Argonne-American Cemetery, Grave 77, Section 16, 
Plot 2, Romagne. 



FREAS, SAMUEL A. Sergeant 

Son of Edward Franklin and Nannie Gertrude Freas; born 
February 12, 1899, Frankfort, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted 
April 10, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to 
Camp Greene, N. C; thence to Camp Dix, N. J. Assigned to 
Company C, 30th Infantry. Overseas in 1918. Killed in 
action July 15, 1918 in the second battle of the Marne. (Burial 
place unknown). 











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GRAHAM, ROSS GEORGE - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Frank S. and Emma F. Graham; born June 13, 1886, 
Michigan Township, Clinton County, Ind. Mechanical engi- 
neer. Living in Swanton, Ohio, at the time of his enlistment. 
Entered service October, 1917, Washington, D. C. Trained at 
Ft. Myer, Va.; assigned to Ordnance Department, Washington, 
D. C; then to 49th Engineers. Sailed for France July 9, 1918. 
Died of spinal meningitis October 21, 1918, Nevers, France. 
Buried in American Cemetery west of Camp Adrian on road to 
Fourchambault, France. 




GRAY, JEFFERSON FRANKLIN - - - Sergeant 
Son of Samuel J. and Frona Ann Gray; born September 23, 
1891, Warren Township, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer-lec- 
turer. Graduate of King's School of Oratory, Pittsburg, Pa. 
Enlisted in Quartermaster Corps December 6, 1917, New York 
City. Sent to Yale Laboratory School, Conn. Assigned to 
Medical Corps. Died of septicemia August 27, 1919, Walter 
Reed Hospital, D. C. Buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Frank- 
fort, Ind. Survived by widow, Ethel Gates Gray, and one son, 
William Franklin Gray, Tribeshill, N. Y. 



HARSHBARGER, JOHN A. Private 

Son of William II . and Meda Harshbarger; born November 
18, 1890, Boone County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County in 
1898. Farmer. Entered service October 5, 1917, Frankfort, 
Ind. Trained at Camps Taylor, Ky., and Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Battery C, 325th Field Artillery. Overseas June 12, 
1918; assigned to Company K, 166th Infantry. Forty-second 
(Rainbow) Division. Killed in action October 16, 1918, near Exe- 
mont, France. Buried, Commune of Sommerance, Ardennes. 



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KASER, ALTON MONROE Wagoner 

Son of Edward and Mary J. Kaser; born December 23, 1893, 
near Frankfort, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Indiana National 
Guard, Frankfort, Ind., May 26, 1917; assigned to Field 
Hospital No. 2, Medical Department. Overseas October 6, 
1918. Served with several hospitals in France. Returned to 
United States May 1, 1919. Died of cerebro meningitis June 
5, 1919, at U.S.A. General Hospital No. 21, Denver, Colo. 
Buried in St. Luke's Cemetery, near Frankfort, Ind. 




KEENE, FRANK EDWARD - - Sergeant Major 

Son of Robert C. and Ola' A. Keene; born October 20, 1892, 
St. Joseph, Mo. Moved to Frankfort, Ind., in 1904. District 
circulation manager, Indianapolis News. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army December 10, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at 
Ft. Thomas, Ky., Kelly Field, Tex., and Camp McArthur, 
Tex. Served in the Personnel Office; assisted in the organiza- 
tion of the 112th Aero Service Squadron. Died of tuberculosis 
February 16, 1920, Ft. Bayard, N. M. Buried at Frankfort, 
Ind. 




KEEVER, OAKLEY C. Private 

Son of Samuel and Julia A. Orr Keever; born July 28, 1894, 
in Johnson Township, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 25, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Trained at Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Depot Brigade, Military Police. 
Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. 
Buried in St. Paul Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind. 




KELLEHER, MELVIN BLAND - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Jerry J. and Etta M. Kelleher; born April 30, 1896, 
in Jackson Township, Clinton County, Ind. Student, Indiana 
University. Entered First Officers Training Camp, Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Transferred to Aviation Section of 
the Officers Reserve Corps. Sent to Dayton, Ohio. On guard 
duty over New York City; convoy for American transports. 
Killed in airplane accident June 1, 1919, New Haven, Conn. 
Buried at Frankfort, Ind. Survived by widow, Viola Kelleher, 
Ventnor, N. J. 




KING, ASA HENDERSON Private 

Son of William H. and Jane Mendenhall King; born May 12, 
1880, Boone County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County in 1897. 
Artist and cartoonist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 4, 
1915, New York City. Sent to Ft. Jay, N. Y. for training; 
assigned to Company F, 29th Infantry. Died of heart trouble 
June 6, 1919, Camp Gaillaird, Canal Zone. Buried at Corozal, 
Panama. 



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McADAMS, DOYAL BENTON - - - - Private 
Son of John E. and Jeanette Alice McAdams; born November 
1, 1895, Forest, Clinton County, Ind. Teacher. Entered 
service June 25, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 7th 
Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company C, 309th Engineers. Sailed for France 
September 9, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, 
Razac, France. Buried in Grave 34, Perigueux, France. 



McCUNE, WALTER BYRON Private 

Son of James Alexander and Emma Elizabeth McCune; 
born August 20, 1893, Sedalia, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service March 29, 1918, Delphi Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to Company E, 112th Infantry, 28th 
Division. Overseas in May, 1918. Killed in battle of Chateau- 
Thierry, July 25, 1918. (Place of burial not known.) 



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MADDUX, BEECHER SIMS ----- Private 
Son of Woodford and Fannie Maddux (Avery); born April 
23, 1898, Frankfort, Ind. Florist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army January 24, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company I, 20th Infantry. Died of 
pneumonia April 1, 1918, Salt Lake, Utah. Buried in Green 
Lawn Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind. 




MILLER, OSS RUSSELL ------ Private 

Son of Truman and Capitola Miller; born January 4, 1896, 
near Kirklin, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 21, 1917, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Battery C, 325th Field Artillery. Died of 
appendicitis January 15, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
Mclntire Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind. 



PELLAM, ARTHUR HERBERT - - - - Private 
Son of Austin J. and Sarah E. Pellam; born November 15, 
1886, Boswell, Benton County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County 
in 1904. Farmer. Entered service March 28, 1918, Frankfort, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 13th Company, 
4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Camp Upton, N. Y.; assigned to 38th Company, 152nd Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Camp Upton, 
N. Y. Buried at Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind. 



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PETERSON, CLIFTON EARL Private 

Son of J. and Jessie Page Peterson; born November 7, 1895, 
Rice Lake, Wis. Moved to Clinton County, Ind., in 1906. 
Farmer. Entered service March 29, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. 
Trained at Camp Taylyr, Ky., and Camp Upton, N. Y. ; as- 
signed to Company D, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. Overseas 
May 7, 1918. Killed inaction August 9, 1918, Fismes, France. 
Buried in Ameiican Cemetery No. 617, Field of Honor, Fismes, 
Marne. 



RICE, DANIEL PARKER Private 

Son of Harvey A. and Mattie A. Rice; born June 12, 1899, 
Michigan Township, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army August 6, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Sent 
to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Battery C, 16th Battalion, Replacement Draft. 
Died of influenza October 10, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried 
in Hopewell Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind. 



ROBERTS, LAWRENCE LEIGH - - - Private 
Son of Willis M. and Ruth J. Roberts; born September 27, 
1894, Peru, Miami County, Ind. Moved to Clinton County 
in 1911. Farmer. Entered service August 29, 1918, Frank- 
fort, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 29th 
Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade; 
transferred to Evacuation Hospital No. 28, Medical Depart- 
ment. Died of pneumonia October 2, 1918, Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. Buried in Scotland Cemetery, Clinton County, Ind. 



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RODOCKER, RALPH EMERSON - - - Private 
Son of Joseph and Emma Rodocker; born March 4, 1894, 
Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
March 29, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Company 13, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company H, 
112th Infantry, 28th Division. Killed in action July 10, 1918, 
near Chateau-Thierry, France. Buried in American Ceme- 
tery, Belleau Woods. Survived by widow, Berdena L. Ro- 
docker, Colfax, Ind. 




SIEGFRIED, PAUL E. ------ Private 

Son of David and Hannah D. Lewis Siegfried; born April 17, 
1902, Cambria, Clinton County, Ind. Hotel waiter. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army June 26, 1918. Sent to Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Mo.; then to Camp Crane, Pa.; assigned to Automatic 
Replacement Draft Unit No. 19, Medical Department. Em- 
barked September 17, 1917; assigned to Base Hospital No. 100, 
Savenay, France, where he was accidentally killed June 3, 1919. 
Buried in American Cemetery No. 22, near Savenay. 



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STOMS, MAX KENNETH Private 

Son of Albert M. and Sarah E. Stoms; born August 28, 1891, 
Frankfort, Ind. Electrician. Entered service June 17, 1918, 
Cleveland, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
Field Signal Corps, 3rd Division. Overseas September 18, 
1918. Died of wounds and pneumonia November 16, 1918, 
Ringbhousin(P), Germany. Survived by widow, Hattie Stoms, 
Cleveland, Ohio. Buried in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, 
Ohio. 




STUNKARD, ROY Private 

Son of Dock and Katherine Stunkard (Clark); born August 
5, 1900, Frankfort, Ind. Factory employe. Student. En- 
listed in Company A, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard 
(Company A, 151st Infantry) September 6, 1917, Indianapolis. 
Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Arrived in England July 4, 1918; 
assigned to Company G, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Wounded 
at Soissons July 15, 1918; died of wounds July 25, 1918. Buried 
in Cemetery, Ste. Marie, France. 




VINARD, ROY FRANKLIN - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Benjamin F. and Alma E. Vinard; born October 3, 
1899, Colfax, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy, June 7, 1917, Indianapolis; assigned to the Louisiana, 
and was employed in coaling a ship when he was accidentally 
killed April 24, 1918. Buried in Killmore Cemetery, ^Clinton 
County, Ind. 




WALLACE, WILLIAM BAILEY - - - - Private 
Son of Hugh and Adeline Wallace; born January 16, 1888, 
Frankfort, Ind. Motorman. Entered service May 25, 1918, 
Lebanon, Ind. Trained at Camps Taylor, Ky., and Beaure- 
gard, La. Assigned to Company E, 127th Infantry. Overseas 
| August 6, 1918. Participated in battle of Verdun. Killed in 
[ action October 9, 1918, in Argonne Forest. Buried near Ver- 
dun, France. 




WATERFORD, ZANNIE MURSER Private 

Son of Wesley and Alice Ball Waterford; born January 23, 
1894, Worthington, Greene County, Ind. Painter and decora- 
tor. Entered Aviation service September 26, 1918, Chicago, 111. 
Trained at Air Service Mechanics' School, St. Paul, Minn. Died 
of pneumonia October 12, 1918, in hospital, St. Paul, Minn. 
Buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, near Bloomington, Ind. 



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WHITEMAN, CYRIL Private 

Son of Shelton and Mary E. Whiteman; born March 29, 
1895, Michigantown, Clinton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service March 29, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 13th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade; transferred to Company D, 47th Infantry, 4th 
Division. Overseas May 22, 1918. Died of wounds September 
28, 1918 received in battle of Argonne Forest. ^Buried at Cuisy, 
west of Verdun, France. 



WISEHART, ORAL Private 

Son of H. L. and Eveline Fouch Wisehart ; born November 27, 
1892, Forest Township, Clinton County, Ind. Barber. En- 
listed in Indiana National Guard (Company I, 151st Infantry) 
August 25, 1917, Tipton, Ind. Trained at Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison, Ind., and Camp Shelby, Miss. Transferred to Machine 
Gun Company, 39th Infantry. Overseas June 11, 1918. Died 
from wounds October 6, 1918 received in the battle of the 
Argonne Forest. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, 
Romagne, France. 



WOHLFELD, CLARENCE - - - - - Private 
Son of Morris and Jennie Schwarts Wohlfeld; born Febru- 
ary 13, 1892, Kansas City, Mo. Moved to Frankfort, Ind., in 
1912. Manager of clothing establishment. Enlisted in Indiana 
National Guard, June 19, 1916, Frankfort, Ind. Trained at 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. and Camp Mineola, L. I.; 
assigned to Headquarters Company, 150th Field Artillery, 
Forty-second (Rainbow) Division. Overseas October 18, 1917. 
Killed in action July 15, 1918, in battle of Champagne, Marne. 
Buried near Challons, France. 



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BYRUM, ALVIN FETZER Private 

Son of Sampson M. and Carrie M. Byrum (Nash) deceased; 
born January 2, 1895, Marengo, Ind. Hotel clerk. Entered 
service at Chickasha, Okla. (Date not known). Went over- 
seas, and was killed in action October 24, 1918, in Argonne 
Forest, near Bantheville, France. (Place of burial unknown). 




CARBERRY, LEVI - - Private 

Son of James M. and Mary E. Carberry; born November 2, 
1889, Boone Township, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. 
Enlisted in Troop D, 1st Cavalry, Indiana National Guard 
(Company M, 152nd Infantry) August 27, 1917, New Albany, 
Ind. Sailed for France June 12, 1918; assigned to Company B, 
8th Machine Gun Battalion. Killed in action October 16, 
1918, Meuse-Argonne offensive. Buried in the Argonne- 
American Cemetery, Romagne, Grave 5, Sec. 102, Plot 1. 




CRABTREE, CLARENCE DON - - - - Private 
Son of Lowell B. and Emma Crabtree; born June 3, 1896, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Rancher. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
February, 1916, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Served on Mexican 
Border. Transferred to Ft. Jay, N. Y. Embarked September 
1, 1917; assigned to Company M, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Died of wounds July 14, 1918, received in action near Cantigny. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Chateaurou-Indre, France. 
Awarded Croix de Guerre with palms, (posthumously). 




DAVIS, ARTHUR STEWART Private 

Son of Lyman and Honor Davis; born November 2, 1891, 
Leavenworth, Crawford County, Ind. Button cutter. En- 
tered service June 14, 1918, English, Ind. Trained at Indian- 
apolis; Camp Sheridan, Ala., Detroit, Mich. Assigned to 
Company D, 9th Motor Supply Train. Died of pneumonia 
December 2, 1918, Akron, Ohio. Buried, Leavenworth, Ind. 
American Legion Post, Leavenworth, Ind., named in his honor. 
Survived by widow, Lela Mode Davis, and children, Revonah, 
Irma, and Ralph Davis, Leavenworth, Ind. 



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DUKES, CLEO WALTER Private 

Son of John J. and Emma L. Dukes; born January 18, 1895, 
near Milltown, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 23, 1918, English, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to Company A, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. 
Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y., and embarked August 30, 
1918. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, at Evacuation 
Hospital No. 9 of Vaubecourt. Buried near Vaubecourt, 
France. 




EASTER, EDWARD ARTHUR - - - - Private 
Son of Phillip and Laura Poindexter Easter; born February 
8, 1893, Newton Stewart, Orange County, Ind. Moved to 
Crawford County, in 1909. Farmer. Entered service July, 
1918, English, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., and assigned to 
50th Company, 13th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Medical Department, 5th Regiment Infirmary, 
159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Newton Stewart, Orange County, 
Ind. 




GOLDMAN, ELMER LESTER - - - - Private 
Son of David and Minerva Goldman; born October, 3, 1894, 
near West Fork, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
September 19, 1917, English, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Company G, 335th Infantry. Transferred to 
Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company I, 119th Infantry, 
30th Division. Overseas May 12, 1918. Participated in 
battle of Kemmel Hill. Killed in action September 29, 1918. 
Buried in Old Hickory Cemetery, France. 




GOODMAN, ANDREW JACKSON - - - Sergeant 
Son of Andrew Jackson and Lucy Ann Goodman; born 
June 18, 1888, English, Ind. Meat cutter. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army in 1915, Louisville, Ky. Served on Mexican 
Border. Embarked from Hoboken, N. J., June, 1917; assigned 
to Company A, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Wounded July 19, 
1918, Soissons. Returned to U.S. February 19, 1919. Died 
|fof self-inflicted wound August 4, 1919, New Albany, Ind. 
Buried, English, Ind. Survived by widow, Melissa Walker 
Goodman. 




HALL, ALPHONSO LINCOLN ----- Private 
Son of Lincoln and Etta Hall; born May 10, 1889, Temple, 
Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 
3, 1918, English, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to 
Company D, 5th Limited Service Regiment. Died of pneu- 
monia September 28, 1918, Camp Grant, 111. Buried, Temple, 
Crawford County, Ind. 



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HANOVER, LEE ROY - Private 

Son of James H. and Cresa Hanover; born December 30, 
1892, Crawford County, Ind. Enlisted in Company A, 2nd 
Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company A, 152nd In- 
fantry) July 17, 1917. Sent to Jeffersonville, Ind.; then to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; transferred to Company A, 165th Infan- 
try. Sailed for France July 7, 1918. Killed in action July 29, 
1918, Chateau-Thierry, France. (Place of burial unknown.) 




HARPER, ORVILLE SHERMAN - - - - Private 
Son of John M. and Sarah J. Harper; born October 21, 1891, 
near Marengo, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 17, 1918, Tacoma, Wash. Trained at Camp Lewis, 
Wash.; assigned to Company A, 357th Infantry, 19th Division. 
Sailed from Hoboken, N. J. about September 1, 1918. Killed 
in action October 21, 1918, while his Company was going in on 
the Meuse-Argonne Front. Buried in Argonne-American 
Cemetery, Romagne, Meuse. 




HUBBARD, WILLIAM THOMAS - - - - Yeoman 
Son of John W. and Rozella Hubbard; born March 3, 1895, 
near English, Ind. Bookeeper. Enlisted in U. S. Navy as 
second class yeoman, Louisville, Ky., May, 1917. Transferred 
to Lexington, Ky.; then to Newport, R. I. Later sent to 
Philadelphia, Pa., for Y.M.C.A. work. Sent to London, Eng- 
land, in November, 1917; served as bookkeeper for Admiral 
Sims. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, London, England. 
Buried with military honors, English, Ind. 




JONES, CHARLES RALPH Private 

Son of J. Evan and Annie Jones; born November 19, 1892, 
Temple, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 20, 1917, English, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C; assigned to Company F, 
120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 17, 1918. 
Died of pneumonia November 4, 1918, Payton, England. 
Buried in National Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. Survived 
by widow, Lelah Jones, Temple, Ind. 




LANE, LUTHER Seaman, 2nd Class 

Son of Barzella and Nancy A. Lane; born January 28, 1895, 
Eckerty, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy, July 12, 1918, English, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago; assigned to Company E. Trans- 
ferred to Puget Sound, Wash., at which place he died of pneu- 
monia, October 2, 1918. Buried in Eastridge Cemetery, Craw- 
ford County, Ind. 



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LAWRENCE, ISAAC WILSON .... Private 
Son of Pave and Rosa Lawrence; born April 11, 1892, near 
Eckerty, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
March 16, 1918, English, Ind. Trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; 
assigned to Medical Department, 166th Infantry, Forty-second 
(Rainbow) Division. Overseas in April, 1918. Wounded at 
Bois d' Echelon near Suippes, in the Champagne-Marne Sector, 
July 15, 1918. Died while being moved to hospital. Buried, 
Bussy-le-Chateau, France, Grave No. 2. 




LEVELL, NOLAN ELMER Private 

Son of Charles and Mary A. Levell; born August 11, 1896, 
near English, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 5, 
1918, Eldora, Iowa, where he was working. Trained at Camp 
Dodge, Iowa.; assigned to 43rd Company, 11th Battalion, 163rd 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 15, 1918, Camp 
Dodge. Buried in Mt. Sterling Cemetery, English, Ind. 




MELTON, WILLIAM KIPER - - - - Private 
Son of John W. and Mary A. Melton; born February 5, 1889, 
Wickliffe, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 20, 1917, English, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, 
Ky., Camp Sevier, S. C. Assigned to Company G, 335th 
Infantry; Company K, 335th Infantry; Company L, 119th 
Infantry, 30th Division. Overseas in May, 1918. Caught in 
barrage while on patrol duty and killed instantly August 2, 
1918. Buried at Four Elms, near Poperinghe, Belgium. 




MONK, ROBERT SILAS Navy 

Son of Thomas Robert and Ida May Monk (both deceased); 
born August 10, 1890, near Marengo, Crawford County, Ind. 
High school student. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, 1906. Assigned 
to Medical Department on hospital ship, Relief, when U.S. 
Fleet made world cruise, 1908. Served on the Columbia, when 
acting as convoy for transports. Died August 10, 1918, Chelsea, 
Mass. Buried, Chelsea, Mass. Survived by widow, Marie 
Furgusson Price Monk, who served with husband in Navy as 
Yeomanette. 




MORGAN, THOMAS LEWIS .... Sergeant 
Son of Hiram Elwood and Margaret Morgan; born October 
19, 1900, near Taswell, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917, Louisville, Ky. 
Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky., and Camp Syracuse, N. Y. Sailed 
October 18, 1917; assigned to Company H, 16th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Killed in action November 7, 1918. Buried in 
American Cemetery No. 1203, Letanne Sedan, Ardennes, France. 
Cited for gallantry in action. 



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MYERS, ALLAN GORDON Corporal 

Son of Joseph us and Annie G. Myers; born December 1, 
1895, Alton, Crawford County, Ind. School teacher. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army April 19, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent 
to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. ; transferred to El Paso, Tex. ; assigned 
to Company A, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Embarked June 
14, 1917. Killed in action July 21, 1918, in Aisne-Marne 
Offensive. Buried at Ploisy, Aisne, France. Cited for gal- 
lantry in action and meritorious conduct. 




PITTMAN, CHARLES FRANKLIN - - - Private 
Son of George and Alice B. Pittman; born November 17, 
1892, Marengo, Ind. Steel worker. Entered service June 24, 
1918, English, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
55th Company, 14th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Trans- 
ferred to Ft. Benj. Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company B, 
22nd Engineers. Embarked September 15, 1918. Drowned 
while bathing in the Meuse River, March 27, 1918. Buried, 
Grave 191, Cemetery 614. Survived by widow Ercle Brum- 
field Pittman and Charles Pittman, Jr., Louisville, Ky. 




POLEN, JAMES WILLIAM Private 

Son of James W. and Jane Polen; born October 6, 1887, 
Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 7, 

1918, English, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to 
Ft. Benjamin Harrision, Ind.; assigned to 34th Engineers, 
Headquarters Company. Overseas August 16, 1918. Returned 
to United States, January 20, 1919. Discharged March 18, 

1919. Died June 12, 1920 of tuberculosis contracted in service. 
Buried, Bethany Union, Ind. 




RANDALL, LEROY DENNIS Private 

Son of Charles and Sarah E. Randall; born April 15, 1890, 
Near Marengo, Crawford County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 19, 1917, English, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C; assigned to 
Company D, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Overseas in May, 
1918. Killed in action October 10, 1918, on Ypres front, or 
Chemel Hill. Buried in American Cemetery, Bony- Aisne, 
France. 




SMITH, ALONZO JOSEPH Private 

Son of Stephan and Linda Smith (deceased) ; born October 4, 
1890, Depauw, Harrison County, Ind. Moved to Crawford 
County in 1908. Farmer. Entered service 1907, Louisville, 
Ky. Honorably discharged. Enlisted in U.S. Army July 28, 
1917; transferred to Marine Corps, and went overseas with the 
first contingent of Marines. Wounded four times. Invalided 
to U.S. Died of pneumonia February 7, 1920, Camp Mead 
Shipyard, Pa., the same day he received his discharge. Buried, 
Milltown, Ind. 



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SMITH, CARL Private 

Son of John H. and Belle P. Smith; born March 25, 1893, 
Leavenworth, Crawford County, Ind. Railroad employe. 
Entered service July 28, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Trained at Ft. 
Thomas, Ky., Camp Colt, Pa., and Camp Green, N. C. Over- 
seas May 20, 1918; assigned to Company G, 59th Infantry, 4th 
Division. Died of wounds November 11, 1918, received in the 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in Argonne-American Cem- 
etery, Romagne, France. 




STROUD, CLARENCE ALVA - - - - Private 

Son of William and Mary Ann Stroud; born March 13, 1894, 
Temple, Crawford County, Ind. Teamster. Entered service 
September 19, 1917, St. Francesville, 111. Trained at Camp 
Taylor, Ky., and Camp Pike, Ark. Embarked from New York, 
April, 1918; assigned to Company L, 58th Infantry, 4th Divi- 
sion. Killed in action Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. 
(Place of burial unknown). Survived by widow, Ruth Ridgely 
Stroud, St. Francesville, 111. 




THOMPSON, LLOYD - - - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of John C. and Eliza Thompson; born June 12, 1901, 
Wabash County, 111. Moved to Crawford County, Ind., in 
1908. Farmer. Entered U.S. Navy July 25, 1918, Indianap- 
olis, Ind. Trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, ill. 
Promoted to second class seaman after one month's service. 
Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, in hospital at Great Lakes, 
111. Buried at Marengo, Ind. 




WEATHERS, ARTHUR ROSCOE - - - Private 

Son of Alonzo and Rebecca A. Weathers; born October 20, 
1892, near Marengo, Crawford County, Ind. Steeple painter. 
Entered service June 24, 1918, English, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company B, 334th Infantry, 84th 
Division. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y., in August, 1918. 
Transferred to 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Served in the 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Died of pneumonia October 21, 
1918. Buried at Brizeaux, Meuse, France. 



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FALLEN, RAY Private 

Son of Mount and Nancy Allen; born August 12, 1895, 
Washington, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 27, 1918, 
Washington, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
23rd Company, 6th Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died 
October 4, 1918 of pneumonia, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried 
in Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Myrtle Ingle Allen, and one son, James Elwood Allen, Washing- 
ton, Ind. 




ASDELL, SAMUEL CLARENCE - - - - Private 
Son of David S. and Clara E. Asdell; born April 24, 1896, 
Greene County, Ind. Moved with parents to Daviess County, 
in 1898. Employe of All Steel Equipage Company, Aurora, 
111., where he entered service June 24, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Grant, 111.; assigned to First Aid Corps, 36 Medical Detach- 
ment. Operated on for brain tumor, contracted influenza, and 
died January 8, 1919, Camp Grant, 111. Buried, Scotland, 
Greene County, Ind. 




BROTHERS, CLARENCE Private 

Son of Marshall and Frances Brothers; born September 21, 
1895, Barr Township, Daviess County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 25, 1918. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned 
to 19th Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Went overseas early in September, 
1918, with Company M, 320th Infantry, 80th Division. Killed 
in action November 5, 1918, Argonne Drive. Buried, St. Juvin 
Cemetery, Ardennes, France. 




BUCKLEY, FLOYD - Private 

Son of James and Margaret A. Buckley (both deceased); 
born March 14, 1892, Plainville, Daviess County, Ind. Bridge 
carpenter. Employed in Jefferson, Iowa, when he entered 
service June 26, 1918. Sent to Camp Gordon, Ga.; assigned 
to Company K, 5th Replacement Regiment. Embarked for 
overseas September 20, 1918; assigned to 5th Company, Auto- 
matic Replacement Unit. Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, 
in France. Body returned to U.S., and buried at Plainville, 
Daviess County, Ind. 



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BULLOCK, HARRY GUSTAVE .... Private 
Son of James G. and Mary Catherine Bullock; born Novem- 
ber 6, 1896, Barr Township, Daviess County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 20, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 31st Company, 10th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in 
June, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 103rd Infan- 
try. Died July 23, 1918, from wounds received in action. 
Buried in American-French Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, Grave 
No. 290. 




BURCH, MACK ROY Sergeant 

Son of Mack and Nannie Burch; born January 26, 1895, 
Washington, Ind. Employe of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 15, 1917, Washington, 
Ind., and was sent to Ft. Riley, Kan.; assigned to Field Hospital, 
5th Company, 90th Division. Transferred to Camp Travis, 
Tex. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to 360th Field Hospital, 
315th Sanitary Train. Died of pneumonia September 18, 
1918, Base Hospital, Toul, France. Buried in American 
Cemetery, Toul, France. 




BYRER, ERNEST EZRA - - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son Alson (deceased) and Gertrude Byrer (Garten); born 
March 29, 1900, Bogard Township, Daviess County, Ind. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy June 11, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent 
to Chelsea, Mass.; assigned to duty as Second Class Seaman. 
Died October 29, 1917 of measles, Naval Hospital, Chelsea, 
Mass. Buried at Tolbert's Chapel, Bogard Township, Daviess 
Count}', Ind. 




BYRER, JOHN Private 

Son of Frank and Martha Byrer; born October 13, 1891, 
Van Buren Township, Daviess County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 5, 1918, Washington, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 26th Company, 6th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp 
Taylor. Buried at Tolbert's Chapel, Bogard Township, Daviess 
County, Ind. 




CISSELL, WILLIAM C, Jr. - - - - - Private 
Son of William M. and Nancy M. Cissell; born Ju'y 30, 1895, 
Loogootee, Martin County, Ind. Family later moved to 
Montgomery, Daviess County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army May 6, 1916, and was sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Transferred to Mexican Border; assigned to Company L, 18th 
Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917, attached to First Division. 
Killed in action July 18, 1918, battle of Soissons. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Ploisy, Aisne, Grave No. 47, Plot D. 



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DOAN, FRANK FLAVIAN Private 

Son of Millard C. and Mina J. Doan; born February 5, 
1898, Odon, Daviess County, Ind. Farmer. Entered serv- 
ice September 19, 1917, Washington, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 33rd Company, 9th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Over- 
seas in June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 28th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Fought at Soissons, Chateau-Thierry, and St. 
Mihiel. Killed in action September 12, 1918. Buried in 
St. Mihiel American Cemetery. 




EDWARDS, EARL CRANSTON - - - - Private 
Son of Jeptha T. and Rebecca M. Edwards; born January 
17, 1890, Mauckport, Harrison County, Ind. Employed as 
laborer in Washington, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army, April 4, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to 
Company I, 3rd Infantry. Transferred to Camp Grant, 111., 
assigned to 9th Company, Replacement Training Battalion. 
Died October 22, 1918 of pneumonia, Camp Grant, 111. Buried 
in Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Ind. 




ELSWICK, HARRY EMERSON - - - Corporal 

Son of Samuel (deceased) and Mary Elswick - born June 16, 
1892, Washington, Ind. Coal operator. Entered service July 
29, 1918, Washington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; trans- 
ferred to Syracuse, N. Y. Assigned to 9th Company, 3rd 
Battalion. Died October 5, 1918 of pneumonia, Syracuse, N. Y. 
Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Ind. 




FLICK, GEORGE EDWARD Private 

Son of J. H. and Ella Flick: born November 19, 1898, Wash- 
ington, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Medical Department, U.S, 
Army, May 28, 1918, Indianapolis, and was sent to Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Post Hospital, Ft. Leaven- 
worth, Kan.; assigned to duty as clerk in Recruiting Office. 
Died April 27, 1919 of fettic endocarditis, Ft. Leavenworth. 
Kan. Buried in Bethel Cemetery, South of Washington, Ind. 




GOODWIN, HOLLIS RAY Private 

Son of Jeremiah (deceased) and Margaret Goodwin: born 
March 25, 1893, Veale Township, Daviess County, Ind. Living 
on homestead in Montana, when he entered service October 6, 

1917, Lewistown, Mont. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash. Went 
overseas in July, 1918; attached to Machine Gun Company, 
362nd Infantry, 91st Division. Killed in action September 26, 

1918, Argonne Forest, near Ejimouville. (Burial place un- 
known.) 



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ISHUM, ELMER CLARK - - - Fireman, U.S.N. 
Son of Joel and Mary C. Ishum; born December 22, 1893, 
Harrison Township, Daviess County, Ind. Employe of Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad. Enlisted in U.S. Navy September 1, 
1917, and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. 
Transferred to Norfolk, Va.; later assigned to duty as fireman 
on the Manly. Died March 19, 1918, from wounds received 
from explosion of depth bomb. Accident occurred a few miles 
off the English coast. 




LECHNER, FRANK Private 

Son of Alois and Margaret Lechner; born August 1, 1893, 
Daviess County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 
19, 1917, Washington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 33rd Company, 9th Battalion, 159th Depot Bri- 
gade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked for 
overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 16th Infantry, 
1st Division. Killed in action July 20, 1918, battle of Soissons. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Ploisy, Aisne, Grave No. Ill, 
Plot A. 




McCORD, CRYSTAL EVELYN - - - Army Nurse 
Daughter of Jabez (deceased) and Rachael McCord; born 
September 5, 1897, Reeve Township, Daviess County, Ind. 
Graduated from Nichols Hospital, Battle Creek, Mich., June, 
1917. Volunteered as army nurse, February 15, 1918, and 
was sent to Camp Greene, N. C. Embarked from New York, 
June 12, 1918: assigned to Evacuation Hospital No. 1, Toul, 
France. Died of influenza December 16, 1918. Buried in 
American Cemetery No. 1233, Grave No. 12, Section 11, Plot 1. 
St. Mihiel, France. 




McCRISAKEN, JOSEPH BERNARD - - - - 

Pharmacist's Mate, 2nd Class 
Son of Joseph V. and Phoebe L. McCrisaken; born August 18, 
1893, Washington, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 
16, 1917, Washington, Ind., and was sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago, 111. Transferred to Commonwealth 
Pier, Boston, Mass.; assigned to Patrol Duty on board U.S. 
Gunboat Marietta. Died of influenza October 14, 1918, near 
Bordeaux, France. Body returned to U.S. in November, 1920, 
and buried in St. John's Cemetery, Washington, Ind. 




Mcpherson, james Robert .... private 

Son of Solomon L. and Sarah Jane McPherson, born August 
15, 1892, Montgomery, Daviess County, Ind. Automobile 
salesman. Entered service May 23, 1918, and was sent to Colum- 
bus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Ft. Sheridan, 111.; assigned 
to 312th Cavalry, 61st Field Artillery. Died of influenza- 
meningitis October 13, 1918, Ft. Sheridan, 111. Buried in 
Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Catherine Olding McPherson, Washington, Ind. 



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MANDABACH, CARL FELIX - - - - Private 
Son of Martin J. and Gertrude Mandabach; born February 
13, 1894, Washington, Ind. Employe of Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 2, 1917, and 
was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Long Island; 
assigned to Battery A, 56th Coast Artillery. Embarked for 
overseas March 23, 1918. Assigned to duty as truck driver of 
Ammunition Train. Killed in explosion of ammunition dump, 
November 2, 1918. (Place unknown.) 




MATTINGLY, EMIL J. Corporal 

Son of James H. and Rosetta Mattingly (deceased), born 
January 5, 1897, Barr Township, Daviess County, Ind. Coal 
miner. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 16, 1917, and 
was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Douglas, 
Ariz. Embarked for overseas June 14, 1917, assigned to Com- 
pany I, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 
1918, battle of Soisson. Buried in Noyens, France. 




NORRIS, BERNARD THOMAS - - - - Private 
Son of James E. and Julia A. Norris; born May 28, 1892, 
Daviess County, Ind. In U.S. Government employ when he 
entered military service July 2, 1918, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 13th Company, 4th Battalion 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; 
assigned to 12th Trench Mortar Battery. Died of pneumonia 
November 3, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in St. 
John's Cemetery, Washington, Ind. 




PALMER, CLAUDE LEMUEL ... - Seaman 
Son of Frank and Eva Palmer; born September 11, 1897, 
Washington, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in July, 
1917, Washington, Ind., and was sent to Commonwealth Pier, 
Boston, Mass. Assigned to duty on the Ellis. Death resulted 
from drowning April 5, 1920, Cienfuegos, Cuba. Buried in 
Municipal Cemetery, Cienfuegos, Cuba. Body returned to 
U.S. in November, 1920, and buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, 
Washington, Ind. 




PETERSON, JOHN FRANKLIN - - - - Private 
Son of Frank and Dora Robinson Peterson; born October 2, 
1897, Washington, Ind. Entered service April 29, 1918, 
Washington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 18th 
Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Medical Department. Embarked for overseas August 24, 
1918. Died of tuberculosis February 12, 1919, Hospital No. 
52, Le Mans, France. Body returned to U.S. in October, 1920, 
and buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Ind. 



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POTTS, JEPTHA C. ------ - Private 

Son of Morgan (deceased) and Hanna Potts; born February 
26, 1895, in Reeve Township, Daviess County, Ind Entered 
service June 25, 1918, Washington, Ind., and was sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Assigned to 19th Company, 5th Battalion, 
158th Depot Brigade. Overseas in September, 1918, with 
Company C, 334th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 19, 
1918, Noyens, France. Body returned to U.S. in November, 
1920, and buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Reeve Township, 
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POTTS, WILLIAM HENRY Private 

Son of B. F. and Julia Ann Potts; born November 8, 1885, 
Daviess County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service April 15, 
1918, Washington, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; 
assigned to Battery B, 9th Field Artillery. Transferred to Ft. 
Sill, Okla.; assigned to Battery E, 1st Field Artillery. Died 
from accidental causes October 14, 1918. Buried in Oak Grove 
Cemetery, Reeve Township, Daviess County, Ind. 




SMITH, EUGENE PAUL Private 

Son of Frank and Carrie Smith; born July 3, 1893, Olney, 
111. Moved with family to Washington, Ind. in 1896. Edu- 
cated in Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Entered service 
September 5, 1918, Washington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 24th Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
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TAYLOR, ARTHUR LEE Private 

Son of John S. and Mary Taylor (both deceased) , (date and 
place of birth unknown). Reared in Elmore Township, Daviess 
County, Ind. Entered service July 21, 1918, Dillon, Mont., 
and was sent to Camp Dodge, la. Transferred to Camp Lee, 
Va., assigned to Veterinary Training School. Died of disease 
October 24, 1918, Camp Lee, Va. Buried near Odon, Daviess 
County, Ind. 




THOMAS, WILLIAM F. Corporal 

Son of Charles and Laura E. Thomas; born May 25, 1893, 
Campbell County, Ky. Moved to Washington, Ind. in 1901. 
Employe of munition plant, when he enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army August 30, 1917. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex.; assigned to Motor Truck 
Company, 387th Motor Transport Corps. Died of pneumonia 
November 2, 1918, Ft. Houston, Tex. Buried in Oak Grove 
Cemetery, Washington, Ind. 



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WHISMAN, RICHARD - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Sylvester A. and Nellie Whisman (deceased); born 
September 23, 1898, Elmore Township, Daviess County, Ind. 
Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy June, 1918, Terre Haute, and 
was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. Con- 
tracted influenza, and died September 29, 1918, Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station. Buried, Elnoia, Daviess County, 
Ind. 




WHITE, CLARENCE RAY - - Private, U.S.M.C. 

Son of George R. and Catherine White; born September 
27, 1891, Van Buren Township, Daviess County, Ind. Enlisted 
in U.S. Marine Corps April 22, 1917, Akron, Ohio. Sent to 
Parris Island, S. C; assigned to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division. 
Went overseas (date not given), and was killed in action June 
10, 1918, Belleau Woods. Buried, Hill No. 181, Belleau Woods, 
France. The American Legion Post, Elnora, Ind., named in 
his honor. 




WOOD, AUSTIN HENRY ..... Private 

Son of Martin and Nancy Wood, born February 28, 1898, 
Washington, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 6, 1917, 
Washington, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; then to 
Ft. Houston, Tex. Assigned to Battery A, 5th Field Artillery. 
Went overseas in June, 1917. Attached to First Division. 
Killed in action October 5, 1918, near Village of Daulny, Ar- 
gonne Offensive. (Burial place unknown.) 




WOOD, WILLIAM H. - - - Gunner, 2nd Class 
Son of Riley and Virginia Wood; born February 20, 1889, 
Washington, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in 1907, New Orleans, 
La. In charge of torpedo station, Newport, R. I., at time U.S. 
declared war against Germany. Assigned to the North Caro- 
lina. Transferred to the American destroyer Manly. Lost 
his life March 19, 1918, as result of explosion of depth bomb, 
when his vessel collided with a British warship. 



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AMM, HENRY FRED Private 

Son of Frederic and Anna Diefenbach Aram; born September 
30, 1894, near Manchester, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. 
Called into service July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. 
Returned to Camp Taylor, Ky., where he died of appendicitis, 
February 25, 1919. Buried in Cemetery of St. Stephen's 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dearborn County, Ind. 



ANDREWS, ELMER CHARLES - - - - Private 
Son of John H. and Eliza Asherman Andrews; born January 
6, 1899, near Lawrenceburg, Ind. Motor mechanic. Called 
into service October 15, 1918, Lawrenceburg. Sent to Rolling 
Prairie, Ind.; assigned to Motor Corps. Died of influenza 
November 1, 1918, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Lawrence- 
burg Township, Dearborn County, Ind. 



BALES, HARRY Private 

Foster son of Grant and Lottie Carter, of Lawrenceburg; 
born October 26, 1900, Glencoe, Ky. Farmer. Entered 
service December 26, 1917, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company E, 49th Infantry. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Merritt, N.J.; then to Camp Upton, L. I. 
Embarked for overseas July 23, 1918; assigned to Company A, 
110th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Division. Killed in action 
September 27, 1918, in the Argonne Forest. (Burial place 
unknown.) 



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BARTELS, LOUIS A. Seaman 

Son of Harry and May Bartels- born November 2, 1891, 
Lawrenceburg, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in February, 1908. 
Served continuously until time of his death, which occurred 
July 1, 1918, on the U.S.S. Covington. Ship was sunk by Ger- 
man Submarine. 



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BEARD, RAYMOND Private 

Son of Frank and Anna Beard; born July 28, 1899, Sparta, 
Ky. Employe of the Royer Wheel Company, Aurora, Ind., 
when he entered service December 26, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Embarked for overseas April 6, 1918. 
Assigned to Company H, 4th Infantry. Wounded in action 
in the Argonne Forest, and removed to U.S. Hospital No. 27, 
where he died October 25, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, 
Neufchateau, Vosges, France. 



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BILDNER, CHARLES HENRY - - - - Private 
Son of Andrew and Louisa Bildner; born December 14, 
1886, Aurora, Ind. Employe of Royer Wheel Company, 
Aurora. Called into service March 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 30th Company, 
8th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in June, 1918, 
assigned to Company B, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Par- 
ticipated in battles of Alsace Sector, and Verdun Sector. Killed 
in action October 23, 1918. (Burial place unknown.) 




BILDNER, JOHN VALENTINE - - - Corporal 
Son of Louis (deceased) and Elizabeth Kieser Bildner: born 
August 31, 1894, Aurora, Ind. Machinist. Called into service 
March 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 30th Company, 8th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga.: then to Camp 
McClellan, Ala. Sailed for France June 16, 1918; assigned to 
Company H, 115th Infantry. Killed in action October 28, 
1918, Consenvoye Woods. Buried in Consenvoye Cemetery, 
Meuse, France. 



BOYD, JOHN RAYMOND Private 

Son of Charles and Martha Boyd; born March 8, 1890, 
Switzerland County, Ind. Removed to Aurora, Dearborn 
County, in 1912. Employe of Indianapolis Chair and Furniture 
Company. Called into service March 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in July, 1918; 
assigned to Company A, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Took part 
in battle of St. Mihiel. Killed in action October 5, 1918, in the 
Battle of the Argonne Forest. Buried in American Battle Area, 
Exermont Ardennes, France. 



BURKE, BERNARD ANDREW - - - - Private 
Son of John and Martha Burke; born July 13, 1891, Burling- 
ton, Ky. Moved with parents to Lawrenceburg, Ind., when 
only a few years of age. Painter. Called into service August 
5, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Syracuse, N. Y.: trans- 
ferred to Edgewood, Md. Assigned to 2nd Company, 2nd 
Battalion, Edgewood Arsenal. Died October 3, 1918, Edge- 
wood Arsenal. Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Ind. 
His was the first gold star to be affixed to the Aurora Service 
Flag. 



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CLARK, HARVEY J. ------ - Private 

Son of William and Martha Clark; born November 20, 1888, 
Alexandria, Ky. Moved to Dearborn County, Indiana in 
1907. Farmer. Called into service June 26, 1918. Sent to 
Camp Sherman, Ohio; transferred to Company H, 334th Infan- 
try. Overseas in September, 1918; transferred to Company 
B, 140th Infantry, 35th Division. Died of spinal meningitis 
December 3, 1918. Survived by widow, Ruby Clark, and one 
daughter, Alma Mae Clark, Harrison, Ohio. 




DENNERLINE, MILLARD SMITH - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Charles and Laura Smith: born March 20, 1899, near 
Aurora, Ind. Entered Hanover College, Hanover, Ind., Sep- 
tember 25, 1918, and enlisted in the Student Army Training 
Corps. Died of influenza October 21, 1918, in Hospital, Madi- 
son, Ind. Buried in Hogan Township, Dearborn County, 
Ind. 




ENGELKING, EDWIN FRED ... - Private 
Son of John and Lottie Engelking; born February 16, 1896, 
Manchester, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service August 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Custer, Mich.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Battalion, 160th 
Depot Brigade; later to Company E, 14th Ammunition Train. 
Contracted pneumonia, and died October 12, 1918, in Base 
Hospital, Camp Custer. Buried in Manchester Township, 
Dearborn County, Ind. 




FOX, EDWARD M. ... . Apprentice Seaman 
Son of George and Anna Fox; born September 24, 1895> 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Reared in Dearborn County, Ind. Edu- 
cated in Moores Hill College, and Indiana University. Teacher. 
Entered U. S. Navy June 17, 1918, and was sent to Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, 111. Assigned to duty as Apprentice 
Seaman. Died October 3, 1918, Camp Ross, Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station. Buried in Greendale Cemetery, Lawrence- 
burg, Ind. 




HAM MERLE, OTTO J. Private 

Son of George and Catherine Schumann Hammerle; born 
November 29, 1892, Kelso, Ind. Farmer. Called into service 
July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Battery C, 
27th Regiment, 9th Brigade, Field Artillery. Died of pneu- 
monia October 19, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in 
Kelso, Dearborn County, Ind. 



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HASKE, WILLIAM JOHN Private 

Son of Herman and Mary Heideman Haske; born June 9, 
1887, Hartford, Ohio County, Ind. When two years old moved 
with parents to Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 20, 1917, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; then to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in 
May, 1918; assigned to Company C, 102nd Infantry. Killed 
in action July 23, 1918, Chateau Thierry. Buried near Epieds, 
France. Survived by widow, Myrtle May Haske, and son, 
Charles Albert Haske, Aurora, Ind. 




HAUCK, DEWEY HOBSON ----- Seaman 
Son of Julius J. and Margaret Keiser Hauck; born August 
3, 1898, Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted 
in U.S. Navy December 10, 1916, Cincinnati, Ohio. In con- 
tinual service until time of his death which occurred at sea, on 
board the Charleston October 3, 1918, of pneumonia. Buried in 
Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind. 




JOHNSON, GEORGE HENRY ... - Private 

Son of John and Alice M. Johnson; born July 12, 1888, in 
Gallatin County, Ky. Educated in the schools of Ohio County, 
Ind., and family later settled on a farm in Dearborn County. 
Called into service August 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 29th Company, 8th 
Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza 
October 5, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried, Guilford, 
Dearborn County, Ind. 




LAAKER, ERVIN H. ------ - Private 

Son of H. William and Anna Mary Laaker; born December 3, 
1892, Brown Township, Ripley County, Ind. Moved to Dear- 
born County in 1908. Farmer. Called into service June 26, 
1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. 
Embarked for overseas September 4, 1918; assigned to Company 
C, 335th Infantry, 91st Division. Died of pneumonia October 
30, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, Ravigny, Meuse, 
France. The American Legion Post, Dillsboro, Ind., is named 
the Laaker-Northcutt Post. (See p. 00). 




McAllister, david hiram ... - corporal 

Son of Orson and Ettie Schramme McAllister; born Sep- 
tember 5, 1896, Gallatin County, Ky. Moved to Dearborn 
County, Ind. in 1906. Employe of Bauer Cooperage Com- 
pany, Lawrenceburg. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 
26, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Douglas, 
Ariz.; assigned to Company G, 18th Infantry. Overseas in 
June, 1917. Died of pneumonia September 21, 1918, Neuf- 
chateau, Vosges, France. Buried in the American Cemetery 
in Neufchateau. The American Legion Post, Lawrenceburg, 
Ind., is named in his honor. 



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MILES, THOMAS Private 

Son of Thomas L. and Mary O. Miles; born October 18, 
1893, Rising Sun, Ind. Later moved to Lawrenceburg, Ind., 
where he was called into service August 29, 1918. Sent to 
Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Battalion, 
160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Medical Detachment, 
with Base Hospital No. 99. Died of pneumonia October 15, 
1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at Hogan Hill, Ind. 




MILLER, JULIUS JOSEPH ----- Private 
Son of Joseph George and Margaret Neurohr Miller; born 
October 25, 1893, Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. 
Called into service August 29, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Bat- 
talion, 160th Depot Brigade. Later assigned to Supply Com- 
pany, 20th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 9, 1918, 
Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at Yorkville, Dearborn County, 
Ind. 




MILLER, MICHAEL GEORGE - - - - Private 
Son of Joseph George and Margaret Neurohr Miller; born 
February 8, 1895, Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClel- 
lan, Ala.; assigned to Battery D, 27th Field Artillery. Died of 
influenza October 15, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried at 
Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind. 




NORTHCUTT, STANLEY O'DELL - - - Private 
Son of Nicholas B. and Mary Etta Northcutt; born October 
21, 1896, Dry Ridge, Ky. Moved to Dillsboro, Dearborn 
County, Ind. in February, 1915. Employe of knitting mill. 
Entered service September 6, 1918, Hamilton, Ohio. Sent to 
Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 32nd Company, 8th Training 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 7, 
1918, Camp Sherman. Buried in Gardnersville Cemetery, 
Gardnersville, Ky. The American Legion Post, Dillsboro, Ind., 
named the Laaker-Northcutt Post. (See p. 00.) 




ORSBORN, CHARLES ELMER - - - - Seaman 
Son of John and Virginia Cirinovitch (both deceased) ; born 
November 6, 1896, McLean County, III. Adopted by John W. 
Orsborn who moved with the boy to Dearborn County, Ind. in 
1900. Entered U.S. Navy December, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio; 
assigned to duty as wireless operator on the Dretcherland. 
Died of pneumonia December 18, 1918, St. Nazaire, France. 
Deceased had served four years in U.S. Navy prior to his enlist- 
ment in February, 1917. 



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RATZ, ALBIN LEONHARD Seaman 

Son of Joseph and Mary Witt Ratz (both deceased); born 
February 26, 1894, St. Leon, Dearborn County, Ind. Reared 
by an uncle, Nicholas Ratz, St. Leon, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Navy in 1915. Sent to Great Lakes Training Station, 
111. Serving on the Peoria at the outbreak of the World War. 
Ordered overseas; drowned off the coast of France, September 
23, 1917. Buried, St. Nazaire, France. 




ROSS, WILLIAM KEITH - - 

Son of William B. and Katherine 
1900, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Enlisted 
December 29, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
S. C; transferred to Quantico, Va. 
transferred to 55th Company, 5th Re 
about June 12, 1918, Belleau Woods.' 
Grave No. 108, Aisne, France. The 
Aurora, Ind., named in his honor. 



- Private, U.S.M.C. 

F. Ross, born July 18, 

in U.S. Marine Corps 

Sent to Parris Island, 

Overseas in April, 1918; 

^iment. Killed in action 

Buried, Lucy Le Bois, 

American Legion Post, 




SCHARF, HENRY F. - - Private 

Son of Charles and Anna Scharf; born January 11, 1892, 
Wheeling, W. Va. Removed to Aurora, Ind. in early life. 
Contractor. Called into service August 29, 1918, Lawrence- 
burg, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Battery 
C, 42nd Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, 
Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Aurora, Dearborn County, 
Ind. 




SINGER, CHARLES LLOYD Private 

Son of Michael and Etta Singer; born October 8, 1896, 
Harrison Township, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 1, 1918, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to Camp Colt, 
Pa.; assigned to Tank Corps. Died of pneumonia October 7, 
1918, on board ship Oxfordshire, enroute to England. Buried 
in Everton Cemetery, Liverpool, England. 




SLAYBACHJHOWARD Sergeant 

Son of Benjamin and Lucretia Slaybach; born April 28, 1899, 
Boone County, Ky. Moved to Dearborn County, Ind., in 1907. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in February, 1917, Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company D, 28th Infantry. Over- 
seas in June, 1917; assigned to First Division. Fought at 
Cantigny, Soissons, Meuse-Argonne. Died of tuberculosis 
April 20, 1919, Coblenz, Germany. Body returned to U.S., 
and buried in East View Cemetery, Patriot, Ind. 



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STEELE, FREDERICK CLAYTON - - - Private 
Son of James M. and Mary Steele (both deceased), born 
March 15, 1891, Aurora, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Called 
into service July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to West Point, Ky.; assigned to 
Battery E, 70th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 8, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Aurora, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Ida Witte Steele, Aurora, Ind. 




WHITE, EARL EUGENE Private 

Son of Ezekiel and Sarah White; born April 15, 1892, Logan, 
Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service June 26, 
1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 18th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, in hospital near 
Razac, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Perigueux, 
France, Grave No. 604. 




WHITE, ROY LEE Private 

Son of Albert and Clara White; born May 31, 1896, Harri- 
son Township, Dearborn County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service July 22, 1918, Lawrenceburg, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 3rd Training Battalion. 
Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Buried in Gibson Cemetery, Harrison Township, Dearborn 
County, Ind. Survived by widow, Lenora McClure White, 
and one daughter, Mildred Levada White, Logan, Ind. 




WINKLEY, CHARLES RUSSELL - - - Private 
Son of Charles P. and Elizabeth Winkley; born March 10, 
1896, Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind. Clerk. Volunteered his 
services when the U.S. first entered the War, but rejected because 
of physical defects. Accepted for service June 15, 1918, Law- 
renceburg, Ind.: assigned to Motor School Training Detach- 
ment, Ft. Benjmain Harrison, Ind. Transferred to Camp 
Jackson, S. C; then to Camp Wadsworth. Died of pneumonia 
October 9, 1918,*,Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Buried, Aurora, Ind. 



Name reported from Dearborn County for whom complete record 
could not be obtained. 

BAILEY, HOBART S. Moores Hill, Ind. Private, Company F, 22nd Engineers. 
Died of pneumonia September 19, 1918. "Somewhere in France." 



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BARNES, JOHN HOWARD Private 

Son of Edgar and Anna Barnes; born July 29, 1876, St. Paul, 
Decatur County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 
11, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; 
assigned to Engineer Corps, Company A, 2nd Regiment. 
Sailed for France September 6, 1917. Killed in action near 
Bourches, France, June 7, 1918. Buried about three hundred 
yards north of the Church in Bourches, France. 




BAXTER, WILLIAM L. Private 

Son of George and Minerva Baxter (deceased); born Sep- 
tember 15, 1899, Adams, Decatur County, Ind. Farmer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 15, 1917, Greensburg. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 
16th Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917. Took part in the 
Luneville Defensive, the Toul Defensive, the drive at Mont- 
didier, and Noyons. Killed in action at Cantigny, May 28, 
1918. Cited by his Division Commander for bravery in action 
in the defense of Cantigny. 




CARMAN, HARRY TOMSON - - - - Private 

Son of Edward and Martha Mabel Carman; born May 22, 
1900, near Burney, Decatur County, Ind. In October, 1918, 
entered Student Army Training Corps, Franklin College, 
Franklin, Ind., where he contracted influenza, from which he 
died October 17, 1918. Buried in South Park Cemetery, Greens- 
burg, Ind. 




DENNISON PLEASANT W. - Carpenter's Mate, 1st Class, 
Son of Gilbert and Sarah Dennison: born August 14, 1888 
Hope, Bartholomew County, Ind. Entered U.S. Navy Decem- 
ber 9, 1917. Sent to Pensacola, Fla.; assigned to duty as Car- 
penter's Mate, 1st Class. Served in France several months 
during summer of 1918. Died of tubercular meningitis, Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., April 1, 1919. Buried in Ogden Cemetery, St. 
Paul, Ind. Survived by widow, Lena Baily Dennison, and one 
child, Richard, St. Paul, Ind. 



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FORD, LEWIS E. Private 

Son of Reuben and Lydia McGuire Ford; born October 31, 
1890, near Tipton, Ind. Family later moved to Decatur County 
and settled near Westport. Farmer. Entered service August 
29, 1918. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 16th Com- 
pany, 4th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza 
October 13, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Westport 
Cemetery. Survived by widow, Alma Heavern Ford, and one 
son, Ralph Leroy, Westport, Decatur County, Ind. 




FORKERT, EDWARD WILLIAM - - - - Private 
Son of Charles and Lottie Forkert; born February 27, 1896, 
on a farm east of Greensburg, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
April 26, 1918, Greensburg. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
assigned to 1st Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died May 28, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
the United Lutheran Cemetery, southeast of Greensburg, Ind. 




GIDDINGS, HOMER ------ Wagoner 

Son of Festes (deceased) and Alice Giddings; born September 
4, 1891, Westport, Decatur County, Ind. Employe of Western 
Union Telegraph Company. Entered service September 22, 

1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company M, 
335th Infantry; then to Supply Company, 120th Infantry. 
Went overseas in May, 1918. Gassed, recovered; wounded 
again in the battle of the Argonne Forest, and died November 4, 

1918, No. 41, Stationary Hospital, France. 




HARROLD, DANA C. ------ Corporal 

Son of Dana C. (deceased) and Eva Crum Harrold; born 
September 11, 1892, Elwood, Madison County, Ind. Following 
the death of his father, moved with his mother to Decatur 
County; settled south of Greensburg. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 25, 1917, Gary, Ind. Assigned to 6th Coast Artil- 
lery: trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky., and Ft. Delaware. Died of 
disease May 25, 1917. Buried in Elwood, Ind. 




HESS, ROY Private 

Orphaned early in life, and placed in Soldier's and Sailor's 
Home, Knightstown, Ind. On June 27, 1911, he was adopted 
by Mrs. Phamie Armstrong, Letts, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 15, 1918, and was sent to Camp Winona, War- 
saw, Ind. Assigned to Motor Transport. Died in camp, 
October 27, 1918, and was buried in Monroe City, Knox County, 
Ind. 



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JACKSON, OTIS CLARENCE .... Private 
Son of Lindsey C. and Mary E. Jackson; born March 23, 
1891, Harris City, Decatur County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army April 25, 1917. Sent to Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Mo.; assigned to Company M, 18th Infantry; then to 
Company D, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division. Went 
to France with General Pershing in June, 1917. Participated 
in several engagements; killed in action at Chateau-Thierry, 
July 20, 1918. 




KINKER, JOSEPH HENRY Private 

Son of August and Theresa Kinker; born August 1, 1893, 
New Point, Decatur County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
May 27, 1918, Greensburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned to Battery B, 
142nd Field Artillery, 39th Division. Overseas in September, 
1918: landed at Brest, France, September 12th. Died of pneu- 
monia September 19, 1918. Buried in Keefautras Cemetery, 
France. 




LANDIS, MICHAEL HERBERT .... Private 
Son of James (deceased) and Adelia Miles Landis; born 
February 7, 1894, Jennings County, Ind. Moved with parents 
to Westport, Decatur County, when quite young. Employe of 
Firestone Rubber Tire Company, Akron, Ohio. Entered serv- 
ice May 29, 1918, Greensburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. Went overseas; assigned to Company K, 26th Infantry, 
1st Division. Participated in St. Mihiel drive, and battle of 
Argonne Forest. Killed in action October 5, 1918. 




LUTHER, FRED LESLIE - - Wireless Operator 
Son of M. J. and Minnie Luther; born July 16, 1898, Rugby, 
Bartholomew County, Ind. Two years later moved with family 
to Decatur County, and settled near Burney. Enlisted in 
U.S. Navy August 22, 1917, and was sent to Norfolk, Va. 
Transferred to Harvard University, given rank as second class 
officer, Radio Squad. Assigned to duty as wireless operator 
on board ship. Died of pneumonia April 5, 1918, in hospital 
at Chelsea, Mass. Buried at Clifty, Decatur County, Ind. 




MORGAN, WALTER ROY Private 

Son of John and Louise Morgan; born August 23, 1895, 
Osgood, Ripley County, Ind. Living on a farm near Middle- 
branch, Decatur County, when he entered service August 31, 
1918, Greensburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; as- 
signed to 29th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot 
Brigade. Died of influenza October 14, 1918, in Base Hospital 
Camp Sherman. Buried in cemetery of German Methodist 
Church, southeast of Greensburg. 



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NESBIT, JOHN MARTIN Private 

Son of William H. and Mary A. Nesbit; born July 7, 1887, 
Greensburg, Ind. Brakeman on New York Central Railroad. 
Entered service December 10, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Washington Barracks, D. C; 
assigned to Engineer Corps, Company D, 2nd Regiment. 
Overseas in February, 1918. Wounded at Chateau-Thierry, 
recovered. Assigned to Company A, 502nd Engineers. Died 
from wounds November 10, 1918. Buried in the American 
Cemetery, Nevers, France. 




OSBORN, JOSEPH CLARENCE - - - - Private 
Son of John and Mary Osborn; born January 20, 1891, near 
Clarksburg, Decatur, Ind. Farmer-mechanic. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army April 28, 1917. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo. Transferred to Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to Company F, 
18th Infantry. Died of meningitis, Douglas, Ariz., May 28, 
1917. Buried in Clarksburg, Decatur County, Ind. 




PATTON, SHERMAN H. - Private 

Son of David B. and Ida Patton; born February 20, 1889, 
Decatur County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 6, 
1917.. Greensburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
Company M, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, 
S. C.; assigned to Company M, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. 
Overseas in May, 1918. Killed in action August 6, 1918. 
(Place unknown). Survived by widow, Myra Brown Patton, 
Greensburg, Ind. 




RAY, WILLIAM HARRISON .... Private 

Son of Edgar and Ida Ray; born August 2, 1895, near Kings- 
ton, Decatur County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 
6, 1918, Greensburg. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; transferred to 
Camp Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company C, 67th Infantry. 
Died of pneumonia November 12, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala. 
Buried at Kingston, Decatur County, Ind. 




RILEY, CLARENCE EVERETT - - - - Private 
Son of Samuel and Evelyn Riley; born July 16, 1894, Marion 
Township, Decatur County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
Indiana National Guard May 30, 1917, Rushville, Ind. Sworn 
into service June 4, 1917, and was sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Assigned to Battery A, 139th Field Artillery. Died in camp 
December 9, 1917, of measles-pneumonia. Buried in South 
Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Ind. 



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RISK, HAROLD ADDISON - - - - Private 

Son of William (deceased) and Ida Risk; born September 
21, 1896, in Rush County, Ind. Lived the greater part of his 
life in Decatur County. Farmer. Entered service September 
4, 1918, Greensburg, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 13th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died 
of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried 
in Milroy, Rush County, Ind. 




SHAZER, LESLIE RAYMOND - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Adam and Minnie Shazer; born October 28, 1900, 
New Point, Decatur County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Marine 
Corps, Indianapolis, November 6, 1918. Sent to Parris Island, 
S. C, where he died of influenza November 15, 1918. Buried 
with military honors in Cemetery near New Point, Decatur 
County, Ind. 




STEWART, CHARLES WARREN - - - Private 

Son of John W. and Katherine Stewart; born August 5, 
1896, near Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind. Moved to 
Greensburg, Decatur County, in 1915, where he was employed 
as an automobile mechanic. Entered service May 31, 1918, 
Indianapolis. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred 
to Camp Humphreys, Va.; assigned to Company F, 5th Engi- 
neering Corps. Stricken with influenza, he died October 3, 
1918. Remains sent to Vevay, Ind. for burial. 




STRAIN, BENJAMIN TURNER - Corporal, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Samuel M. and Anna Turner Strain; born June 18, 
1896, Newton, Kan. Moved to Greensburg, Ind. about 1912. 
Railroad employe. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps in June, 
1917, St. Louis, Mo. Trained at Parris Island, S. C. Overseas 
in May, 1918; assigned to 45th Company, 5th Regiment. 
Killed in action June 6, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. On June 28, 
the Distinguished Service Cross was awarded him (posthu- 
mously) for extraordinary heroism in action. 




THEISING, WILLIAM B. Private 

Son of Henry and Dorothy Theising; born May 23, 1897, 
on farm near St. Maurice, Decatur County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 4, 1918, Greensburg, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 13th Company, 4th Training Bat- 
talion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died in camp, of influenza Octo- 
ber 2, 1918. Buried with military honors in Cemetery at St. 
Maurice, Decatur County, Ind. 



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TRESTOR, GLENN RANDOLPH - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Edward and Nancy Trestor; born November 22, 
1901, Greensburg, Ind. Farmer-dairyman. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy, Indianapolis, April 13, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes 
Training Station, Chicago. Promoted to Second Class Sea- 
man. Died of pneumonia September 27, 1918, at the Naval 
Training Station. Buried in South Park Cemetery, Greens- 
burg, Ind. 







VOGEL, HERMAN ANDREW .... Private 
Son of Frank and Mary Vogel; born November 10, 1893, 
Greensburg, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, 
Greensburg, and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 
Battery B, 2nd Battalion, Field Artillery Replacement Depot. 
Died of influenza October 12, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor. 
Buried in Catholic Cemetery, Greensburg, Ind. 



WAMSLEY, VERNE STARLING - - - Private 

Son of Marco S. and Rebecca Wamsley; born October 3, 
1897, Greensburg, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, Ft. 
Douglas, Utah, March 20, 1917. Assigned to Medical Corps; 
stationed at a logging camp in the state of Washington. Stricken 
with influenza, he was taken to a hospital in Vancouver, Wash., 
where he died January 18, 1919. Buried with military honors 
in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Ind. 



WELSH, JOSEPH WILLIAM Private 

Son of John and Mary A. Welsh; born November 13, 1894, 
Greensburg, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 16, 
1917, Greensburg. Sent to Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to Com- 
pany G, 18th Regiment. Overseas in June, 1917. Fought 
at Sommerville, Toul, Cantigny, and Chateau-Thierry. Died 
May 6, 1918 from wounds received in battle. First Decatur 
County boy to give his life on battlefields of Europe. The 
American Legion Post, Greensburg, Ind., named in his honor. 



WILEY, HARRISON S. - - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Elijah and Lena Wiley; born February 9, 1891, near 
Milroy, Rush County, Ind. Earlv in life moved with his 
parents to St. Paul, Decatur County. Educated in Indiana 
University, and while a student, entered Second Officer's Train- 
ing Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, 1917. Commissioned First 
Lieutenant. Assigned to Aviation Signal Corps, 277th Aero 
Squadron. Trained at Long Island. Died of influenza De- 
cember 7, 1918. Buried, St. Paul, Ind. 



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CALDWELL, ARTIE BLAIR Private 

Son of Winfield S. and Violet M. Caldwell; born June 12, 
1894, Altoona, Pa. Moved to Garrett, Dekalb County, Ind. 
in 1917. Fireman on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Entered 
service June 14, 1918, Auburn, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; then to Camp Hancock, Ga. Overseas in 
August, 1918; assigned to 5th Provisional Ordnance Depot, 
3rd Regiment. Died of meningitis February 6, 1919, Base 
Hospital No. 103, France. Buried in French Cemetery, 
Dijon, Cote D'Or. Grave No. 154. 




DARNELL, RUSSEL J. Private 

Son of Thomas J. and Anna E. Darnell (Cooke); born 
December 23, 1889, Ludlow, 111. Moved to Dekalb County, 
Ind. in 1905. Plumber. Enlisted in Motor Mechanics course, 
Purdue University, April 1, 1918. Overseas in June, 1918; 
assigned to Battery D, 345th Field Artillery, 90th Division. 
Died November 20, 1918, Chaumont, France, from wounds 
received in action. The first soldier from Auburn to give his 
life on the battlefields of Europe. 



ENZOR, EARL E. Corporal 

Son of Marshall and Gertrude Enzor; born March 27, 1891, 
near Butler, Dekalb County, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service April 26, 1918, Auburn, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Promoted to Corporal. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, 
Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Hamilton, 
Dekalb County, Ind. Survived by widow, Gertrude Jacklin 
Enzor, Butler, Ind. 



FORSYTHE, JASPER PAUL - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Alexander (deceased) and Martha Forsythe (Cloy) ; 
born October 14, 1896, near Auburn, Ind. Automobile 
mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps October 3, 1917, 
Detroit, Mich. Trained at Parris Island, S. C; and Quantico, 
Va. Won honors as a marksman, and was awarded sharpshooters 
medal. Died of influenza September 24, 1918, Quantico, Va., 
Base Hospital. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn, Ind. 



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GONSER.EWAYNEJWILBUR - - - - Private 

Son of Robert M. and Ruth Gonser; born July 4, 1891, 
Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service April 26, 1918, Savoy, Mont. Trained at Camp Lewis, 
Wash., and Camp Merritt, N. J. Went overseas (date not 
given); attached to Company K, 361st Infantry, 91st Division. 
Killed in action October 12, 1918, battle of Argonne Forest. 
(Burial place unknown.) 




HALLETT, VERNON DEITRICK - Fireman, 2nd Class 
f. Son of George and Nina B. Hallett; born April 25, 1894, on a 
farm near Waterloo, Dekalb County, Ind. Employe in Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad Shops, Garrett. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy December 12, 1917, Indianapolis Naval Recruiting Sta- 
tion. Sent to Portsmouth Naval Station, Va.; given rank of 
Fireman, 2nd Class. Died of pneumonia January 29, 1918, 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Buried in Waterloo Cemetery, 
Waterloo, Ind. 




HANES, ARTHUR MITCHELL - - - - Private 
Son of Mitchell R. and Sarah Hanes; born July 5, 1889 on 
a farm near Auburn, Ind. Farmer. Called into service July 
18, 1918, Auburn, Ind., and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Assigned to 2nd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died September 11, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp 
Taylor. His was the first soldier funeral held in Auburn. 
Buried with military honors. 




HEADLEY, CHARLES OWEN - - - - Private 
Son of Charles R. and Anna R. Headley; born January 12, 
1895, on a farm near St. Joe, Dekalb County, Ind. Automo- 
bile mechanic. Called into service May 24, 1918, Auburn, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 5th Company, 
2nd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in 
September, 1918; assigned to 309th Trench Mortar Battery. 
Invalided home, died on board ship Seattle, January 1, 1919. 
Buried near the home, Spencerville, Dekalb County, Ind. 




KNOX, GEORGE Private 

Son of John and Phoebe Knox (McNabb); born October 1, 
1891, near Sedan, Kan. When one month old his parents 
moved to Dekalb County, Ind., and settled near Corunna. 
Deceased was reared on a farm. Enlisted in Coast Artillery 
March 12, 1918; sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Trans- 
ferred to Ft. Hancock, N. J.; assigned to 24th Company, Coast 
Artillery. Died of pneumonia April 26, 1918. 



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MAY, FRANK H. Sergeant 

Son of Henry and Ruth May; born June 24, 1894, Butler, 
Dekalb County, Ind. Railroad employe. Served with Com- 
pany B, Indiana National Guard, 3rd Regiment, on Mexican 
Border in 1916. Re-enlisted in June, 1917. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery B, 137th Field Artillery. 
Died of influenza December 17, 1918, on board ship, enroute to 
England. Buried in Liverpool, England. Survived by widow, 
Ruth Longbrake May, Garrett, Ind. 




MORTOFF, EARL MONROE Private 

Son of William and Mary Mortoff; born July 30, 1895, 
Steuben County, Ind. Family later moved to Ashley, Dekalb 
County. Moved to California, in 1916. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army in December, 1917. Assigned to the 2nd Engi- 
neers Corps, and went overseas in February, 1918. Died from 
wounds July 9, 1918, being the first Dekalb County man to die 
on foreign soil. 




NODINE, MYRON - - Private 

Son of John and Lovina Nodine; born June 17, 1895, on a 
farm near Waterloo, Ind. Blacksmith. Called into service 
July 23, 1918, Auburn, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 2nd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, Base Hospital, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried near his home, Waterloo, Dekalb 
County, Ind. 




PALMER, GEORGE EMERSON - - - - Private 
Son of William and Nancy Palmer; born June 29, 1895, 
near Roll, Blackford County, Ind. Moved with parents to 
Wells County in 1901, and in 1916 moved to Spencerville, 
Dekalb County. Automobile mechanic. Entered service 
February 26, 1918, Auburn, Ind. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; 
assigned to Medical Corps, Field Hospital No. 22. Went 
overseas in August, 1918. Died of pneumonia February 14, 
1919, Base Hospital, Toul, France. 




RUDE, HARRY ETTINGER Private 

Son of Charles H. and Clara Rude; born September 30, 
1895, Pawtucket, R. I. Moved with parents to Dekalb County 
Ind., in 1896. After completing a course in civil engineering, 
Northwestern University, was employed as civil engineer on 
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. Entered service 
November 5, 1917, Chicago, 111. Assigned to Medical Corps; 
sent to Ft. Riley, Kans. Died of pneumonia January 5, 1918, 
Ft. Riley. Buried Waterloo, Dekalb County, Ind. 



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SARPA, CHARLES Private 

Born in 1891, in Italy. Came to U.S. (exact date unknown), 
and was employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com- 
pany in Garrett, Dekalb County, Ind., where he entered service 
March 8, 1918. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C. Embarked for 
overseas May 5, 1918; assigned to Company I, 59th Infantry. 
Participated in the allied offensive South of the Marne, and 
died September 27, 1918, from wounds received in action. 
(Burial place unknown.) 




SCISINGER, AARON D. - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Henry D. and Anna Scisinger; born May 6, 1896, 
Garrett, Dekalb County, Ind. Employe of General Electric 
Company, Fort Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy June 20, 
1917, Fort Wayne Recruiting Station. Sent to Newport, R. I.; 
transferred to Commonwealth Pier, Boston, Mass., where he 
died of pneumonia February 3, 1918. Buried in Woodlawn 
cemetery, Auburn, Ind. The American Legion Post of Gar- 
rett, Ind., has been named in his honor. 




STEWARD, LEWIS FREDERICK - - - Sergeant 
Son of Lewis Wallace and Cora Steward; born December 8, 
1893, Spencerville, Dekalb County, Ind. Coal and lumber 
dealer. Entered service June 3, 1918, Auburn, Ind. Sent to 
Purdue University; transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to Battery A, 18th Battalion, Field Artillery. Died of pneu- 
monia October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor. Buried in White City 
Cemetery, Spencerville, Ind. Survived by widow, Anna Wearly 
Steward, and one son, Lewis Frederick Steward, Jr. 




SUTHERLAND, CLARK CLIFTON - - - Private 
Son of John and Elizabeth Sutherland; born January 15, 
1895, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army January 20, 1917, Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio; assigned to 45th Motor Truck Company. Went over- 
seas in June, 1918. Took part in the second battle of the 
Marne, the Aisne-Marne Drive, St. Mihiel, and the Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive. Died of pneumonia February 23, 1919, 
while with the Army of Occupation, Maria Laach, Germany. 




SWENTECK, EUGENE Private 

Son of Steven and Rose Swenteck; born in 1894, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. Moved to Garrett, Ind. in 1913. Employe of Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad. Entered service February 20, 1918, 
Auburn, Ind., and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Embarked 
for overseas May 10, 1918, with Company E, 116th Engineers. 
Transferred to Company C, 29th Engineers. Died of pneu- 
monia September 12, 1918, and was buried in Langras, France. 



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TUSTISON, GEORGE WASHINGTON - - - Cadet 
Son of Willard and Lois Tustison; born February 22, 1893, 
Newyille Township, Dekalb County, Ind. Automobile me- 
chanic. Enlisted in aviation service, March 13, 1918, Auburn, 
Ind. Trained at Kelly Field, Tex., Eberts Field, Ark., and 
Hempstead, Long Island. Sailed for England in Spetember, 
1918; landed at Liverpool, where he died of influenza November 
17, 1918. Buried in Liverpool, England. 




WALKER, GEORGE ELLIOTT - - - - Private 
Son of Wallie M. and Ella Walker; born October 8, 1896, 
Auburn, Ind. Farmer. Called into service September 1, 
1918, Auburn, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
22nd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Camp Taylor. Buried 
with military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn, Ind. 
Survived by widow, Susie Marie Ranney Walker. 




WAREHAM, VERDE - - Private 

Son of Edward and Edith Wareham; born August 8, 1890, 
Waterloo, Dekalb County, Ind. Barber. Entered service 
May 21, 1918, Auburn, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; 
transferred to Ft. Snelling, Minn.; then to Camp Devens, Mass. 
Assigned to Company H, 30th Infantry. Died of pneumonia, 
Camp Devens, September 26, 1918. Buried in Waterloo Ceme- 
tery, Waterloo, Ind. Survived by widow, Mary Wagner 
Wareham. 




WHITEHURST, WALTER SCOTT - - - Private 
Son of John and Mary Whitehurst; born August 30, 1893, 
Newville, Dekalb County, Ind. Laborer. Called into service 
May 26, 1918, Auburn, Ind., and was sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La. Overseas in 
August, 1918; assigned to Company G, 154th Infantry, 39th 
Division. Wounded in action October 11, 1918, Meuse River, 
and died the following day. 



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ALBINO, ANTHONY Private 

Son of Grace Albino (father's name not given); born Sep- 
tember 22, 1890, Brooklyn, N. Y. Lived two years in Muncie, 
Ind. Laborer. Served one enlistment in U.S. Army before 
World War. Re-enlisted November 7, 1917, Muncie, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company D, 7th U.S. 
Inlantry. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C; then to Camp 
Merritt, N. J. Overseas in April, 1917. Served as dispatch 
bearer. Killed in action July 15, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. 




BAKER, FRED, Jr. - - Private 

Son of Fred and Etta Baker; born June 24, 1895, Findlay, 
Ohio. Moved to Muncie, Ind. in 1914. Entertainer. Enlisted 
in Company G, Indiana National Guard, April 7, 1917, Muncie, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Received medical discharge 
in March, 1918. Again entered service September 28, 1918. 
Sent to West Point, Ky.; assigned to Battery A, 68th Field 
Artillery. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 




BARKDULL, CLARENCE BACIL - - - Private 
Son of John and Louisa Bern Barkdull; born November 25, 
1896, Daleville, Delaware County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army May 1, 1917. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo.; transferred to Ft. Dade, Fla. ; assigned to Battery B, 64th 
Coast Artillery Corps. Overseas in July, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia September 30, 1918 in France. Body returned to 
U.S., and buried in Daleville, Delaware County, Ind. 




BICKNELL, FRED EDWARD .... Private 
Son of Theodore and Mary E. Bicknell; born October 6, 
1892, Newcastle, Ind. Moved to Muncie in 1900. Laborer. 
Entered service September 21, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Camp Logan, Tex. Went overseas in 
May, 1918; assigned to Company K, 130th Infantry. Killed 
in action October 11, 1918, Consenvoye, France. Survived by 
widow, Edith Henderson Bicknell; and two children, Theodore, 
and Jessie Bicknell, Muncie, Ind. 



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BOBO, JOHN P. - - - Private 

■ Son of Paros and Julia Bobo; born November 24, 1872, 
Hartford City, Ind. Lived nine years in Muncie, Ind. Entered 
service September 17, 1917. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Head- 
quarters Evacuation Ambulance Company. Transferred to 
Camp Oglethorpe, Ga. Died from an operation March 3, 
1918, Camp Oglethorpe, Ga. Buried in Muncie, Ind. Sur- 
vived by wife, Norah Lemasters, and five children. 



BREEN, FREDERICK CHARLES - Private, Signal Corps 
Son of John and Mary Breen; born December 18, 1898, 
Muncie, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Aviation Service March 13, 
1918, Lansing, Mich. Stationed at Kelly Field, Tex., and 
Arcadia, Cal. Died of pneumonia October 30, 1918, Arcadia 
Aviation School, Cal. Buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, 
Muncie, Ind. 






BROCK, HOMER ------- Sergeant 

Son of Samuel and Esther Brock; born October 8, 1892, in 
Wells County, Ind. Laborer. Served a three year enlistment 
in U.S. Army previous to a second enlistment, January 27, 
1917, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; then to Camp 
Greenleaf, Ga. Overseas in June, 1918, with Company C, 
18th Machine Gun Battalion. Promoted to Sergeant. Acci- 
dental death, September 30, 1918. Survived by widow, Lela 
Dyer Brock, Nashville, Tenn. 




CARMICHAEL, GEORGE LEWIS - - - Private 
Son of Charles and Sarah Carmichael; born August 29, 1893, 
near Windsor, Delaware County, Ind. Apprentice moulder. 
Enlisted early in 1917, served a short term and was discharged 
for physical disability. Called for selected service April 26, 
1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sheri- 
dan, Ala.; assigned to Battery E, 134th Training Battalion. 
Overseas in June, 1918. Killed in action December 30, 1918. 



CLARK, OREN Corporal 

Son of Henry W. and Leottie L. Clark (deceased); born 
December 20, 1894, near Eaton, Delaware County, Ind. 
Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 15, 1917, 
Bismarck, N. D. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Overseas 
in April, 1918; attached to Company D, 60th Infantry, 5th 
Division. Participated in battle of St. Mihiel, and Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive. Killed in action October 14, 1918, Cunel, 
France. Buried in Romagne; Grave No. 168, Sec. 60, Plot 4. 



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CLOUSE, CLARENCE RAYMOND - - Sergeant 
Son of David W. and Alberta Mae Clouse; born December 
12, 1894, near Eaton, Delaware County, Ind. Telephone line- 
man. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 14, 1917, Ft. Harri- 
son, Ind. Sent to Camp Gordon, Ga.; assigned to Company G, 
307th Field Signal Battalion. Overseas in May, 1918. Took 
part in the battle of St. Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne Drive. 
Killed in action October 8, 1918. Buried in American Military 
Cemetery, Chattel-Chehery, Ardennes, France. 



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CONNER, ERNEST - - - Private, Signal Corps 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Conner; born February 10, 
1897, Dupont, Jefferson County, Ind. Machinist. Entered 
service December 10, 1917, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 623rd Aero Squadron. Went overseas July 
31, 1918. Transferred to 310th Aero Squadron. Died of 
influenza October 10, 1918 Amesbury, England. Survived by 
widow, Cora Alice Conner, and one child, Wilma Earlene, 
Muncie, Ind. 




DANFORD, SHARON McKINLEY - - - Corporal 
Son of William H. and Etta L. Danford; born July 28, 1894, 
Dawson, Shelby County, Ohio. Moved with parents to Muncie, 
Ind. in June 1900. Entered service December 3, 1917, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Overseas in April, 
1918; assigned to Company D, 1st Army Supply Train. In 
service at St. Mihiel, and Verdun. While stationed in Toul 
Sector, he was killed in motor truck accident November 6, 
1918. Buried just north of Toul, France. 



DAVIS, IVAN C. ------- - Private 

Son of Mathew and Rosetta E. Davis; born September 21, 
1888, near the Delaware-Jay County line. Clerk in hardware 
store. Entered service June 7, 1918, Pawpaw, Mich. Sent to 
Camp Custer, Mich., where he died June 14, 1918, from effects 
of operation for abcess on the brain. Buried in Black's Ceme- 
tery, Delaware County, Ind. Survived by widow, Vera Adams 
Davis, and one son Norman Davis, Dayton, Ohio. 



DEEMS, HARRY Corporal 

Son of William and Rosa Deems (Dill); born May 7, 1894, 
Kendallville, Noble County, Ind. Family moved to Muncie in 
1897. Machinist. Entered service June 15, 1918, Indian- 
apolis Chamber of Commerce School. Sent to Camp Sheridan, 
Ala.; assigned to duty as Automobile Mechanic, 1st Casual 
Detachment. Drowned September 24, 1918, Montgomery, 
Ala. Buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 



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DeWITT, THOMAS MELVIN - Wireless Operator, U.S.N. 
Son of Emmett E. and Elizabeth DeWitt; born December 
18, 1895, Chicago, 111. Later moved to Muncie, Ind., where 
he became advertising manager for the Muncie Star. Entered 
service November 14, 1917, in radio department of the U.S. 
Naval Reserves, Great Lakes Training Station, Chicago, 111. 
Assigned to duty as third class radio operator. Sent to Har- 
vard University for training; then to New London, Conn. 
Drowned December 6, 1918, off Tangier, Morocco. 




DILLON, FRANK Private 

Son of John F. and Electa Neal Dillon; born July 6, 1889, 
Lawrence County, Ohio. Moved to Albany, Delaware County, 
Ind. in 1916. Mechanic. Entered service September 20, 1917, 
Muncie, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in May, 
1918; assigned to Company K, 130th Infantry. Fought at 
Bois-de-cote, and Lemount. Died of pneumonia December 8, 
1918, Commercy, France. Buried, Commercy, France. Sur- 
vived by widow, Marie Pursley Dillon, Muncie, Ind. 




ELLIOTT, EDWARD WILLIAM - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Samuel A. and Myrtle Elliott; born September 9, 
1895, Wapakoneta, Ohio. Living in Muncie, Ind., when he 
entered First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Harrison, Ind., May 
15, 1917. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Assigned to 27th 
Aero Squadron. Transferred to Toronto, Canada; then to 
Camp Taliaferro, Tex. Overseas in March, 1918. Killed in 
an air battle, Chateau-Thierry, France, July 2, 1918. Survived 
by widow, Reba Thorpe Elliott, Muncie, Ind. 




FEELY, JOSEPH REILLY Private 

Son of Thomas W. and Julia Dickerson Feely; born May 28, 
1882, Daleville, Delaware County, Ind. Electrician. Enlisted 
in Canadian Army December 12, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Trained at East End Barracks, Hamilton, Ontario. Assigned 
to Company C, 20th Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Over- 
seas in March, 1918. Killed in action October 10, 1918, on 
Scheldt Canal. Survived by two children Gladys Irene, and 
Josephine Rudy Feely. Widow, Mary Collins Feely, deceased. 




FORTNER, HERBERT DAVID - - - - Private 
Son of Donald and Mary Fortner; born July 27, 1891, near 
Lexington, Ky. When only a few years of age, moved with 
parents to Muncie, Ind. Machinist. Entered service July 23, 
1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 299th Aero 
Squadron; sent to the Carnegie Technical Institute, Pittsburg, 
Pa. Died of influenza October 18, 1918, Pittsburg, Pa. Buried 
in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 



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HARRINGTON, MANSON Machinist 

Son of John and Susan Welch Harrington; born March 20, 
1896, Delaware County, Ind. Farm laborer. Entered service 
December 7, 1917, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; 
assigned to aviation section as mechanic. Transferred to 
Kelly Field, Tex.; thence to Camp Hancock, Ga. Died April 
26, 1918, from stomach trouble. Buried at Gaston, Delaware 
Count}', Ind. 




HAWK, KENNETH CLIFFORD - - - Sergeant 
Son of Charles E. and Carrie B. Hawk; born December 31, 
1894, Muncie, Ind. Student in John Herron Art Institute, 
Indianapolis, when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 31, 
1917, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. 
Transferred to Central Officers Training School, Camp Gordon, 
Ga. Died August 5, 1918, Camp Gordon, Ga. from injuries 
received while in bayonet practice. Buried in Beech Grove 
Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 




HAZELBAKER, OVA D. A. - - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hazelbaker; born July 7, 1889, 
Delaware County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 
1917, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
57th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex., then to Camp Upton, N. Y. 
Went overseas in May, 1918, attached to Company L, 130th 
Infantry, 33rd Division. Killed in action October 1, 1918, 
Dannevoux Wood, Cote d'Mais, France. 




HERDERING, CARL CONRAD - Private, Signal Corps 
Son of Herman and Ludowine Herdering; born January 9, 
1888, Celina, Ohio. Moved to Muncie, Ind. in 1900. Machin- 
ist. Entered service August 30, 1918, Toledo, Ohio. Sent to 
Camp Vail, N. J.; assigned to 4th Company, Signal Corps 
Replacement Unit. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. 
Sailed for France December 5, 1918, attached to Company K, 
316th Infantry. Died of pneumonia February 9, 1919 in 
France. (Place unknown.) 




HEUCHAN, CLEO CLIFFORD - - - - Private 
Son of Harry and Lilly Heuchan (deceased); born August 
27, 1888, Muncie, Ind. Structural iron worker. Entered 
service March 29, 1918, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Went overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company F, 
47th Infantry, 83rd Division. Following signing of armistice, 
stationed in Coblenz, Germany, where he died April 14, 1919, 
from effects of being gassed. Buried in American Cemetery, 
Coblenz, Germany. Grave 85, Plot 2, Section A. 



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HI ATT, RALPH Sergeant 

Son of LeRoy and Delia Hiatt; born January 20, 1895, 
Gaston, Delaware County, Ind. Employe of automobile 
factory. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 11, 1917, Dayton, 
Ohio. Sent to Syracuse, N. Y. ; assigned to Company A, 5th 
Machine Gun Battalion. Promoted to Sergeant. Went over- 
seas, and was killed in action November 5, 1918. (Place 
unknown). 




HUKILL, FRANK B. - - - Private, Signal Corps 
Son of Frank M. and Mary Morrison Hukill; born June 2, 
1894, St. Louis, Mo. Moved to Muncie, Ind. in 1895. Elec- 
trician. Entered service December 10, 1917, Muncie, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Signal Corps. Sent to 
Kelly Field, Tex.; then to Eberts Field, Ark.; assigned to 219th 
Aero Squadron, Squadron A. Later sent back to Kelly Field, 
Tex. Died of pneumonia October 23, 1918, San Antonio, Tex. 
Buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 




HUNTZINGER, OMER ALBERT - - - Sergeant 
Son of Frank and Carrie Huntzinger, born September 7, 
1894, Anderson, Ind. Moved to Delaware County in 1917. 
Entered service December 7, 1917, Newcastle, Ind. Sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Assigned to 
15th Company, 2nd Regiment, Signal Corps. Overseas in 
March, 1918. Died from tumor on brain July 17, 1918, in 
U.S. Hospital No. 4, France. Survived by widow, Naomi 
Oakal Huntzinger, and one son, Paul Benson, Muncie, Ind. 




KENT, WILLIAM B. Corporal 

Son of William J. and Mary Bell Mullenix Kent; born Jan- 
uary 13, 1897, Eaton, Delaware County, Ind. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army in June, 1916; served on Mexican Border. 
Honorably discharged because of physical disability. Re- 
enlisted September 10, 1917, Parkersburg, W. Va. Sent to 
Camp Greene, N. C. Overseas in April, 1918; attached to 
5th Division. Killed in action September 16, 1918, battle of 
St. Mihiel. Body to be returned to U.S., and buried in Soldier's 
Plot, City Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 




KIDD, VERNON MONROE ----- 

1st Lieutenant, British Royal Flying Corps 
Son of Albert and Fannie Frazier Kidd; born December 6, 
1896, Waco, Mo. Moved with parents to Yorktown, Delware 
County, Ind. in 1902. Electrician. After being rejected several 
times by U.S. recruiting officers, he enlisted in Canadian Flying 
Corps, in September, 1917. Sailed for England early in 1918. 
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant. Killed in airplane accident 
August 30, 1918, while teaching a recruit how to pilot his 
machine. 



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LEATHERMAN, PAUL THOMAS - - - - Private 
Son of John C. and Claudia Leatherman; born November 
26, 1893, Muncie, Ind. Baker. Entered service February 8, 
1918, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
28th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died 
August 23, 1918, of toxic poison, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried 
in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 




[LEWIS. WILLIAM PAUL Private 

Son of Dennis and Elizabeth Lewis; born February 2, 1895 
Madison County, Ind. Moved with his parents to Gaston, 
Delaware County (year not given). Farmer. Entered service 
December 6, 1917, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; 
transferred to Kelly Field, Tex.; assigned to 611th Aero Squa- 
dron. Died of pneumonia January 20, 1918, Kelly Field, Tex. 
Buried in Zion Cemetery, near Gaston, Delaware County, 
Ind. Reported as the first Delaware County boy to die while 
in service. 




MINOR, MARCUS WARD ------ Private 

Son of Arthur C. (deceased) and Bessie Minor; born Febru- 
ary 2, 1900, Muncie, Ind. Employed in steel mills, East Chi- 
cago, where he enlisted in Indiana National Guard, April 26, 
1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company L, 
151st Infantry. Overseas with Company H, 104th Infantry. 
Died October 21, 1918, Mobile Hospital No. 1, France, from 
wounds. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, No. 1232, 
Romagne, Grave No. 11, Section 35, Plot 1. 




MOPPIN, NEWTON ------- Private 

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Moppin (both deceased); 
born November 17, 1881, Owen County, Ky. Moved to Mun- 
cie, Ind. in 1903. Foreman, Hemingray Glass Company. 
Entered service March 4, 1918, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo., then to Ft. Moultrie, S. C; attached to Coast 
Artillery Corps. Died of pneumonia March 19, 1918, Ft. 
Moultrie, S. C. Buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, 
Ind. Survived by widow, Nora Moppin, and two children, 
Ida Helen and Mildred Elizabeth. 




MUTCH, HARRY H. Private 

Son of Frank and Dora L. Mutch (deceased) ; born September 
28, 1896, Muncie, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in Company G, 
Indiana National Guard, March 31, 1917. Sent to Ft. Benja- 
min Harrison, Ind. Sent to Hoboken, N. J.; then to Hemp- 
stead, N. Y. Embarked for overseas November 17, 1917. 
Transferred to Battery E, 150th Field Artillery, Rainbow 
Division. Killed in action October 28, 1918, near Fleville, 
France. 



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NEWELL, JOHN PATTERSON, Jr. - - Sergeant 

_ Son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Newell; born August 15, 1893, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Family moved to Muncie, Ind. in 1900. 
Educated in Eastern Indiana Normal School. Entered service 
September 5, 1917, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Promoted to Sergeant. Sent to Central Officers Training 
School, Camp Lee, Va. Died of influenza October 11, 1918, 
Camp Lee. Buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 
Survived by widow, Erma Jean Newell, Elwood, Ind. 




O'CONNELL, FRANCIS IRL - Private, Signal Corps 
Son of Maurice and Edna O'Connell; born February 15, 
1897, Wheeling, Delaware County, Ind. Core maker. Entered 
service November 7, 1917, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas 
Ky.; assigned to 328th Aero Squadron. Transferred to San 
Antonio, Tex.; then to Ft. Sill, Okla. Assigned to 251st Aero 
Squadron. Died April 5, 1918, from accidental causes. Buried 
in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 




PICKERILL, HORACE MANN - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of John F. and Polly Pickerill; born January 22, 1888, 
Brown County, Ohio. Moved to Muncie, Ind. in 1915. Edu- 
cated in Indiana University, and Cornell University, N. Y. 
Enlisted in Medical Reserve Corps, in September, 1917, and 
was called into service in S.A.T.C, Indiana University School 
of Medicine, October 28, 1918. Died of pneumonia December 
17, 1918, Robert W. Long Hospital, Indianapolis. Buried in 
Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 




PITTENGER, BEARL V. Private 

Son of Jarvis C. and Callie M. Pittinger; born February 13, 
1894, Muncie, Ind. Employment agent. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army May 1, 1917, Detroit, Mich. Sent to Camp 
Custer, Mich.; assigned to Battery D, 119th Field Artillery. 
Transferred to Camp McArthur, Tex.; then to Camp Merritt, 
N. J. Overseas with 119th Field Artillery. Killed in action 
August 4, 1918, Fismes, France. Buried in Military Cemetery, 
Coulogne en Tardenois, Aisne, France. 




QUIRK, WILLIAM OLEARA Private 

Son of Patrick and Rachel J. Quirk; born December 3, 1892, 
Milton, Wayne County, Ind. Moved to Delaware County in 
1894. Entered service September 21, 1917, Muncie, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Logan, Tex. 
Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company M, 130th Infan- 
try, 33rd Division. Died October 6, 1918, from wounds. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Les Placys, Meuse. The 
American Legion Post of Eaton, Ind., is named in his honor. 



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RANDALL, CHARLES FREDERICK .... 

Corporal, Signal Corps 
Son of John E. and Bessie E. Randall; born January 24, 1900, 
Huntington County, Ind. Moved to Muncie, Ind. in 1911. 
Farmer. Entered service December 14, 1917, Muncie, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; then to Kelley Field, Tex. Assigned 
to 13th Detachment, Signal Corps; transferred to Wilbur Wright 
Field, Ohio; then to Mineola, L. I. Assigned to Aviation Patrol 
duty, Garden City, N. Y. Died of influenza March 14, 1919. 
Buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 




REED, GEORGE FRANKLIN Private 

Son of James T. and Ursula Reed; borne June 5, 1891, 
Summitville, Madison County, Ind. Moved to Delaware 
County in early life. Inspector at Hemingray Glass Factory. 
Entered service February 14, 1918, Muncie, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 28th Company, 7th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of tuberculosis June 5, 
1918, enroute home from Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Mt. 
Pleasant Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 




RETHERFORD, EARL FRANKLIN - Electrician, U.S.N. 
Son of John R. and Cora Lee Retherford; born December 
10, 1895, Muncie, Ind. Student in Purdue University, when 
he enlisted in U.S. Navy, November 20, 1917, Chicago, 111. 
Assigned to radio service, electrician, Company Clerk, Died of 
pneumonia March 21, 1918, Great Lakes Training Station, 111. 
Buried in Muncie, Ind. 




REYNOLDS, JOHN ERSKINE .... Private 
Born January 29, 1889, near Dayton, Ohio, (names of parents 
unknown). Moved to Muncie in 1903. Truck driver. En- 
tered service April 3, 1918, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Ft. Hamilton, 
N. Y. Assigned to 14th Company, Coast Artillery. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Merritt, N. J.; assigned to Battery E, 70th 
Field Artillery. Went overseas in July, 1918. Died of pneu- 
monia March 1, 1919, in Hospital, France. Buried, "in France". 




SHIPLEY, GLEN Corporal 

Son of Grant and Elizabeth Shipley; born June 13, 1888, 
Fayette County, Ind. Moved to Muncie in 1915. Car in- 
spector. Entered service March 4, 1918, Muncie, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Greene, N. C. Promoted to Corporal. Transferred 
to Camp Mills, N. Y. Went overseas in May, 1918. Killed in 
action July 18, 1918 in second battle of Marne. Body to be 
returned to U.S., and buried in American Legion Post Plot, 
No. 19, Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 



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SMITH, HOWARD IVAL ------ Private 

Son of Oscar and Ora Smith; born May 8, 1900, Red Key, 
Jay County, Ind. Moved to Muncie in March, 1907. Student. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 25, 1917, Muncie, Ind. 
Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; then to Ft. Monroe, Va.; 
assigned to 1st Company, Coast Artillery. Died of pneumonia 
March 13, 1918, Ft. Monroe, Va. Buried in Beech Grove 
Cemetery, Muncie, Ind. 



SPENCER, EARL CRANSTON - - - - Private 
Son of Charles O. and Laura E. Spencer (deceased); born 
July 28, 1892, Shideler, Delaware County, Ind. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army February 4, 1915, San Francisco, Cal.; 
assigned to 86th Company, Coast Artillery. Served three 
years in Philippines. Returned to America in June, 1918. 
Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y.; transferred to Battery B, 67th 
Company, Coast Artillery. Died of influenza October 16, 
1918, Camp Mills, N. Y. Buried in Union Cemetery, south of 
Eaton, Delaware County, Ind. 



TAYLOR, WILLIAM H - - Private, Signal Corps 
Son of Charles E. and Belle Cunningham Taylor; born 
February 8, 1894, Muncie, Ind. Telephone lineman. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army, June 14, 1917, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, 
Ind. Assigned to Company B, 23rd Field Signal Battalion. 
Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga. Embarked from Camp 
Mills, May 19, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 
307th Field Signal Battalion. Died August 11, 1918 from 
wounds received in action. (Place unknown). 



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TERRY, ALONZO (Colored) Private 

Son of Nelson and Elizabeth Terry; born June 25, 1895, 
Gladys, Va. Lived in Muncie about three years before entering 
service. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August 25, 

1917. Sent to Camp Dodge, la.; assigned to Company H, 
809th Pioneer Infantry. Embarked for France September 23, 

1918, and died aboard transport, October 4, 1918 of influenza. 
Survived by widow, Anna Terry, Muncie, Ind. 




THOMAS, WILLIAM ROBERT - - - - Corporal 
Son of Robert and Katherine Thomas; born March 29, 1890, 
Springfield, Ohio. Moved to Muncie, Ind. in 1907. Core- 
maker. Entered service in September, 1917, Muncie, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 58th Company, 15th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas with 
Company B, 334th Infantry, April 9, 1918. Died April 24, 
1918 from ulcer of stomach, Brest, France. Body returned to 
U.S., and buried in Beech Grove Cemetery in American Legion 
Plot, Muncie, Ind. 



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WILSON, AUSTINjCLYDE - - - Gunner, U.S.N. 
Son of George C. and Ida M. Wilson; born June 22, 18%, 
Muncie, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in 1914. Served three 
years. Honorably discharged. Re-enlisted September 6, 1917. 
Assigned to Supply Ship Teresa. Promoted to first class gunner 
on the Westover, on which he lost his life when the boat was 
torpedoed, July 11, 1918. 



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WORREL, FRANK E. Sergeant 

Son of Emanuel and Charity Worrel; born January 1, 1886, 
Madison County, Ind. Moved to Muncie in 1904. Glass 
blower. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 11, 1906, Ft. 
Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Myers, Va. ; assigned to Company E, 
13th Cavalry. Promoted to Sergeant. In continuous service 
until time of his death. Died June 26, 1918, from injuries 
received by horse falling on him at Ft. Riley, Kan. Buried 
in Muncie, Ind. Survived by widow, Carrie Worrel, Yakima, 
Wash. 



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WORREL, JOHN H. Private 

Son of Emanuel and Charity Worrel; born September 25, 
1897, Madison County, Ind. Moved to Muncie in 1904. 
Glass blower. Entered service September 5, 1917, Charleston, 
Va. Sent to Camp Lee, Va.; assigned to 35th Company, 9th 
Training Battalion, 155th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Company D, 7th Training Battalion, Infantry Replacement 
Troops. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Company 
C, 11th Infantry, 2nd Division. Killed in action October 14, 
1918, Montfaucon, France. 




WYCKOFF, ISAAC CLYDE Private 

Son of Isaac and Elizabeth Wyckoff; born May 20, 1888, 
Chillicothe, Ohio. Moved to Muncie in 1915. Machinist. 
Entered service June 26, 1918, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company C, 334th Infantry. 
Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Went overseas in Sep- 
tember, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 28, 1918, Camp 
Hospital, No. 26 Noyers, France. 



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Names reported from Delaware County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained. 

COLLINS, JAMES, Yorktown, Ind. Private, Medical Department, 11th Infantry. 
Died of disease June 11, 1918 "Somewhere in France." 

LOWILL, MIKODYN, Muncie, Ind. _ Private, Company G, 38th Infantry. 
Died October 6, 1918, from wounds received in action. 

NICHOLS, LEONARD E. (Colored) Muncie, Ind. Private. Died of pneumonia 
October 8, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. 

SELSOR, GUY B. Muncie, Jnd. Corporal, Company E, 7th Engineers. Died of 
disease August 26, 1917. (Place unknown.) 



"Sleep, soldier, sleep! A well-earned rest 
Is thine at close of day; 
Thy duty done, thy task complete, 
Thou couldst not longer stay; 
The call to arms thou didst not fear, 
The call to serve thy soul didst hear, 
Thou hast been true, thou didst obey, 
Sleep, soldier, sleep!" 

Rev. Clarence R. Stout, Indianapolis, Indiana. 



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ANGERER, EDWARDJADAMS - - - - Private 
Son of Fred and Margaret Pfaffenberger Angerer; born 
August 22, 1893, Harbison Township, Dubois County, Ind. 
Farmer. Called into service August 26, 1918, Jasper, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 4th Company 1st 
Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company E, 
14th Ammunition Train. Died of influenza October 13, 1918, 
Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Evangelical Lutheran Ceme- 
tery, Dubois, Dubois County, Ind. 




BEEBE, GEORGE WILLIAM Private 

Son of John Samuel and Anna A. Rohrscheib Beebe; born 
May 30, 1894, Huntingburg, Dubois County, Ind. Clay miner. 
Entered service September 20, 1917, Jasper, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 1st Replacement 
Engineers. Sent overseas in April 1918; assigned to Company 
A, 2nd Engineers. Killed in action July 19, 1918 in France. 
(Burial place unknown.) 




BISCHE, OSCAR JOHN - - Radio Operator, U.S.N. 
Son of Henry and Frances Merkley Bische; born March 15, 
1892, St. Anthony, Dubois County, Ind. Telegraph operator. 
Entered service May 27, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Trained at 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111., and Camp Paul 
Jones. Transferred to 41st Company, Radio School, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. Died of pneumonia September 25, 1918, in 
Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. Buried in St. Anthony Ceme- 
tery, Dubois County, Ind. 




BURKE, LEONARD JOSEPH Private 

Son of Joseph L. and Anna Oxenbauer Burke ; born December 
22, 1895, Jasper, Ind. Cabinet maker. Entered service 
September 19, 1917, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Overseas in May, 1918; 
assigned to Company F, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Par- 
ticipated in battles of Bellecourt, Vaux, Andigny. Killed in 
action October 18, 1918, near St. Quentin. Buried in British 
Military Cemetery, No. 642, South Souplet, Nord. Plot B, 
Row 6, Grave No. 146. 



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COOPER, ELMER EARL - - Private, Signal Corps 
Son of Gifford A. and Sarah E. Cooper; born November 30, 
1889, Cass Township, Dubois County, Ind. Teacher. Called 
into service March 28, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to Company A, 101st Field Signal 
Battalion, 26th Division. Embarked for France June 20, 1918. 
Took part in St. Mihiel Drive, Verdun, and Meuse. Gassed, 
later contracted pneumonia, and died December 1, 1918. Buried 
in Grave No. 40, Montigny, Haute Marne, France. 




COX, JAMES HAROLD Private 

Son of N. Von and Emma Cato Cox; born June 17, 1893, 
Huntingburg, Ind. Traveling salesman. Called into service 
October 3, 1917, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Company A, 113th Machine Gun Battalion. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Sevier, S. C; then to Camp Greenleaf, Ga.; 
assigned to Company G, 335th Infantry, 84th Division. Went 
overseas in May, 1918. Gassed, and died from effects of wounds 
October 30, 1918, in American Hospital, Le Treport, France. 




DUFENDACH, MARK CHRISTOPHER - - Corporal 
Son of Edward H. and Lydia C. Dufendach; born May 7, 
1898, Huntingburg, Dubois County, Ind. Printer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army April 16, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Sent to Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to Company I, 18th Infantry. 
Overseas with the 1st Division in June, 1917. Served in 
Sommerville Sector. Died July 18, 1918, in Field Hospital 
No. 12 from wounds received in battle of Soissons. Buried in 
Grave 22, of American plot, French Cemetery, Commune of 
Pierrefonds, France. 




ELLIS, BENJAMIN J. - Hospital Apprentice, U.S.N. 
Son of Ellsworth E. and Sophia W. Ellis; born March 9, 
1897, Elon, Orange County, Ind. Later moved to Cuzco, 
Dubois County, Ind. Teacher. Entered U.S. Navy May 31, 
1918; sent to Great Lakes Training Station, Chicago, 111.; 
assigned to Company C-4, 6th Regiment, Camp Perry, Reserve 
Hospital Forces. Died of pneumonia September 24, 1918, 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Buried near Union 
Valley Church, Cuzco, Dubois County, Ind. 




HARMEYER, FREDERICK WILLIAM AUGUST - - 

Corporal 

Son of Louis and Amelia Rebber Harmeyer; born September 
5, 1890, Holland, Dubois County, Ind. Tailor. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army in April, 1917, in North Dakota. Assigned 
to Company H, 26th Infantry. Promoted to Corporal. Went 
overseas, and was reported missing in action July 19, 1918. 
Later reported killed in action on the same date. Buried "in 
France." 



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HAWKINS. CLARENCE ------ Corporal 

Son of Thomas and Melvina Hawkins; born August 17, 
1898, Huntingburg, Dubois County, Ind. Miner. Enliste 1 
in U.S. Regular Army November 13, 1916, Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio. Assigned to Company C, 28th Infantry. Went over- 
seas with the First Division in June, 1 ( M7. Killed by bursting 
shell May 30, 1 1 S , in Battle of Cantigny, when going over tin- 
top for the fourth time. Buried on battlefield where he fell. 
Recommended for citation for heroic conduct. 




HUFF, HERBERT MONROE - - - Private 

Son of Albert and Emma Carter Huff; born January 15, 
1896, near Birdseye, Dubois County, Ind. Farm laborer. 
Called into service June 25, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. ; assigned to 
Company G, 335th Infantry. Went overseas in September, 
1918. Stricken with influenza, he was taken to Red Cross 
Military Hospital No. 4, Mossley Hill, Liverpool, where he 
died of pneumonia November 3, 1918. Buried in Everton 
Cemetery, Liverpool, England. 




HUMBERT, JOSEPH FRANK - - - - Private 
Son of Henry and Mary Schepers Humbert (deceased); 
born June 3, 1893, Celestine, Dubois County, Ind. Farm 
laborer. Entered service June 23, 1918, and was sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Assigned to Battery E, 26th Field Artillery. 
Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to 55th Com- 
pany, 9th Regiment. Died of influenza March 18, 1919, in 
Government Hospital, West Baden, Ind. Buried in St. 
Raphaels Catholic Cemetery^ Dubois, Ind. 




HUNEFELD, EDWARD WESLEY - - - Private 
Son of Fred W. and Sophia Lammers Hunefeld; born October 
17, 1889, Holland, Dubois County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 25, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, 
Mich.; assigned to Quartermaster's Department, 320th Aux- 
iliary Remount Depot. Died of pneumonia October 26, 1918, 
Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Holland Cemetery, Dubois 
County, Ind. 




JOHN, FRANK KASPER Private 

Son of Kasperand Helena Gutzwieler John; born March 15, 
1894, Jasper, Ind. Farmer. Called into service May 27, 191S, 
Maquoketa, Iowa. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 
Machine Gun Company, 352nd Regiment, 88th Division. Sailed 
from Camp Mills August 16, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 
13, 1918, in France. Buried near Hericourt, Aisne, in the 
American-French Cemetery. Body r to be returned to his home 
in Dubois County, Ind., for final interment. 



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KRODEL, GEORGEiLEO ------ Cook 

Son of Herman (deceased) and Veronica Gerber Krodel; 
born December 18, 1889, Jasper, Ind. Proprietor of restaurant. 
Called into service September 4, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to Company D, 5th Limited Service 
Regiment. Promoted to Cook. Died of influenza October 
3, 1918, Camp Grant, 111. Buried in Jasper, Ind. The first 
Jasper County soldier to give up his life. Survived by widow, 
Agnes Brady Krodel, and one son, LeRoy Krodel, Chicago, 111. 




LANGE, ROBERT JOHN ----- Private 

Son of John and Margaret Witte Lange; born August 4, 
1895, Ferdinand, Dubois County, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service September 19, 1917, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to Company G, 335th Infantry. Transferred 
to Camp Sevier, S. C; assigned to Company F, 120th Infantry, 
30th Division. Embarked from Boston Harbor May 14, 1918. 
Wounded in action near Ypres, and died August 24, 1918, in 
hospital, Bergues Nord, France. Body returned to U.S., and 
buried in St. Ferdinand's Cemetery, Dubois County, Ind. 




LEAGUE, GEORGE WILLIAM - - - - Private 
Son of Charles S. and Jennie Pherson League; born Septem- 
ber 27, 1897, Greenwood, Johnson County, Ind. When a mere 
boy he was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Brown, Duff, 
Dubois County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army February 9, 1917, Huntingburg, Ind. Sent to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 16th 
Regiment. Transferred to El Paso, Tex. Overseas June 12, 
1917. Participated in numerous battles. Killed in action at 
Soissons, sometime between July 19 and 24, 1918. 




LINE, CLYDE EVERETT ----- Corporal 
Son of William and Mary Eifert Line; born September 26, 
1894, Jasper, Ind. Stenographer. Called into service June 24, 
1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot 
Brigade. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Company 
G, 357th Infantry, 90th Division. Killed in action November 5, 
1918, Villa, France. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, 
No. 1232, Romagne, Grave No. 121, Sec. 109, Plot 3. 




LUSCH, ALBERT A. ------ Wagoner 

Son of Anthony and Cecelia Snvder Lusch; born April 13, 
1893, Centralia, 111. Moved to Dubois County, Ind. in 1896. 
Blacksmith. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917, 
Louisville, Ky. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; then to Washing- 
ton Barracks, D. C. Assigned to 138th Field Artillery. Trans- 
ferred to 464th Engineers. Overseas in July, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia October 19, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery 
No. 608, Seringes-et-Nesles, France, Sec. E, Plot I, Grave No. 2. 



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NEUKAM, FRANK GEORGE .... Private 
Son of John W. and Kunigunda Preuss Neukam; born 
September 25, 1894, Harbison Township, Dubois County, 
Ind. Farmer. Called into service August 26, 1918, Jasper,' 
Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 31st Company' 
6th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade; then to Company 
E, 10th Infantry. Died of influenza October 10, 1918, Camp 
Custer, Mich. Buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Dubois, 
Dubois County, Ind. 




NOBLE, WILLIAM HENRY - - - - - Private 
Son of George W. and Mary Dillard Noble; born August 22 
1892, Chambersburg, Orange County, Ind. Laborer. Called 
into service July 23, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 55th Company, 14th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade; then to 4th Company, 1st Training Bat- 
talion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia December 
11 , 1918, in Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried at Cuzco, 
Dubois Countv, Ind. 




PICKHARDT, BERTRAM - - - - . Corporal 

^Son of Ernest W. and Caroline Pickhardt; born July 30, 

Huntingburg, Ind. Educated in Indiana University. 



1S89. 



Postmaster. Entered Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind. in August, 1917. In November, 1917 enlisted 
as a private, and was sent to Camp Greene, N. C. Overseas 
in May, 1918; assigned to Battery F, 16th Field Artillery, 4th 
Division. Took part in battles of Vesle, Chateau-Thierry, and 
St. Mihiel. Killed in action September 29, 1918. Buried in 
U.S. Cemetery, Romagne, France. 




SCHIPP, LEONARD R. Private 

Son of Joseph H. and Theresa R. Shipp; born October 1, 
1894, Ferdinand, Dubois County, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service August 26, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, 
Mich.; assigned to 21st Company, 6th Training Battalion, 160th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Supply Company, 40th Field 
Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Camp Custer, 
Mich. Buried at Ferdinand, Dubois County, Ind. 




SCHNEIDER, CLARENCE J. - Fireman, 3rd Class 
Son of Joseph M. and Maggie Vogel Schneider; born Febru- 
ary 4, 1900, Jasper, Ind. Cabinet maker. Entered U.S 
Navy March 27, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to the Great 
Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Transferred to 
the I ernwnt, and assigned to duty as 3rd Class Fireman. Died 
of acute heart exhaustion, while on board ship in Panama Canal, 
July 20, 1919. Buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Jasper, Ind. 



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SENG, JOHN ----..... pirate 
Son of Stephen and Mary Shell Seng; born February 2, 1894, 
Ferdinand, Dubois County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
August 26, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich., 
assigned to Utilities Department of the Medical Corps. Died 
of pneumonia October 15, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried 
in St. Ferdinand Cemetery, Ferdinand, Ind. 




SENG, PETER JOHN Private 

Son of Stephen and Mary Shell Seng; born September 26, 
1895, Ferdinand, Dubois County, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service July 23, 1918. Sent to' Camp Dodge, Iowa. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Merritt, N. J.; assigned to Administrative 
Company. Died of influenza October 12, 1918, Camp Merritt, 
N. J. Buried in St. Ferdinand Cemetery, Ferdinand, Dubois 
County, Ind. 




SPILLMEIER, BERNHARD HENRY - - - Private 
Son of Henry and Mary Fromme Spillmeier; born April 11, 
1894, Marion Township, Dubois County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service August 29, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Custer, Mich. ; assigned to 4th Company, 1st Training Battalion, 
160th Depot Brigade; then to Company B, 77th Infantry. Died 
of influenza October 9, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in 
St. Celestine's Cemetery, Dubois County, Ind. 




SWEENEY, BARNEY R. Private 

Son of Elwood T. and Sarah Young Sweeney; born March 
16, 1897, Ireland, Dubois County, Ind. Mechanic. Entered 
service August 15, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Sent to the Indianapolis 
Chamber of Commerce Mechanical Training School; assigned 
to Training Detachment No. 1, Company A. Transferred to 
Ft. Wayne, Mich., and placed in the 3rd Recruiting Squadron, 
Signal Corps Section. Died of pneumonia January 29, 1919, 
Ft. Wayne, Mich. Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Ireland, 
Dubois County, Ind. 




UEBELHOER, LAWRENCE HENRY - - - Private 
Son of George L. and Clara Schipp Uebelhoer; born August 
10, 1892, Schnellville, Dubois County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service September 6, 1918, Jasper, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Kv.; assigned to 53rd Company, 14th Training Bat- 
talion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to West Point, Ky.; 
assigned to Battery E, 70th Field Artillery. Died of influenza 
October 16, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, 
Schnellville, Ind. 



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VOGEL, WILLIAM LEONARD - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of John and Margaret Vogel; born September 5, 1891, 
Marion Township, Dubois County, Ind. Educated in Benja- 
min Harrison Law School. Attorney. Enlisted in First Officers 
Training School, Ft. Harrison, Indianapolis, in May, 1917. 
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. Overseas in September, 1918, 
with 84th Division. Died of pneumonia February 25, 1919, 
Brest, France. Body returned to U.S., and buried in Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. Survived by widow, Loretta 
Harrington Vogel, and one son, William Leonard Vogel, Jr., 
Indianapolis, Ind. 




VOGL, OTTO ........ Private 

Son of Ludwig and Catherine Stoeber Vogl; born May 1, 
1895, St. Henry, Dubois County, Ind. Tailor. Called into 
service June 25, 1918, Jasper, Ind., and was sent to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio. Assigned to Machine Gun Company, 335th Infan- 
try, 84th Division. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y., 
August 25, 1918. Transferred to Company D, 320th Machine 
Gun Battalion, 82nd Division. Died of pneumonia December 
2, 1918, in France. Buried, Prauthoy, Haute Marne, France. 




WADDLE, CHARLES W. ----- - Private 

Son of Amos and Mattie Crow Waddle; born September 29, 
1893, Hartford, Ky. Moved with parents to Dubois County, 
Ind. in 1894. Called into service October 4, 1917, but was 
discharged one week later. Called into service again, April 1, 
1918. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to Company B, 
5th Regiment Limited Service. Died of pneumonia October 1, 
1918, Camp Grant, 111. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Evans- 
ville, Ind. Survived by widow, Cora Crabtree Waddle, Evans- 
ville, Ind. 




WIGGER, JOHN H. ------ - Private 

Son of Paul and Mary Schaefer Wigger; born December 20, 
1894, Ferdinand, Dubois County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 25, 1918, and was sent to Camp Custer, Mich. 
Assigned to 3rd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 160th Depot 
Brigade. Die»d of pneumonia October 8, 1918, Base Hospital, 
Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in St. Ferdinand Cemetery, 
Ferdinand, Dubois County, Ind. 



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ALLEMAN, FRAVEL EDWARD - - - Corporal 
Son of Frank and Agnes Kurtz Alleman; born August 1, 
1893, Kansas City, Kan. Moved to Goshen, Ind. in 1903. 
Traveling salesman. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 19, 
1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery C, 16th 
Field Artillery. Overseas in May, 1918; attached to 4th Divi- 
sion. Died of disease July 15, 1918, in Navy Base Hospital, 
No. 1, Brest, France. Body was brought home in May, 1920, 
and buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Goshen, Ind. 




ANDERSON, CHARLES O. Sergeant 

Son of Claas P. and Catherine Anderson (Imler); born 
December 28, 1887, Elkhart, Ind. Automobile mechanic. 
Enlisted in U. S. Regular Army in April, 1917, Jackson, Mich. 
Sent to Camp McArthur, Tex. ; assigned to Company M, 31st 
Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant. Went overseas in February, 
1918. Killed in action October 9, 1918, Argonne Meuse Drive. 
(Burial place unknown). 




BADINA, EUGENE J. - - - Musician, 1st Class 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Badina; born in 1892, Alsace-Lor- 
raine. Came to U.S. in 1894. Moved to Elkhart, Ind. in 
1913 from Buffalo, N. Y. Musician. Called into service 
September 22, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 72nd Company, 18th Battalion, 159th Depot Bri- 
gade; then to 336th Infantry Band. Died April 18, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky., from accidental wounds. Buried in Grace Lawn 
^Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind. 




BERKEY, JOHN H. Private 

Son of Warren T. and Ida A. Berkey (deceased); born Feb- 
ruary 28, 1896, in Elkhart Township near Goshen, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service March 8, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
McHenry, Md.; assigned to Ordnance Corps. Died of measles 
April 18, 1918, Ft. McHenry, Md. Buried in Rock Run 
Cemetery, southeast of Goshen, Ind. 



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BLOSS, MERRILL CHARLES ... - Private 
Son of Charles T. and Adelia Newell Bloss; born April 23, 
1895, Goshen, Ind. Salesman. Entered service December 11, 
1917, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Assigned to Battery D, 
13th Field Artillery. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to 
Battery F, 16th Field Artillery, 4th Division. In battles of 
Vesle River and Chartreuse. Died September 28, 1918 from 
wounds received in action, Cuisy, France. Buried near Sept- 
sarges, France. 




BLOUGH, FORREST F. Sergeant 

Son of Franklin D. and Carrie Breiding Blough; born June 8, 
1895, Goshen, Ind. Educated in Valparaiso University, Ind. 
Accountant. Entered service in September, 1917, Chicago, 111. 
Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to Company C, 344th Infan- 
try. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. Promoted to Sup- 
ply Sergeant, 39th Infantry. Sent to Camp Mills, N. J. Over- 
seas in May, 1918. Automatic Gunner. Killed in action 
October 9, 1918, in the Argonne Forest. 




CALLENDER, DELBERT FRANCIS - - - Wagoner 
Son of Emma Callender Fields; born December 26, 1901, 
Gravelton, Kosciusko County, Ind. Living in Elkhart County, 
when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, December 22, 1916, 
Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to 
Supply Company B, 18th Infantry. Promoted to Wagoner. 
Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Tex. ; then Douglas, Ariz. Saw service 
on Mexican Border. Overseas in June, 1917. Killed in action 
June 16, 1918. Buried at Paillart, France; Grave No. 7. 




CATON, GUY L. Private 

Son of Leander (deceased) and Mary L. Caton; born Decem- 
ber 15, 1892, Jefferson Township, Elkhart County, Ind. Bridge 
worker. Entered service April 26, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Went overseas in August, 1918; assigned 
to Company F, 154th Infantry, 39th Division. Participated 
in battle of Verdun, and the Meuse-Argonne. Died October 
12, 1918, from wounds received in action. 




COGGAN, GEORGE F. - Sergeant 

Son of Frederick and Christina Coggan; born August 21, 
1889, Lincolnshire, England. Came to U.S. in 1907, and lived 
in Goshen, Ind. for several years. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army in October, 1916, Seattle, Wash. Assigned to 3;>lst 
Aero Squadron. Promoted to Sergeant. Entered school ot 
photography in Columbia University, N. Y., where he died ot 
pneumonia in Army Hospital, October 5, 1918. Buried in 
Goshen, Ind. 



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CONLEY, JAMES RAYMOND - - Private, C.O.T.S. 
Son of Orrin M. and Cora E. Conley; born August 20, 1891, 
Elkhart, Ind. Graduated from law department of Michigan 
University in 1913. Attorney. Entered service September 4, 
1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Officers Training School, Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training Bat- 
talion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 6, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Elkhart, Ind. Survived 
by widow, Erna Scholler Conley, and one daughter, Ellen 
Raymerna; Elkart, Ind. 



CUNNINGHAM, FERRIS Sergeant 

Son of Thomas L. and Flora Cunningham; born June 2, 
1893, North Baltimore, Ohio. Moved to Elkhart, Ind. in 1909. 
Enlisted in Indiana National Guard May 26, 1916, Elkhart, 
Ind. Trained at Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to Company 
A, 113th Military Police. Overseas in September, 1917. 
Promoted to Sergeant. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, 
in England. Buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Manchester, 
England. Survived by widow, Mildred Cunningham, South 
Bend, Ind. 



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DAVIDHIZER, JOHN W. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Davidhizer (father deceased); 
born December 13, 1892, near Wakarusa, Elkhart County, 
Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 4, 1918, Elkhart, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 
4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade, Transferred to Battery 
C, 72nd Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 6, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Olive Cemetery, near Elkhart, 
Ind. 




DAVIS, HARRY JAMES - Private 

Son of James and Adelaide Davis (Wilber); born March 20, 
1895, Marccllus, Mich. Moved to Elkhart County, Ind. in 
early life. Entered service March 29, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 14th Company, 4th Bat- 
talion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company H, 
45th Infantry. Went overseas in May, 1918. Died, August 
12, 1918, in a French Hospital, from wounds received in action 
at Chateau-Thierry. (Burial place unknown). 



DENSMORE, HAROLD E. Private 

Son of Edwin J. and Nellie A. Densmore; born October 10, 
1892, Sioux Falls, S. D. Moved to Goshen, Ind. in 1915. 
Printer. Entered service October 2, 1918, St. Joseph, Mich., 
where he was employed as a printer. Sent to Columbus Bar- 
racks, Ohio; assigned to 10th Recruiting Company, General 
Service. Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio. Buried in Benton Harbor, Mich. 



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DYKSTRA, JOHN L. - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucas Dykstra; born December 10, 
1893, Chicago, 111. Family later moved to Elkhart County, 
Ind. Called into service in July, 1918, while employed in 
Patterson, N. J. Sent to Camp Dix, N. J.; assigned to Battery 
A, 335th Field Artillery; then to 25th Company, 153 Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918 in hospital, 
Baltimore, Md. Buried in Patterson, N. J. 




ENDERS, LOUIS ---.... Corporal 
Son of Emiline Enders (Hunt); born May 25, 1896, Elkhart, 
Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 1, 1917, Elkhart] 
Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery D, 19th 
Field Artillery. Went overseas in March, 1918. Died Novem- 
ber 6, 1918, from wounds received in action in France. (Burial 
place unknown.) 




EPPERS, GEORGE VALENTINE - - - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Eppers; born July 31, 1895, 
Kenosha County, Wis. Family later moved to Elkhart County, 
Ind. Fireman, New York Central Railroad. Entered service 
June 15, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Detroit, Mich.; assigned 
to 9th Motor Supply Train, Company D. Died of influenza 
December 9, 1918, while home on furlough, Elkhart, Ind. 
Buried in Catholic Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind. 




FAUSCH, ORVIE G. - - Private 

Son of Gottlieb and Matilda Fausch; born June 11, 1892, 
Goshen, Ind. Employe of rubber factory. Entered service 
June 21, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company B, Development 
Battalion. Sent to Ft. Niagara, N. Y. Assigned to Company 
A, 45th Battalion, U. S. Guards. Died of pneumonia October 
7, 1918, Ft. Niagara, N. Y. Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, 
Goshen, Ind. 




GANGER, FLOYD ------- Private 

Son of Isaac and Hattie Ganger; born March 28, 1891, 
Goshen, Ind. Entered service October 5, 1917, Goshen, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company A, 139th 
Machine Gun Battalion. Went overseas in June, 1918; 
assigned to Company B, 116th Supply Train; then to Head- 
quarters Company, 2nd Division. Died from acute nephritis 
December 10, 1918, Base Hospital, No. 36, Vittel, France. 



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GRINER, NOBLE E. .... Sergeant-Major 

Son of Valentine and Bertha Griner; born in July 1892, 
Middlebury, Elkhart County, Ind. Lumber and coal dealer. 
Entered service May 2, 1918, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Transferred to Camp Forest, Ga.; assigned to Company D, 
17th Machine Gun Battalion. Embarked for overseas July 7, 
1918. Promoted to Sergeant-Major. Died of disease Sep- 
tember 24, 1918. Buried, Gerardmer, France. 




HACKMAN, RAYMOND CHARLES - - Yeoman 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hackman; born January 24, 
1895, Elkhart, Ind. Accountant. Enlisted in U.S. Navy 
May 17, 1918, Elkart, Ind. Assigned to duty as Second Class 
Seaman. Promoted to Yeoman. Saw service in France. 
Returned to U. S., and died March 14, 1919, New York City, of 
tuberculosis contracted while in service. Body was returned 
home and buried in Elkhart, Ind. 




HARING, ARTHUR MONROE - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haring; born April 19, 1896, 
Elkhart, Ind. Electrician. Entered service March 29, 1918, 
Elkhart, Ind., and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 
14th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas 
in May, 1918. Transferred to Company H, 47th Infantry. 
Killed in action August 10, 1918, Fismes, France. (Burial 
place unknown.) 




HARRIS, WADE ELLSWORTH - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris; born April 24, 1893, Elk- 
hart, Ind. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard August 5, 
1917, Company E, 3rd Infantry, Elkhart, Ind. Trained at 
Camp Shelby, Miss. Transferred to Battery E, 137th Field 
Artillery. Overseas in June, 1918. Fought in second battle of 
Marne, St. Mihiel, and Argonne Forest. Died from accidental 
causes April 27, 1919, in Germany. Survived by widow, Anna 
Rowan Harris, and one daughter, Valeria Leonia Harris, Elk- 
hart, Ind. 




HERSHBERGER, ROLLIN ----- Private 
Son of Abraham and Katherine Hershberger; born October 7, 
1893, Middlebury Township, Elkhart County, Ind. Dredger. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 14, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 4th Infan- 
try. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C, then to Newport 
News. Went overseas, and was killed in action, July 24, 1918. 
(Battle not known). 



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IANNANTONNI, JOSEPH Private 

Born in South Marco, La Catola, Italy. (Date of birth and 
date when he came to U.S. unknown). Blacksmith. Called 
into service April 27, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Engineer Corps. Transferred to Washington, 
D. C, where he was drowned accidentally July, 1918. Buried, 
Chicago, 111. 




JOHNSON, ARTHUR OSCAR - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Johnson; born October 14, 
1888, Elkhart, Ind. Employe of New York Central Railroad. 
Entered service September 22, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. ; 
assigned to 139th Machine Gun Battalion. Overseas in October, 
1918; attached to 12th Division. Returned to U.S., and was 
stationed at Camp Mills, N. Y., where he died from accidental 
discharge of his pistol, December 25, 1918. Buried in Elkhart, 
Ind. 




JOHNSON, HELMER J. ----- - Aviator 

Son of N. P. and Augusta Johnson (Whiteman) ; born May 
24, 1899, Elkhart, Ind. Machinist. Entered service November 
22, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Mineola, N. Y., and was 
assigned to 168th Aero Squadron. Died of pneumonia Janu- 
ary 6, 1918, Mineola, N. Y. Buried in Elkhart, Ind. 




LATTA, HARRY S. - - 2nd Petty Officer, U.S.N . 
Son of Harry P. and Katherine Latta (deceased); born 
December 16, 1897, Toledo, Ohio. Moved to Goshen, Ind. in 
1910. Attended Summer Training Camp at Culver Military 
Academy in 1915-16. Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy in 
June, 1916. Completing his course when he was stricken with 
pneumonia and died October 5, 1918, in U.S. Naval Hospital, 
Annapolis, Md. Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Goshen, Ind. 




LOGAN, ROGER C. - - - - Fireman, 2nd Class. 
Son of Charles and Edith Logan; born May 2, 1900, Goshen, 
Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. Navy June 5, 1918, Goshen, Ind. 
Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111.; transferred to 
Norfolk, Va. Promoted to Second Class Fireman on the 
Alabama. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, aboard the 
Hospital Ship Mercy, Ft. Monroe. Buried in Pleasant View 
Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Elkhart County, Ind. 



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McCOY, THOMAS WILLIAM - - 1st Lieutenant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis D. McCoy; born April 4, 1895, 
Bellefontaine, Ohio. Moved to Elkhart, Ind. in 1900. Student. 
Entered First Officer's Training Camp, Ft. Harrison, Ind. in 
May, 1917. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Overseas in 
August, 1917. Accidentally killed February 23, 1918, while 
instructing his men in grenade throwing, Chatillion Sur Seine, 
France. Buried in St. Thiebault Cemetery, Grave No. 17, 
American Row. The American Legion Post in Elkhart is named 
in his honor. 




MEYER, RUSSELL RUCH Private 

Son of Albert A. and Lucy R. Meyer; born August 4, 1894, 
Goshen, Ind. Accountant for New York Central Railroad. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 8, 1917, New York City. 
Sent to Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., assigned to 9th Company, Coast 
Artillery. Passed examinations for 1st Gunner. Died October 
18, 1917, Post Hospital, Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., from operation for 
appendictis. Buried at Nappanee, Ind. 




MILLER, JACOB J. Private 

Son of Jacob J. and Amelia Gingerich Miller; born October 2, 
1888, Kalona, Iowa. Graduated from Goshen College, Goshen, 
Ind. in 1917. Teacher in Township Schools of Elkhart County. 
Entered service in Hospital Corps April 28, 1918, Goshen, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Assigned to duty as Ward Master, 
Base Hospital. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Buried in East Union Cemetery, Johnson 
County, Iowa. 




MOORE, SCOTT - - Private 

Son of Daniel and Lydia Moore; born January 11, 1894, 
Whitley County, Ind. Moved to Elkhart County in 1899. 
Baker. Entered service September 21, 1917, Goshen, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 70th Company, 18th 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company C, 108th 
Machine Gun Battalion, 28th Division. Killed in action Sep- 
tember 28, 1918, Mont Blanville, Argonne Forest. Buried, 
Mont Blanville, France. 




MOYER, FRANKLIN P. - Carpenter's Mate, U.S.N. 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Frank Moyer; born April 23, 
1897, Elkhart, Ind. Stenotypist. Entered U.S. Navy July 18, 
1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Perry, Great Lakes, 111.; 
assigned to duty as airplane mechanic. Died of pneumonia 
September 23, 1918, Camp Perry, Great Lakes, 111. 
Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind. 



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MOVER, MILO EDWARD - - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Moyer; born January 31, 
1894, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 6, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; 
thence to Camp Sheridan, Ala. Assigned to Company B, 67th 
Infantry. Died of pneumonia December 24, 1918, Base Hos- 
pital, Camp Sheridan, Ala. Buried in Elkhart, Ind. 




NOONEY, KENNETH WASHBURN - - - Bugler 
Stepson of Mr. and Mrs. John Pressler of Elkhart; born 
August 14, 1900, Springfield, Mass. Working in Elkhart, 
Ind., when he enlisted with the Indiana National Guard, 3rd 
Infantry, for service on the Mexican Border. Re-enlisted in 
June, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery 
E, 137th Field Artillery. Promoted to Bugler, and acting 
Corporal. Died of valvular heart trouble May 5, 1918, Camp 
Shelby, Miss. (Burial place unknown.) 




PEARSON, HARRY ------- Private 

Son of Malon and May Pearson; born October 3, 1894, Mark 
Center, Ohio. Moved to Goshen, Ind. in 1896. Working on 
a farm near Elkader, Iowa, when he was called into service 
early in 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Com- 
pany I, 357th Infantry. Went overseas in April, 1918. Died of 
disease July 25, 1918, "Somewhere in France." (Burial place 
unknown). 




PEDLER, JOHN E. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pedler; born January 15, 1898, 
London, England. Came to' U.S. in October, 1907. Band 
instrument polisher. Entered service February 2, 1918, 
Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Omaha, Neb ; assigned to Signal Corps, 
14th Balloon Company. Transferred to Newport News, Ya. 
Went overseas in August, 1918. Following signing of Armistice, 
went into Germany, and died from accidental causes June 2, 
1919, Mayence, Germany. 




PICKRELL, MERLE ------- Private 

Son of Jacob and Nettie C. Pickrell; born April 15, 1890, 
Middlebury, Elkhart Countv, Ind. Cook. Entered service 
June 23, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, ky.; 
assigned to 24th Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; 
later assigned to Central Officer's Training School, Camp Taylor. 
\ttached to 19th Observation Battery, Field Artillery. Died 
of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
Green Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, Elkhart County, Ind. 



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PORCARELLI, DOMINICO ----- Private 

(Names and address of parents unknown.) Born in 1895, 
Volturara Apulia, Province of Foggia, Italy. Came to Elk- 
hart, Ind. in 1908. Employe of New York Central Railroad, 
Elkhart, Ind. Entered service in Italian Army in 1915. Killed 
in action in 1916, in Italy, (or Austria). 




POTTER, LORIN JENNINGS - - - - Corporal 
Son of Charles and Sadie Potter; born August 17, 1896, 
Millersburg, Elkhart County, Ind. Assistant paymaster of 
Hudson Motor Company, Detroit, Mich. Entered service 
August 29, 1918, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; 
assigned to 16th Company, 4th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. 
Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. 




PUSCHMANN, MEHNERT A. - - - - Private 
Son of Anton and Elizabeth Puschmann; born December 
15, 1900, Goshen, Ind. High school student. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army May 1, 1917, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; assigned to Company F, 7th Engineers. Transferred to 
Ft. Leavenworth, Kans.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Over- 
seas in March, 1918. Killed in action October 14, 1918, near 
Cunel, France. Buried near the spot where he fell. 




REED, WILLIAM A. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Reed; born June 19, 1886, Union 
Township, Elkhart County, Ind. Entered service October 6, 
1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Sailed overseas in March, 
1918; assigned to Company K, 30th Infantry. Killed in action 
October 4, 1918, (place unknown). Survived by widow, Vera 
Reed, Lakeville, Ind. 




ROBBINS, GEORGE A. Corporal 

(Names of parents unknown.) Born August 17, 1892, 
Boston, Mass. Cook. Called into service May 25, 1918, 
Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Upton, L. I.; assigned to Company 
M, 3rd Development Battalion. Mess Sergeant. Promoted 
to Corporal. Died of pneumonia January 11, 1919, Camp 
Upton, L. I. Buried in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind. 



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RUPHOLDT, LOUIS C. ----- - Sergeant 

Son of August and Katherine Rupholdt; born July 28, 1898, 
Goshen, Ind. Carpenter. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
May 5, 1917, South Bend, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; 
assigned to Company G, 38th Infantry. Transferred to Camp 
Greene, N. C. Overseas in April, 1918. Killed in action 
July 15, 1918, Mezy, France, near Marne River. Buried near 
Mezy. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross (posthumously) 
for extraordinary heroism in action. 




SMILEY, DEAN FRANKLIN - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Franklin M. and Jennie B. Smiley; born January 26, 
1899, Goshen, Ind. High school student. Enlisted in U.S. 
Marine Corps May 7, 1917, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Parris 
Island, S. C; assigned to 75th Company, 6th Regiment Marines. 
Transferred to Quantico, Va. Overseas in September, 1917. 
Killed in action October 9, 1918, St. Eteinne, France. Awarded 
Distinguished Service Cross, and Croix-de-Guerre, for extra- 
ordinary heroism in action. 




SMITH, JESSE Private 

Son of John M. and Elizabeth Smith (Gilbert) ; born October 
19, 1889, Milford, Kosciusko County, Ind. Living in Goshen, 
Ind. at time he entered service, December 5, 1917. Butcher. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to duty as Quartermaster's 
chauffeur. Went overseas in June, 1918; attached to Railhead 
Regulation Station; Quartermaster Corps. Died of pneumonia 
February 20, 1919, Base Hospital, No. 53, Langres, France. 




TALLERDAY, GUY EDWARD - - - - Private 
Son of Chauncey and Alice Mary Tallerday; born October 
21, 1891, Elkhart, Ind. Salesman. Entered service March 
29, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
14th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France May 10, 1918; 
assigned to Company C, 47th Infantry. Died October 6, 1918, 
in Evacuation Hospital No. 8, from wounds received in action 
in the Argonne Drive. 




WALLS, WILLIAM HULL Private 

Son of Isaac and Mary Hull Walls; born February 26, 1891, 
White Pidgeon, Mich. Family later moved to Elkhart, Ind. 
Graduated from Hiram College, Ohio in 1915. Superintendent 
public schools, Newton, Ohio. Entered service June 24, 1918, 
Elkhart, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Com- 
pany G, 335th Infantry. Overseas in September, 1918. Died 
of influenza October 10, 1918, Base Hospital No. 3, Vau Claire, 
France. Survived by widow, Martha Piona Walls,'* Ravenna, 
Ohio. 



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WEAD, KENNETH D. - - - Fireman, 3rd Class 
Son of James E. (deceased) and Hattie Wead (Hayton); 
born November 24, 1903, Elkhart, Ind. High school student. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy August 1Q, 1918, South Bend, Ind. Sent 
to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Assigned 
to duty as 3rd Class Fireman. Died of pneumonia September 
25, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. 
Buried in Goshen, Ind. 



WEAVER, JOHN H. - - Private 

Son of Benjamin S. and Nellie Hepler Weaver; born March 
12, 1896, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Ind. Farm laborer. 
Entered service October 6, 1917, Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 38th Company, 10th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Overseas in September, 1918. Attached to 
Medical Detachment, 352nd Infantry. Died of pneumonia 
November 2, 1918, in France. Buried in Belfort, France. 




WHITE, MERLE J. - - Private 

Foster son of John and Jane Berkey; born January 23, 1896, 
South Bend, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in the Indiana National 
Guard in February, 1916, Elkhart, Ind. for service on Mexican 
Border. Re-enlisted August 21, 1917. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to Headquarters Company, 145th Infantry. 
Transferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; then to Camp Lee, Va. 
Sailed for overseas June 15, 1918. Killed in action November 4, 
1918, near Verdun. Buried in West Flanders, France. 



WILKINSON, JOHN WILBUR Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkinson; born March 20, 1886, 
Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Ind. Teamster. Entered service 
May 7, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Assigned to Company C, 44th 
Engineers, and went overseas in June, 1918, Served in France 
six months. Returned to U.S.; and died of paralysis December 
5, 1919, in Government Hospital, Dansville, N. Y. Buried near 
Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Ind. 



WILT, MARK L. - - Sergeant 

Son of Wilson R. and Susan E. Wilt; born August 6, 1894, 
Jerome, Mich. Moved to Indiana in 1905. Graduated from 
Osteopath College, Kirksville, Mo. in 1918. Entered service 
April 28, 1918, Kirksville, Mo. Sent to Camp Funston, Kans.; 
assigned to Company G, 354th Infantry, 89th Division. Went 
overseas in June, 1918. Served on Meuse-Argonne Front. 
Killed in action November 4, 1918, Barracourt, France. 



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WITMER, OTIS Private 

Son of Charles and Ida A. Witmer; born December 16, 1896, 
Goshen, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 3, 1918, 
Goshen, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 16th 
Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died 
of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
Rock Run Cemeterv, Elkhart, Ind. 



Names reported from Elkhart County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained. 

KWASNESKE, MICHAEL, Elkhart, Ind. Sergeant, Company H, 59th Infantry. 
Died from accidental causes March 28, 1919. "Somewhere in France." 



SOULES, GEORGE, Elkhart, Ind. Died January 21, 1919, "Somewhere in 
France." Details not known. 



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ALLISON, CLYDE LORRAIN Private 

Son of James and Martha Allison; born January 16, 1893, 
Richland, Rush County, Ind. A few years later family moved 
to Fayette County. Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918, 
Bloomington, 111. Sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga.; then to Camp 
Mills, L. I. Assigned to Headquarters Company, 124th Infan- 
try. Died of pneumonia October 24, 1918, Camp Mills. 
Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview Township, Fayette 
County, Ind. Survived by widow, Ella Jackson Allison, and 
one son, Clyde Allison, Jr. 




BREWER, THEODORE CLINTON - - - Private 
Son of Hiram and Etta Brewer; born September 17, 1897, 
Greenfield, Ind. Family later moved to Connersville. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army February 3, 1915, Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio. Overseas in June, 1917, with Company K, 28th In- 
fantry, 1st Division. Participated in several engagements. 
Died May 17, 1918, of wounds received in action. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Bonvillers, Oise, France. 




COLSHER, CLYDE DON Private 

Son of Charles and Laura Colsher; born September 12, 1886, 
Milroy, Rush County, Ind. Moved to Connersville, Ind. in 
1912. Automobile assembler. Entered service March 29, 
1918, Connersville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Died of pneumonia April 26, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, 
Lyonsville, Fayette County, Ind. Survived by widow, Marie 
G. Colsher. 




DANIELS, LEWIS E. - - Private 

Son of Thomas P. (deceased) and Mariam Gray Daniels; 
born August 31, 1888, Chester, Meigs County, Ohio. Had been 
living in Connersville, Ind., for more than a year, where he 
entered service, September 21, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky., assigned to Company C, 335th Infantry. Transferred 
to Camp Sevier, S. C; then overseas in May, 1918. Killed in 
action August 23, 1918, Poperinghe, Belgium. Buried in 
Nine Elms Cemetery, in the city where he fell. 



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DAWSON,|MURRAY ROBERT .... Private 
Son of Robert and Catherine Dawson; born August 19, 
1900, Noble Township, Rush County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Army September 7, 1916, Connersville, Ind. Sent to 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Served on Mexican Border in 
1916-1917. Went overseas with General Pershing's forces in 
June, 1917; assigned to Company K, 26th Infantry, 1st Divi- 
sion. Died from wounds July 19, 1918, near Aisne, France. 



DOLL, VERNER FRANCIS - - - Engineer, U.S.N. 

Son of Theodore and Louisa Blanche Doll; born November 
30, 1890, Connersville, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy July 27, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Norfolk, Va. 
Boarded the Missouri as engineer. Transferred to Common- 
wealth Pier, Boston, Mass. Assigned to the destroyer Kim- 
berley. Died of pneumonia February 7, 1918, Naval Hospital, 
Chelsea, Mass. Buried in Dale View Cemetery, Connersville, 
Ind. 



DUEWSON, HARRY COPELAND (Colored) - Private 
Son of Travis and Elizabeth Duewson (Fletcher); born 
November 21, 1888, Rushville, Ind. Moved to Connersville, 
Ind. in 1903, and enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 1908. 
Re-enlisted in 1913. In 1916 went to Canada where he was 
inducted into the Canadian Army. Assigned to Expeditionary 
Forces. Went overseas, and was killed in action September 2, 
1918, in battle of Cambrai. Survived by widow, Lidia M. 
Duewson, and one son, Howard Duewson, Cleveland, Ohio. 




FISHER, REGINALD JOHN - - - Gunner, U.S.N. 
Son of Fred W. and Mary Mason Fisher; born February 28, 
1893, Richmond, Ind. Moved to Fayette County in 1902. 
Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 8, 1917, Connersville, 
Ind. Sent to Newport, R. I. for training. Served in foreign 
waters for several months. Killed when the Jacob Jones was 
torpedoed December 6, 1917. The first man from Fayette 
County to give his life in the World War. The American 
Legion Post, Connersville, Ind., is named in his honor. 




GANSERT, HOWARD WILLIAM - - - - Private 
Son of William and Ruth M. Gansert (deceased); born 
July 17, 1896, Connersville, Ind. Machinist. Entered service 
December 12, 1917, Connersville, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, 
N. C; assigned to Supply Company, 13th Field Artillery. 
Sailed for France in May, 1918, with Battery A, 77th Field 
Artillery. Wounded in action; invalided to U.S., and sent to 
Ft. Bayard, New Mexico, where he died November 21, 1918, 
of tuberculosis. Buried, Connersville, Ind. 



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GWINUP, IRA -"' Private 

Son of John F. and Maiy M. Gwinup; born October 17, 
1893, Bentonville, Fayette County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service July 22, 1918, Conneisville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 23rd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade; transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned 
to 27th Regiment, Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia Januaiy 
24, 1919, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried at Bentonville, Ind. 




HAMILTON, GILBERT P. Corporal 

Son of Mrs. Nellie Ford; born October 26. 1898, Connersville, 
"Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard, Com- 
pany B, 4th Infantry, May 4, 1917, Rushville, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery A, 139th Field Artil- 
lery. Went overseas in October, 1918. Died of influenza- 
pneumonia October 20, 1918, Manchester, England. Body 
returned to U.S. in October, 1920, and buried with military 
honors in Connersville, Ind. 




HOOPER, HANSFORD ------ Private 

Son of Squire and Martha Moore Hooper; born July 10, 
1896, Cardwell, Washington County, Ky. Moved with family 
to Connersville, Ind. in 1898. Entered service July 30, 1918, 
Syracuse, N. Y. Sent to Newport News, Va. ; assigned to 
Ordnance Branch, 316th Fire and Guard Company, where he 
died of pneumonia October 13, 1918. Buried in Dale Cemetery, 
Connersville, Ind. 




HUNTER, WILLIAM RALPH ... - Private 

Son of Willis R. and Suda Hunter; born March 20, 1896, 
Eddyville, Dawson County, Neb. Moved to Connersville, 
Ind. in 1915. Furniture worker. Enlisted in Company B, 
4th Infantry, Indiana National Guard, June 23, 1917. Sent 
to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company A, 139th Machine 
Gun Battalion; then to Company D, 148th Machine Gun Bat- 
talion. Overseas in June, 1918, and died from wounds Novem- 
ber 2, 1918, in France. Body to be returned to U.S., and buried 
in Connersville Cemetery, Connersville, Ind. 




JONES, BENJAMIN R. Private 

Son of Edward C. and Katherine Meyers Jones; born May 
26, 1895, in Bell County, Ky. Moved to Fayette County, Ind. 
in 1916. Entered service March 29, 1918, Connersville, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; then to Camp McClellan, Ala. 
Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company A, 113th Infantry, 
29th Division. Killed in action October 24, 1918, Verdun. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Romagne, France; Grave No. 87, 
Sec. 44, Plot 2. Survived by widow, Velma Hazel Jones, Con- 
nersville, Ind. 



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JONES CHARLES C. - Private 

Son of John \V. and Julia A. Jones; born February 25, 1894, 
Falmouth, Rush County, Ind. Moved to Connersville in 1897. 
Entered service February 23, 1918, Connersville, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Greene, N. C. ; assigned to 39th Machine Gun Com- 
pany. Sailed overseas May 4, 1918 from Camp Mills. Killed 
in action September 27, 1918, Argonne Forest. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 




KELLAR, CARL RAYMOND ----- Private 

Son of Henry and Adaline Kellar; born February 24, 1901, 
Harrisburg, Fayette County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army May 27, 1917, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo.; thence to Camp Merritt, N. J. Assigned to Headquarters 
Companv, 18th Field Artillery. Arrived in France in May, 
1918. Killed in battle of Chateau-Thierry, July 16, 1918. 
Buried in American Cemeterv, No. 1764, Belleau, Aisne, 
Grave No. 188, Plot 4, Sec. F. 




LUCAS, OLIVER - - - Corporal 

Son of Joseph and Nancy Lucas; born October 6, 1894, 
Bracken County, Ky. Was employed in Connersville, Ind. 
when he enlisted in LT.S. Regular Army, September 20, 1916. 
Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Ft. Wright, 
N. Y.; assigned to Battery C, 56th Coast Artillery Corps. 
Transferred to Long Island Sound; promounted to Corporal; 
assigned to 1st Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Died of 
nephritis March 20, 1918, Long Island, N. Y. Buried, Brook- 
ville, Ky. 




MICHAEL, FRANCIS EDWARD - - - - Private 
Son of Joseph and Catherine Michael; born December 1. 
1888, Connersville, Ind. Machinist. Entered service Febru- 
ary 25, 1918, Buffalo, N. Y. Sent to Camp Upton, L. I.; 
assigned to Company C, 302nd Engineers. Sailed for France 
in March, 1918. Died September 14, 1918 from wounds, Field 
Hospital near Chery, Chartreuse. Buried in Cemetery near 
the Hospital. 




MORISON, ALFRED THORPE - - - - Private 
Son of Rodney (deceased) and Harriet Thorpe Morison; 
born April 30, 1890, Philadelphia, Pa. Graduated from 
Pennsylvania State College, 1915. Instructor in Agricultural 
College, University of Illinois, 1915-1917. County Agricul- 
tural Agent of Fayette County, Ind., 1917-1918. Entered 
service September 15, 1918, Connersville, Ind. Assigned to 
Central Officer's Training School. Camp Taylor, Ky. Attached 
to 7th Battalion, 20th Training Battery. Died of influenza 
October 5, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Sugar Grove, Pa. 



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MURPHY, JASPER CHARLES (Colored) - - Private 
Son of Isaac and Amanda A. Murphy; born September 12, 
1890, Desoto, Mo. Moved to Connersville, Ind. in 1915. 
Foundry worker. Entered service in August, 1918, Conners- 
ville, Ind. Sent to Camp Funston, Kans. ; assigned to Company 
G, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Died of influenza on board steamer 
President Grant, October 4, 1918, enroute for France. Buried 
at sea. 




MYERS, LOUIS STEWART Private 

Son of Harry L. and Mary A. Myers; born October 18, 1893, 
Greenbush, Preble County, Ohio. Manager of meat market 
in Connersville, Ind., when he was called into service June 20, 
1918. Sent to Valparaiso University; then to Camp Dix, N. J. 
Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C; assigned to Battery F, 
12th Field Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of pneumonia 
October 11, 1918, Camp Jackson, S. C. Buried in Dale Ceme- 
tery, Connersville, Ind. Survived by widow, Anna Myers, 
Connersville. Ind. 




PLOUGH, JOHN FRANKLIN - - - Private 

Son of Marion (deceased) and Amy Plough (Raridan) ; 
born December 20, 1891, Franklin County, Ind. Laborer. 
Entered service May 23, 1918, Connersville, Ind. Sent to 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio; then to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; then to 
Camp Cody, N. M. Returned to Ft. Bliss, where he died of 
pneumonia October 16, 1918. Buried at Laurel, Franklin 
County, Ind. Survived by widow, Ethel Plough, Connersville, 
Ind., and one son, Howard Franklin Plough, Connersville, 
Ind. 




PRATHER, CHARLES R. ----- Private 

Son of John H. and Rosanna Prather (deceased); born 

October 26, 1896, Rushville, Ind. Moved to Connersville in 

1916. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in April, 

1917, Connersville, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Transferred to Camp Ethan Allen, Vt.; assigned to Troop E, 19th 
Cavalry; later to Battery C, 77th Field Artillery. Transferred 
again to Camp Devens, Mass. Overseas in May, 1918. Gassed. 
Died August 16, 1918, in Evacuation Hospital No. 4. Buried 
near Seringes et Nesles. 




REYNOLDS, JOHN E. P. Private 

Son of William A. and Anna J. Reynolds; born March 10, 
1890, Adamsboro, Cass County, Ind. Moved to Fayette 
County in 1895. Springfitter. Entered service September 17, 
1918, Syracuse, N. Y. Sent to Camp Syracuse, assigned to 
96th Company, 23rd Training Battalion. Died of influenza- 
pneumonia October 1, 1918, Good Shepard Hospital, Syracuse, 
N. Y. Buried in Connersville, Ind. 



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SAMPLE, GLEN M. .... Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Harvey and Florence Sample; born November 24, 
1894, Switzerland County, Ind. Moved with his parents to 
Connersville in 1896. Barber. Entered U.S. Marine Corps 
April 25, 1917, and was sent to Parris Island, S. C. Transferred 
to Quantico, Va.; assigned' to 74th Company, 6th Regiment. 
Overseas in September, 1917. Gassed, and died April 18, 1918. 
Buried in Argonne American Cemetery No. 1232, Sec. 107, 
Plot 4, Grave 172. Romagne, France. 




SCHOENBORN, ERNEST JOHN - - - - Private 
Son of John Henry and Clara Schoenborn; born September 
7, 1888, Indianapolis, Ind. Family moved to Connersville 
shortly after son's birth. Metal worker. Entered service 
July 22, 1918, Connersville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 23rd Company, 6th Training Battalion, Field 
Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of influenza October 11, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Dale Cemetery, Conners- 
ville, Ind. 




SELM, HARRY MICHAEL Private 

Son of Oscar and Nellie Selm; born December 29, 1890, 
Connersville, Ind. Cabinet maker. Entered service December 
12, 1917, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to Battery 
E, 13th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. 
Went overseas May 10, 1918; assigned to Battery F, 16th 
Held Artillery. Participated in the battles of the Marne, 
Ypres, Belleau Wood, and Chateau-Thierry. Died of influenza 
October 4, 1918, Evacuation Hospital No. 7, France. 




STAM, CARL LEONARD Private 

Son of Elihu and Rose Stam; born October 6, 1895, Harrison 
Township, Fayette County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service 
July 22, 1918, Connersville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 23rd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade; then to Battery A, 2nd Training Battalion, 
Field Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of influenza Novem- 
ber 1, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Columbia Cemetery, 
Fayette County, Ind. 



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THOMPSON, GARRETT J. Private 

Son of Lewis and Martha Thompson (deceased); born 
January 4, 1895, Bracken County, Ky. Moved to Connersville, 
Ind. in 1903. Truck driver. Entered service August 5, 1918, 
Connersville, Ind. Sent to Syracuse, N. Y. ; then to Ft. Ontario, 
N. Y. Assigned to 59th Company, 15th Battalion. Died of 
pneumonia October 1, 1918, Ft. Ontario, N. Y. Buried in 
Connersville, Ind. Survived by widow, Ida Thompson, and 
one daughter, Hazel; Connersville, Ind. 



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WOLFE, PAUL BARGALT Wagoner 

Son of Lewis W. and Mary E. Wolfe; born February 2, 1900, 
College Corner, Ohio. Moved to Fayette County, Ind. in 1914. 
Teamster. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in September, 
1916, Connersville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; promoted to 
Wagoner, Headquarters Company, 26th Infantry. Overseas 
in June, 1917; attached to First Division. Participated in the 
battle of Soissons, in which he received wounds causing his 
death July 19, 1918. Buried, Pierrefonds, France. 



WRIGLEY, ROSCOE ------- Private 

Son of John Wesley and Florence Wrigley; born November 
17, 1892, Union County, Ind. Moved to Fayette County in 
1892. Farmer. Entered service February 28, 1918, Conners- 
ville, Ind. Sent to Camp Oglethorpe, Ga. ; assigned to Company 
I, 6th Infantry. Went overseas May 8, 1918; attached to 5th 
Division. Killed in action October 15, 1918. Buried by his 
brother-in-law, an officer detailed to supervise the interment 
of bodies, in American Cemetery No. 1232, Romagne; Sec. 1, 
Plot 3, Grave No. 142. 



"But we return to somber moods, to inner tears. We feel only the sting. We see 

only the blood. We cling to our loved ones and cry out to the stars and say the price 

is too great. We say we can not pay it. But we pay. The stars are silent. The 

mills of the gods grind on, that love, freedom, justice, may bloom from the breasts 

of the dead. 

Max Ehrmann, Terre Haute, Indiana. 



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BAUER, HERMAN JOSEPH ----- Private 
Son of Albert and Jennie Bauer; born August 3, 1894, 
Greenville, Floyd County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service in 
August, 1917, Audobon, Iowa. Trained at Camp Dodge, 
Iowa, and Camp Pike, Ark. Assigned to Company H, 9th 
Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918; attached to Second Divi- 
sion. Wounded July 18, 1918, at Chateau-Thierry, and died 
August 6, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 1, France. Buried near 
Paris, France. 




BEACH, HOBART GEORGE Private 

Son of John and Freda Biel Beach; born September 11, 
1896, New Albany, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Troop D, 1st 
Cavalry, Indiana National Guard, May 9, 1917, New Albany, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement 
Draft. Went overseas June 12, 1918; assigned to Company 
H, 168th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Wounded in 
action July 29, 1918, and died August 17, 1918, in hospital near 
Paris, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Suresnes, Seine, 
France. 




BRAZIL. ROBERT EMMETT ... . Private 
Son of Edward and Anna J. Brazil; born November 1, 1891, 
New Albany, Ind. Clerk. Entered service April 5, 1918, 
Champaign, 111. Trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa, Camp Grant, 
111., and Camp Sherman, Ohio. Assigned to Company M. 131st 
infantrv, 33rd (Prairie) Dis ision. Embarked from Hoboken, 
N. j. May 22, 1918. Killed in action August 18, 1918, Briey, 
France. Buried in American Cemetery No. 443, Vaux sur 
Somme, Grave 18, Plot 1. 




BREWER, LEONARD A. Private 

Son of Charles and Margaret Brewer; born September 20, 
1896, Harrison County, Ind. Cabinet maker. Entered service 
March 11, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Company G, 59th Infantry, 4th Division. 
Embarked from Hoboken, N. J. May 5, 1918. Participated 
in battles of Chateau-Thierry, and Argonne Forest. Killed in 
action August 11, 1918. (Place of death and burial not known) 



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BUTLER, REV. JUSTIN O. M. C. - K. of C. Chaplain 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Butler; born Januan 13, 
1890, Hoboken, N. J. Catholic Priest. Student three years at 
Innsbruck, Austria. Ordained July 27, 1918. Living in 
Floyd-Knobs, Floyd County, Ind., when he entered service 
November 28, 1918, New York City. Sent to Montauk, L. I. 
Assigned to Naval Air Station as Chaplain of Knights of 
Columbus. Died of influenza January 25, 1919, Base Hospital, 
Montauk, L. I. Buried in Jersey City, N. J. 




CARAWAY, JOSEPH NOBLE - - Private S.A.T.C. 
Son of Joseph N. and Laura Caraway (Tresenriter) ; born 
January 26, 1894, West Liberty, Ky. Iron moulder. Entered 
service in New Albany, Ind., October 15, 1918; assigned to 
Motor Corps Branch, Regular Army. Sent to Rolling Prairie, 
Ind.; assigned to Company B, Student Army Training Corps. 
Died of influenza October 31, 1918, in Base Hospital, Rolling 
Prairie, Ind. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. 




FIX, FREDERICK - - Corporal 

Son of Valentine and Catherine Fix; born May 7, 1893, 
New Albany, Ind. Bank teller. Entered service April 26, 
1918, New Albany Ind. Sent to Purdue University. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Mills, N. Y., assigned to Battery A, 344th Field 
Artillery. Transferred to Camp Dix, N. J.; assigned to 47th 
Company, 12th Training Battalion, 153rd Depot Brigade. 
Died of pneumonia September 28, 1918, Camp Dix, N. J. 
Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. 




GELTMAKER, JAMES BENJAMIN - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Geltmaker; born July 5, 1897, 
Floyd-Knobs, Floyd County, Ind. Farmer and butcher. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 26, 1917. Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis; assigned to Com- 
pany G, Medical Officers Training Corps; later to Evacuation 
Hospital No. 22. Died of influenza February 10, 1918, Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Buried at Galena, Floyd Countv, 
Ind. 




GEYSER, ALBERT EDWIN - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Henry and Emma Geyser; born May 22, 1893, Louis- 
ville, Ky. Electrician. Called into service October 15, 1918, 
New Albany, Ind. Entered Student Army Training Corps, 
Rolling Prairie, Ind., and was assigned to Company A, Motor 
Truck Service. Died of pneumonia October 29, 1918, Rolling 
Prairie, Ind. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. 



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GREGOIRE, GEORGE EDGAR - K. of C. Secretary 
Son of John and Mary Gregoire; born December 15, 1883, 
New Albany, Ind. Salesman. Volunteered as Knights of 
Columbus Secretary August, 1918, New York City, but was 
delayed in being sent overseas until October of the same year, 
because of trouble in procuring his passport. Left New Albany 
for New York, and died of influenza October 21, 1918, in St. 
Vincent's Hospital, New York City. Buried in Holy Trinity 
Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. 



GUERNSEY, FLOYD HAWS - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Albert Sherman and Lelia Haws Guernsey; born 
April 28, 18,97, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind. Later moved 
to New Albany, Ind. Clerk, Louisville and Nashville Railroad. 
Entered U.S. Navy July 22, 1918, Louisville, Ky. Sent to 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Yeoman School, 111., 
where he died of influenza, September 23, 1918. Buried in 
Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. 






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HARDWAY, MEDDIE (Colored) - - - - Private 
Son of William Hardway; born January 18, 1890, Gracey, 
Ky. Living in New Albany, Ind., where he entered service 
August 23, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 69th 
Company, 18th Provisional Training Battalion, 163rd Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Company E, 809th Pioneer Infantry. 
Went overseas September 23, 1918. Died of influenza October 
5, 1918. (Place of death and burial unknown). 




McDANIEL, CHARLES HENRY - - - Wagoner 
Son of Charles Henry and Mary A. McDaniel; born May 18, 
1892, Galena, Floyd County, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service July 24, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 58th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; 
assigned to 2nd Truck Company, 9th Ammunition Train; 
later to Motor Battalion, 9th Ammunition Train. Died of 
pneumonia October 24, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in 
Methodist Cemetery, Galena, Ind. 



MILLER, LAWRENCE RAYMOND - - - Private 
Son of Charles R. and Mattie Zurschmiede Miller; born 
Julv 29, 1897, New Albany, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army October 24, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Sent to 
Ft. Omaha, Neb.; assigned to Company D, 4th Balloon Squad- 
ron. Transferred to Camp Morrison, Va.; assigned to 9th 
Balloon Company. Overseas in June, 1918. Died of effects 
of gas, and influenza April 11, 1919, in Green Hut Hospital, 
New York City. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, 
Ind. 



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MOORE, WILLIAM AUGUST Private 

Son of Ruben and Louisa Moore; born April 6, 1888, New 
Albany, Ind. Laborer. Called into service March 4, 1918, 
New Albany, Ind. Trained at Columbus Barracks, Ohio; 
assigned to Coast Artillery Corps. Died of heart trouble from 
nervous shock, March 9, 1918, at Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. 




MORGAN, ROY THOMAS Private 

Son of John W. (deceased) and Alice Sanders Morgan; born 
January 20, 1897, Elizabeth, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. 
Called into service September 5, 1918, Corydon, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 54th Company, 14th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Knox, 
Ky. ; assigned to Battery D, 72nd Field Artillery. Died of 
pneumonia October 21, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried near 
Elizabeth, Ind. 




PARSONS, MASON LEWIS ----- Private 
Son of George and Julia Parsons; born February 18, 1886, 
New Albany, Ind. Clothing cutter. Called into service August, 
1918, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Sent to Camp Meigs, Washington, 
D. C, and assigned to 14th Infantry. Died of influenza October 
12, 1918, Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. Buried 
in Soldiers' Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. 




PAYNE, WALTER CD. Corporal 

Son of Thomas and Sarah Espin Payne; born August 29, 
1896, New Albany, Ind. Assistant truck master, Q.M.D, 
Jeffersonville, Ind. Entered service June 3, 1918, Louisville. 
Ky. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Motor Transport 
Corps. Transferred to Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C; then 
to Bush Terminal, Brooklyn, N. Y. Died of pneumonia 
January 20, 1919, Base Hospital, Bush Terminal, N. Y. Buried 
in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany," Ind. 




PELLMAN, GEORGE ------ Private 

Son of Fred and Sarah Pellman, born July 30, 1897, Harrison 
County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in Company A, 2nd Infan- 
try, Indiana National Guard (Company A. 152nd Infantry) 
August 6, 1917, Jeffersonville, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Sailed overseas June 
12, 1918. Assigned to Company D, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. 
Died from wounds October 4, 1918, received in action in Argonne 
Forest. Buried in France. (Place not known.) 



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RE ILLY, JOHN1VICTOR ------ Private 

Son of James and Mary Josephine Reilly ; born November 16, 
1895, Floyd-Knobs, Floyd County, Ind. Fireman. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army June 2, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 19th Field Artillery. 
Transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex. Embarked from New York 
March 4, 1918. Gassed; died in Base Hospital, Sedan, France, 
November 12, 1918. Buried near Toul. Body to be buried 
in St. Marys of the Knobs Cemetery, Floyd County, Ind. 




RICHARDSON, HENRY W. (Colored) - - Private 
Son of Henry and Addie R. Richardson; born August 25, 
1887, Lexington, Ky. Laborer. Entered service April 29, 
1918, New Albany, Ind. Assigned to 317th Labor Battalion, 
Quartermaster Corps. Killed by an explosive on board trans- 
port, July 10, 1918. Government record says, "Died of pneu- 
monia. "(Place of burial not known). 




RUDY, CHARLES THOMAS - - - Naval Aviator 
Son of William and Julia Rudy born June 11, 1894, Bellevue, 
Ky. Removed to New Albanv, Ind. in 1901. Bank employe, 
Louisville, Ky. Enlisted in U.S. Navy November 10, 1917, 
Louisville, Ky. Sent to Pensacola, Fla.; assigned to Naval 
Aviation, Machinist Mate. Sailed for France, February 2, 1918. 
Died of pneumonia September 18, 1918, Base Hospital, St. Tro- 
jan, France. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. 




SAMS. ELBERT RICHARDS Private 

Son of James and Hattie Decker Sams; born March 20, 1896, 
Franklin Township. Floyd County, Ind. Motorman. Entered 
service March 29, 1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Tay- 
lor, Ky.; assigned to 15th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia May 8, 1918, Base 
Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Soldier's Cemetery, 
New Albany, Ind. 




SHERMAN, CLYDE THOMAS - - - - Private 
Son of Clyde and Elsie Chambers Sherman; born September 
30, 1891, Mauckport, Harrison County, Ind. Steamboat 
clerk. Entered service September 20, 1917, New Albany, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C; 
assigned to Company K, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Em- 
barked May 17, 1918. Killed in action near Bellecourt, Sep- 
tember 28, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery. Survived 
by widow, Alma Sherman, and daughter, Alma Aletha Sherman, 
New Albany, Ind. 



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SLOAN, BONNIEiMERECHAL .... Private 
Son of Yenowine and Alice Livingston Sloan; born March 25, 
1896, near Edwardsville, Ind. Molder. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army July 1, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to 
Battery D. 15th Field Artillery. Transferred to Pine Camp, 
N. Y. Overseas in December, 1917. Killed in action June 24, 
1918, Chateau-Thierry. Buried in Cemetery No. 246, Domptin, 
France. The first Floyd County boy to give his life for his 
country. The Floyd County American Legion Post, is named 
in his honor. 



SLOAN, MORGAN WILLIAM ... - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Sloan; born October 26, 
1897, New Albany, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Troop D, 1st 
Cavalry, Indiana National Guard, August 5, 1917, New Albany, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company M, 
152nd Infantry, 38th Division. Embarked from Hoboken, 
N. J., June 12, 1918. Died from wounds July 28, 1918, received 
at Chateau-Thierry. Buried in Fere-en-Tardenois Cemetery 
Grave No. 63, north of Chateau-Thierry. 



SMITH, ALBERT EVANS ------ Private 

Son of Ed and Florence Evans Smith; born June 21, 1899, 
Franklin Township, Floyd County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in Company D, Indiana National Guard (Company M, 152nd 
Infantry), August 5, 1917, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company C, 11th Machine Gun 
Battalion. Embarked June 12, 1918. Participated in second 
battle of Marne, and Verdun. Died from wounds September 
29, 1918, France. (Place of burial not known). 



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SMITH, NOBLE - - - Private 

Son of Phillip and Middie Martin Smith; born August 26, 
1887, Paoli, Orange County, Ind. Moved to Floyd County at 
age of eight years. Shipping clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Marine 
Corps June 15, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Quantico, Va.; 
assigned to 13th Company, 10th Regiment. Died of influenza 
October 10, 1918, Quantico, Va. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, 
New Albany, Ind. 




SMITH, WILLIAM M. Sergeant 

Son of Joseph and Anna Smith; born December 23, 1897, 
Randolph, Tenn. Moved to Floyd County, Ind. in 1901. 
Stenographer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, Aviation Sec- 
tion, October 18, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; assigned to 14th Balloon Company. Transferred to Ft. 
Omaha, Neb.; assigned to 5th Balloon Company. Died of 
pneumonia, April 12, 1918, Base Hospital, near Omaha, Neb. 
Buried at New Albany, Ind. 



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STEPHENS, ALBERT* WILLIS - - - - Private 
Son of John V. and Louise Stephens; born May 20, 1889, 
New Albany, Ind. Iron worker. Entered service March 7, 
1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C; assigned 
to Company G, 59th Infantry. Embarked from New York 
May 8, 1918. Killed in action in battle of Chateau-Thierry, 
July 19, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery in France. 
(Place not known). 




THOMAS, ROBERT JAY Private 

Son of Charles W. and Louisa Woertz Thomas; born July 
22, 1895, Georgetown, Ind. Laborer. Entered service July 24, 
1918, New Albany, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned 
to 58th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Bri- 
gade; then to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, Field 
Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of pneumonia, October 19, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried at Georgetown, Ind. Sur- 
vived by widow, Edith M. Stephens Thomas, New Albany, 
Ind. 




TRUEMAN, JOSEPH ------- Private 

Son of Walter and Elizabeth Trueman: born November 17, 
1886, Concordia, Ky. Moved to Floyd County, Ind., in 1907. 
Railroader. Entered service August 27, 1918, New Albany, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Sherman. Ohio; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th 
Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia 
October 4, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Sur- 
vived by widow, Blanche Eckhart Trueman, New Albany, Ind. 
Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. 




TRUSNER, WALTER - - - - Seaman, 1st Class 
Son of Walter D. and Margaret Trusner; born June 30, 1897, 
Salem, Washington County, Ind. Moving picture operator, 
New Albany, Ind., when he entered service August 7, 1917, 
Cincinnati, Ohio; assigned to Battle Ship Utah, Armed Guard, 
Norfolk, Va. Died of pneumonia July 14, 1918, Camp Hospital, 
St. Nazaire, France. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, New 
Albany, Ind. 




WILLIAMS, IRVIN ------- Private 

Son of A. J. and Margaret Rebecca Williams; born June 
25, 1892, New Albany, Ind. Employe, Ohio Falls Iron Com- 
pany. Entered service September 3, 1918, New Albany, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to Limited Service, Com- 
pany D, 5th Provisional Training Regiment, 161st Depot Bri- 
gade. Died of pneumonia October 4, 1918, Camp Grant, 111. 
Buried in Soldier's Cemetery, New Albany, Ind. 



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ALLEN,*CLARENCE .... Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of James and Minnie Allen; born May 30, 1897, Cates, 
Fountain County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 
15, 1918, Covington, Ind. Sent to Cincinnati University, Ohio, 
for vocational training. Assigned to Automobile Mechanical 
Training. Died of pneumonia October 23, 1918, First District 
School, Cincinnati, Ohio. Buried, Coal Creek, Fountain 
County, Ind. Survived by widow, Bernice Gose Allen, King- 
man, Ind. 




BALES, GUY GLENWOOD ----- Corporal 
Son of Harvey H. (deceased) and Martha J. Bales; born 
February 4, 1895, Fountain County, Ind. Educated in Terre 
Haute State Normal, and Texas State Normal School. Garage 
manager. Entered service January 14, 1918, Covington, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; then to Mineola, N. Y. Pro- 
moted to Corporal, 358th Aero Squadron. Overseas in August, 
1918. Died of pneumonia November 27, 1918. Body returned 
to United States, and buried in Harveysburg, Fountain County, 
Ind. 




BANTZ, LOGAN REMSTER Private 

Son of John F. and Elizabeth Remster Bantz; born March 1, 
1894, Covington, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 5, 1918, 
Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 31st 
Company, 8th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company A, 
5th Development Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of 
pneumonia while home on furlough, October 14, 1918, in hospital, 
Crawfordsville, Ind. Buried in Steely Cemetery, near Coving- 
ton, Ind. 




CAPLINGER, THEOPHILUS PARVIN - - Major 

Son of Dr. C. A. and Nannie Caplinger; born September 15, 
1880, Montgomery County, Ind. Moved to Fountain County 
in 1900. Educated in Wabash College, and Purdue University. 
Enlisted in U.S. Medical Corps August 15, 1917, Covington, 
Ind. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant, Ft. Riley, Kan. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Logan, Tex. Promoted to Major. Died of 
appendicitis January 7, 1919. Buried in Masonic Cemetery, 
Crawfordsville, Ind. Survived by widow, Lena Caplinger, 
and two daughters, Mary Virginia, and Katherine M.; Wallace, 
Ind. 



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COFFING, GEORGE LEE - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of William and Emma Coffing; born January 15, 1895, 
Covington, Ind. Student in Wabash College when he enlisted 
in aviation service in July, 1917, Chicago, 111. Sent to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio. Discharged on account of physical disability. 
Re-enlisted November 25, 1917, Toronto, Canada, with Royal 
Aviation Corps, British Army. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. 
Ordered overseas. Killed in airplane accident February 24, 
1919, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Body returned to U.S., and 
buried in Covington, Ind. 



CONNOR, JOHN FRANKLIN ... - Private 
Son of John and Sarah White Connor; born December 1, 
1890, Vermillion County, 111. Moved to Fountain County, 
Ind. in 1892. Farmer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Cov- 
ington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in Sep- 
tember, 1918; assigned to Battery C, 325th Field Artillery, 
84th Division. Died of pneumonia October 28, 1918. Body 
returned and buried in Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, Ind. 
Survived by widow, Genevieve Cord Connor, and two daughters 
Ada, and Mary; Hillsboro, Ind. 



COOPER, WILLIAM E. G. - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Campbell B. and Carrie Foster Cooper; born March 
29, 1888, Greenhill, Warren County, Ind. Family later moved 
to Fountain County. Educated in Indiana Lmiversity. Farmer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 4, 1916. Sent to Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Eagle Pass, Tex. Promoted to 
1st Lieutenant. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Machine 
Gun Company, 58th Infantry. Killed in action July 20, 1918, 
Chateau-Thierry. Buried, Chevillon, near Aisne, France. 



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DAY, JESSE ... Seaman 

Son of John and Mary Peyton Day; born July 9, 1894, 
Morgan County, Ky. Moved to Indiana in 1911. Farmer. 
Entered U.S. Navy May 8, 1918, Louisville, Ky. Sent to 
Great Lakes Naval Station, 111.; stationed in Camps Dewey, 
Paul Jones, Old Detention, and Camp Ross. Went aboard the 
Wisconson. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, while home on 
furlough, Veedersburg, Ind. Buried in Rockfield Cemetery, 
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EDWARDS, ROBERT ------- Private 

Son of Thomas and Nora B. Edwards; born August, 1898 
(date of month not known), Browncreek, Mo. Living in 
Fountain County, Ind., when he entered service January 8, 
1918, Covington, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; unassigned. 
Died of pneumonia January 27, 1918, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Buried 
in Cold Springs Cemetery, Veedersburg, Ind. 



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FINE, EARL LELAND - - - - Private 

Son of Jacob and Maria Fine; born October 18, 1894, Jack- 
son Township, Fountain County, Ind. Barber. Entered 
service June 24, 1918, Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 
158th Depot Brigade. Went overseas September 1, 1918; 
assigned to Company D, 334th Infantry. Transferred to Com- 
pany C, 16th Infantry. Died of pneumonia November 1, 1918, 
Base Hospital No. 216, Nantes, France. Body returned to 
U.S., and buried in Lutheran Cemetery, Wallace, Ind. 




FORREST, CHARLES HARRISON - - - Private 
Son of Millard Fillmore (deceased) and Emily Forrest; born 
August 23, 1888, Scott County, Ind. Moved to Fountain 
County in October, 1899. Farmer. Entered service September 
21, 1917, Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; trans- 
ferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company A, 104th 
Infantry, 26th Division. Overseas in May, 1918. Killed in 
action October 17, 1918, Argonne Forest. Buried in Haumond 
Wood. Survived by one daughter, Fannie Forrest. 




FULTON, WILBUR - Private 

Son of Isaac and Emma Fulton; born May 15, 1891, Foster, 
Warren County, Ind. Moved to Fountain County in March, 
1899. Farm laborer. Called into service March 28, 1918, 
Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in 
May, 1918, with Company F, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. 
Sent to Rose Wall, France, for training. Participated in battle 
of Chateau-Thierry. Died July 17, 1918, from wounds re- 
ceived in action, in battle of Chateau-Thierry, France. 




GREEN, HANSEL JOHN Corporal 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. LaMonte M. Green; born December 25, 
1894, Attica, Ind. Educated in Military Academy, Denver, 
Col. Chemist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 1, 
1917, Chicago, 111. Sent to Camp Johnston, Fla. ; assigned to 
Motor Supply Train No. 413. Went overseas in July, 1918; 
assigned to 436th Motor Truck Company. Died of pneumonia 
September 22, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 45, Toul, France. 
Buried in cemetery of the "Justice Group," west of Toul, France. 




GRESSMIRE, ALVA Private 

Son of Josiah and Nancy Gressmire; born March 29 1888, 
near Chambersburg, Fountain County, Ind. Employe of 
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad. Called into service 
October 4 1918, Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 30th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to 64th Engineers. Overseas in March, 1918. Died of pneu- 
monia February 13, 1919, Gievres, France, Camp Hospital 
No. 43. 



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IRELAND, CARL CLIFTON Private 

Son of William H. and Nettie Ireland; born March 5, 1889, 
Attica, Ind. Painter. Entered service September 23, 1917, 
Chicago, 111. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to Company B, 
131st Infantry, 33rd Division. Went overseas May 20, 1918. 
Killed in action August 9, 1918, Chipilly Ridge in Somme 
Offensive. Buried in American Cemetery No. 443, Vaux, Sur 
Somme, France. 




JONES, GEORGE F. ------ Corporal 

Son of Frederick DeWitt and Elizabeth Campbell Jones; 
born October 9, 1892, Chicago, 111. Moved to Fountain County, 
Ind., May 1, 1915. Accountant. Entered service March 15, 
1918, Attica, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C; assigned to 
Company L, 58th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918; attached 
to 1st Division. Participated in battles of the Marne, Chateau- 
Thierry, Verdun, St. Mihiel Drive, and Argonne Forest. Killed 
in action October 4, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, 
Romagne, France. 




JONES, GROVER Sergeant 

Son of Newman and Sarah Elizabeth Jones; born February, 
(date of month not given) 1892, Richland Township, Fountain 
County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Cov- 
ington, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned 
to Company E, 2nd Training Battalion, 22nd Engineer Corps. 
Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Promoted to 1st Sergeant. 
Went overseas in July, 1918. Killed in railway accident in 
France, February 4, 1919. 




KENDRICK, ALBERT JEFFERSON - - - Private 
Son of Samuel and Jennie Kendrick; born August 15, 1893, 
near Covington, Ind. Employe of canning factory. Entered 
service May 25, 1918, Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to 
Company A. 34th Engineers. Overseas in August, 1918. Died 
of pneumonia October 4, 1918, Camp Hospital No. 43, France. 
Body returned to U. S., and buried in Sand Hill Cemetery, 
Covington, Ind. 




KIGHT, FRANK T. Private 

Son of Purley and Verna Kight; born August 10, 1896, 
Cataract, Owen County, Ind. Living in Fountain County, 
when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917, Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo. Assigned to Battery C, 6th Field Artillery. 
Overseas in July, 1917; attached to 1st Division. His battery 
is reported to have fired the first shot after the American forces 
opened fire on the enemy in November, 1917. Gassed. In- 
valided home; died March 31, 1918, Ft. McHenry, Md. Buried, 
Attica, Ind. 



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LANGE, EDWARD JOHN Corporal 

Son of Fred and Hannah Lange; born July 10, 1894, Danville, 
111. Moved to Silverwood, Fountain County, Ind. in 1907. 
Blacksmith. Entered service April 3, 1918. Sent to Ft. 
Wright, N. Y.; assigned to 1st Anti-air Craft Battery, 3rd 
Company. Promoted to Corporal. Transferred to New 
Haven, Conn. Died of heart disease December 5, 1918, Ft. 
Wright, N. Y. Buried in Danville, 111. 




LATOURETTE, CLARENCE Private 

Son of George and Ora Blakely Latourette; born March 
28, 1900, Covington, Ind. Student. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army July 6, 1916, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio; assigned to duty as Ambulance Driver. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Houston, Tex.; then to Camp Funston, Kan. 
Overseas in March, 1918. Ambulance driver for Field Hos- 
pital No. 5. Cited for bravery in action. Killed in action 
July 31, 1918, by German aviators, Battle of the Marne. 




LUSADER, MAURICE SMITH - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Homer and Minnie Lusader; born March 3, 1901, 
Covington, Ind. Student. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps, 
May 28, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S. C; 
assigned to Company G, 5th Regiment, 2nd Division. Trans- 
ferred to Quantico, Va. Overseas in August, 1918. Killed 
in action November 10, 1918, Meuse-Argonne Battle. Buried 
in Sedan-American Cemetery, No. 1203, Letanne, Ardennes. 




MARQUESS, EARL WILLIAM - - - - Private 
Son of William and Catherine Marquess (Dalton); born 
October 12, 1888, Cummings County, Neb. Two years later 
the family moved to Fountain County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service April 2, 1918, Covington, Ind. Sent to Ft. Hamilton, 
N. Y. ; assigned to Artillery Corps. Died of pneumonia April 
28, 1918, Ft. Hamilton, N.' Y. Buried in Fountain Cemetery, 
Fountain County, Ind. Survived by widow, Anna Harris 
Marquess. 




MARTIN, DONALD ALLEN Private 

Son of William K. and Sarah Yeagy Martin; born April 4, 
1896, Covington, Ind. Salesman. Entered service June 1. 
1918, Manhattan, Mont. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned 
to Company B, 336th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Mills, 
N. Y. Went overseas September 2, 1918. Died of pneumonia 
October 25, 1918, Noyers, France. Buried in Noyers, Loire 
et Cher, France. 



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MERRYMAN, EDWARD Private 

Son of John Edward and Harriet Ellen Merryman; born 
October 20, 1888, Attica, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
September 17, 1917, Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 30th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Over- 
seas in June, 1918; assigned to Company H, 23rd Infantry, 2nd 
Division. Participated in battle of Thiacourt, and Mont 
Blanc Ridge. Died of pneumonia November 23, 1918. (Burial 
place unknown.) 




ODLE, FRANK S. - - Private 

Son of John and Mary Odle; born April 29, 1891, Milford- 
111. Family later moved to Veedersburg, Ind. Entered serv- 
ice June 24, 1918, Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to Headquarters Detachment, 336th Infantry, 
83rd Division. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas 
in September, 1918. Died of pneumonia November 26, 1918, 
Le Mans, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Le Mans. 
Survived by widow, Lela Marshall Odle, and two sons, Charles 
Lawrence, and Carl Marshall, Veedersburg, Ind. 




PUGH, VICTOR B. ------- Private 

Son of John and Mary Black Pugh; born in Covington, 
Ind. (Date not known). Entered Canadian Expeditionary 
Forces April 1, 1918. Assigned to Machine Gun Corps, 2nd 
Training Battalion. Went overseas, and was killed in action 
August 8, 1918. (Burial place unknown.) 




RATCLIFF, EDWARD THOMAS - - - - Private 
Son of Anderson and Alvessie Ratcliff; born December 31, 
1894, Kingman, Fountain County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 6, 1917, Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Lewis, 
Wash.; assigned to 138th Company, 35th Training Battalion, 
166th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y.; 
then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in December, 1918. 
Killed in action July 18, 1918, near Soissons, France. Buried 
in Cutry, France. 




RODGERS, CLYDE CHARLES - - - - Private 
Son of George and Cora McElwee Rodgers; born December 
14, 1894, Wallace, Fountain County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service July 23, 1918, Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 1st Company, 1st Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to West Point, Ky.; then 
back to Camp Taylor, Ky. Died of pneumonia October 9, 
1918. (Place of burial unknown). 



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ROY, ORAL EMERSON Sergeant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Roy (mother's name now Mrs. 
William Goldbach); born October 14, 1898, West Lebanon, 
Warren County, Ind. Moved to Fountain County in 1915. 
Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 12, 1915, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Assigned to Company L, 29th Infantry, 
9th Machine Gun Company. Promoted to Sergeant. Died of 
influenza October 7, 1918, Camp Beauregard, La. Buried in 
Covington, Ind. 



SMITH, GUY EDGAR Sergeant 

Son of Edgar and Rose Palmer Smith; born June 5, 1896, 
Steam Corner, Fountain County, Ind. Mechanic. Entered 
service October 5, 1917, Louisville, Ky.; assigned to Company 
C, 309th Field Signal Battalion. Promoted to Sergeant. 
Overseas in September, 1918. Sent to Scotland; then to France. 
Assigned to Company C, 9th Field Signal Battalion, 5th Divi- 
sion. Died of pneumonia February 18, 1919, Evacuation 
Hospital, Walferdange Luxembourg, Germany. 



SMITH, HERBERT Private 

Son of Thomas W. and Rose Smith; born September 5, 1897, 
near Covington, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in Indiana National 
Guard, Company H, 151st Infantry, May 31, 1917, Terre Haute, 
Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Transferred to 
Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to 
Baker's Company No. 327, Quartermaster's Corps. Died of 
pneumonia February 18, 1919, in Base Hospital, No. 103. 
Buried in French Cemetery of Dijon, Cote d'Or. 



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SMITH, OREL AUSTIN - - - Private, U.S.M.C 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Smith; born May 31, 1898, 
Kingman, Fountain County, Ind. High school student. 
Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps April 3, 1917. Sent to Parris 
Island. S. C; assigned to 82nd Company, 6th Regiment, 
2nd Division. Transferred to Quantico, Va.; then to Cuba. 
Went overseas; in battles of Belleau Woods, Chateau-Thierry, 
Soissons, Toul, and Meuse Argonne Offensive. Killed in 
action November 2, 1918, Meuse Argonne Offensive. (Burial 
place unknown.) 




WILKINSON, CLAUD LOUIS - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of William T. and Mary E. Wilkinson; born June 9, 
1893, Jackson Township, Fountain County, Ind. Barber. 
Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps May 1, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Port Royal, S. C; assigned to 74th Company, 6th 
Regiment. Transferred to Quantico, Va.; assigned to Head- 
quarters Company. Won two medals, one as sharpshooter, 
and the second as expert marksman. Went overseas. G&ssed; 
died April 20, 1918, in a hospital in France. (Place unknown). 



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WILLIAMS, HARRY ROBERT - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Charles E. and Harriet Williams; born April 1, 1897, 
Hillsboro, Fountain County, Ind. Barber. Enlisted in U.S. 
Marine Corps May 13, 1917, and was sent to Parris Island, S. C. 
Assigned to 82nd Company, 6th Regiment, 2nd Division. 
Overseas in October, 1917. Participated in battle of Verdun. 
Died April 2, 1918, in 2nd Division Field Hospital, from wounds 
received in action. Buried, Thiacourt, France. 



Name reported from Fountain County for whom complete record 
could not be obtained. 



SLOAN, WILLIAM E. Covington, Ind. Killed in action. (Details unknown.) 



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BENEKER, EDWARD M. Private 

Son of Henry F. and Catherine Beneker; born September 20 
1895, South Gate, Franklin County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service March 29, 1918, Brookville, Ind. Trained at Camp 
Taylor, Ky., Camp Gordon, Ga., and Camp McClellan, Ala. 
Assigned to Company D, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Over- 
seas in June, 1918. Participated in battles of Alsace, and Ver- 
dun fronts. Reported wounded October 23, 1918; later reported 
killed in action. (Place of burial not verified.) 




BRIER, CHAUNCEY LLOYD .... Private 

Son of Samuel W. and Ora Belle Brier; born May 11, 1892, 
Wayne County, Ind. Moved to Franklin County in 1912. 
Farmer. Entered service August, 1917, Columbus, Mont. 
Trained at Camp Lewis, Wash., Camp Merritt, N. J. Assigned 
to 362nd Infantry, 91st Division. Embarked June 25, 1918. 
Wounded and gassed September 26, 1918, Argonne Drive. 
Died of pneumonia October 28, 1918, Base Hospital No. 42. 
Buried in Bazoilles Cemetery, Vosges, Grave 360. 




CASE, ARTHUR LEE ------ Corporal 

Son of Thomas and Mary Case; born February 1, 1892, 
Bracken County, Ky. Moved to Franklin County, Ind. in 
1910. Farmer. Entered service March 7, 1918, Brookville, 
Ind. Trained at Camp Greene, N. C. Assigned to Company 
F, 59th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to 4th 
Division. Died of wounds October 6, 1918, received in action, 
Frenersville, Meuse. Survived by widow, Florence E. Case, 
and one son, Max Eugene Case, Connersville, Ind. 




COOLEY, HILLARD ------- Corporal 

Son of William and Mary Cooley; born January 16, 1895, 
Brookville, Ind. Laborer. Entered service March 6, 1918, 
Brookville. Trained at Camp Greene, N. C. Overseas May 5, 
1918. Assigned to Company F, 59th Infantry, 4th Division. 
Participated in second battle of the Marne, and in the Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive. Killed in action September 30, 1918, 
Argonne Forest. Buried in Cemetery at Brieulles sur Meuse, 
France. 



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DOUGOND, WILBURN JOSEPH - - - Sergeant 
Son of Gustave and Mary Dougond; born August 2, 1894 
Rockdale, Franklin County, Ind. Fanner. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army February 22, 1914, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio; then to Ft. Terry, N. Y. Assigned 
to Company 43, Quartermaster's Corps, Eastern Department. 
Died of pneumonia October 2, 1918, Ft. Terry, N. Y. Buried 
at Harrison, Ohio. 




GESELL, PHILIP L. Private 

Son of Philip and Christina Gesell; born September 17, 1887, 
Highland Township, Franklin County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 5, 1917, Brookville, Ind. Trained at Camp 
Taylor, Ky., Camp Shelby Miss., and Camp Mills, N. Y. 
Assigned to Company L, 335th Infantry; transferred to Supply 
Company Company H, 152nd Infantry, where he served as 
Wagoner. Sailed October 6, 1918, Contracted influenza, 
and died on 1 oard ship October 15, 1918. Buried at sea. 




GIESTING, FRANK JOSEPH ----- Private 
Son of John George and Elizabeth Braumlage Giesting; 
born September 3, 1887, Oldenburg, Franklin County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service September 22, 1917, Fowler, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Embarked June 11, 1918; assigned to Company F, 16th Infan- 
try, 1st Division. Killed in Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 
4, 1918. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, 
Grave 73, Section 91, Plot 2. 




GREEN, GEORGE WASHINGTON - - - Private 
Son of Orville and Clora Geyer Green; born June 23, 1892, 
near Metamora, Franklin County, Ind. Mechanic. Enlisted 
December 15, 1917, Connersville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky. ; transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to Signal 
Service, Aviation Corps, Company 5. Died of pneumonia 
February 3, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Maple Grove 
Cemetery, Brookville, Ind. 




HEEB, HENRY NICHOLAS ----- Corporal 
Son of Henry G. and Frederica M. Heeb; born June 25, 1891, 
near Brookville, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 
1917, Brookville, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky., and 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. Overseas September 2, 1918; assigned 
to Company M, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action 
about November 11, 1918, in the Argonne Forest, France. 
Buried in Grave No. 129, Section 3, Plot 3, Sedan-American 
Cemetery, No. 1203. 



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HEPPNER, CHARLES - - Private 

Son of Casper and Margaret Heppner; born August 11, 1892, 
Haymond, Franklin County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September, 1917, in Montana. Trained at Camp Lewis, Wash.; 
assigned to Headquarters Company, 348th Field Artillery. 
Overseas July 13, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 31, 1918, 
Clermont Ferrand, France, and buried in American Military 
Cemetery at that place. 




HOLTZLEITER, LAWRENCE - - - - Private 
Son of Adam and Margaret Holtzleiter; born December 20, 
1892, Brookville Township, Franklin County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service sometine in July, 1918, in Illinois, where work- 
ing. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C, and assigned to Battery 
F, 317th Field Artillery. Sailed for France August 9, 1918. 
Died of disease October 6, 1918, in France. Buried "Somewhere, 
in France." 




HUMIG, WILLIAM JOHN Private 

Son of Al and Elizabeth Humig (Munchel); born August 24, 
1895, Yorkville, Dearborn County, Ind. Moved to Franklin 
County in 1900. Farmer. Entered service October 6, 1917, 
Brookville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Com- 
pany L, 335th Infantry. Died of spinal meningitis January 6, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Guardian Angel Church 
Cemetery, Cedar Grove, Franklin County, Ind. 




HURST, BERNARD ------- Private 

Son of Henry and Caroline Hurst; born June 4, 1896, Olden- 
burg, Franklin County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Battery 
E, 1st Indiana Field Artillery, (Battery E, 150th Field Artillery). 
April 11, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison, Ind.; transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas in 
October, 1917; assigned to 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Died 
of wounds June 5, 1918, received in battle near Pexonne. 
Buried in Cemetery at Baccarat. The American Legion Post, 
Brookville, Ind., named in his honor. 



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HYDE, SAMUEL ----- Fireman, 2nd Class 
Son of Eli and Elizabeth Hyde; born October 17, 1893, 
Springfield Township, Franklin County, Ind. Farmer. En- 
listed in U.S. Navy October 1, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent 
to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. Assigned to the 
Wisconsin at Norfolk, Va., for further training; transferred to 
battleship Kansas for active service. Died of influenza Sep- 
tember 26, 1918, Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. .Buried in 
Big Cedar Cemetery, Franklin County, Ind. 



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KLEMME, GEORGE FREDERICK - - - Private 

Son of William and Katherine Klemme; born November 29, 
1893, Brookville, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 
1918, Brookville, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky., Camp 
McClellan, Ala. Assigned to Headquarters Detachment, 12th 
Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia February 9, 1919, at home 
of parents, Brookville, Ind. four days after he had received his 
discharge (February 5, 1919). Buried in Maple Grove Ceme- 
tery, Brookville, Ind. 




KUNKEL, JACOB, Jr. ------ Private 

Son of Jacob and Clara Kunkel; born April 20, 1896, Brook- 
ville, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 6, 1917, Brook- 
ville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company 
L, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Replacement Draft. Overseas June 12, 1918; 
assigned to Company C, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Died from 
wounds October 6, 1918. in Evacuation Hospital No. 8, received 
in Meuse-Argonne Offensive. (Burial place unknown). 




LEISING, JOSEPH F. Private 

Son of Benjamin and Bernadina Leising; born October 1, 
1893, near Oldenburg, Franklin County, Ind. Farmer. En- 
tered service March 28, 1918, Brookville, Ind. Trained at 
Camp Taylor, Ky., Camp Gordon, Ga., Camp McClellan, Ala., 
and Camp Merritt, N. J. Assigned to Company D, 115th 
Infantry, 29th Division. Overseas in June, 1918. Killed in 
action October 11, 1918, in Consenvoye Woods, north of Ver- 
dun. Buried in Argonne - American Cemetery, Romagne; 
Grave No. 41, Section 61, Plot 1. 




METZLER, JOSEPH ANDRES - - - - . Private 
Son of John G. and Veronica Wilhelm Metzler; born Novem- 
ber 10, 1894, near Cedar Grove, Franklin Count}', Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 20, 1917, Marion, Iowa. Trained 
at Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 4th Training Battalion, 
163rd Depot Brigade. Honorably discharged February 13, 
1918, because of physical disability. Died of influenza Janu- 
ary 27, 1919, in U.S. Marine Hospital, Evansville, Ind. Buried 
in Guardian Angel Cemetery, Cedar Grove, Ind. 




MEYERS, RAYMOND ------ Private 

Son of William and Martha Meyers; born March 10, 1894, 
Brookville, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 28, 1918, 
Brookville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to 
Camp Greenleaf, Tenn.; assigned to 20th Company, 159th 
Depot Brigade; later to Company 12, Replacement Group, Medi- 
cal Dept.; then to Headquarters Company, 314th Sanitary 
Train. Overseas August 27, 1918. Killed in action October 
21, 1918. Buried "Somewhere in France." 



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OSBORN, EDWARD HARRY ----- Private 
Son of Squire and Amanda Loback Osborn; born November 
16, 1886, St. Marys, Butler Township, Franklin County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service September 22, 1918, Brookville, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company L, 335th 
Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in 
June, 1918; assigned to Company H, 167th Infantry. Killed 
in action July 28, 1918, Sergy, north of Chateau-Thierry. Sur- 
vived by widow, Carrie D. Osborn, and daughters, Mildred, 
and Mary Osborn, Batesville, Ind. 




ROBBINS, ALVA Private 

Son of Oliver and Isabel Robbins; born June 18, 1893, 
Switzerland County, Ind. Moved to Franklin County in 1907. 
Farmer. Enlisted in Company C, 1st Indiana Infantry, Indi- 
ana National Guard, April 17, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Shelby, Miss.; transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. 
Embarked in May, 1918; assigned to Company D, 102nd Infan- 
try, 26th (Yankee) Division. Killed in action August 6, 1918, 
near Fismes, France. Buried at Trugny, France. 




ROBERTS, ROY ELMORE ----- Corporal 
Son of George E. and Elizabeth Roberts; born August 31, 
1881, Blooming Grove, Franklin County, Ind. Lineman. 
Enlisted in Company H, 3rd Infantry, Missouri National Guard, 
June 1, 1917, Kansas City, Mo. Sent to Ft. Sill, Okla.; assigned 
to Company H, 140th Infantry, 35th Division. Overseas 
April 25, 1918. Died of wounds October 1, 1918, received in 
action near Exermont, France. Buried near Exermont. 




SIMMERMEYER, FRANK J. - - - - Private 

Son of John and Frances Simmermeyer; born November 5, 
1893, near St. Mary's of the Rock, Franklin County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service September 22, 1917, Liberty, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company I, 335th 
Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. ; assigned to 
Company C, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Overseas in May, 
1918. Wounded September 28 or 29, 1918. Taken to Base 
Hospital No. 6; died October 16, 1918. Buried in French 
Cemetery of Saint Sever, Rouen. 



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WILLIAMS, LEONARD BURTON - - - Corporal 
Son of Albert R. and Fannie M. Williams; born August 10, 
1893, near Drewersburg, Franklin County, Ind. Carpenter and 
engineer. Entered service May 24, 1918, Brookville, Ind. 
Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; transferred to Ft. Snelling, 
Minn.; then to Camp Devens, Mass. Assigned to Company 
D, 36th Infantry, 12th Division. Died of pneumonia Septem- 
ber 28, 1918, Camp Devens, Mass. Buried in Glenn Haven 
Cemetery, Harrison, Ohio. 



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WILSON, JOHN IRWIN Private 

Son of Beecher and Mary Wilson; born November 7, 1896, 
Blooming Grove, Franklin County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 15, 1918, Winona Lake, Ind., and was assigned 
to Motor Transport Service at that place. Died of influenza 
October 26, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Buried in Maple Grove 
Cemetery, Brookville, Ind. 



'I'll sow my poppies by the sea, through sunny fields and swampy ways, 
To feed the fire in us to flame, adown the lonely future days, 
In memory of the lads we gave, with aching hearts, but no regret; 
I'll scatter wide my poppies red, a living sign, 'We'll not forget'!" 

Gene Stratton Porter, Rome City, Indiana. 



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BENGE, CLARENCE OREN ----- Private 
Son of Manly V. and Marietta Little Benge; born in 1894, 
(exact date not known). Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
August 12, 1913, Denver, Col. Sent to Ft. Baker, Col.; 
assigned to 148th Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps. Trans- 
ferred later to 67th Replacement Artillery. Overseas in July, 
1918. Died of pneumonia September 19, 1918. (Place 
unknown). 




BLACK, JOHN W. - Private 

Son of George and Mary C. Black; born June 16, 1894, 
Rochester, Ind. Civil engineer. After being rejected for the 
Officers Training Camp; Selective Service; and Y.M.C.A. duty, 
due to physical disability, he enlisted as a private with the 
American Red Cross, Chicago, 111., October 21, 1918. Sent to 
Camp Scott, Chicago, as an ambulance driver. Stricken with 
influenza, he died November 25, 1918, while home on sick leave. 
Buried, Rochester, Ind. 




BURNS, ERNEST V. Fireman, U.S.N. 

Son of Isaac R. and Rhoda Burns; born in 1898 (exact date 
not given), Grasscreek, Fulton County, Ind. Entered U.S. 
Navy July 14, 1918, and was sent to the Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago, 111. While serving as fireman on 
the U.S.S. Delaware, he was accidentally killed by coal falling 
upon him, October 16, 1918. Buried at Grasscreek, Fulton 
County, Ind. 




CLYMER, CLAUD EVERETT - - - - Private 
Son of Harrison C. and Margaret E. Clymer; born March 1, 
1897, near Talma, Fulton County, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service September 4, 1918, Rochester, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 13th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Died October 7, 1918, in Base Hospital, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Rochester, Ind. 



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GOLUB, JACOB - Private 

Son of Harry and Fannie Golub; born April 15, 1892, in 
Russia. Came to U.S. in 1910, and settled in Rochester, Ind. 
Junk dealer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 4, 1917, 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company G, 3rd Infan- 
try. Transferred to Company F, 26th Infantry. Overseas in 
June, 1917, with first contingent of American forces. Killed 
in action July 18, 1918, in battle of Soissons. (Burial place 
unknown.) 



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HARTZ, BENJAMIN JOSEPH ... - Private 
Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Hartz; born February 26, 
1890, Delong, Fulton County, Ind. Employe of Chicago and 
Erie Railroad. Entered service May 24, 1918, Rochester, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 17th Company, 5th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Newport News, Va. Sailed for France in August, 1918- 
assigned to Company H, 126th Infantry. Wounded in action 
October 14, 1918, and died the following day. Buried in Ameri- 
can Cemetery, on Meuse River, France. 




HARTZ, FREDERICK Private 

Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Hartz; born January 31, 
1891, Delong, Fulton County, Ind. Employe of Chicago and 
Erie Railroad. Called into service September 3, 1918, Rochester, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 13th Company, 
4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company M, 5th 
Provisional Battalion Engineers. Died of pneumonia October 
23, 1918, Base Hospital, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Buried, 
Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Ind. 



HUFFMAN, FRANK WILLIAM - - - - Private 
Son of John Wesley and Susan C. Huffman; born March 20, 
1897, Grasscreek, Fulton County, Ind. Entered service August 
26, 1918, Rochester, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; trans- 
ferred to West Point, Ky. Assigned to Battery E, 70th Engi- 
neers, Field Artillery. Died of disease October 14, 1918, West 
Point, Ky. Buried in Round Lake Cemetery, near Grasscreek, 
Fulton County, Ind. 



IRVINE, MARTIN AUGUSTINE - - - - Private 
Son of Martin A. and Elizabeth Irvine; born October 21, 
1884, Monterey, Pulaski County, Ind. Entered service Decem- 
ber 12, 1917, Rochester, Ind., and was sent to Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Mo. Transferred to Camp Custer, Mich.; later to Ft. 
Wood, N. Y. Assigned to Quartermasters Corps, and placed 
in charge of Officers Launch, Ft. Wood. Died of pneumonia 
October 18, 1918, Ft. Wood, N. Y. Buried in Rochester, Ind. 



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MADARY, CLARENCE VERL - - - - Corporal 
Son of William and Gertrude Madary; born February 11, 
1896, Liberty Township, Fulton County, Ind. Employe of 
Western Union Telegraph Company. Called into service 
March 6, 1918, Rochester, Ind. Sent to Newport News, Va.; 
assigned to Medical Detachment. Transferred to Head- 
quarters Company, 60th Coast Artillery Corps. Overseas in 
April, 1918. Took part in battles of St. Mihiel and Argonne 
Forest. Killed in action October 14, 1918, Argonne Forest. 




MADARY, OTTO ------- Corporal 

Son of Albert and Susan Zabst Madary; born January 13, 
1890, Fulton County, Ind. Employe of Wabash Railroad, 
working out of Toledo, Ohio. Entered service October 5, 
1917, Toledo, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
Company L, 148th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sheridan, 
Ala., and later to Camp Lee, Va. Went overseas in June, 1918. 
Killed in action November 2, 1918, in the Argonne Drive. 
(Burial place unknown.) 




MERLEY, ADOLPH R. ------ Private 

Son of Charles and Sarah E. Merley; born November 21, 
1895, Akron, Fulton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
Indiana National Guard, Company H, 3rd Regiment, June 5, 

1917, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Trans- 
ferred to Battery D, 137th Field Artillery. Overseas in June 

1918, with Battery A, 18th Field Artillery, 3d Division. Took 
part in the Meuse Argonne Drive. Died of influenza December 
25, 1918, Toul, France. The American Legion Post, Akron, 
Ind., is named in his honor. 




MIKESELL, DEANE WILBER- Radio Operator, U.S.N. 
Son of Enoch H. and Lucy P. Mikesell; born in 1897, 
(exact date not known). Teacher. Entered service May 30, 
1918, and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 
Chicago, 111.; assigned to Radio Service with Company O, Radio 
Depot. Stricken with influenza, he died September 22, 1918, 
in Base Hospital, Chicago, 111. Buried in Rochester, Ind. 




MURPHY, RAYMOND GEORGE - Private, Signal Corps 
Son of Alpheus and Clara Murphy; born in 1897, (date and 
month not given). Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
April 17, 1917, Rochester, Ind. Sent to Columbus Bar- 
racks, Ohio; transferred to Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.; assigned to 
3rd Aero Squadron, Signal Corps. Transferred to 5th Aero 
Squadron. Died of spinal meningitis May 21, 1917, Ft. 
Houston, Tex. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, Ind. 



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NICODEMUS, JOHN A. Private 

Son of William and Agnes Nicodemus; born January 19, 
1900, Dowagiac, Mich. Living in Rochester, Ind., when he 
enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 4, 1917, Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio. Sent to Ft. Houston, Tex.; assigned to Com- 
pany B, 3rd Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917, with Company 
F, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. In July, 1918, he was severely 
wounded, and erroneously reported killed. Recovered, and 
returned to duty. Killed in action sometime between October 
1 and 11, 1918, in the Argonne Drive. 




REISH, OMER GUY Private 

Son of Calvin W. (deceased) and Elizabeth E. Reish; born 
October 7, 1886, Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Ind. Employe 
of Chicago and Erie Railroad. Entered service June 14, 1918, 
Rochester, Ind. Sent to Indianapolis; assigned to Chamber of 
Commerce Training Detachment. Transferred to Camp Jackson, 
S. C; assigned to Battery A, 12th Regiment, Field Artillery 
Replacement Depot. Died of pneumonia October 27, 1918, 
Camp Jackson, S. C. Buried, Leiters Ford, Ind. Survived 
by widow, Goldie Watson Reish, and one son, Guy Reish, Jr. 




SHELTON, LEROY C. Private 

Son of P. Eugene and Aletha Shelton; born September 1, 
1886, Marshall County, Ind. Moved with parents to Fulton 
County in 1888. Clerk. Entered service March 29, 1918, 
Rochester, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 11th 
Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Over- 
seas in May, 1918; assigned to Company A, 111th Infantry, 
28th Division. Fought at Chateau-Thierry, and Vesle River. 
Killed in action August 10, 1918, Fismette, France. The 
American Legion Post, Rochester, Ind., named in his honor. 




SNYDER, JESSE LE ROY Private 

Son of William and Elizabeth H. Snyder; born October 2, 
1897, Cass County, Ind. Later moved to Fulton County, 
(date not known). Called into service September 3, 1918, 
Rochester, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 13th 
Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died 
of pneumonia October 27, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor. 
Buried in Deer Creek Cemetery, Fulton County, Ind. 




VAN METER, FRANK Sergeant 

Son of Hugh and Rose Van Meter; born December 25, 1894, 
near Kewanna, Fulton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army, November 4, 1914, Logansport, Ind. Stationed 
at Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Ft. Robinson, 
Neb., and then to Camp Stanley, Tex. ; assigned to Troop F, 
12th Cavalry Troops, Columbus, N. M., where he died of 
influenza, October 29, 1918. Buried in Grasscreek Cemetery, 
Fulton County, Ind. 



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BANKFORD, EDWARD JOHN HENRY - - Private 
Son of John Mathew and Mary E. Bankford; born April 
22, 1888, Barton Township, Gibson County. Farmer. Entered 
service June 26, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company G, 334th Infantry, 
84th Division. Overseas in September, 1918. Died of bron- 
chial pneumonia October 19, 1918. (Place unknown). 



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BILDERBACK, OSCAR OTTO .... Private 

Son of Downey and Dolly Bilderback; born April 22, 1896, 
near Princeton, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. 
Marine Corps, June 7, 1918. Sent to Parris Island, S. C; then 
to Quantico, Va. Assigned to 23rd Company, 6th Machine Gun 
Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps. Went overseas (date not given), 
and died of disease November 2, 1918. (Exact place unknown). 




BINHACK, ARVIL M. ------ Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Binhack; born October 23, 1894, 
King, Gibson County, Ind. Educated in Rose Polytechnic 
Institute, Terre Haute, Ind. Civil engineer. Entered service 
April 18, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Aviation Camp, College 
Station, Tex. Transferred to Mineola, L. I. Assigned to 
Meteorological Section. Died of influenza October 13, 1918, 
Mineola, L. I. Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Princeton. 



BINHACK, RUSSELL E. - - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Binhack; born November 1, 
1892, King, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
July 7, 1918, and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station, Chicago, 111. Assigned to duty as 2nd Class Seaman. 
Transferred to Puget Sound, Wash. Died of influenza October 
8, 1918, Bremerton, Wash. Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, 
Princeton, Ind. 



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BLYTHE, MOODY ANDREW - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Andrew H. and Parna T. Blythe; born August 10, 
1894, near Owensvilie, Gibson County, Ind. Employe of 
Vandalia Railroad, Indianapolis. Enlisted in Indiana National 
Guard July 7, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 151st Infantry. 
Promoted to Sergeant. Drowned in Leaf River, Hattiesburg, 
Miss., March 24, 1917. Buried in Blythe's Chapel Cemetery, 
Owensvilie, Gibson County, Ind. 



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BROWN, NOAH Private 

Son of John William and Spica N. Brown; born June 22, 
1894, Hazelton, Gibson County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service May 27, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to 16th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Trans- 
ferred to Company B, 114th Engineers. Went overseas in 
August, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 28, 1918. (Exact 
place unknown). 



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CARTER, SAMUEL (Colored) - - - - Private 

Son of Samuel and Nancy Carter (deceased); born May 19, 

1892, Grand View, Spencer County, Ind. Moved to Princeton, 

Ind., with his father in 1905. Laborer. Entered service August 

23, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 
Company A, 414th Labor Battalion. Died of influenza October 

24, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. Buried in Princeton, Ind. 



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CHURCH, ATHOL CLYDE ----- Private 
Son of William A. and Lillie L. Church; born June 7, 1893, 
Patoko, Gibson County, Ind. Automobile salesman. Entered 
service May 28, 1918, Owensvilie, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor. 
Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; 
assigned to Company B, 114th Engineers. Went overseas in 
August, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 1, 1918, "in France." 




COLLINS, WILLIAM E. Private 

Son of George and Alice Collins; born September 20, 1895, 
near Hazelton, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered serv- 
ice August 29, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; 
assigned to 18th Company, 160th Depot Brigade. Later 
transferred to Company E, 78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia 
October 20, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at Shilo, three 
and one-half miles southeast of Hazelton, Gibson County, Ind. 



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COX, FRED Corporal 

Son of Edward and Missouri Cox; born July 3, 1899, (Octo- 
ber, 1896), Princeton, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in Indiana 
National Guard June 18, 1916, Indianapolis. Served on Mexi- 
can Border with Company M, 2nd Indiana Infantry. Re- 
enlisted, and went overseas in June, 1918. Assigned to Com- 
pany H, 168th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Wounded 
in battle July 27, 1918, and died August 3, 1918. Buried in 
cemetery, Sur et Marne, France. 




CULLIVAN, JOHN PORTMAN - - - - Private 
Son of Frank and Jane Cullivan; born July 19, 1890, Ayr- 
shire, Pike County, Ind. Family moved to Saline County, 111. 
in 1908; then to Gibson County in 1916. Coal miner. Entered 
service July 24, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 60th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to 9th Company, 3rd Develop- 
ment Battalion. Died of influenza October 12, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Princeton, Ind. 




CURD, CLITUS Private 

Son of William E. and Parthena A. Curd; born March 6, 
1888, Oakland City, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service January 3, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; transferred to Camp Forest, Ga.; assigned to Company I, 
6th Infantry. Overseas in April, 1918. Took part in the 
battles of St. Mihiel, and Verdun. Killed in action November 
4, 1918. The Johnson-Curd post of the American Legion, 
Oakland City, named in his honor. (See record of W. C. John- 
son, p. 197). 




DIKE, JOHN ALEXANDER Private 

Son of W. S. and Mary P. Dike; born December 22, 1886, 
Harrison County, Ind. Living on a farm in Gibson County, 
when he entered service October 14, 1917, Princeton, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company E, 335th 
Infantry. Transferred to 5th Company, 1st Training Regiment. 
Overseas in June, 1918; transferred to Company L, 166th 
Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 19, 
1918, Champagne Front. The first Gibson County man killed 
in action. 




EVETT, NOAH TEMPLE Private 

Son of Noble M. and Mary E. Evett; born February 2, 1892, 
Princeton, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 4, 1917, 
Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Com- 
pany E, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to 5th Company, 1st Infantry Training Regiment. 
Went overseas in June, 1916; assigned to Company L, 166th 
Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 29, 
1918, Chateau-Thierry. 



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FARRAR, JOHN FRANKLIN .... Private 

Son of James and Nancy Farrar; born February 15, 1887, 
Owensville, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
June 24, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio! 
assigned to 8th Company, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of 
influenza October 10, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in 
Mt. Carmel, 111. Survived by widow, Nellie Case Farrar, 
Mt. Carmel, 111. 




HARDIMAN, HOWARD H. (Colored) - - - Private 
Son of John B. (deceased) and Jessie Hardiman; born Jan- 
uary 24, 1895, Princeton, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
August 5, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, la.; 
assigned to Company D, 804th Pioneer Infantry. Overseas in 
September, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 24, 1918. 
Buried in the American Cemetery, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. 




HULSMAN, WILLIAM B. - - - Fireman, 2nd Class 
Son of John C. and Mary H. Hulsman; born January 29, 
1895, near Ft. Branch, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Navy June 3, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Great 
Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111.; transferred to 
Hampton Roads, Va. Went aboard battleship Alabama, 
Norfolk, Va. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, Naval 
Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. Buried in St. Bernard's Catholic 
Cemetery, Ft. Branch, Gibson County, Ind. 




JAQUESS, JOHN ROBERTS ----- Private 
Son of Fletcher P. and Zimrode E. Jaquess; born March 24, 
1894, Clay City, 111. Family later moved to Owensville, Ind. 
Employe of Goodyear Factory, Akron, Ohio. Enlisted in U.S. 
Marine Corps July 13, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Parris 
Island, S. C. Transferred to Quantico, Va. Overseas in June, 
1918. Killed in action October 4, 1918, Mont Blanc Ridge. 
Buried near Somme Py, France. Survived by widow, Theota 
M. Jaquess, Ft. Branch, Ind. 




JOHNSON, WARNER CHAPPELL - - - Private 
Son of Newton C. and Katherine Chappell Johnson (de- 
ceased); born October 23, 1886, Oakland City, Gibson County, 
Ind. Salesman. Entered service March 29, 1918, Fort Wayne, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; transferred to Camp Mills, 
L. I. Overseas in May, 1918, with Machine Gun Company, 
47th Infantry. Took part in battle of Meuse River. Killed 
in action October 5, 1918, Montfaucon, France. The Johnson- 
Curd post of the American Legion, Oakland City, is named in 
his honor. (See record of Clitus Curd, p. 196) 



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JORDAN, JAMES DEWEY Private 

Son of William Thomas and Theodosia Jordan; born June 
25, 1898, Eldorado, 111. Family moved to a farm near Owens- 
ville, Gibson County, in July, 1898. Farmer. Enlisted in 
Company L, Indiana National Guard, (152nd Infantry) July 
2, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in June, 1918; 
assigned to Company G, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Died 
from wounds October 16, 1918, Fromerville, France. 




KESSNER, HOMER M. ----- - Corporal 

Son of James M. and Christina H. Kessner; born February 
5, 1895, Huntingburg, Ind. Moved to Evansville in June, 1898; 
then to Gibson County in 1905. Barber. Enlisted in Company 
M, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard (152nd Infantry), 
June 2, 1917, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Machine Gun Company, 152nd Infantry. Died of 
heart failure February 12, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried 
in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Princeton, Ind. 




KUHN, FRANK Sergeant 

Son of Joseph and Eleanor Kuhn (both deceased); born 
June 1, 1870, near Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 22, 1899; assigned to 
Coast Artillery Corps. Stationed at various posts in U.S. until 
outbreak of the World War, when he was transferred to 4th 
Recruiting Company, General Service, Ft. Slocum, N. Y. 
Died of pneumonia December 30, 1918, Ft. Slocum, N. Y. 
Buried at Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind. 




LAWRENCE, OSCAR JONATHAN (Colored) - Private 
Son of Sylvester and Susan Lawrence; born October 4, 1888, 
Lyles, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 
5, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 
72nd Company, 18th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. 
Went overseas in September, 1918. Killed in action October 
10, 1918. (Place unknown). 




LOCKHART, JAMES HARLEY - - - - Bugler 
Son of Andrew and Caroline Lockhart; born April 30, 1890, 
Pike County, Ind. Moved to Gibson County in July, 1914. 
Coal miner. Entered service July 15, 1918, Princeton, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to Company D, 5th Infan- 
try. Transferred to Company K, 5th Infantry. Bugler. Died 
of pneumonia March 12, 1919, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
Princeton, Ind. 



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LOVELACE, CLARENCE Private 

Son of Isaac and Malinda Lovelace; born February 9, 1891, 
near Oakland City, Gibson County, Ind. Employed on a 
ranch near Laramie, Wyo., when he was called into service 
June 26, 1918. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; then to Camp 
Kearney, Cal. Later transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Over- 
seas in August, 1918; assigned to 112th Infantry, 28th Division. 
Killed in action October 4, 1918, in Argonne Forest, France. 




LUHRING, WILLIAM CONRAD - - - - Private 
Son of Daniel and Josephine Luhring; born May 11, 1890, 
Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 25, 1917, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Company E, 335th Infantry. Died of measles and 
bronchial pneumonia December 7, 1917. Buried in Camp 
Ground Cemetery, six miles east of Haubstadt, Ind. 




MASON, OLLIE ANDRUE Private 

Son of Jesse and Sarah Mason; born October 9, 1893, Clay 
County, Ind. Family moved to Gibson County same year. 
Farmer. Entered service June 25, 1918, Princeton, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company I, 333rd 
Infantry. Sent to Ft. Niagara, N. Y.; assigned to Company D, 
45th Training Battalion, U.S. Guards. Died of influenza 
October 6, 1918, Ft. Niagara, N. Y. Buried in White Church 
Cemetery, Princeton, Ind. 




MOONEY, RALPH KENNETH - - - - Private 
Son of Alexander and Sarah Lytle Mooney; born April 16, 
1892, Princeton, Ind. Farming near Glasgow, Mont., when he 
was called into service October 1, 1917. Sent to Camp Lewis, 
Wash.; assigned to Company M, 163rd Infantry, 41st Division. 
Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Landed in England Decem- 
ber 24, 1917. Assigned to Company E, 127th Infantry. Died 
from wounds August 13, 1918, received in action, near Ron- 
cheres, France. 




NIXON, ROSCOE WILLIAM - - - - Private 

Son of Otis J. and Mollie Nixon; born July 21, 1895, Gibson 
County, Ind. Tool dresser in oil field. Called into service 
May 28, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to 56th Company, 14th Training Bat- 
talion, 159th Depot Brigade. Later assigned to Provost Guard 
duty. Died of influenza-pneumonia February 25, 1919. Buried 
in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Union, Pike County, Ind. 



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NULL, RAYMOND Private 

Son of Calvin L. and Emma S. Null; born January 7, 1897, 
Somerville, Gibson County, Ind. Teacher. Entered service 
August 1, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Rose Polytechnic 
Institute, Terre Haute, Ind. Later transferred to Walter 
Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. Died of pneumonia 
November 3, 1918, Washington, D. C. Buried, Somerville, 
Ind. 




REAVIS, SAMUEL A. ...... Private 

Son of Sherman and Lucy D. Reavis; born January 2, 1897, 
Francisco, Gibson County, Ind. Employe of Southern Rail- 
road. Entered service June 25, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 8th Company, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Meade, Md.; assigned 
to Company E, 336th Infantry, 84th Division. Embarked from 
Camp Mills, N. Y. September 9, 1918. Died of bronchial 
pneumonia October 15, 1918, in England. 




REINBRICHT, CHRIST L. - .... Private 
Son of Fred and Matilda Reinbricht; born September 29, 
1893, Elberfeld, Warrick County, Ind. Later moved to Gibson 
County. Farmer. Entered service August 30, 1918, Prince- 
ton, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 18th 
Company, 5th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company G, 14th AmmunitionTrain. Died of 
of influenza October 12, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried 
near Ft. Branch, Ind. Survived by widow, Emelia Reinbricht, 
and one daughter, Elvira Reinbricht. 




RHINEFORD, GEORGE LESLEY - - - Landsman 
Son of Peter F. and Indiana Christmas Rhineford (deceased); 
born September 27, 1892, Union Township, Gibson County, 
Ind. Educated in Terre Haute State Normal School. Teacher. 
Entered U.S. Navy April, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, 111. Assigned to duty as Landsman. Died 
of pneumonia September 28, 1918, Great Lakes, 111. Buried 
in Lynnville Cemetery, Lynnville, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Easter A. Rhineford, Somerville, Ind. 




STRONG, HARMON EDGAR Cook 

Son of John and Mary Strong; born August 31, 1885, 
Spurgeon, Pike County, Ind. Moved to Gibson County in 
1900. Farmer. Entered service May 27, 1918, Princeton, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 16th Company, 4th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Camp Greenleaf, Ga. Returned to Camp Taylor. Assigned 
to duty as Cook. Died of pneumonia February 27, 1919, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Manne (?) Cemetery, Gibson 
County, Ind. 



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WALLACE, WILLIAM SYLVESTER - - - Private 
Son of John Gilford and Janie Wallace; born October 2, 1893, 
Barton Township, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
Indiana National Guard July 13, 1917, Princeton, Ind. Sta- 
tioned at Jeffersonville, Ind., for about three months. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company M, 152nd 
Infantry. Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company 
L, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action 
July 15, 1918, Chateau Thierry. 




WEIS, AUGUST ADAM - Private 

Son of George and Mary Weis; born August 29, 1887, 
Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Called into serv- 
ice August 9, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; 
assigned to Company B, 75th Machine Gun Battalion. Died 
of influenza-pneumonia October 25, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala. 
Buried in St. James Cemetery, near Haubstadt, Gibson County, 
Ind. 




WEST, CHARLES ALEXANDER - - - Private 

Son of Samuel Clark and Isabelle Wyatt West; born Feb- 
ruary 20, 1888, Hazelton, Gibson County, Ind. Buss driver 
in San Fernando, Cal. Entered service September 1, 1917, 
San Fernando, Cal. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; then to 
Camp Merritt, N. J.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 
364th Infantry. Overseas in July, 1918. Killed in action 
September 29, 1918 near Eclisfontaine, France. Buried in 
Grave No. 127, Sec. 5, Plot 3, Cemetery 1232, Romagne, France. 




ZEITZ, ARTHUR C. Private 

Son of Anton and Mary Zeitz; born July 6, 1894, Haubstadt, 
Gibson County, Ind. House painter. Entered service July 24, 
1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
60th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Battery B, 21st Training Battalion, Field Artil- 
lery Replacement Depot. Died of pneumonia October 19, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, 
Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind. 



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BALDWIN, ASHTON MORROW - 1st Lieutenant, M.C. 
Son of Dr. Mahlon Freemont and Flora E. Baldwin; born 
September 19, 1889, Converse, Miami County, Ind. Moved to 
Marion, Ind. in 1901. Physician. Educated in Marion Normal 
School, Indiana University, and Louisville University. Entered 
Medical Corps December 1, 1917, New York City. Assigned 
to Embarkation Hospital, Newport News, Va. Contracted 
influenza; sent to General Hospital No. 1, Denver, Col., where 
he died April 16, 1919. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Marion, 
Ind. 




BAUGHMAN, VICTOR KEENAN - - - Private 
Son of John A. (deceased) and Ella McNair Baughman 
(Shuman); born October 7, 1894, Marion, Ind. Chemist. 
Entered U.S. Marine Corps May 15, 1918, Chicago, III. Sent 
to Parris Island, S. C; assigned to Company A, 4th Battalion; 
transferred to 51st Company, 5th Regiment. Overseas in 
August, 1918. Fought in Toul Sector; St. Mihiel Front; and 
Champagne Front. Died October 6, 1918 from wounds, Field 
Hospital No. 15. Buried in American Cemetery No. 1764, 
Belleau, Aisne, France. 




BEEKMAN, VAUGHN D. ..... Private 

Son of Alva and Nora Bradford Beekman; born August 17, 
1896, Marion, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
April 17, 1917, Marion, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned 
to Company I, Coast Artillery Corps. Transferred to Ft. 
Dupont, Del.; later transferred to 152nd Ambulance Company, 
Camp Shelby, Miss., where he was killed during a cyclone, 
April 17, 1918. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Marion, Ind. 




BI DWELL, ORVILLE Corporal 

Son of Samuel F. and Adah J. Bidwell; born June 20, 1892, 
Upland, Grant County, Ind. Telegraph operator. Enlisted 
in Company B, Indiana National Guard, Fort Wayne, Ind., 
August 4, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in 
October, 1918; transferred to Headquarters Company, 38th 
Division. Returned to U.S. in May, 1919, suffering from tuber- 
culosis. Sent to Ft. Bayard, N. M., for treatment. Died 
September 26, 1919. Buried, Upland, Ind. The American 
Legion Post, Upland, Ind., named in his honor. 



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BIGGS, CHESTER S. Private 

Son of Ernest R. and Carrie Biggs; born in 1900 (exact date 
not given), Nashville, Tenn. Moved to Marion, Ind. when 
quite young. Laborer. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard, 
Company E, 4th Infantry, Marion, Ind., June 1, 1917. Sent 
to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery C, 139th Field 
Artillery. Died of cerebral hemorrhage, Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Buried in Nashville, Tenn. 




BODKINS, MELVIN O. Private 

Son of John B. and Emma Bodkins; born April 22, 1890, 
Marion, Ind. Telephone lineman. Entered service July 26, 
1918. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C; assigned to 34th Company, 
3rd Provisional Regiment, 156th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to 4th Battery, Automatic Replacement Draft, Field Artillery. 
Embarked for overseas September 22, 1918, on the Ticonderoga. 
Lost his life September 30, 1918, when the Ticonderoga was sunk. 
Survived by widow, Friedman Bodkins, Canton, Ohio. 




BRAGG, OTTO LEWIS Private 

Son of Frank and Rhoda Bragg; born July 21, 1897, Argos, 
Marshall County, Ind. Telephone lineman, Marion, Ind. 
Entered service July 7, 1918, Marion, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 13th Training Battalion, 
Field Artillery Replacement Draft. Transferred to Battery 
D, 4th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia December 11, 191 8. 
Buried in Thrailkill Cemetery, near Swayzee, Ind. 




BUTTON, FRED WILLIAM ----- Private 
Son of George and Minerva Button; born February 28, 
1896, Marion, Ind. Mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army June 4, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery C, 
19th Field Artillery. Went overseas in March, 1918. In 
front line service for three months. Met his death November 
20, 1918, by the accidental explosion of a German fuse. Buried 
in Grave No. 61, Sec. 17, Plot 2, Thiaucourt, Meurthe-et- 
Moselle, France. 




CARTER, ASA GILBERT Private 

Son of Isaac L. and Mary Nancy Carter; born March 14, 
1894, Jefferson Township, Grant County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 3, 1918, Upland, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to Company C, 5th Limited Service 
Regiment, 161st Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 
2, 1918, Camp Grant, 111. Buried at Matthews, Ind. Sur- 
vived by widow, Avahnell Marley Carter, Summitville, Ind., 
and one son, Burr Eugene Carter (by first wife), Georgia Ricks 
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CLEMENTS, JOHN Sergeant 

Born September 18, 1886, Hamburg, Germany. (Names of 
parents unknown). In 1910 he came to Marion, Ind., and was 
employed as a tailor. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 
13, 1915, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred 
to Pensacola, Fla. ; assigned to 5th Company, Coast Artillery 
Corps. Transferred to Camp Eustis, Va.; assigned to Battery 
A, 36th Coast Artillery Corps. Died of influenza October 
12, 1918, Camp Eustis, and buried in the post cemetery at that 
place. 




COX, HIRAM QUINCY Private 

Son of Hiram Quincy and Rachael Ewing Cox; born June 
12, 1894, Alexandria, Madison County, Ind. Family moved to 
Grant County in 1895. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army May 8, 1917, Marion, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Transferred to Syracuse, N. Y. ; assigned to Company C, 5th 
Machine Gun Battalion. Overseas in September, 1917. 
Killed in action June 6, 1918, in Chateau-Thierry Sector. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Belleau, Aisne. The American 
Legion Post, Fairmount, Ind., named in his honor. 




CRAIG, HARRY LEE ------ Sergeant 

Son of Alexander and Orpha Craig; born May 30, 1894, 
Marion, Ind. Shoemaker. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
December 15, 1917, Marion, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo.; assigned to Company G, 23rd Regiment, Engineering 
Corps. Transferred to Camp Meade, Md. Overseas in June, 
1918. Participated in battles of St. Mihiel, and St. Remy. 
Died of pneumonia February 10, 1919, Courancy, France. 
Buried, Courancy. Survived by widow, Clara May Chappell 
Craig, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 




CREEK, CHARLES EVERETT - - - - Wagoner 
Son of Charles and Catherine Creek; born October 24, 1889, 
Fairmount, Grant County, Ind. Mechanic. Enlisted in 
Indiana National Guard, Marion, Ind. April 6, 1917. Sent 
to Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to Ambulance Company, 
38th Division. Transferred to Mineola, L. I. Assigned as 
Wagoner. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, at Mineola 
Hospital, Camp Mills. Buried in Park Cemetery, Fairmount, 
Ind. Survived by widow, Clara Irwin Creek. 




CROMWELL, WILLIAM ABNER (Colored) Private 

Son of Abner C. and Belle Cromwell; born January 18, 1900, 
Marion, Ind. Porter. Entered service December 15, 1917. 
Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company B, 370th 
Infantry. Transferred to Newport News, Va. Died of pneu- 
monia April 18, 1918, in the Embarkation Hospital, Newport 
News, Va. Buried in Military Cemetery, Hampton Roads, Va. 



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DELONG, ORVILLE ARTHUR - - - - Private 
Son of John R. and Josephine Delong; born November 21, 
1897, Jonesboro, Grant County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 15, 1918, Marion, Ind. Sent to Indianapolis 
Chamber of Commerce School for mechanical training. Later 
transferred to Ft. Wayne, Mich., where he died of apoplexy, 
December 17, 1918. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Gas City, 
Grant County, Ind. 




DENTON, RUSSELL Private 

Son of Frank and Henrietta Denton; born April 23, 1895, 
Marion, Ind. Moulder. Entered service August 28, 1918, 
Marion, and was sent to Camp Custer, Mich. Assigned to 
Company B, 78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 9, 
1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Marion, Ind. 




DROUD, JOHN HOWARD Private 

Son of Warren Fred and Mary Ann Droud; born March 12 
1896, Kosciusko County, Ind. Moved to Grant County in 
1916. Moulder. Entered Service July 13, 1918, Marion, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp McClellan, 
Ala.; assigned to Battery D, 36th Field Artillery. Died of 
pneumonia October 13, 1918. Buried in Earlham Cemetery, 
Richmond, Ind. Survived by widow, Belva Shearer Droud, 
and one daughter, Olive Lavon Droud, Bloomington, Ind. 




ETTER, FRANK MELVIN Sergeant 

Son of Joseph and Adelaide Etter; born November 25, 1893, 
Marion, Ind. Traveling salesman. Entered service May 17, 
1917, Pittsburg, Pa. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; 
assigned to Medical Detachment. Transferred to Camp Custer, 
Mich.; assigned to Company C, 339th Infantry. Overseas in 
July, 1918. Sent to Russian Front in August, 1918. Died 
February 6, 1919, Archangel, Russia, from wounds received in 
action. Body returned to U.S., and buried in I.O.O.F. Ceme- 
tery, Marion, Ind. 




FOSTER, GEORGE HILTON Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Foster (mother deceased); 
born November 7, 1901, Yorktown, Ind. Student, Fairmount, 
Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company D, 38th Infan- 
try. W T ent overseas in November, 1917; assigned to Company 
A, Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division. Killed in action 
June 7, 1918, near Cantigny, Buried in Military Cemetery, 
Belleau Woods, France. 



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FOSTER, WILLIAM E. Cook 

Son of Charles and Nancy Wilson Foster (Tomlinson); 
born May 20, 1888, Liberty Township, Grant County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service December 10, 1917, Marion, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; transferred to San Francisco, Cal. ; 
assigned to 8th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Died of 
heart failure July 7, 1918, Presidio, Cal. Buried in Marion, 
Ind. 




FREEMAN, DANIEL PIONEER - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan H. Freeman; born April 26, 
1900, Richmond, Ind. Moved to Gas City, Grant County, 
Ind. in 1916. Printer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March 
5, 1917, Marion, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; 
assigned to Company I, 37th Infantry. Went overseas with 
Company G, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Cited for personal 
bravery while acting as runner for the 28th Infantry. Killed 
in action July 18, 1918, battle of Soissons. Buried in American 
Cemetery, Belleau, Aisne, France. 




FREEMAN, FRED GEORGE ----- Private 
Son of Lafayette P. and Alice May Freeman; born November 
6, 1887, Searcy, Ark. Moved to Jonesboro, Grant County, 
Ind. in 1902. Employe in rubber factory. Entered service 
November 25, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky. ; assigned to Signal Corps, Aviation Service. Died of 
pneumonia following operation January 16, 1918. Buried at 
Jonesboro, Ind. 




GARNER, RALPH V. Private 

Son of Joel and Margaret Garner; born December 26, 1899, 
Fountain County, Ind. Moved with parents to Gas City, 
Grant County, in 1911. Employe of Gas City Glass Factory. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 27, 1917, Marion, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Transferred to Camp 
Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company F, 45th Infantry. Died 
of pneumonia August 4, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala. Buried 
in Gas City, Grant County, Ind. 




GOLDTHWAIT, HOMER DEKALB - - - Private 
Son of Oliver L. and Georgia Goldthwait; born February 13, 
1872, Converse, Miami County, Ind. Family later moved to 
Marion, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August 15, 1893, 
and served throughout the Cuban Campaign with Troop A, 
7th Cavalry. Saw eight years service in the Philippines. 
Re-enlisted June 15, 1917, and assigned to Recruiting Service; 
stationed at Portsmouth, Ohio, where he died November 1, 
1917. Buried in Marion, Ind. 



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HARRELL, OLIVER LEWIS Private 

Son of Moses and Elizabeth Harrell; born March 22, 1892, 
IVabash County, Ind. Employed in Marion, Ind.; where he 
entered service February 21, 1918. Sent to Camp Greene, 
N. C; assigned to Company A, 47th Infantry. Overseas in 
May, 1918. Fought in Aisne-Marne Offensive, Toul Sector, 
St. Mihiel Offensive, and Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Killed in 
action October 1, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery near 
Septsarges Wood, Grave No. 9, France. Survived by widow, 
Myrtle Miller Harrell, Marion, Ind. 




HAYWORTH, LESTER KENNETH - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Benjamin and Cordelia Hayworth; born February 14, 
1900, Matthews, Grant County, Ind. High school student 
when he volunterred in U.S. Navy April 17, 1917. Sent to 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Transferred 
to Bremerton, Wash., where he died of spinal meningitis, May 6, 
1917. Buried at Matthews, Grant County, Ind. The Ameri- 
can Legion Post of Matthews, Ind. is named in his honor. 




HIATT, WILLIAM WALTER Private 

Son of John B. (deceased) and Matilda H. Hiatt (Bail) ; 
born January 21, 1894, Buffalo, Kan. Family later moved to 
Jonesboro, Grant County, Ind. Electrician. Entered service 
December 15, 1917, Marion, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo. ; assigned to Aviation Section of Signal Corps service. Died 
of scarlet fever and pneumonia January 15, 1918. Buried at 
Fairmount, Ind. 




HILEMAN, HERMAN TAYLOR - - - - Private 

Son of Samuel S. and Mary Hileman (Oliver); born July 29, 
1897, Marion, Ind. Employe of glass factory. Entered ser- 
vice December 15, 1917. Marion, Ind. Sent to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio; assigned to 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Coast Artillery Corps, 11th Anti-Aircraft Battery. Overseas 
in July, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, Paris, 
France. Buried in Paris. 




HINECKER, GEORGE ALFRED - - - - Private 
Son of Annias and Montana Hinecker; born April 17, 1897, 
Upland, Grant County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
October 8, 1917, Chicago, 111. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; 
assigned to Company K, 61st Infantry. Transferred to Camp 
Greene, N. C; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in April, 
1918. Wounded in action, and died August 17, 1918, in Base 
Hospital No. 17, France. Buried in American Cemetery, No. 
14, France. 



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HOLLIDAY, LAWRENCE/ALTON 

Sergeant, Signal Corps 
Son of Joseph and Ida Holliday; born July 16, 1891, Frank- 
fort, Ind. Moved to Marion, Ind. in 1902. Automobile 
mechanic. Enlisted in Company E, 4th Infantry, Indiana 
National Guard in June, 1917. Transferred to U.S. Regular 
Army December 14, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned 
to 288th Aero Squadron, Signal Corps. Transferred to Kelly 
Field, Tex.; assigned to Air Service Flying School. Trans- 
ferred to Mt. Clements, Mich., where he died of pneumonia 
December 10, 1918. Buried in Marion, Ind. 




HOLLOWAY, ISAAC E. ..... Corporal 

Son of Amos and Mary Holloway; born June 9, 1890, Mon- 
roe Township, Grant County, Ind. Musician. Attended 
Marion Conservatory of Music; member of National Military 
Home Band, Marion, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
March 28, 1916, Marion. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; 
assigned to 30th Infantry Band. Transferred to Headquarters 
Company, 39th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918. Killed in 
airplane raid August 1, 1918, Fere-en-Tardenois, France. Buried 
in American Cemetery near where he fell. 




HOLMES, FLOYD DILLON ----- Corporal 
Son of Wellington and Maria Morris Holmes; born November 
6, 1889, Warren, Huntington County, Ind. Family moved to 
Marion, Ind. in 1909. Educated in Purdue University. Journ- 
alist. Enlisted in Company D, 31st Infantry, Michigan National 
Guard, Detroit, Mich., June 4, 1917. Sent to Camp McArthur, 
Tex. Overseas in January, 1918; assigned to Company D, 
125th Infantry, 32nd Division. Killed in action July 31, 1918, 
near Cierges. Buried in American Cemetery, Seringes-et- 
Nesles, Plot 3, Sec. R, Grave No. 144. 




JONES, BENJAMIN H. Private 

Son of Joseph (deceased) and Phoebe Whiteside Jones; 
born July 27, 1889, Whitley County, Ind. Moved to Marion, 
Ind. about 1895. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
February 7, 1914, and was sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Com- 
pany D, 14th Infantry. Transferred to U.S. guard duty, Nome, 
Alaska, where he was frozen to death July 25, 1917. Buried in 
U.S. Government Cemetery, Nome, Alaska. 




KEEVER, EDWARD COLEMAN - - - - Private 
Son of Joseph and Sarah Keever; born August 13, 1890, 
Freeborn County, Minn. Family moved to Point Isabel, 
Grant County, Ind. in 1914. Blacksmith. Entered service 
June 26, 1918, Upland, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Machine Gun Company, 336th Infan- 
try; then to Company B, 2nd Development Battalion. Died 
of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried. 
Knox Chapel, Grant County, Ind. 



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KEITH, CARL ALBERT Private 

Son of Joseph M. and Lillie D. Keith; born September 5, 
1887, Sharpsville, Tipton County, Ind. Family later moved to 
Jonesboro, Grant County, Ind. Chairmaker. Entered service 
June 27, 1918, Marion, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Machine Gun Company, 336th Infan- 
try, 84th Division. Overseas in September, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia October 10, 1918. Buried, Menezterol Montignac, 
Dordogne. 




KUNTZ, JOHN HENRY Private 

Son of John T. and Mary Kuntz (Haler); born July 7, 1890, 
Pittsburg, Pa. Family moved to Marion, Ind. in 1891. 
Plumber. Entered service July 1, 1918, Marion, Ind. Sent 
to Burlington, Vt.; assigned to 46th Company, Signal Corps. 
Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Burlington, Vt. Buried in 
Marion, Ind. 




LEACH, ETHEL OZELLA - - - - Army Nurse 
Daughter of Clarkson and Zibbie Glass Leach; born Febru- 
ary 18, 1887, Fairmount, Grant County, Ind. Educated in 
Fairmount Academy; and graduated from Fletcher Sanitarium, 
Indianapolis, with the class of 1915. Enlisted in U.S. Army 
Nurse Corps September 9, 1918, Edgewood, Md. Assigned to 
duty in Base Hospital, Edgewood, Md. Stricken with influ- 
enza, she died October 1, 1918, Edgewood, Md. Buried in 
Harmony Cemetery, Matthews, Grant County, Ind. 




LINDLEY, JOHN HORACE - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Gurney and Adella Hobson Lindley (deceased); born 
November 10, 1892, Howard County, Ind. Moved with parents 
to Fairmount, Grant County, Ind., in 1893. Educated in 
Bloomingdale Academy. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 
May, 1911, served three years; discharged. Re-enlisted in 
November, 1914; assigned to 7th U.S. Cavalry. Promoted to 
2nd Lieutenant. Served on the Mexican Border in 1916. 
Died of influenza November 14, 1918, Jackson Barracks, La. 
Buried in Neoqua, 111. 




LINDSEY, RAYMOND OTTO - - - - Corporal 
Son of William C. and Gertrude Lindsey; born November 
18, 1887, Linn Grove, Adams County, Ind. Baker. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army in 1907, Columbus, Ohio. Stationed in 
Cuba, and various parts of the U.S. Placed in. Reserves; called 
into service from Marion, Ind. at outbreak of World War. 
Sent to Camp Wadsworth, N. J.; assigned to 33rd Company- 
Coast Artillery. Overseas in July, 1918. Died of pneumonia 
October 13, 1918. Body returned, and buried in I.O.O.F. Ceme- 
tery, Marion, Ind. 



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LITTLE, GUY Private 

Son of Flavius M. and Hannah A. Little; born September 1, 
1891, Hoopeston, 111. Moved to Grant County, Ind. in 1908. 
Working on a farm near Marion, when he entered service Sep- 
tember 20, 1917, Marion, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Assigned to Company D, 152nd Infantry. Overseas in June, 
1918. Killed in action October 4, 1918, Meuse-Argonne 
Drive. Buried in Romagne Cemetery, Grave No. 70, Sec. 
9, Plot 2. 




LYTLE, ORA Private 

Son of David and Susannah Lytle (both deceased); born 
September 29, 1894, Hartford City, Ind. Living in Matthews, 
Grant County, when he was called into service June 26, 1918, 
Upland, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Com- 
pany B, 2nd Development Battalion. Died of pneumonia 
October 4, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Elizabeth- 
town Cemetery, Delaware County, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Margaret Smith Lytle (Cox), Summitville, Ind. 




MEYERS, EARL OTTO ------ Sergeant 

Son of Wesley and Nellie Meyers; born April 19, 1898, 
Putnam County, Ohio. Moved to Grant County, Ind. in 
1906. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917, 
Marion, Ind. Sent to Syracuse, N. Y. ; assigned to Company 
A, 39th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. Over- 
seas in May, 1918. Fought at Chateau-Thierry, and in Meuse 
Argonne Offensive. Died of pneumonia November 13, 1918, 
Base Hospital No. 51, France. Buried in Justice Hospital 
Group Cemetery, Toul, France 




MILLIKAN, WALTER Private 

Son of Joseph B. and Mary L. Millikan; born December 8, 
1887, Fairmount, Grant County, Ind. Employe of glass 
factory. Living in Butler, Pa., when he entered service Sep- 
tember 18, 1917. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Overseas in 
June, 1918; assigned to Battery A, 323rd Field Artillery, 32nd 
Division. Participated in the Meuse Argonne Offensive. Died 
February 17, 1919, Coblenz, Germany. Body returned and 
buried in Butler, Pa. Survived by widow, Hattie Wiles Milli- 
kan, Butler, Pa. 




MINCH, JOHN SHERIDAN Private 

Son of Jacob J. and Eva Minch; born September 21, 1901 > 
Beaver, Ohio. Moved to Grant County, Ind. in 1910. Laborer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Army in October, 1916, Muskegon, Mich. 
Sent to Mexican Border; assigned to Company H, 28th Infan- 
try. Overseas in June, 1917, with 1st Division. Participated 
in battles of Toul Sector, Montdidier, Cantigny. Killed in 
action July 21, 1918, Soissons, France. 



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NEWPORT, ROY O. Private 

Son of Dennis and Nettie Newport; born March 21, 1894, 
Marion, Ind. Teamster. Entered service July 25, 1918, 
Marion, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery 
C, 36th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. 
Returned to Camp Taylor; where he contracted influenza. He 
was sent home February 2, and died February 22, 1919. 
Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Marion, Ind. 




PORTER, EARL M. Private 

Son of Frank M. and Sarah Holloway Porter; born July 12, 
1896, Winchester, Ind. Moved to Upland, Grant County, Ind. 
in 1908. Merchant. Attended Taylor University. Entered 
service December 5, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Johnston, Fla.; assigned to Supply Company, Quartermaster 
Corps. Transferred to 434th Supply Train. Died May 22, 
1918 as the result of a motor truck accident, Camp Johnston, 
Fla. Buried in Jefferson Cemetery, Grant County. 




RIGGLES, CHARLES Private 

Son of William and Mary Riggles; born September 20, 1890, 
North Grove, Miami County, Ind. Moved to Marion, Ind. 
in 1912. Laborer. Entered service in July, 1917, Marion, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; assigned to Quartermasters Corps. Transferred to Re- 
mount Division No. 319. Died of mastoiditis March 8, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Marion, Ind. 




SCOTT, CLYDE ERASMUS Private 

Son of William and Maria Scott; born August 9, 1881, 
Henry County, Ind. Family moved to Fairmount, Grant 
County, Ind. in 1892. Employe of glass factory. Working in 
Chicago, 111., when he enlisted April 12, 1917, in Company M, 
6th Illinois National Guard (Battery C, 123rd Field Artillery). 
Sent to Camp Lowden, Springfield, 111. Transferred to Camp 
Logan, Tex., where he died February 25, 1918, from accidental 
causes. Buried in Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Ind. 




SMITH, GUY HAROLD Private 

Son of William M. and Hannah Smith; born October 29, 
1896, Kempton, Tipton County, Ind. Moved to Gas' City, 
Grant County, in 1908. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Coast 
Artillery April 29, 1917. Marion, Ind. Sent to Ft. Washing- 
ton, Md.; assigned to 60th Coast Artillery. Overseas in April, 
1918. Gassed in the Argonne-Meuse battle. Returned to 
U.S.; treated in Hospital at Camp Sherman, Ohio. Removed 
to Gas City, where he died March 30, 1919. Buried, Gas City. 



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STEPHENS, LEO LEWIS - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son offGeorge and Mary Stephens; born April 30, 1899, 
Dunkirk, Jay County, Ind. Moved to Grant County in 1909. 
Employe of glass factory. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard 
in June, 1917. Received discharge in December, 1917 in order 
to enter Navy. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 
Chicago, 111., where he died September 28, 1918. Buried in 
Jefferson Cemetery, near Gas City, Ind. 




STOUT, DANIEL ARTHUR Private 

Son of John and Sarah Stout; born July 16, 1894, in Cass 
County, Ind. Family later moved to Marion, Ind. Butcher. 
Entered service May 22, 1918, Monticello, Ind. Sent to Nitro, 
West, Va.; assigned to Company B, Development Battalion. 
Transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., where he died of 
pneumonia, October 9, 1918. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 
Marion, Ind. 




SUTPHIN, RAYMOND ANDREW - - - Private 
Son of John and Laura Sutphin; born September 28, 1895, 
Greenville, Tenn. Moved to Grant County, Ind. in February, 
1902. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917, Marion, 
Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. Overseas in November, 1917 ; assigned to Company 
D, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Died August 1, 1918, in Base 
Hospital No. 20, from wounds received in action. Buried in 
Military Cemetery of Base Hospital No. 20, near Soissons. 




THOMAS, EVERETT ELWOOD - - - - Private 
Son of Nathan and Amanda Thomas; born December 11, 
1893, Fairmount, Grant County, Ind. Educated in Fairmount 
Academy, and Marion Business College. Farmer. Entered 
service March 3, 1918, Upland, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, 
N. C. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company L, 47th 
Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action July 29, 1918, Sergy, 
France. Buried in Commune of Sergy, Aisne, France. 




THORNBURG, BYRON WEBSTER - - - Private 
Son of Elmer E. and Ada Thornburg; born December 5. 
1895, Marion, Ind. Attending Indiana University when he 
enlisted June 21, 1917, in the University Unit, Ambulance Corps, 
Section 588. Sent to Allentown, Pa. Overseas in January, 
1918. Transferred to Ambulance Section 544. Awarded 
Croix de Guerre; also bronze and silver star from French Army 
for bravery. Killed in action October 20, 1918. Buried in 
French Cemetery, Bagancourt. (?) The American Legion Post 
in Marion, Ind., named in his honor. 



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VAN VALER, WILLIAM RUSSELL - - - Corporal 
Son of Charles and Anna Van Valer; born April 1, 1895, 
Griggsville, 111. Moved to Jonesboro, Grant County, Ind. 
about 1902. Educated in Indiana University. Traveling 
salesman. Enlisted in Missouri National Guard, May 31, 1917' 
St. Louis, Mo. Sent to Ft. Sill, Okla.; assigned to Company A, 
138th Infantry, 35th Division. Overseas in May, 1918. 
Fought in Vosges Sector, at St. Mihiel, Chateau-Thierry, and 
Verdun. Died of pneumonia September 29, 1918, Mesves, 
France. Buried, Mesves, France. 




WADE, ROLLEN, (Colored) ----- Private 
Son of Charles and Rosa Wade; born September 5, 1888, 
Wabash, Ind. Employed as a cook in Marion, when he was 
called into service August 24, 1918, Sent to Camp Dodge, 
Iowa; assigned to Company N, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died 
of pneumonia October 3, 1918. Buried in Marion, Ind. Sur- 
vived by widow, Golda Brown Wade, Marion, Ind. 




WHITE, HARRY ------- Sergeant 

Son of Frank W. and Ollie White; born October 10, 1891, 
Springdale, Pa. Moved to Grant County, Ind. in 1893. Clerk. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 9, 1917. Sent to Ft. 
Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Medical Department. Transferred 
to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; assigned to Company C, 307th Ambu- 
lance Company for overseas duty. Died of influenza March 27, 
1918, Camp Upton, N. Y., while awaiting orders to sail. Buried 
in Thrailkill Cemetery, Grant County, Ind. 




WILSON, CHARLES - Private 

Son of Clement and Laura Wilson; born August 1, 1896, 
Marion, Ind. Employe of National Sweeper Company. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 28, 1914. Served three 
years in China. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company 
K, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action July 3, 1918, 
near Hamel, France. Buried in American Cemetery No. 17, 
Montfaucon, Sec. U, Plot 2, Grave No. 93. 




WINSLOW, LEE GLENN ----- Private 

Son of Thomas (deceased) and Adelaide Winslow; born 
August 21, 1897, Fairmount, Grant County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service March 28, 1918. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo.; thence to Washington Barracks, D. C. Transferred to 
Camp Merritt, N. J.; assigned to Company F, 1st Replacement 
Regiment Engineers. Overseas in May, 1918. Transferred 
to Company E, 2nd Engineers. Killed by shell fire October 3, 
1918, Somme Py, France. Buried near Louvain, France. 



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WONDERLY, FRANK REID Private 

Son of William J. and Jennie C. Wonderly; born January 
16, 1897, Windfall, Tipton County, Ind. Moved to Grant 
County in 1903. Attended Marion Normal College. Machin- 
ist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 10, 1917, Marion, 
Ind. Sent to Ft. Dupont, Del.; assigned to 1st Company, 
Coast Artillery Corps. Transferred to 1st Trench Mortar 
Battery. Overseas in August, 1917; assigned to 1st Division. 
Killed in action September 12, 1918, during the St. Mihiel 
Drive. Buried near Cheppy,jF ranee. 



"This day we pause, with hearts intent, 
While overhead our firmament 

is thick with stars; 
And in this hushed, momentous hour 
We look above, and feel the power 

Of sacrifice. 
But here and there in starry height 
We catch a beam that shines more bright — 

A gleam of gold. 
Oh, stars of gold! Alas, thy light 
That flashes on our startled sight 

Brings message dread." 



Angeline P. Carey, Indianapolis, Indiana. 



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ALLEN, ALVA Private 

Son of Jeremiah and Margaret Allen; born April 14, 1895, 
near Bloomfield, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
April 17, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo.; assigned to Company G, 18th Infantry. Overseas in 
June, 1917; attached to 1st Division. Received additional 
training at Houdencourt, France. Participated in battles of 
Cantigny, and Argonne Forest. Killed in action October 4, 
1918, in Argonne Forest Drive. (Burial place unknown). 




BASHAW, CLARENCE ------ Corporal 

Son of Charles (deceased) and Ella Stewart Bashaw; born 
May 27, 1893, near Worthington, Greene County, Ind. En- 
listed in U.S. Regular Army September 2, 1914; sent to Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Mo. Saw three years service in the Philippines. 
Returned to U.S. in 1917; assigned to Troop A, 8th Cavalry. 
Overseas in March, 1918, with 15th U.S. Cavalry. Died April 
19, 1918, in U.S. Hospital, post office address 716 A. E. F. The 
American Legion Post, Worthington, Ind., is named in his 
honor. 




BEASLEY, GEORGE CLINTON - - - - Private 
Son of George R. and Kitturah Sims Beasley (deceased); 
born January 19, 1895, Linton, Greene County, Ind. Employe 
of Vandalia Railroad. Entered service in June, 1918, Salt 
Lake City, Utah, where he was then employed. Sent to Camp 
Lewis, Wash. Transferred to Camp Mills, L. I.; assigned to 
Company G, 110th Infantry, 28th Division. Overseas in 
August, 1918. Killed in action September 29, 1918 in battle 
of Argonne Forest. Buried in American Cemetery, Romagne, 
France, Grave 53, Sec. 24, Plot 2. 




BRADLEY, JOSEPH WILLIAM - - - - Private 
Son of Robert and Emily Bradley (Hodgson); born June 24, 
1894, Linton, Greene County, Ind. Miner. Entered service 
March 29, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 10th Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to 
Company L, 116th Infantry, 29th Division. Overseas in June, 
1918. Killed in action in battle of Argonne Forest, October 15, 
1918. (Burial place unknown). 



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COSTER, CLAUDE Private 

Son of Alva and Rosa Coster; born March 23, 1893, Hen- 
dricksville, Greene County, Ind. Entered service September 
20, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; trans- 
ferred to Machine Gun Company, 162nd Infantry, and went 
overseas in June, 1918. Assigned to Company C, 11th Machine 
Gun Battalion. Participated in battles of the Marne, and 
Verdun. Killed in action October 19, 1918, Meuse Argonne 
Drive. (Burial place unknown). 




COURTNEY, FRANK OWEN .... Corporal 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Courtney; born May 16, 1900, 
Newberry, Greene County, Ind. High school student at time 
of his enlistement in U.S. Regular Army, April 17, 1917, Linton, 
Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company 
B, 16th Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917; attached to 1st 
Division. Died July 23, 1918 in Evacuation Hospital No. 5 
from wounds received in action. Buried near Crepy, Oise, 
France. The American Legion Post, Linton, Ind., named in 
his honor. 




CROSS, GEORGE E. Private 

Son of Henry and Emma Cross; born January 1, 1893, 
Marco, Greene County, Ind. Entered service June 23, 1918, 
Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; transferred 
to Camp Mills, N. Y.; assigned to Company M, 333rd Infan- 
try, 84th Division. Overseas in September, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia October 29, 1918, Base Hospital No. 83. Buried in 
American Cemetery Revigny, Meuse, Grave No. 167, Section L. 
Plot 4. 




DALTON, THURMAN ------ Private 

Son of James B. and Mary Dalton; born October 2, 1891, near 
Washington, Ind. Living in Lyons, Greene County, at time 
he entered service, September 5, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 24th Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Base Hospital 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried near Lyons, Greene County, Ind. 
Survived by widow, Hazel Grounds Dalton, Lyons, Ind. 




DIXON, CHARLES ELLIOTT - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Emanuel and Anna Jones Dixon (deceased); born 
September 22, 1895, Dugger, Sullivan County, Ind. Family 
moved to Linton, Greene County, in 1897. Educated in Pur- 
due University, and University of Missouri. Bacteriologist, 
Eli Lilly Laboratory, Greenfield, Ind. Entered service Decem- 
ber 8, 1917, Indianapolis. Overseas in September, 1918. As- 
signed to Camp Hospital No. 55, Ferriers, France. Killed in 
railroad accident May 23, 1919, Moret Sablons, France. 
Buried at Suresnes, France. 



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FRYE, JAMES R. - - - Fireman, 2nd Class, U.S.N. 
Son of Henry (deceased) and Margaret Frye; born January 
31, 1894, Switz City, Greene County, Ind. Railroad employe. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy, May 25, 1917, Indianapolis. Assigned 
to duty as Fireman, 2nd class, on the Neptune. Transferred to 
hospital ship Mercy. Tuberculosis developed; he was sent to 
army hospital, Ft. Lyons, Col. While home on furlough he 
contracted influenza, and died January 18, 1919, while still 
in service. Buried in Switz City, Ind. 




GREEN, TAYLOR W. Private 

Son of Henry S. and Bertha Green; born April 19, 1891, 
Worthington, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
August 29, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to 29th Company, 8th Battalion, 158th Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia January 7, 1919, Base Hospital, 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Walker Cemetery, Worth- 
ington, Ind. 




HALL, PERRY Private 

Son of Albert A. and Drusilla Hall; born February 23, 1888, 
Trimble, Tenn. Family moved to Linton, Ind. in 1902. Coal 
miner. Employed in Charlestown, W. Va., at the time he 
entered service September 21, 1917. Sent to Camp Lee, Va.; 
assigned to Battery C, 315th Field Artillery; overseas in May, 
1918. Took part in Meuse-Argonne Battle. Died of pneu- 
monia February 17, 1919, Division Field Hospital, Cry. Buried 
in American Cemetery, Ancy le Franc, Yonne, France. 




HASLER, RASHO -------- Private 

Son of Henry and Martha A. Hasler (deceased) ; born August 
28, 1891, Lyons, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service, September 4, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 33rd Company, 9th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 9, 1918, Base Hos- 
pital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Prairie Chapel Cemetery. 
Lyons, Greene County, Ind. 




HAUSER, LEWIS Private 

Son of Elmore and Hulda Hauser; born October 7, 1890, 
Freedom, Owen County, Ind. Moved to Greene County in 
February, 1915. Farmer. Entered service April 27, 1918, 
Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to 
Camp Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company F, 112th Ammuni- 
tion Train. Overseas in June, 1918. Lost his life by accidental 
drowning, July 22, 1918, "Somewhere in France." Buried in 
American Cemetery, Talence, Gironde, France. 



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HOLDER, FRED LEE - - - Fireman, 2nd Class 
Son of Jesse and Belle Snow Holder; born December 5, 1893, 
Monroe County, Ind. Family moved to Switz City, Greene 
County, Ind. in 1894. Miner. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 28, 
1917, Indianapolis, Ind.; assigned to duty as Fireman, 2nd class 
on the Von Steuben. Lost his life at sea, July 17, 1918. 




HOUT, HERMAN Private 

Son of Simon C. and Laura Jane Hout; born May 20, 1892, 
Clay County, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service September 
19, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; trans- 
ferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company K, 151st 
Infantry. Embarked for overseas October 6, 1918, and died 
October 14, 1918 while on board ship enroute to France. Buried 
at sea. The American Legion Post Jasonville, Ind., is named 
in his honor. 




HUFFMAN, FREDERICK ROYAL - Fireman, 3rd Class 
Son of John C. (deceased) and Margaret Huffman; born 
September 17, 1893, Bloomfield, Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. 
Navy, December 2, 1917. Sent to Newport, R. I.; assigned to 
duty as fireman on the Mount Vernon. Lost his life September 
5, 1918, when the Mount Vernon was torpedoed by a German 
submarine. Buried in Newberry Cemetery, Greene County, 
Ind. Crew was commended by Secretary of the Navy for 
remaining on duty following the torpedoing of vessel. 




JOHNSON, GLEASON Corporal 

Son of William F. and Jane Johnson; born July 14, 1892, 
Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army July 31, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind., and was sent to Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Gettysburg, Pa.; then to 
Camp Greene, N. C. Assigned to Company K, 59th Infantry. 
Overseas in May, 1918, and was killed in action July 19, 1918 
near Chateau-Thierry, France. (Burial place unknown). 




JOHNSON, HELMER H. ----- - Private 

Son of James and Martha Edwards Johnson (both deceased) ; 
born April 18, 1894, Odon, Daviess County, Ind. Later moved 
to Lyons, Greene County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
in 1910. Saw eight years service in Philippine Islands. Sent 
to France in September 1918; assigned to Battery C, 67th 
Coast Artillery. Died of influenza September 28, 1918, Base 
Hospital No. 24, France. (Burial place unknown.) 



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MASON, JOSEPH M. Private 

Son of Frank (deceased) and Elmira Mason (Ridenbark); 
born March 10, 1888, Newberry, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service March 29, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 10th Company, 3rd Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company D, 112th 
Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918. Participated in Second 
battle of Marne, and Argonne Forest. Killed in action October 
1, 1918. (Burial place unknown). 




MILLER, HIRAM Private 

Son of William and Cynthia Miller; born September 12, 
1889, Koleen, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
April 26, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 20th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Company F, 154th Infantry, and went overseas in August, 
1918. Fought in battle of Soissons, and in Verdun Sector. 
Killed in action October 7, 1918, near Verdun, France. (Burial 
place unknown). 




MILLER, WARDEN D. Private 

Son of Isaiah S. and Sarah Bair Miller (both deceased); 
born May 23, 1892, LaGrange County, Ind. Moved to Greene 
County in 1913. Employe of Timpken Axle Company, Detroit, 
Mich., where he entered service in July, 1917. Sent to Camp 
Little, N. J.; assigned to Company D, 409th Telephone Bat- 
talion, Signal Corps. Overseas in October, 1917. Died of 
pneumonia November 13, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 51 near 
Toul, France. Buried in the Justice Hospital Group Cemetery, 
near Toul, France. 




MOORE, JEREMIAH ------- Seaman 

Son of Henry and Ida Long Moore; born May 10, 1897, 
near Lyon, Greene County, Ind. Parents died when the child 
was an infant; reared by foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asberry 
B. Moore. Student, Danville Normal College, when he entered 
service in July, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to chemistry 
division, Medical Department. Died of pneumonia September 
30, 1918, Great Lakes Hospital. Buried in Switz City, Greene 
County, Ind. 




MULLIS, MYREL Private 

Son of Elza and Vira Gillmore Mullis (both deceased); born 
May 3, 1900 near Koleen, Greene County, Ind. Reared by 
his grandmother, Ellen Mullis. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army December 16, 1916, Columbus Barracks, Ohio; 
assigned to Company I, 3rd Infantry, and was sent to the Mexi- 
can Border. Overseas in June, 1917, with Company B, 26th 
Infantry, 1st Division. Died from wounds October 18, 1918. 
(Burial place unknown.) 



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NEED, CURTIS Fireman, 1st Class 

Son of W. H. (deceased) and Lucy Need; born November 
30, 1893, Owen County, Ind. Moved to Greene County, Ind. 
in 1909. Entered U.S. Navy July 1, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station; then to Norfolk, 
Va.; assigned to duty on board U.S.S. Illinois, as 1st Class Fire- 
man. Died of pneumonia, October 9, 1918 on board Mercy, 
near Fortress Monroe, Va. Buried in Switz City Cemetery, 
Greene County, Ind. Survived by widow, Jesse Slauter Need 




PEARCY, HENRY ARTHUR Private 

Son of Charles and Ivy Pearcy; born in March 1895, Martins- 
ville, Ind. Living on a farm near Lyons, Greene County, 
Ind., when he was called into service September 20, 1917, Bloom- 
field, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in June, 
1918; assigned to Company K, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Participated in battles of St. Mihiel, and Meuse. Killed in 
action October 5, 1918, in Argonne Forest. Survived by widow, 
Elizabeth Yagle Pearcy. 




PHILLIPS, VAN CROOKE - - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Edward H. and Clara S. Phillips; born November 19, 
1895, near Scotland, Greene County, Ind. Educated in Indiana 
University. Assistant Principal of Greenwood Public Schools, 
when he resigned to enter the U.S. Navy May 4, 1918. Sent 
to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. 
Assigned to duty as 2nd Class Seaman. Died May 27, 1918 
following an operation for appendicitis. Buried at Scotland, 
Greene County, Ind. 




RIDENBARK, OSCAR L. ----- Private 

Son of Leonard and Frances Sheets Ridenbark (deceased); 
born November 8, 1891, Scotland, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service May 27, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; 
then to Newport News, Va. Overseas in August, 1918. Died 
of pneumonia November 27, 1918, France. Buried in American 
Cemetery, Chatillon, Cote-d'Or, France. 




ROTH, CHARLES EBEN ----- Corporal 
Son of William and Mary Roth; born October 13, 1894, 
Worthington, Greene County, Ind. Merchant. Entered serv- 
ice May 27, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Overseas in August, 1918; assigned to Battery F, 
140th Field Artillery. Promoted to Corporal. Died of pneu- 
monia December 3, 1918, Camp Le Valda, France. (Burial 
place unknown.) 



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ROYAL, WILLIAM LESTER Private 

Son of Benjamin Franklin and Nancy Ellen Royal (de- 
ceased); born December 11, 1890, Koleen, Greene County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service August 29, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 45th Company, 12th 
Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company H, 
78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 1, 1918, Camp 
Custer, Mich. Buried at Robinson, Greene County, Ind. 




RUTH, WILLIAM - Corporal 

Son of William and Emma Ruth; born March 27, 1895, near 
Park, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 
31, 1917, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred 
to Gettysburg, Pa.; then to Camp Greene, N. C. Assigned to 
Company K, 59th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918. Par- 
ticipated in battles of Soissons, and Chateau-Thierry. Killed 
in action July 19, 1918, battle of Chateau-Thierry. Buried 
in American Cemetery, Chateau-Thierry, France. 




STRAUSER, ERNEST FRANKLIN - - - Private 
Son of Philip Riley and Martha Strauser; born August 30, 
1886, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service Sep- 
tember 21, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; then to Camp Merritt, 
N. J. Overseas in June, 1918, with Company B, 162nd Infan- 
try. Transferred to Company H, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Killed in action October 4, 1918, in Meuse-Argonne Offensive. 
Buried in Commune of Exermont, Ardennes, France. 




STRIETELMEIER, HERMAN H - - - - Private 
Son of Rudolph E. (deceased) and Sophia Strietelmeier; 
born March 12, 1894, Linton, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 21, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 36th Company, 9th Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Headquarters Company, 151st Infantry. Died 
from accidental causes May 16, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Buried, Linton, Ind. Survived by widow, Pearl Strietelmeier. 




TALBOT, HOWARD R. ------ Private 

Son of Albert G. and Rachael P. Talbot; born September 10, 
1880, Clay County, Ind. Family moved to Greene County in 
1882. Served in Spanish-American War. Employed in Snooks 
Sanitarium, Puyallup, Wash., when he enlisted in the Canadian 
Expeditionary Forces, April 10, 1917. Assigned to Company 
C, 47th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Overseas 
in June, 1917. Killed in action September 3, 1918, Drucourt, 
Queant, France. Buried in Dury Mill, British Cemetery, Plot 1, 
Row D, Grave 32. 



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TERHUNE, CHARLES WILLIAM - - - Sergeant 
Son of Merritt W. and Rozella Terhune; born April 7, 1896, 
Jasonville, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army February 18, 1914, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to 
Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company C, 6th Infantry. 
Went overseas in April, 1918, Killed in action July 2, 1918, 
while stationed with his company in Vosges Sector. (Burial 
place unknown). 




VANDEVENTER, NED ------ Wagoner 

Son of Winfield and Elizabeth Allen Vandeventer: born 
September 24, 1895 near Bloomfield, Ind. Entered service 
October 4, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind.; Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 35th Company, 9th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to Supply Company, 151st Infantry. Died of pneumonia, 
December 28, 1917, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried near his home, 
Bloomfield, Ind. 




VEST, CLARENCE WINFORD - - - - Private 
Son of Joseph and Margaret Vest; born October 8, 1895, 
Lyons, Greene County, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service 
March 28, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 10th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Overseas in May, 1918, with Company G, 112th Infantry. 
Participated in battles of Marne, and Fismes. Killed in action 
September 1, 1918, Fismes, France. 




WARREN, WAYNE Private 

Son of Henry and Jennie Neidigh Warren; born September 
25, 1887, Bloomfield, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 24, 
1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 29th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Bat- 
tery A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, Field Artillery Replace- 
ment Depot. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Warren Cemetery, near Bloomfield, Ind. 




WATKINS, IRA W. ------- Private 

Son of Lafayette B. and Mary E. Watkins; born March 19 
1897, Newark, Greene County, Ind. Entered service April 5, 
1918, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Assigned to 
duty with 23rd Recruiting Company. Stricken with pneu- 
monia, he died April 30, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Buried 
in Newark Cemetery, Greene County, Ind. 



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WINGATE, RICHARD HARWOOD - - - Private 
Son of Richard C. (deceased) and Mary Wingate; born 
December 22, 1888, Lyons, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 20, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 36th Company, 9th Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
then overseas with Company L, 162nd Infantry. Transferred 
to Company M, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action 
near Soissons July 21, 1918. Buried,. Ploisy Aisne, Grave No. 
15, Sec. F, Plot 1. 



Name reported from Greene County for whom complete record 
could. not be obtained. 

STERLING, HARRY M. Linton, Ind. Private, 22nd Company U.S. Guards, 
South New York. Died of pneumonia April 19, 1918. 



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BICKNELL, JAMES B. Private 

Son of Charles and Susan Bicknell (both deceased); born 
February 26, 1887, Strawtown, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service October 5, 1917, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Supply Company, 152nd 
Infantry. Operated on for kidney trouble; removed to Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison; then to Ft. Sheridan, 111., where he under- 
went a second operation. Died July 10, 1920, while home on 
furlough. Buried in Alexandria, Ind. 




BREECE, OVAL ELMER - - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Walter C. and Mary Breece; born January 9, 1897, 
Maiden, Mo. Moved to Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind., in 
1899. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy July 11, 1918, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Decatur; then to Camp Dewey, 
Great Lakes, 111. Promoted to 2nd Class Seaman. Trans- 
ferred to U.S. Navy Yards, Philadelphia, Pa.; assigned to the 
Los Angeles. Died of pneumonia September 19, 1918 on board 
Los Angeles. Buried at sea. 




BUCKNER, NATHAN EARL ----- Private 
Son of Jesse J. and Louise Buckner; born May 21, 1897, 
Graham, N. C. Moved to Hamilton County, Ind. in 1915. 
Farmer. Entered service September 4, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 15th Company, 4th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza 
October 26, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Crown View 
Cemetery, Sheridan, Ind. Survived by widow, Gladys R. 
Buckner, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Ind. 




CALHOUN, CHARLES CLIFFORD - Fireman, U.S.N. 
Son of William Jasper and Mary Calhoun; born June 3, 
1891, White River Township, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy November 26, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Great Lakes Training Station, Chicago, 111. Trans- 
ferred to Norfolk, Va.; then to battleship Ohio. Served as 
fireman. Died of pneumonia February 16, 1918, in Naval 
Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. Buried in Arcadia Cemetery, 
Arcadia, Ind. 



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CATLIN, ORA DAYTON - - - - - Private 

Son of George and Effie Catlin; born October 18, 1893, 
Aroma, Hamilton County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
September 20, 1917, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to Battery B, 325 Field Artillery. Died of 
tuberculosis of spine (over exertion in Field Meet) October 15, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Aroma Cemetery, White 
River Township, Hamilton County, Ind. 



COVERDALE, WESLEY ELSWORTH - - Private 
Son of Edward and Mary C. Coverdale; born September 
21, 1895, Madison County, Ind. Living in Hamilton County, 
Ind., when he entered service, September 21, 1917, Noblesville, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Company C, 168th Infantry. Went over- 
seas in June, 1918. Killed in action in battle of Marne, July 
30, 1918. Buried in Grave No. 3 B, Map of Fere-en-Tardenois, 
France. 




CRAWFORD, RAYMOND - - - - - Private 
Son of James and Allie Crawford; born December 23, 1889, 
Science Hill, Ky. Moved with parents to Noblesville, Ind. in 
1891. Steel worker. Entered service September, 1917, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. Sent to Camp Lee, Va. ; then to Camp Greene, N. C. 
Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Went overseas in April, 
1918, and served in Company F, 30th Infantry, 3rd Division. 
Killed in action October 26, 1918, Argonne Forest. 



DUNN, CLIFFORD MILTON - - - - Private 
Son of John W. and Malinda Fox Dunn; born July 8, 1894, 
Sheridan, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
July 22, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
assigned to 4th Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to 1st Brigade Battery, 3rd Battalion, 
Field Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of influenza October 
14, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried near Atlanta, Hamilton 
County, Ind. 



ELLIOTT, KENNETH VICTOR - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Cassius E. and Eva Fort Elliott; born September 29, 
1894, Sheridan, Ind. Attending Butler College, Indianapolis, 
when he entered the First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind. Commissioned Lieutenant. Went overseas; 
assigned to Machine Gun Company, 58th Infantry. Wounded 
in action, he died August 31, 1918. Buried in Vittel Cemetery, 
Grave 223, Plot 258, Vosges, France. Meredith Nicholson in 
his Valley of Democracy, pages 68-69, pays tribute to this 
Indiana soldier. The American Legion Post, Sheridan, Ind., 
named in his honor. 



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EVANS, JAMES THOMAS Private 

Son of David and Maria F. Evans; born September 9, 1891, 
Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind. Contractor. Entered service 
March 29, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 9th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company F, 111th Infantry. Embarked from 
Camp Upton, N.Y. May, 1918. Served as runner; attached to 
Twenty-eighth Division. Died July 18, 1918, from wounds 
received in action. (Place unknown). 




GEORGE, LAWRENCE E. Private 

Son of Eli (deceased) and Loretta George (Weddels); born 
June 9, 1894, Hortonville, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. 
Had served a three year enlistment in the U.S. Regular Army, 
when, due to ill health, he was discharged early in 1917. Went 
to East Chicago, and enlisted in Company H, 2nd Infantry, 
Indiana National Guard. Died from gangrene of lungs, August 
20, 1917, Hammond, Ind. Buried in West Grove Cemetery, 
near Cicero, Ind. 




HARRISON, HARVEY Seaman 

Son of Calvin and Dora Harrison; born December 14, 1889, 
Noblesville, Ind. Had served several years in U.S. Regular 
Army, when he enlisted in U.S. Navy, while home on furlough in 
April, 1918. Sent to Norfolk, Va.; assigned to Westover. Lost 
his life July 11, 1918 when the Westover was torpedoed while en 
route for France. 




HIATT, GROVER HERSHEL - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Marion and Ellen Hiatt; born April 9, 1893, near 
Arcadia, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
May 22, 1918, Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company 
A, 57th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Logan, Tex. Pro- 
moted to Sergeant. Died of influenza September 29, 1918, 
Camp Logan, Tex. Buried in Schier Cemetery, Southwest of 
Arcadia, Hamilton County, Ind. 




HIATT, RALPH ORVIL Sergeant 

Son of Marion and Ellen Hiatt; born July 12, 1895, near 
Arcadia, Hamilton County, Ind. Employe of Bell Telephone 
Company, Minneapolis. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 
6, 1917, Minneapolis, Minn.; assigned to 408th Telegraph Bat- 
talion. Transferred to 12th Service Company Signal Corps. 
Went overseas November 20, 1917. Promoted to Sergeant. 
Died of pneumonia December 9, 1918, Troyes, France. Buried 
in American Lot, French Cemetery, Troyes, France. 



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HOCHSTEDLER, GEORGEfRICHARD - - Private 

Son of George and Emma Hochstedler; born March 16, 1888, 
Bunker Hill, Hamilton County, Ind. Employe of Standard Oil 
Company, Taft, California, when he enlisted in the U.S. Coast 
Artillery Corps May 2, 1917. Assigned to Second Battery, 
Anti-aircraft Detachment. Transferred to Ft. McDowell, 
Cal.; then to San Diego, Cal. Went overseas in December, 
1917. Died of disease September 30, 1918, Is-Sur-Tille, France. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Is-Sur-Tille. 




HUNTZINGER, FRANK ELBERT - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Levi and Mary E. Huntzinger; born November 18, 
1886, Wayne Township, Hamilton County, Ind. Prison 
officer. Entered First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Harrison, 
Ind. in May, 1917. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Assigned 
to Company E, 120th Infantry. Overseas in September, 1917. 
Killed in action September 29, 1918, near Bellecourt, France. 
Buried in Dixie Cemetery, Bellecourt, Aisne, France. The 
Noblesville Post of the American Legion has been named in his 
honor. 




KISTE, BASIL LARUE - Sergeant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Kiste; born July 14, 1895, 
Hamilton County, Ind. Mechanic. Entered service Sep- 
tember 20, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Com- 
pany G, 334th Infantry. Transferred to Motor Repair Depart- 
ment, Unit No. 308. Overseas in September, 1918. Death 
from drowning February 15, 1919. Buried in American Ceme- 
tery, No. 6, Bazoilles, Sur Meuse, France, Grave No. 856. 




LEEMAN, HARRY CORNELIUS - - - - Private 
Son of J. B. and Eleanora Leeman; born August 24, 1893, 
near Aroma, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 5, 1917, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 325th Field Artillery. Transferred 
to 4th Battery, Field Artillery Replacement Regiment. Over- 
seas in April, 1918; assigned to Battery B, 103rd Field Artillery. 
Killed in action July 28, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. Buried near 
Four-A-Verre, France. 



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MANSHIP, RUSSELL Private 

Son of Flora Manship; born March 7, 1896, Fishers, Ham- 
ilton County, Ind. Entered service May 25, 1918, Noblesville, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 32nd Company, 
8th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Company D, 153rd Infantry. Overseas in August, 1918; 
assigned to Company M, 126th Infantry, 34th Division. Died 
October 18, 1918, from wounds received in action while fighting 
in the Argonne Sector. 



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MAYFIELD, THOMAS JEFFERSON - Fireman, U.S.N. 
Son of Granville Arthur and Annie B. Mayfield; born Feb- 
ruary 12, 1894, Kempton, Tipton County, Ind. Family later 
moved to Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Navy December 1, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Transferred 
to U.S. transport Mallory. Made nine voyages across Atlantic. 
Contracted tuberculosis; sent to Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. Died December 7, 1919. Buried in Mount Run Ceme- 
tery, Rosston, Boone County, Ind. 




MICHAEL, GUY GRIFFITH - - Corporal, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Dr. Addison and Louisa Saylor Michael; born Decem- 
ber 26, 1887, Frankfort, Ind. Family later moved to Nobles- 
ville, Ind. Educated in Butler College; Indiana Medical 
College; and Northern Illinois College. Journalist. Enlisted 
in U.S. Marines June 1, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to Parris 
Island, S. C; then to Quantico, Va. Died of nephritis April 10, 
1919, Quantico, Va. Buried in Crownland Cemetery, Nobles- 
ville, Ind. Survived by daughter, Griffetha Virginia Michael, 
Noblesville, Ind. 




MOORE, ROY OTTO ------- Yeoman 

Son of Anthony H. and Sarah Moore; born June 26, 1889, 
Strawtown, Hamilton County, Ind. Bookkeeper. Entered 
U. S. Navy October 14, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to duty as Landsman, 
U.S. Naval Reserve. Died of pneumonia December 14, 1918, 
U.S. Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, 111. Buried in Crownland 
Cemetery, Noblesville, Ind. Survived by widow, Nina Mae 
Moore, Indianapolis, Ind. 




PASSWATER, CHARLES B. - - - Cadet Aviator 
Son of Enoch M. and Susan J. Passwater; born September 
16, 1890, Hamilton County, Ind. Instructor in Terre Haute 
Normal School. Enlisted in Aviation Service August 6, 1917, 
Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Kelly Field, Tex.; transferred to 
Mineola, L. I. Killed accidentally May 28, 1918, while attempt- 
ing to land his plane. Buried in Brookside Cemetery, Lapel, 
Madison County, Ind. 




RINGER, IRA Private 

Son of David F. and Rosa Brandon Ringer; born February 
3, 1891, Fishers, Hamilton County, Ind. Employed as an 
automobile mechanic in Los Angeles, Cal. at the time he entered 
service April 28, 1918. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned 
to Company F, 361st Infantry. Went overseas; attached to 
91st Division. Went into action September 26, and was killed 
October 9, 1918, near Eglisfontaine, France. 



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SANDERS, ERIC FESTUS Private 

Son of Theopholis and Mary L. Sanders; born September 7, 
1893, Noblesville, Ind. Entered service June 24, 1918, Nobles- 
ville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 20th 
Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company D, 333rd Infantry, 84th Division. 
Went overseas in September, 1918. Died of pneumonia Sep- 
tember 29, 1918, in France. Buried in American Cemetery 
No. 87, Perigueux, Dordogne, France, Grave No. 33. 




STECKEL, WALTER LOUIS - - - Cadet Aviator 
Son of Eli T. and Laura E. Steckel; born January 10, 1894, 
Atlanta, Hamilton County, Ind. Employe of Central Union 
Telephone Company. Entered service December 13, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to 
Aviation Section of Signal Corps Service; transferred to Kelly 
Field, Tex.; then to Eberts Field, Ark., where he died of pneu- 
monia-meningitis, October 10, 1918. Buried in Fairhaven 
Cemetery, Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind. 




STOTLER, BENJAMIN H. - - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Frederic J. (deceased) and Rebecca A. Stotler; born 
August 1, 1888, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Ind. Actor. 
Entered service October 14, 1918, Noblesville, Ind., and was 
sent to Rolling Prairie, Ind., for training. Assigned to Company 
C, Student Army Training Corps. Transferred to Warren, 
Ohio, where he died of influenza March 22, 1919. Survived by 
widow, Dolly Hayden Stotler, and two sons, Benjamin, and 
Frederic Stotler, Bloomington, Wis. 




THOMAS, ARAH NEAL - - - - - Sergeant 

Son of Robert C. and Luctta M. Thomas; born October 15, 
1892, Howard County, Ind. Moved to Hamilton County in 
1904. Farmer. Entered service July 23, 1918, Noblesville, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 4th Company, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; 
assigned to Headquarters Company, 12th Ammunition Train. 
Died of influenza December 17, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. 
Buried in Arcadia, Hamilton County, Ind. 




WILES, ULA RAY Private 

Son of George F. and Lorena S. Goettle Wiles; born March 
24, 1891, Hamilton County, Ind. Employe of Noblesville 
foundry. Entered service September 21, 1917, Noblesville. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 8th Company, 1st 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas 
in June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 167th Infantry, 42nd 
(Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 28, 1918. Buried 
in American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Plot 1, Grave 49 



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WORTH MAN, RICHARD EL WOOD - - - Private 
Son of Seth (deceased) and Nancy Ellen Worthman; born 
May 30, 1895, Windfall, Tipton County, Ind. Family moved 
to Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind. in 1899. Musician. Entered 
service May 23, 1918, Noblesville, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Ft. Bliss, Tex., where he died of pneumonia October 9, 1918. 
Buried at Cicero, Hamilton County, Ind. 



"O brave defenders of the free, 

For you our tears of pride! 
Lo, every drop of blood you shed 

Our hearts have sanctified! 
And through these days of strife and death, 

These weary night-times through, 
Our spirits watch with yours, our love 

It hovers over you." 

Evaleen Stein, Lafayette, Indiana. 



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BAGGS, JAMES D. Private 

Son of Marion S. and Sarah E. Baggs; born September 9» 
1892, Five Points, Ohio. Moved to Indiana in 1896. Laborer. 
Entered service September 21, 1917, Greenfield, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Replacement Draft. Overseas June 12, 1918; 
assigned to Company F, 168th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) 
Division. Killed in action July 26, 1918, near Epieds, France. 
Buried in Cemetery at Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne. 




COOK, ORVILLE HOWARD - - - - Electrician 
Son of William O. and Mary Jane Cook; born October 22, 
1897, Wilkinson, Hancock County, Ind. Telegraph operator 
and bookkeeper for Big Four Railway. Entered the U.S. 
Navy August 15, 1918. Sent to Newport, R. I., and was serving 
as electrician at time of death. Died of pneumonia September 
21, 1918, Newport, R. I. Buried near Wilkinson, Hancock 
County, Ind. 




DAVIS, BEN H. Private 

Son of T. J. and Amy A. Davis; born October 31, 1888, near 
Fortville, Hancock County, Ind. Teacher. Attended State 
Normal, Terre Haute, Ind., and Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, 
111. Entered service September 21, 1917, Greenfield, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company L, 131st 
Infantry. Overseas May 22, 1918; assigned to Company 
A, 111th Infantry. Killed in action October 10, 1918, Bois de 
Chaume, near Verdun, France. Buried, "Somewhere in 
France." 




GRIGSBY, EARL - - - Gunners Mate, 2nd Class 
Son of Richard and Amanda Hasper Grigsby ; born November 
24, 1889, New Palestine, Hancock County, Ind. Laborer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 7, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Norfolk, Va.; transferred to Naval Hospital, N. Y.; assigned 
to duty on the Cyclops, with the rank of 2nd Class Gunners 
Mate. The Cyclops was last seen near the West India Islands, 
January 14, 1918; supposed to have been destroyed by sub- 
marine. No word has been heard of ship or its crew. 



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HILL, CLARK RICHARD Navy 

Son of Allen and Fannie Hill; born August 12, 1896, Jackson 
Township, Hancock County, Ind. Student. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy April 1, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, 111. Died of spinal meningitis May 7, 
1917, Portsmouth, Va. Buried at Knightstown, Ind. 




JACK, JAMES MONROE ------ Private 

Son of William and Lucy Jack; born October 2, 1895, in 
Parke County, Ind. Spent the greater part of his life in Green- 
field, Ind. Laborer. Entered service August 8, 1918, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Entered Vocational Branch of Service, and 
received training at Metropole Building, Indianapolis. Died 
of influenza October 12, 1918, Indianapolis. Buried in Mt. 
Lebanon Cemetery, Greenfield, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Eureka Jack, Greenfield, Ind. 




JESSUP, JOHN M. Private 

Son of Sylvester and Phoebe Elmina Jessup; born October 15, 
1896, Blue River Township, Hancock County, Ind. Farmer 
and mechanic. Entered service March 30, 1918, Greenfield, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 12th Company, 
3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneu- 
monia April 9, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Walnut 
Ridge Cemetery, Rush County, Indiana. 




McMAHON, JOHN FRANCIS Navy 

Son of Patrick and Margaret McMahon; born January 11, 
1896, near McCordsville, Hancock County, Ind. Attended 
State Normal, Terre Haute, Ind. Postoffice clerk. Entered 
the U.S. Navy May 23, 1918, as radio student, and was placed 
in the Radio School at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111., 
where he died of influenza-pneumonia, September 23, 1918. 
Buried in McCordsville Cemetery, Hancock County, Ind. 




MILLER, WILLIAM LEO Private 

Son of William and Delia Kemerly Miller; born September 
30, 1896, Fortville, Hancock County, Ind. Chemist and book- 
keeper, Toledo, Ohio. Entered service May 30, 1918, Colum- 
bus, Ohio. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to 12th 
Recruiting Company, General Service Infantry. Died of 
accident or other causes, July 2, 1918 at Base Hospital, Colum- 
bus, Ohio. Buried at Fortville, Hancock County, Ind. 



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PARISH, CLAUDE MATTHEW - - - Private 

Son of Pleasant F. and Elva J. Parish; born May 10, 1895, 
near New Palestine, Hancock County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
Service March 30, 1918, Greenfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 12th Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Upton, New York; 
assigned to Company L, 111th Infantry, 28th Division. Over- 
seas May 5, 1918. "Killed in action August 11, 1918, in battle 
near Fismette. 




SEXSON, EVAN REYNOLDS Private 

Son of John S. and Cora Whitaker Sexson; born August 3, 
1899, Douglas County, 111. Came with his parents to Hancock 
County, Ind., when a small child. Entered service November 
23, 1917, Indianapolis. Received training at Camp Taylor, 
Ky., Camp Houston, Tex., and Camp Sevier, S. C, where he 
was assigned to Signal Corps (unassigned). Died of pneumonia 
January 24, 1918, Camp Sevier, Buried, New Palestine, Ind. 




SIMMONS, ORLA RUSSELL ----- Private 
Son of John and Sarah C. Simmons; born May 24, 1890, 
near Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind. Moved to Hancock 
County before he entered service. Farmer. Entered service 
October 5, 1917, Greenfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor; trans- 
ferred to Camp Logan, Tex.; assigned to Company M, 131st 
Infantry. Overseas May 22, 1918. Killed in action November 
8, 1918, near St. Hilaire, Troyon. Grave found in German 
Cemetery, near Dompierre. 




YANDINE, WILLIAM WALTER - - - - Private 
Son of William and Mary M. Vandine; born November 23, 
1888, Brown Township, Hancock County, Ind. Laborer. 
Enlisted September 21, 1917, Greenfield, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Company B, 152nd Infantry. Overseas June 12, 1918; assigned 
to Company G, 4th Infantry. Killed in action July 25, 1918. 
Buried in American Cemetery No. 608, Seringes-et-Nesles, 
Aisne, France. 




WAGONER, RAYMOND L. - - - - - Private 
Son of John and Mary Belle Wagoner; born July 18, 1892, 
Greenfield, Ind. Laborer on railroad section. Entered service 
May 25, 1918, Greenfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 10th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade; transferred to Company C, 153rd Infantry. Overseas 
August 22, 1918; assigned to Company H, 156th Infantry. Died 
of disease September 28, 1918 in hospital in France. Buried, 
"Somewhere in France." Survived by son, Thomas M. 
Wagoner. 



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ALBIN, WILLIAM CLYDE Private 

Son of Elbert E. and Mary M. Albin; born March 9, 1897, 
near New Middletown, Harrison County, Ind. Entered service 
September 4, 1918, Drumright, Okla., where working. Sent 
to Camp Logan, Houston, Tex., and assigned to 1st Council 
Regiment Recruiting Company No. 12. Died of pneumonia 
October 1, 1918. Buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Har- 
rison County, Ind. 



BENNETT, ROSCOE - - Private 

Son of Roscoe and Anna Bennett; born September 7, 1890, 
Evans Landing, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 4, 1917, Corydon, Ind. Trained at Camp 
Taylor, Ky., Camp Sevier, S. C, and Camp Merritt, N. J. 
Assigned to Company L, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Over- 
seas May 17, 1918. Died of wounds October 10, 1918, received 
in action, Vaux Andigny, France. Buried at St. Souplet, Nord. 



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BIRD, CHARLES H. - Private 

Son of Martin and Millie Jane Bird; born June, 1898, Craw- 
ford County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
May 7, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo.; assigned to Company A, 6th Infantry; Company A, 53rd 
Infantry, 2nd Training Battalion, 26th Infantry; Company D, 
26th Infantry. Sailed for France January 12, 1918. Killed 
in action July 20, 1918, Soissons, France. (Place of burial not 
known.) 




BLISS, CHARLES W. Private 

Son of John and Mary E. Bliss; born April 26, 1897, Cory- 
don, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 26, 1918, Cory- 
don, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 22nd 
Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died 
of broncho-pneumonia October 2, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. 
Buried in Jordan Cemetery, four miles south of Corydon, Ind. 



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BREWER, WILLIAM McKINLEY - - - Private 
Son of Charles (deceased) and Matilda K. Brewer; born near 
Elizabeth, Harrison County, Ind. (Date not given). Entered 
service, (date unknown). Sent to Camp Meade, Md., and 
assigned to 7th Infantry. Sailed overseas. (Date not given). 
Died of influenza December 9, 1918, France. Body returned 
to the U.S., and buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Harrison 
County, Ind. (Record incomplete). 



BROWN, PLEASANT Private 

Son of Irwin C. and Matilda J. Brown; born February 17, 
1902, Corydon, Ind. Laborer. Entered service May 28, 1918, 
Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 48th 
Company, 12th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned to Company A, 127th 
Infantry. Overseas August 6, 1918. Died of wounds October 
30, 1918, received in action at Verdun. Buried in American 
Military Cemetery No. 297, Grave 234, Marne-et-Loire, France. 



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BROWNING, GEORGE Private 

Son of John and Sarah Ellen Browning; born June 5, 1886, 
St. Charles, Mo. Moved to Milltown, Crawford County, Ind. 
in 1893. Laborer. Entered service June 5, 1917, Cory-don, 
Ind. Trained at Camp Sherman, Ohio; and later transferred 
to Camp Niagara, N. Y. Assigned to Company K, 334th 
Infantry, 84th Division. Died of disease October 14, 1918, 
Camp Niagara, N. Y. Buried at Milltown, Ind. 




CAUGHLIN, JAMES RUSSELL - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Calvin D. and Emma M. Caughlin; born September 
16, 1895, Corydon, Ind. Timekeeper for Inland Steel Company-, 
Indiana Harbor, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 30, 
1917, Corydon, Ind. Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky., Platts- 
burg Barracks, N. Y., and Camp Greene, N. C. Sailed over- 
seas May 13, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 16th 
Field Artillery, 4th Division. Died of wounds August 12, 1918, 
received near Vesle River. Buried near Fismes, France. 



CHAFFIN, RAYMOND Private 

Son of George W. and Elizabeth Charfin; born January 5, 
1894, Corydon, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 
1917, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., where he 
served as Cook. Sent to Camp Sevier, S. C; assigned to Com- 
pany C, 335th Infantry; later to Company E, 119th Infantry, 
30th Division. Embarked May 11, 1918. Fought in battle 
of Ypres, Bellecourt. Wounded in battle September 29, 1918, 
and died October 1, 1918. (Place of burial not known). 



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COOMBS, CHARLES W. - Private 

Son of Sarah E. Byrne; born March 27, 1898, near Byrne- 
ville, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted July 24, 1917, 
New Albany, Ind. Trained at Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to Company M, 152nd Infantry. Died of disease December 13, 
1917, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried at Byrneville, Harrison 
County, Ind. 




DAVIS, PRESTON L. Private 

Son of Cortez M. and Minerva Davis; born March 13, 1890, 
Ramsey, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
July 24, 1918, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 58th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; as- 
signed to Company G, 9th Ammunition Train. Died of lobar 
pneumonia October 26, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried at 
Woods Chapel, south of Ramsey, Harrison County, Ind. 




DAVIS, RAYMOND C. Private 

Son of James C. and Mecia Davis; born January 15, 1893, 
Jackson Township, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 24, 1918, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to Company D, 45th Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Niagara, N. Y., where 
he died of pneumonia, October 11, 1918. Buried at Woods 
Chapel, south of Ramsey, Harrison County, Ind. 




DAY, CHARLES E. ------- Private 

Son of Peter A. and Mary L. Day; born September 6, 1886, 
Lanesville, Harrison County, Ind. Woodturner. Entered 
service July 23, 1918, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 2nd Company, 1st Development Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade, Died of pneumonia October 17, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried at Lanesville, Ind. 




GIRDLEY, CLAUDE Private 

Son of Beverly and Elizabeth Girdley; born November 24, 
1893, Louisville, Ky. Moved to Harrison County, Ind., 
October 21, 1899. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 
1917, Corydon, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky., and Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Assigned to Company C, 335th Infantry; 
Company L, 335th Infantry. Overseas September 3, 1918; 
assigned to Company D, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed 
in action November 7, 1918, Sedan, France. Buried in Har- 
rison County, Ind. 



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CHANNEL, BENJAMIN R. Private 

Son of Benjamin and Jane Hannel; born February 4, 1894, 
Corydon, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 5, 1917, 
Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to 
Camp Sevier, S. C; assigned to Company K, 120th Infantry, 
30th Division. Sent to Camp Merritt, N. J.; embarked May 
17, 1918. Died of wounds August 5, 1918, at No. 44 Casualty 
Station. Body returned, and buried in Mt. Solomon Cemetery, 
Harrison County, Ind. 



HANNEL, JACOB R. Private 

Son of Jacob C. and Mary E. Hannel; born April 28, 1894, 
Depauw, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 22, 1917, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Company C, 335th Infantry. Transferred to 
Camp Sevier, S. C; assigned to Company K, 119th Infantry, 
30th Division. Overseas May 12, 1918. Killed in action 
October 11, 1918, in Somme Offensive. Buried in British 
Military Cemetery No. 642, St. Souplet, Nord. 



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HEINTZ, CLARENCE Private 

Son of Philip and Barbara Heintz; born March 12, 1893, 
near Bradford, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service February 25, 1918, Calhoun County, Iowa. Sent to 
Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Company B, 320th Machine 
Gun Battalion. Sailed for France April 30, 1918. Killed in 
action at Fleville, Ardennes, October 23, 1918. Buried south of 
Fleville, France. 




KITTERMAN, EDWIN CLYDE - - - - Private 
Son of Henry Clay and Sarah Kitterman; born February 24, 
1891, New Middletown, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 20, 1917, Corydon, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 335th Infantry. 
Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C; assigned to Company K, 
120th Infantry, 30th Division. Embarked May 17, 1917. 
Killed in action September 29, 1918, near Bellecourt, France. 
Buried in American Cemetery No. 636, Bony Aisne, France. 



KOPP, LEWIS Private 

Son of Michael and Angeline Kopp; born November 15, 
1887, Harrison Township, Harrison County, Ind. Painter. 
Entered service (date unknown) South Bend, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Supply Company, 138th 
Infantry. Overseas October 19, 1918. Died of disease October 
29, 1918, in England. Body returned to U.S., and buried in 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Harrison County, Ind. 



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LOUDEN, WILLIAM HOBART - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of John R. and Ida Louden; born October 19, 1896, 
Moberly, Harrison County, Ind. Attended two terms at 
Indiana Central University. Teacher. Entered U.S. Navy 
June 4, 1918, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, 111., July 7, 1918. Transferred to Puget 
Sound Navy Yards, Wash., where he died of disease October 11, 
1918. Buried, Moberly, Harrison County, Ind. 




MAUCK, BENTLEY Private 

Son of Sam C. and Lucina Mauck; born August 22, 1893, 
Harrison County, Ind. Engineer. Entered service September 
20, 1917, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to Company L, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, 
S. C; assigned to Company K, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. 
Embarked May 12, 1918. Died of wounds September 3, 1918, 
received while fighting with British forces. Buried in Military 
Cemetery near Esquelvecq, Nord. 




MEYER, FRANK EUGENE ----- Sergeant 
Son of George and Lucy Gresham Meyer; born July 1, 1893, 
Lanesville, Harrison County, Ind. Motorman and conductor. 
Enlisted in Regular Army May 10, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; assigned to Company H, 38th Infantry. Sailed overseas 
March 29, 1918. Killed in action near Romagne, October 8, 
1918. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary 
heroism in action near Romagne, October 8, 1918. Buried in 
Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne Grave No. 128, Sec. 
10, Plot 3. 




MILLER, JONATHAN LEE - - Seaman, 1st Class 
Son of James H. and Phoebe Miller; born December 9, 1890, 
Mauckport, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. 
Navy December 13, 1917, Des Moines, Iowa. Assigned to 
U.S. Battleship, New Hampshire. Fell overboard accidentally, 
and was drowned September 17, 1918. Body never recovered. 




PEASE, JASPER L. Private 

Son of Washington B. and Samantha Pease; born June 24, 
1893, Scott Township, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer and 
laborer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Corydon, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 335th 
Infantry. Died of pneumonia December 3, 1917, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Potato Run Burial Ground in Scott Township, 
Harrison County, Ind. 



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PRELL, CLARENCE Private 

Son of Andrew A. and Selena Alice Prell; born May 17, 1897, 
Elizabeth, Harrison County, Ind. Shooting-gallery proprietor. 
Entered service September 6, 1918, Corydon, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 54th Company, 14th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; later assigned to 72nd Field 
Artillery, Camp Knox, Ky., but was taken ill and died of 
meningitis November 9, 1918, before leaving Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried near Elizabeth, Ind. 




RICHARDSON, CLARENCE Private 

Son of William and Mary Richardson; born May 3, 1894, 
Louisville, Ky. Moved to Harrison County, Ind. (Date not 
given). Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Cory- 
don, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company L, 
335th Infantry; later to Company D, 163rd Infantry. Em- 
barked from Camp Merritt, N. J. April 9, 1918; assigned to 
Company F, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division. Died of wounds 
September 8, 1918, received at Soissons. 




SCHAFER, HENRY THEODORE - - - - Private 
Son of George R. and Melissa Schafer; born June 10, 1893, 
near New Middletown, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. En- 
tered service May 28, 1918, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned 
to Company A, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. Overseas 
August 6, 1918. Died of wounds October 20, 1918, received 
in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in American Ceme- 
tery No. 27, Merignac, Gironde, France. 




SIEG, PAUL Private 

Son of James and Katherine H. Sieg; born June 29, 1899, 
Corydon, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, 
Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Infan- 
try. Death occurred September 27, 1917, "from accident or 
other causes," Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Oak Grove 
Cemetery, Corydon, Ind. 




SINGLETON, ORA Sergeant 

Son of William and Frankie Singleton; born December 19, 
1893, Corydon, Harrison County, Ind. Employe Western 
L T nion Telegraph Company. Entered service October, 1917, 
Cleveland, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
Company C, 319th Field Signal Battalion. Overseas in May, 
1918. Serving with Company D, 411th Telegraph Battalion, 
Signal Corps, when he was killed in action October 6, 1918, 
France. Buried near Hospital No. 27, Romagne, France. 



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STEVENS, RAY W. Private 

Son of Lemuel and Susan Stevens; born May 13, 1893, 
Corydon, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted October 4, 1917, Corydon, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 
335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C; assigned 
to Company K, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Overseas 
May 13, 1918. Died of wounds September 5, 1918, British 
Hospital No. 44, received near Cunel Hill. Buried in Cedar 
Hill Cemetery, Corydon, Ind. 




STONECIPHER, NORMAN G. ... - Private 

Son of Emanuel and Mary E. Stonecipher; born April 17, 
1894, Depauw, Harrison County, Ind. Employed at U.S. 
Quartermaster Depot, Jeffersonville, Ind. Entered service 
October 5, 1917, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Overseas in February, 1918; assigned to Company M, 125th 
Infantry, 32nd Division. Killed in action in Meuse-Argonne 
Offensive October 11, 1918. Buried in Argonne-American 
Cemetery, Grave No. 29, Section 34, Plot 1. 




WOODWARD, DAVID C. Private 

Son of Anthony T. and Anna Woodward; born September 
29, 1892, New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Ind. Plumber. 
Entered service June 25, 1918, Corydon, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; overseas September 25, 1918; assigned to Head- 
quarters Company, 358th Infantry. Participated in the Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive. Killed in action November 10, 1918, 
Stenay, France. Buried between Blanc Fountain and Stenay, 
on the Meuse River. 




ZOLLMAN, ARTHUR ------- Private 

Son of John P. and Julia Z. Zollman; born October 17, 1893, 
Dogwood, Harrison County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
May 28, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. : assigned to Com- 
pany K, 154th Infantry. Overseas August 6, 1918. Died of 
wounds October 5, 1918, received in action. Body returned to 
U.S., and buried in St. John's Cemetery, near Lanesville, Ind. 



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AIRHART, BUNNIE ROY Private 

Son of Charles F. and Neva Airhart; born September 27, 
1893, Advance, Boone County, Ind. Moved to Hendricks 
County, June, 1917. Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
Company A, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. 
Buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Jamestown, Ind. Survived 
by widow, Mary E. Airhart, Danville, Ind. 



BAKER, HORACE RUSSELL ----- Private 
Son of Arthur Melburn and Mary Elizabeth Baker; born 
January 6, 1896, Lizton, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 21, 1917, Danville, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 334th Infantry; 
transferred to Company C, 152nd Infantry. Sailed for France, 
June 12, 1918. Assigned to Company M, 165th Infantry, 38th 
Division. Killed in action November 7, 1918, Sedan Hill No. 
252. Buried at Sedan, France. 



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BOOKER, CLAUDE SAMUEL ----- Private 
Son of James H. and Catherine Booker; born May 18, 1895, 
Hillsdale, Vermillion County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
May 25, 1918, Danville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 1st Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Camp Greenleaf, Ga. ; assigned to Field 
Hospital No. 35, 7th Sanitary Train. Embarked from Camp 
Merritt, N. J. August 14, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 
21, 1918, Yonne, (?) France. Buried in American Cemetery 
at Anysler, (?) France. 




BROCK, HERBERT LEE Private 

Son of Stephen and Serilda Brock; born October 4, 1896, 
Belleville, Hendricks County, Ind. Student. Entered service 
September 4, 1918, Danville, Ind. Went into training at Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 13th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried at Clayton, Ind. 



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CAPLINGER, CHARLES W. - - - - - Private 
Son of John H. and Beade Caplinger; born May 15, 1893, 
Hendricks County, Ind. Fanner. Entered service September 
21, 1917, Danville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned 
to Company C, 334th Infantry; then to Company C, 152nd 
Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Replacement Draft. Overseas June 12, 1918; assigned to 
Company F, 165th Infantry, 38th Division. Killed in action 
July 31, 1918, at Chateau-Thierry. Buried at Seringes-et- 
Nesles, France. 




CRANE, CLAUDE MARSHALL ----- 

Landsman, Radio Reserve 
Son of Thomas W. and Lenora Crane; born December 22, 
1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Moved to Danville, Hendricks 

County, Ind. in 1900. Electrician. Entered U.S. Navy 
November 3, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, 111. Died of spinal meningitis Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, January 6, 1918. Buried at Danville, 
Ind. First Hendricks County boy to die in service. 




DERR, LEE Cook 

Son of John W. and Margaret E. Derr; born February 12, 
1897, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Ind. Express messenger. 
Entered service May 27, 1917, Canton, Ohio. Sent to Camp 
Gordon, Ga.; assigned to Company K, 5th Replacement Regi- 
ment. Embarked September 14, 1917. Died of pneumonia 
October 3, 1917, Paignton, England. Body returned to U.S., 
and buried at Clayton, Ind. 




FOX, VANCE HOBART - Private 

Son of Alva and Dolly Fox; born August 2, 1897, Danville, 
Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 5, 1918 Toledo, 
Ohio. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 158th Depot 
Brigade. Died of influenza October 5, 1918, Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. Buried at Avon, Hendricks County, Ind. 




GLOSSOP, GEORGE EVERARD - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Glossop; born August 13, 1889, 
Ft. Dodge, Iowa. In U.S. Navy, 1907-1911. Graduate of 
Purdue University. Athletic Director, University of Washing- 
ton. Entered service May 15, 1918, Walla Walla, Washington. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Instructor in Officers Training 
School, Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 16, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Brownsburg, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Alfrieda B. Glossop, and two children, George Everard, 
and Sarah Ellene, Syracuse, Ind. 



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HALL, HENRY Corporal 

Son of John W. and Anna L. Hall; horn October 9, 1893, 
Clayton, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army June 21, 1914, Indianapolis, Ind. Served three 
years in Philippine Islands, and Cuba. Sent to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio; then to Camp Green, S. C. Assigned to Ma- 
chine Gun Company, 30th Infantry. Overseas in April, 
1918. Gassed in battle of Fismes, August 9, 1918, and died 
of pneumonia, and result of gas, August 17, 1918. Buried at 
Clayton, Ind. 




HEAD, JOSEPH HOWARD Private 

Son of John W. and Nancy Ann Head; born January 6, 
1893, near Plainfield, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 22, 1917, Danville, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to Company C, 334th Infantry; 
Company C, 152nd Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss., assigned to Replacement Draft. Sailed overseas June 15, 
1918. Assigned to Company D, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. 
Killed in action July 23, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. 




HELTON, DONALD RUSSELL - - - - Private 
Son of Henry J. and Cora Helton; born January 12, 1898, 
Danville, Ind. Mechanic. Enlisted in Students Army Train- 
ing Corps at Butler College, Indianapolis, September 23, 1918. 
Transferred to the Students Army Training Corps at Central 
Normal College, Danville, Ind., where he died of influenza, 
October 26, 1918. Buried at Danville, Ind. 




HENDRICKSON, JESSE ROY ----- Private 
Son of John and Sarah Hendrickson (both deceased); born 
March 2, 1887, near Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Ind. 
Farmer. Enlisted August 8, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Battery A, 325th Field Artillery, 84th Divi- 
sion. Died from abscess of liver May 19, 1918, Camp Shelby. 
Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, near Brownsburg, Ind. 




HICKS, LEORA FRANKLIN - - - - Surgeon 

Son of William Morton and Bethena Dobbs Hicks; born 
September 8, 1874, Putnam County, Ind. Moved to Hendricks 
County in 1902. Physician. Entered service August 2, 1918, 
Nitro, W. Va. Serving as Assistant Surgeon, Public Health, 
at that place when he was taken ill and died of influenza-pneu- 
monia, October 27, 1918. Buried at Stilesville, Hendricks 
County, Ind. Survived by widow, Floy West Hicks, and son, 
Leon Franklin, Danville, Ind. 



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HOLTSCLAW, OSCAR BARKER - - - Corporal 

Son of Edward Grant and Eva Holtsclaw; born September 4, 
1901, Pittsboro, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in July, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harri- 
son, Ind. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked 
April 19, 1918; assigned to Company D, 151st Infantry. Killed 
in action October 12, 1918. (Battle in which he was killed 
and burial place not known). 




JENKINS, EVERETT LAWSON - - - - Private 
Son of David Wilton and Cora Alice Jenkins (deceased) ; born 
June 29, 1891, near Avon, Hendricks County, Ind. Reared by 
Mrs. Andrew Gibbs (Aunt). Laborer. Entered service Decem- 
ber 14, 1917, San Francisco, Cal. Sent to Presidio, Cal; as- 
signed to Battery A, 62nd Coast Artillery Corps. Embarked 
July 14, 1918. Returned as casualty to Camp Sherman, Ohio. 
Transferred to Camp Wadsworth, S. C, where he died of tuber- 
culosis April 14, 1919. Buried at Plainfield, Ind. 




JOHNSTON, ORA FRANKLIN - - - - Corporal 
Son of Delania M. and Minnie A. Johnston; born August 9, 
1894, Jackson Township, Putnam County, Ind. Moved to 
Hendricks County in 1899. Farmer. Entered service Sep- 
tember 22, 1917, Danville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Transferred to Camp Logan, Tex. Overseas in May, 1918; 
assigned to Company D, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division. Died 
of wounds October 13, 1918, received in action at Consenvoye 
Woods. Buried in French Cemetery, Glorieux, Verdun Meuse, 
France. 




KURTZ, HENRY HOBART - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Charles E. and Alice C. Kurtz; born March 9, 1898, 
North Salem, Hendricks County, Ind. College student; 
farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps, June 18, 1918, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S. C; assigned to Company 
B, 13th Regiment, U.S. Marines. Transferred to Quantico, 
Va. Embarked September 13, 1918. Became ill on board 
ship; taken to Base Hospital No. 2, Brest, France, where he 
died of spinal meningitis, September 30, 1918. Buried in 
Kerfautras Cemetery, Brest, France. 




KURTZ, HERSCHELL HALL - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Edwin Morton and Mary Florence Kurtz; born April 
25, 1897, North Salem, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. 
Enlisted in Student Army Training Corps September 16, 1918, 
Colorado Springs, Colo. He was immediately taken to the 
hospital with a severe cold, which developed into influenza, 
and died October 2, 1918, at that place. Buried in Fairview 
Cemetery, North Salem, Hendricks County, Ind. 



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LESLIE, RAYMOND Private 

Son of O.M. and Emma Jane Harris Leslie; born September 
26, 1896, Danville, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army October 2, 1916, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Llano Grand, 
Tex.; transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to 
Company A, 1st Infantry. Died from accident August 6, 
1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Buried in New Crown Hill Cemetery, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 




McCLAIN, BURCHARD LANSLOT - - - Corporal 
Son of Fielding R. and Anna McClain; born November 6, 
1S92, Lebanon, Boone County, Ind. Moved to Hendricks 
County, September, 1907. Employe of Pennsylvania Railroad. 
Enlisted May 12, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo.; assigned to 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Em- 
barked June 14, 1917. Fought in the battle of Cantigny, and 
was killed in action July 22, 1918, Soissons, France. Buried 
near where he fell. (Paris and Soissons Road). 




ODELL, WALTER WILLIAM Private 

Son of Abraham and Mary Odell; born April 29, 1884, near 
Linton, Greene County, Ind. Moved to Hendricks County 
in 1900. Working in furniture store, Martinsville, Ind., when 
he enlisted March 7, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Went into train- 
ing at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Died of pneumonia April 3, 
1917, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. (Place of burial not given). 




O'DONNELL, NEIL Private 

Son of Terry and Carrie E. O'Donnell; born March 18, 
1891, Pittsboro, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 30, 1918, Danville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to 30th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade; transferred to the Medical Department, Base 
Hospital, where he died of pneumonia, October 11, 1918. 
Buried in South Cemetery, Danville, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Virginia O'Donnell, North Salem, Ind. 




O'DONNELL, ROGER M. - - - - Private, R.C. 
Son of Terry and Carrie O'Donnell; born May 7, 1896, 
Danville, Ind. Employe Central Union Telephone Company. 
Enlisted in Reserve Corps July 14, 1917, Ft. Benjamin Harrison. 
Sent to Camp Gordon, Ga. ; assigned to Company B, 307th 
Field Signal Battalion. Embarked May 19, 1918. Fought at 
St. Mihiel, and in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Died of 
disease October 26, 1918, near Bazoilles, France. Buried in 
American Cemetery, No. 6, Bazoilles, Vosges, France. 



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PARSONS, FRANK HARRISON - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Adrian and Mary M. Parsons; born February 11, 
1889, near Plainfield, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered U.S. Marine Corps March 28, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Parris Island, S. C; assigned to 19th Company. Trans- 
ferred to Washington, D. C. for special duty. Won honors as 
marksman. Transferred to Ordnance Plant, Charleston, W. 
Va., where he died of pneumonia October 22, 1918. (Place of 
burial not given). 




PIERSON, OTIS EVERETT Private 

Son of Ellis and Ida Pierson; born November 1, 1894, Pitts- 
boro, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Indiana 
National Guard (Battery B, 139th Field Artillery) August 2, 
1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Battery F, 
146th Field Artillery. Embarked June 12, 1918. Accidentally 
killed August 27, 1918, in trying to save some French children 
from being run over by a heavy gun, while passing through 
Nassy, France. Buried at St. Dizier, France. 




RICHARDSON, PAUL DONALD - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Fr^nk E. and Nora E. Richardson; born February 8, 
1900, Center Valley, Hendricks County, Ind. Moving picture 
machine operator. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, July 25, 1918, 
Muncie, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 
111., where he died of spinal meningitis, October 5, 1918. Buried 
at Plainfield, Ind. 




SUTHERLY, RUSSELL LEE ----- Private 
Son of Charles and India Sutherly; born January 27, 1897, 
Whitley County, Ind. Moved to Hendricks County in Janu- 
ary, 1918. Farmer. Entered service June 26, 1918. Sent to- 
Camp Jackson, S. C; assigned to Battery F, 317th Field Artil- 
lery, 81st Division. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y. 
August 8, 1918. Died of bronchial pneumonia October 4, 
1918, Valdahun, France. Survived by widow, Elsie Sutherly, 
and son, Joseph Russell Sutherly. 



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THOMPSON, PAUL Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Thompson; born May 24, 
1894, Danville, Ind. Entered service September 3, 1918, 
Danville, Ind. Went into training at Camp Grant, 111.; 
assigned to Company C, Limited Service Regiment. Died 
of pneumonia at Camp Grant, October 5, 1918. Place of burial 
Plainfield, Ind. 



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TROTTER, JOHN A. - - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Frank and Laura Trotter; born April 8, 1900, James- 
town, Boone County, Ind. Moved to Hendricks County in 
1918. Garage employe. Entered U.S. Marines June 25, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Went into training at Parris Island, S. C; 
transferred to New York; later to Quantico, Va. Assigned to 
215th Company Marines. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, 
Quantico, Va. Buried at Scottsburg, Ind. 



"And such deeds are ne'er forgot 
Of God; they bloom eternallv with Him 
And deck His gardens on the farther rim 
( )f Paradise, and 'midst the chosen few 
Of men, they still are shining fresh and new 
And pointing to the nations now unborn 
The way of duty, and the path of morn." 

Marelle^Chitwood, Indianapolis, Indiana. 



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BUCHANAN, BERTRAM Private 

Son of George (deceased) and Hattie Buchanan; born 
September 15, 1890, Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind. Moved 
to Henry County in 1914. Farmer. Entered service Sep- 
tember 15, 1917, Vevay, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C; then to Long Island, N. Y. 
Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company A, 113th Machine 
Gun Battalion. Died of pneumonia November 8, 1918, Hos- 
pital No. 41, France. Survived by widow, Bessie Buchanan, 
Newcastle, Ind. 




BUCK, CARL E. Private 

Son of James and Marjorie Elizabeth Buck (deceased); 
born April 17, 1892, Kennard, Henry County, Ind. Mechanic. 
Entered service October 5, 1917, Newcastle, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 54th Company, 14th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Embarked for overseas 
June 10, 1918; assigned to Company E, 26th Infantry. Died 
July 20, 1918, from wounds received in action. Buried at 
Pierrefonds, France. The first Henry County boy killed in 
action. 




CAUDLE, JAMES A. - - Private 

Son of Lafayette and Susan Caudle; born March 18, 1898, 
Baywood, Va. Moved to Newcastle, Ind. in 1915. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army October 16, 1916, and was sent to Jeffer- 
son Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company C, 28th Infantry. 
Embarked for overseas June 12, 1917; attached to 1st Division. 
Killed in action July 22, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, 
Ploise, Aisne, Grave No. 103, Sec. F, Plot 2. 




CRULL, CLARENCE MILNER - - - - Private 
Son of Peter Daniel and Emma Milner Crull (Lineback) ; 
born August 20, 1886, Hamilton, Ohio. Moved to Indiana in 
1896. Entered service March 29, 1918, Hamilton, Ohio. Sent 
to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to 
Company M, 102nd Infantry, 26th Division. Killed in action 
October 25, 1918, Bois-de-Ormont. Buried in American Ceme- 
tery, Samogneux, France. Survived by widow, Edith Wesling 
Crull, Lewisville, Ind. 



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ENGLERTH, BENJAMIN LOGAN - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Dr. J. T. and Celisse Whitworth Englerth; born 
January 2, 1892, Honey Creek, Henry County, Ind. Gradu- 
uated from Eclectic Medical School of Cincinnati in 1915. 
Enlisted in Medical Department of U.S. Army, in summer of 
1917, (exact date not known). Promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 
Medical Corps. Overseas early in 1918. Stricken with pneu- 
monia, he died December 16, 1918, Base Hospital No. 101, St. 
Nazaire. Buried in U.S. Cemetery, St. Nazaire, France. 




HART, CLYDE JOSEPH Private 

Son of Joseph and Mary Hart; born January 20, 1894, 
Newcastle, Ind. Farmer. Called into service August 24, 1918, 
Newcastle, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 
47th Company, 12th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Battery E, 30th Field Artillery. Died of pneu- 
monia October 23, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Hess 
Cemetery, Henry County, Ind. 




HOLLAND, SIDNEY Private 

Son of James and Elizabeth Holland; born September 9, 
1892, Britton Ferry, Wales. Came to the United States in 
1897, and settled in Middletown, Henry County, Ind. Auto- 
mobile mechanic. Enlisted in British Service May 12, 1917, 
St. Louis, Mo. Served with British Forces until August, 1918 
when he received a transfer to the American Expeditionary 
Forces; assigned to 12th Railway Engineers. Died of pneu- 
monia March 14, 1919, Base Hospital No. 82, Toul, France. 
Buried in Toul Cemetery, France. 




HOLLIS, ALVA CICERO Private 

Son of Alvah H. and Sarah Ann Hollis; born January 11, 
1893, Madisonville, Ky. Living in Newcastle, Ind., when he 
enlisted in Company M, Indiana National Guard, June 4, 1917, 
Newcastle. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company 
F, 18th Infantry. Went overseas; wounded in action July 21, 
1918, battle of Soissons. Invalided to U.S. in November, 1918. 
Treated in Hospital, Ft. McPherson, Ga. Furloughed home, 
and died November 9, 1919, Madisonville, Ky. Buried, 
Madisonville, Ky. 




LEE, WILLIAM ROBERT Private 

Son of Marion T. and Harriett Lee; born in October 1887, 
Kennard, Henry County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service 
March 29, 1918, Newcastle, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 3rd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company K, 
47th Infantry. Killed in action July 29, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, 
France. Buried in American-French Cemetery, Chateau-Thierry. 



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McDANIEL, ORLIE K. Private 

Son of Lee (deceased) and Clinta McDaniel (Faust); born 
March 2, 1898, Portland, Ind. Moved to Newcastle in 1891. 
Taxi-driver. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March 1, 1917. 
Sent to Columbus, Ohio; assigned to Company L, 18th Infan- 
try, 1st Division. After three months training in Texas and 
Arizona, he sailed for France June 1, 1917; assigned to Head- 
quarters Company, 18th Infantry. Participated in battles of 
Soissons, St. Mihiel, and Argonne. Gassed October 2, and 
died October 5, 1918. 




MADDY. GERALD Private 

Son of Frank and Alice Maddy (both deceased); born 
August 10, 1895, Richmond, Ind. Parents moved to a farm 
near Sulphur Springs, Henry County, Ind. in 1896. Farmer. 
Called into service October 5, 1917, Newcastle, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. ; then to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Company M, 151st Infantry. Transferred to Camp Merritt, 
N. J. Sailed for France in June, 1918; assigned to Company 
B, 102nd Infantry, 26th Division. Died from wounds August 2, 
1918. Buried in Chateau-Thierry Cemetery, France. 




MUNDELL, CHARLES ------ Private 

Son of Daniel and Mary Mundell; born June 10, 1883, near 
Middletown, Henry County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
Company M, Indiana National Guard (Company M, 151st 
Infantry) Newcastle, Ind., August 26, 1917. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss. Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to 
Company B, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Participated in 
numerous engagements. Killed in action October 10, 1918, 
in the Argonne Forest Drive. The American Legion Post, 
Middletown, Ind., is named in his honor. 




MUNDY, HARVEY ------- Private 

Son of Edward Monroe (deceased) and Nancy Mundy; 
born July 24, 1894, Yadkin County, N. C. Moved to New- 
castle, Ind. in November, 1902. Entered service September 21, 
1917, Newcastle, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
54th Company, 14th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company A, 
151st Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company 
E, 26th Infantry. Killed in battle of Soissons July 19, 1918. 
Buried, Ploisy, Aisne, France. 




PAYNE, JAMES LENNON Private 

Son of Jeremiah and Anna Payne; born September 5, 1901, 
Hinsdale, 111. Moved to Henry County, Ind. in August, 1902. 
Machinist. Enlisted in Company M, 2nd Infantry, Indiana 
National Guard, (Company M, 151st Infantry) August 5, 
1917, Newcastle, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas 
in June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 18th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Killed in action October 5, 1918, in Argonne Forest, 
Buried in American Cemetery No. 1232, Romagne, France, 



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PEACOCK, SAMUEL BRUCE ... - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Peacock; born January 31, 
1898, Mocksville, N. C. Moved to Henry County, Ind., in 
early life. Mechanic. Entered service May 23, 1918, and 
sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Overseas in July, 1918; 
assigned to Company F, Headquarters Company, Medical 
Department. Died of pneumonia January 28, 1919, just before 
sailing for U.S. Body returned to U.S. in November, 1920, 
and buried in Newcastle, Ind. Survived by widow, Voleta 
Peacock, and two sons, Samuel B. and Charles H. Peacock. 




PENCE, EUGENE RUNYAN - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Pence; born June 4, 1901, New- 
castle, Ind. Student. Enlisted in U.S. Navy July 22, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to U.S. Naval Training Station, Great 
Lakes, 111.; assigned to duty as Apprentice Seaman, U.S.N.R.F. 
Promoted to 2nd Class Seaman. Died of influenza September 
25, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. Buried in 
Newcastle, Ind. 




ROSS, CARL FOURQUREAN Private 

Son of Amos and Williamanna Fourqurean Ross; born 
November 13, 1882, Delaware County, Ind. Employed as an 
ironworker in Newcastle, when he was called into service March 
23, 1918. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; then to Washington, 
D. C; assigned to Company H, 35th Engineers. Overseas in 
June, 1918. Killed accidentally by train February 8, 1919, 
Bordeaux, France, just before he was to sail for home. Buried 
in Cemetery of U.S. Army Hospital, Bordeaux, France. 




SMITH, HOWARD REA - - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Edward and Mary Bonslog Smith; born January 9, 
1888, Newcastle, Ind. Educated in University of Michigan. 
Enlisted in aviation service of U.S. Army in June, 1917, Cham- 
paign, 111. Trained in Canada, and Kelly Field, Tex. Com- 
missioned 2nd Lieutenant. Sailed for England in January, 
1918, with 28th Aero Squadron. Met death in accident May 
27, 1918, Gervain, Scotland. Body returned to U.S., and 
buried in South Mound Cemetery, Newcastle, Ind. American 
Legion Post, Newcastle, Ind., named in his honor. 




THOMAS, VERL THOMAS - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Sylvester and Joanna Thomas; born February 19, 
1897, New Lisbon, Henry County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Marine Corps June 19, 1917, Newcastle, Ind. Sent to 
Quantico, Ya.; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Regiment. 
Went overseas; killed in action June 12, 1918, Belleau Woods, 
France. Buried in American Cemetery, Belleau Woods, 
France. Awarded Croix de Guerre, (posthumously) for bravery 
in action. Received special mention in order from General 
Petain, and two American generals. 



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WILSON, ALBA A. Private 

Son of David T. and Hattie Buck Wilson; born June 4, 1895, 
Tipton, Ind. Moved to Henry County in 1917. Farmer. 
Entered service June 24, 1918, Tipton, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company G, 333rd Infantry. Went 
overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Machine Gun Com- 
pany, 91st Division. Died November 11, 1918, from wounds 
received in action. Buried in American Military Cemetery, 
No. 1252, Grave 61, Waereghem, West Flanders. 






Names reported from Henry County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained: 



Died of pneumonia 



CARPENTER, GERALD H. Blountsville, Ind. Private. 
January 19, 1918, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 

COLLINS, ROBERT. Newcastle, Ind. Private. Killed in action July 21, 1918, 
battle of Soissons. 

DUNBAR, HENRY CLYDE, Newcastle, Ind. Private. Company B, 162nd 
Jnfantry. Killed in action July 21, 1918. 






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ALLISON, ROY FRANK Sergeant 

Son of Frank L. and Cora Winkler Allison; born November 
23, 1899, Ogden, Henry County, Ind. Moved to Kokomo, 
Ind., in 1904. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 11, 

1915, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Assigned to 
Company K, 34th Infantry. Served on the Mexican Border in 

1916. Went overseas in August, 1918, and was killed in action 
October 22, 1918. Survived by widow, Alberta Anderberg 
Allison. 




BLANSETT, WILLIAM JOHNSON - - - Corporal 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Blansett; born in 1894 (exact 
date not known), Jasper, Tenn. Employed in Kokomo, Ind. 
at time of enlistment in U.S. Regular Army, early in the year, 
1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to aviation branch of 
service, and sent to Kelly Field, Tex. Transferred to Wilbur 
Wright Field, Ohio. Later took a special course in gunnery. 
Died of influenza October 6, 1918, Dayton, Ohio. Buried in 
Jasper, Tenn. 




BOHN, CHARLES R. Private 

Son of Albert F. and Mary A. Bohn; born January 23, 1893, 
Miami County, Ind. Living in Kokomo, Ind. at time he was 
called into service, September 4, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 15th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Base Hospital, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Rankin Cemetery, Bunker Hill, 
Ind. Survived by widow, Pearl Bohn. 




BOLES, HENRY P. - Private 

Son of John A. and Susie Boles; born December 21, 1876, 
West Lima, Wis. When quite young moved with parents to 
Kokomo, Ind. Enlisted in U.S.' Regular Army September 13, 
1899, and served several years. Re-enlisted January 22, 1914, 
Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company D, 1st Infantry; 
later transferred to Supplv Company, 1st Field Artillery. Died 
of pneumonia March 6, 1918, Ft. Sill, Okla. Buried in Kokomo, 
Ind. 



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BORUFF, HOUCK Private 

Son of Henry and Emma Boruff; born February, 1887 (day 
n! month not given) Union County, Tenn. Employed as a 
machinist in Kokomo, Ind., where he entered service October 10, 
1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to School for Cooks 
and Bakers, and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; where he died 
of pneumonia, February 28, 1918. Buried at Maynardville, 
Tenn. 




CASSADY, EVERETT ------ Corporal 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cassady; born July 31, 1895, 
Logansport, Ind. Living in Kokomo, Ind., when he enlisted 
in U. S. Regular Army July 3, 1916. Sent to Columbus Bar- 
racks, Ohio; assigned to Company H, 23rd Infantry. Served 
on the Mexican Border in 1916. Transferred to Camp Upton, 
N.Y. ; assigned to 152nd Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia 
October 1, 1918. Buried in Logansport, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Nellie Cassady, Peru, Ind. 



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CAVANAUGH, FRANK Private 

(Names of parents unknown.) Born in January, 1888, 
St. Louis, Mo. Employed in Kokomo, Ind., when he was called 
into service September 21, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
assigned to Battery D, 325th Field Artillery. Transferred to 
Company I, 152nd Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918, with 
Replacement Detachment. Killed in action July 28, 1918, 
in Chateau-Thierry Sector. (Burial place unknown). 




CHRISTIE, RALPH DAVID Corporal 

Son of John and Annie Christie (both deceased); born 
October, 1892, Chenoa, 111. Moved to Kokomo, Ind. in March, 
1917, where he entered service March 29, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 11th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Leavenworth, Kans.; 
then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Overseas in July, 1918; assigned 
to 37th Service Company, Signal Corps. Died of pneumonia 
May 9, 1919, Bordeaux, France. Body returned to U.S., and 
interred in Pike Cemetery, Livingston County, 111. 



EAMES, RAYMOND REXFORD - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Joseph P. and Mary R. Eames; born July 21, 1890, 
Blue Island, 111. Educated in Beloit College, Wis. Moved to 
Kokomo, Ind. in 1916. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps, Chicago, 
111. in June, 1917. Received training at Parris Island, S. C., 
and Quantico, Va. Assigned to 96th Company, 2nd Battalion, 
6th Regiment, U.S. Marines. Overseas in January, 1918. 
Gassed, June 14, at Belleau Wood. Died June 29, 1918, in 
Red Cross Hospital, No. 5. Buried outside the city of Paris. 



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ELDRIDGE, CHARLES ROSS ... - Private 
Son of Harry and Eva Conwell Eldridge; born September 
25, 189ft, Kokomo, Ind. Entered service December 12, 1917, 
Kokomo, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to 11th 
Detachment, 236 Aero Squadron; later transferred to San 
Antonio, Tex. Sent to Radio Mechanics School, Pittsburg, 
Pa., and graduated October 5, 1918. Died of pneumonia 
October 29, 1918, in Army Hospital, Pittsburg, Pa. (Burial 
place unknown.) 




FOX, JASPER NEWTON Sergeant 

Son of William Henry and Sarah Fox; born September 21, 
1891, Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind. Later moved to Koko- 
mo, Howard County, (exact date not given), where he enlisted 
in Company E, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard, (Com- 
pany E, 152nd Infantry) June 25, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; transferred to the Machine Gun Company, 152nd Infan- 
try. Overseas in October, 1918. Stricken with influenza, 
he died October 17, 1918, in Army Hospital in Liverpool, 
England. Buried in Everton Cemetery, Liverpool. 




GOLLADAY, JAMES DE ARMOND - - - Bugler 
Son of William S. and Minnie Golladay (Hankins); born 
July 13, 1899, Kokomo, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
Julv 23, 1917, Kokomo, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, 
Ind. Overseas in October, 1917, with Company D, 28th Infan- 
trv. Killed in action March 18, 1918, being the first Howard 
County soldier to give his life on the battle fields of Europe. 
Buried in grave No. 234, Maudre, France. The American 
Legion Post, Kokomo, Ind., is named in his honor. 




GOUDY, GEORGE RAY - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of George Alva and Estella M. Goudy; born November 
30, 1899, Kokomo, Ind. High school student. Enlisted in 
U.S. Marine Corps March 23, 1917, Kokomo, and sent to Parns 
Island, S. C. Went overseas; attached to automatic gun crew 
Participated in battle of Chateau-Thierry, and Belleau Wood. 
Took part in drive at St. Mihiel, and while carrying water to a 
wounded comrade, was killed September 15, 1918. Buried at 
Jaulny, France. 




GULLION, ANNAS Private 

Son of Elmer and Clara Sherman Gullion (Runell); born 
May 1, 1896, Logansport, Ind. Moved to Kokomo, Ind., in 
19 0. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 10, 1917, Kokomo. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company A, 325th 
Field Artillery. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in 
June, 1918; attached to Company A; 110th Engineers. Killed 
in action September 29, 1918, in Argonne Forest. Buried in 
Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 



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HENDERSON, FREDERICK ARTHUR - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Charles A. and Harriett Crabbs Henderson; born 
September 19, 1886, Anderson, Ind. Later moved with 
parents to Kokomo, Ind. Graduated from Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, Pa. in 1912, Commissioned 1st Lieu- 
tenant in Medical Reserve Corps, August 27, 1917. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; then to U.S. Army Hospital, Ft. 
Bayard, N. M., where he died of tuberculosis, January 13, 1919. 
Buried in Montpelier, Blackford County, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Edna Anne Shannon Henderson. 




HOLLINGSWORTH, ROY ELMER - - - Private 
Son of William H. and Martha Hollingsworth; born Novem- 
ber 6, 1896, Edwardsport, Knox County, Ind. Moved to 
Howard County in 1909. Employe in Stellite Factory, Koko- 
mo, Ind., when he was called into service September 4, 1918. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to headquarters Company, 
70th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Knox, Ky., where 
he died of influenza October 10, 1918. Buried in Albright 
Cemetery, Oakford, Howard County, Ind. 




IRVIN, WALTER LONG ------ Private 

Son of Fred B. and Jessie S. Irvin; born August 18, 1890, 
Howard County, Ind. Entered service March 11, 1918; assigned 
to aviation service. Sent to Kelly Field, Tex. Transferred to 
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, Pa. for training in aerial mechan- 
ics; then to Hempstead, N. Y. In July, 1918, he sailed for 
England with 267th Aero Squadron. Died of influenza Novem- 
ber 7, 1918, Shorncliffe, England. Body returned, and buried 
in Kokomo, Ind. 




JENKINS, CHARLES SAMPSON - - - Sergeant 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Jenkins; born June 30, 1898, 
Greentown, Howard County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army July 21, 1916. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; 
assigned to Medical Department; transferred to Ft. Clark, Tex.; 
thence to Camp Travis, Tex.; then to Newport News, Va. 
Assigned to Hospital duty in the National Soldier's Home. 
Death resulted from drowning April 24, 1919, Newport News, 
Va. Body recovered, and sent to Kokomo, Ind. for burial. 




KIMBALL, WILLIS OTTO ----- Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kimball (father deceased); born 
June 17, 1900, Middlefork, Clinton County, Ind. Following 
the death of his father, he made his home with an uncle and 
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Whitecotton, Kokomo, Ind. 
Enlisted in Battery B, 150th Field Artillery in July, 1917. 
Overseas in October, 1917. The last word received from him 
was dated August 9, 1918, In May, 1919, message received 
that he had died from gun shot wounds, received accidentally, 
February 18, 1919, "in France." 



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LYNCH, CHARLES HOWARD .... Sergeant 
Son of Benjamin L. and Mary Drake Lynch; born December 
29, 1873, Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind. Moved to Howard 
County, Ind., in 1889. Enlisted March 18, 1918, Washington, 
D. C. Stationed at Camp Holabird, Md. with Repair Unit 
No. 306. Later transferred to the repair shop as master me- 
chanic, and promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant, Senior 
Grade. Died of pneumonia March 16, 1919, Ft. McHenry, 
Md. Body returned to Kokomo, Ind. for burial. 



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McLELAND, HERMAN A. Private 

Son of Arthur and Youtha McLeland; born April 23, 1900 in 
Scircleville, Clinton County, Ind. Moved to Howard County 
in 1917. Educated in Indiana University. Entered service 
February 11, 1918; sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Later trans- 
ferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Transferred to the Medical 
Corps, and sent to Ellis Island to assist in nursing. Stricken 
with influenza, he died December 7, 1918. Buried at Russia- 
ville, Howard County, Ind. 




McNEW, FLOYD GILBERT Private 

Son of Jeremiah and Mary McNew; born December 2, 1892, 
Tipton County, Ind. Moved to Howard County in 1904. 
Farmer. Entered service March 18, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Greene, N. C. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company E, 
39th Infantry, 4th Division. Participated in second battle of 
the Marne, Chateau-Thierry, Belleau Wood, St. Mihiel, Ver- 
dun, and the Argonne Forest Drive. Killed in action October 
6, 1918. (Burial place unknown). 



METZ, EMIN LEROY Sergeant 

Son of John and Carrie Schafer Metz; born December 4, 
1891, Howard County, Ind. Attending the Illinois Holiness 
College, Olivet, 111., preparing for the ministry, when he entered 
service June 26, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C; assigned 
to Company C, 12th Field Artillery Replacement Depot. 
Promoted to Sergeant. Died of pneumonia October 4, 1918. 
Buried in the family cemetery, three miles west of Plevna, 
Howard County, Ind. 



MORGAN, CLARENCE ORVILLE - - - Private 
Son of L. J. and Luellen Herron Morgan; born July 8, 1895, 
Swayzee, Grant County, Ind. Moved to Howard County in 
1916. Entered service April 3, 1918, Kokomo. Sent to Ft. 
Hamilton, N. Y.; assigned to 12th Company, Coast Artillery 
Corps. One week from the day he left home, he was stricken 
with pneumonia, taken to the First Aid Hospital, where he died 
April 16, 1918. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Swayzee, Grant 
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NELSON, REX E. ------ - Private 

Son of J. F. and Julia Blue Nelson; born October 21, 1894, 
Rochester, Ind. Moved to Howard County in 1899. Machinist. 
Entered service April 26, 1918, Kokomo. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala; then to Long Island. 
Overseas in June, 1918, with Headquarters Company, 134th 
Field Artillery, 37th Division. Ill when he landed in France; 
sent to hospital at Bordeaux, where he died, August 7, 1918. 
Body returned to Kokomo, Ind. for burial. 



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PACKMAYR, FRANK L. - Private 

Son of John F. and Helen Packmayr; born December 14, 
1889, Baltimore, Md. Later moved to Kokomo, Ind. Residing 
temporarily in San Francisco, Cal., when he entered service 
(date not known.) Went overseas; assigned to Headquarters 
Company, 362nd Infantry, 91st Division. Died September 28, 
1918 from wounds received in action. Survived by widow Cora 
Gay Packmayr, and three sons, Kenneth, Leroy, and Carl, 
Kokomo, Ind. 




RAGAN, ARTHUR EDWARD - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ragan; born in 1895 (exact 
date not known), Kokomo, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army, January, 1917, Kokomo. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Company E, 152nd Infantry. Later transferred to 
Company F, 128th Infantry. Went overseas, and died from 
wounds October 11, 1918. Survived by widow Lena Stakley 
Ragan, Detroit, Mich. 



REED, EDGAR FRANKLIN Corporal 

Son of William and Jane Reed; born May 19, 1888, Nevada, 
Ind., near the Tipton-Howard County line. Entered service in 
September, 1917, Kokomo, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C; 
assigned to Company E, 61st Infantry. Went overseas, and 
was seriously wounded in action, October 30, 1918, and died two 
days later. Buried in U.S. Cemetery, Esnes, No. 673, Grave 
No. 35, France. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross (post- 
humously) for bravery in action. 



ROCKEY, EVERETT LEE ----- Gunner 
Son of Isaac L. and Mary Ella Rockey; born March 30, 1896, 
Harrison Township, Howard County, Ind. Entered service 
December 17, 1917, and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Merritt, N. J., and went overseas in April, 1918. 
Assigned to Battery E, 6th Field Artillery. While participating 
in the Argonne Drive, he was killed in action, October 1, 1918. 
Buried in Argonne, American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 



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RYAN, THOMAS EDWARD 

Carpenter's Mate, 2nd Class 

Son of Thomas and Anna Horoho Ryan; born September 7, 

1891, Kokomo, Ind. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December, 

1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to the Great Lakes Naval Train- 
ing Station, Chicago, where he was given the rank of Carpenter, 
2nd Class. Stricken with influenza, he died September 24, 

1918, and the body was sent to Kokomo, Ind. for burial. 



THARP, ARTHUR E. ------ - Private 

Son of Lewis W. and Ada Tharp; born December 9, 1900, 
Anderson, Ind. Moved to Kokomo in 1906. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army, March 17, 1917, and sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Transferred to Ft. Terry, N. Y.; then to Camp Robinson, Wis., 
and later to Camp Greene, N. C. Went overseas in May, 1918; 
assigned to Battery A, 16th Field Artillery. Went into action, 
and was killed August 12th, 1918. (Burial place unknown). 



TREES, JOHN G. Private 

Son of John S. and Alice Trees; born June 24, 1884, Howard 
County, Ind. Tried several times to enlist in the army of the 
U.S., but was rejected because he was below the required height. 
On May 10, 1918 he enlisted in the Canadian Army, Toronto, 
Canada. Assigned to the Medical Corps. Died September, 
1918, from heart disease, Camp Niagara, Ontario, Canada. 
Body returned to Kokomo, Ind., for burial. 



Names reported from Howard County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained: 



HORTON, CHARLES. Kokomo, Ind. 
370th Infantry. Killed in action, (date 
and place unknown.) 

PHIPPS, THOMAS M. Kokomo, 
Ind. Private, Company A, 113th Machine 
Gun Battalion. Killed in action "Some- 
where in France." 



POOLE, WILLIAM H. Kokomo, Ind. 
Cook. Died of disease November 7, 1918. 
"Somewhere in France." 

PRIDE, FRANK L. Kokomo, Ind. 
Private, 148th Aero Squadron. Died 
from accidental causes, April 26, 1919, 
"Somewhere in France." 



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BEARD, CHARLESES. Corporal 

Son oDJacob and Margaret Beard; born April 23, 1885, 
Sabina, Ohio. Moved to Huntington County, Ind. in 1914. 
Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in March, 1916, 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Bat- 
|tery A, 52nd Artillery. Transferred to Liana Grande, Tex. 
Overseas in August, 1918. Fought in battles of St. Mihiel, 
and Meuse-Argonne. Died of pneumonia November 24, 1918, 
Base Hospital No. 13, Mailly, France. Buried, Mailly le Camp, 
France. 




FISHER, HOMER GLENN Private 

Son of Nathan and Josephine O. Fisher; born February 4, 
1888, Wayne Township, Huntington County, Ind. Graduated 
from Indiana University in 1914. Enrolled in Medical De- 
partment Johns Hopkins University, Md., when he enlisted Octo- 
ber 6, 1917, in U.S. Medical Reserve Corps, Baltimore, Md. 
Stationed at Ft. Howard, Md., and White Sulphur Springs, 
W. Va. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Johns Hopkins 
Hospital, Baltimore, Md. Buried at Mt. Etna, Huntington 
County, Ind. 




FYSON, ELMER LEROY - - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Thomas and Ellen Clymer Fyson; born November 
27, 1890, Wells County, Ind. Moved to Huntington County 
in 1895. Chauffeur. Enrolled in Student Army Training 
Corps, October 15, 1918, Huntington, Ind. Sent to Rolling 
Prairie, Ind. for special training. Contracted influenza, and 
died November 3, 1918. Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, 
Huntington, Ind. Survived by widow, Iva Rose Fyson, and 
one daughter, Jeanette Rose Fyson, Huntington, Ind. 




GROSSMAN, CARL WILLIAM - - - - Corporal 
Son of John and Emma Wiedenhoeft Grossman ; born May 
29, 1891, Huntington, Ind. Graduated from Green School of 
Pharmacy, Indianapolis, Ind. Druggist. Entered service 
October 5, 1917, Huntington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Headquarters 
Company, 139th Field Artillery. While enroute for France he 
contracted pneumonia, and died October 15, 1918. Body 
returned to U.S., and buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Huntington, 
Ind. 



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HALLER, LEWIS ALDEN Private 

Son of William L. (deceased) and Addie Pettingill Haller 
(Hart); born May 25, 1892, Andrews, Huntington County, 
Ind. Farmer. Entered service May, 1918, San Francisco, 
Cal. Sent to Presidio, Cal. ; assigned to 63rd Infantry. Crossed 
country with his Company, and while waiting at Camp Mead, 
Md. was struck by passing train and instantly killed, September 
1, 1918. Buried in Andrews, Ind. Survived by widow, Jose- 
phine Miller Haller, Bridgeport, Ore. The American Legion 
Post, Andrews, Ind. named in his honor. 




HASTY, EDWARD EMERSON .... Private 
Son of John M. (deceased) and Theressa Hasty (Schermer- 
horn); born April 14, 1897, Union Township, Huntington 
County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service September 3, 1918, 
Huntington. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 14th 
Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to school for Bakers and Cooks. Died of pneu- 
monia October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried at Barnes 
Chapel, Rockcreek Township, Huntington County, Ind. 




HOOVER, EDWARD D. - Private 

Son of George and Martha Hoover; born August 14, 1890, 
Huntington, Ind. Mechanic. Entered service October 4, 
1917, Huntington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 63rd Company, 16th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Bri- 
gade; then to Company B, 309th Engineers. Transferred to 
Camp Forrest, Ga.; assigned to Company I, 6th Infantry. Over- 
seas in April, 1918. Took part in battles of St. Mihiel and died 
from wounds, September 16, 1918. Buried in St. Mihiel Ameri- 
can Cemetery, Sec. 17, Plot 4, France. 




MAYNE, ROBERT McNEIL ----- Private 
Son of Arthur M. and Laura Purviance Mayne; born Sep- 
tember 20, 1897, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Moved to Huntington 
County in December, 1897. Farmer. Entered service Feb- 
ruary 18, 1918, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Meyer, Va.; 
assigned to Company E, 30th Engineers. Embarked for over- 
seas June 28, 1918. Participated in battles of St. Mihiel, and 
Argonne Forest. Killed in action November 1, 1918, Argonne 
Forest. Buried where he fell. First boy from Huntington 
County to die on firing line. 




ROBBINS, GARLAND - - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of James L. and Sarah Hull Robbins (deceased); born 
August 13, 1891, Huntington, Ind. Cook, Big Four Railroad. 
Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps February 16, 1918. Sent to 
Parris Island, S. C; assigned to Company F, 13th Regiment. 
Transferred to Quantico, Va. Went overseas in September 
1918. Died of pneumonia October 12, 1918, Brest, France. 
Body returned to U.S., and buried at Monument City, Hunting- 
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SATTERTHWAITE, HARRY GLEN - - - Corporal 
Son of William and Jennie Satterthwaite ; born September 
17, 1887, Polk Township, Huntington County, Ind. Barber. 
Entered service August 6, 1918, Huntington, Ind. Sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to Company A, Machine Gun Bat- 
talion. Died of pneumonia February 10, 1919, Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Buried in Huntington, Ind. Survived by widow, Mabel Sat- 
terthwaite, and four children, John Wonderly, Katherine Louise, 
Paul Richard, and Georgia Marie, Huntington, Ind. 



SCOTT, GRAHAM ELWIN ----- Private 
Son of Court E. and Mamie Mader Scott (deceased); born 
December 27, 1900, Huntington, Ind. High school student. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 3, 1917, Ft. Wayne, 
Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; transferred to San 
Antonio, then to Eagle Pass, Tex. Assigned to Company H, 
26th Infantry; overseas in June, 1917. Cited for gallantry in 
action and especially meritorious service. Killed in action 
July 19, 1918, in Battle of Soissons. (Burial place unknown.) 



SHELLER, JAMES HARVEY ----- Private 
Son of John and Mary E. Waltermade Sheller; born August 
19, 1896, North Manchester, Ind. Moved to Huntington 
County in 1903. Traveling salesman, Entered service July 23, 
1918, Huntington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 8th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Headquarters Company, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Died of pneumonia, February 15, 1919, Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington, Ind. 



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SMITH, CHARLES AMBROSE - - - - Corporal 
Son of Jefferson W. and Lodena A. Smith; born September 
21, 1899, Gas City, Grant County, Ind. Living in Huntington, 
Ind. and employed as brakeman on Erie Railroad, when he 
enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 28, 1917, Dayton, Ohio. 
Transferred to Ft. Ringgold, Tex.; assigned to Company G, 
28th Infantry, 1st Division. Promoted to Corporal. Went 
overseas in June, 1917. Died May 3, 1918, from wounds re- 
ceived at Chateau-Thierry. (Burial place unknown). 




STEWART, FLOYD STANLEY - - - - Private 
Son of James M. and Mary Harvey Stewart; born July 20, 
1896, Union Township, Huntington County, Ind. Farmer. 
While visiting his brother in Craig, Colo., he enlisted in Troop 
G, 1st Colorado Cavalry. Sent to Camp Baldwin, Colo. 
Transferred to Camp Kearney, Cal. Sent to Camp Merritt, 
N. J. Went overseas in June, 1918. Killed in action Septem- 
ber 7, 1918, Fismes, France. Buried in American Cemetery 
No. 617, Grave No. 133, Sec. B, Plot 3, Fismes, France. 



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SURRAN, HARRY H. Private 

Son of John W. (deceased) and Sarah Irwin Surran; born 
June 17, 1888, Warren, Huntington County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service May 28, 1918, Edwardsburg, Mich. Sent to 
Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company A, 339th Infantry. 
Went overseas; and sent to Russia. Contracted pneumonia, 
and died October 14, 1918, Brenika, Russia. Body returned to 
U.S., and buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren, Huntington 
County, Ind. 




TAYLOR, VICTOR HUGO Private 

Son of John W. and Charlotte Minnick Taylor; born April 
13, 1895, Union Township, Huntington County, Ind. Car- 
penter. Entered service September 30, 1917, Huntington, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company C, 
139th Field Artillery. Overseas in October, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia October 17, 1918, on board the boat after its arrival 
at Liverpool, England. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Brown's 
Corner, Huntington County, Ind. The American Legion Post, 
Markle, Ind., named in his honor. 




WHITELOCK, CHARLES NOTTINGHAM - Private 
Son of Orlando W. and Jennie Nottingham Whitelock; born 
June 10, 1896, Huntington, Ind. Attending Elon College, N. C, 
when he enlisted in Ambulance Corps, Red Cross Company 18, 
August 4, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; 
assigned to 3rd Ambulance Company, 311th Sanitary Train. 
Died October 4, 1917, Base Hospital, Camp Grant, 111., fol- 
lowing operation for appendicitis. Buried in Mount Hope 
Cemetery, Huntington, Ind. 




YOCUM, ERNEST Private 

Son of Joel and Elizabeth Yocum; born April 23, 1894, 
Baker, Neb. Moved to Huntington County, Ind. in early life 
(exact date not given.) Laborer. Enlisted in Company C, 
4th Infantry, Indiana National Guard, Huntington, Ind., 
August 5, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Battery E, 139th Field Artillery. Died of mumps and influ- 
enza April 3, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried near Camp 
Shelby, Miss. 



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AKERS, STANLEY GARLAND - - - - Private 
Son of George and Pearl Akers; born September 17, 1897, 
Freetown, Jackson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 6, 1918, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Battery C, 70th Field Artillery. While home 
on furlough, he died from gun shot wounds, received from his 
own gun while hunting, October 17, 1918. Buried in Wegan 
Cemetery, near Brownstown, Ind. 




ALLMAN, FRED -------- Private 

Son of Phillip and Sarah Allman; born May 16, 1891, 
Hamilton Township, Jackson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 26, 1918, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio; assigned to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 
158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company E, 334th 
Infantry. Overseas in August, 1918. Died of pneumonia 
October 16, 1918, "in France." Survived by widow, Flossie 
Allman, and one son, Clarence Allman, Surprise, Jackson 
County, Ind. 




ARBUCKLE, WALTER Private 

Son of Joseph E. and Carrie E. Arbuckle; born September 22, 
1898, Scott County, Ind. Moved to Jackson County in 1901. 
Contractor. Enlisted in Company K, 2nd Infantry, Indiana 
National Guard, (152nd Infantry) July 20, 1917, Seymour, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in June, 1918; 
assigned to Company K, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed 
in action July 25, 1918, battle of Chateau -Thierry. Buried in 
American Cemetery No. 608, Seringes-et-Nesles, France. 




BREWER, FRANCIS MARVIN - - - - Private 
Son of C. W. (deceased) and Martha Brewer (Johnson); 
born February 28, 1897, Vallonia, Jackson County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service January 30, 1918, Brownstown, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Harrison, Ind.; then to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; 
and later to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Assigned to the 20th Company 
Engineers. Died in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., 
July 17, 1918, following an operation for tumor. Buried in 
Vallonia Cemetery, Jackson County, Ind. 



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BURBRINK, FRANK W. Private 

Son of Henry and Elizabeth Burbrink; born January 23, 
1893, Seymour, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 26, 
1918, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned 
to 3rd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company G, 14th Ammunition Train. Died 
of pneumonia October 5, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at 
Jonesville, Jackson County, Ind. Survived by widow, Alvina 
Burbrink, Seymour, Ind. 




CASEBOLDT, ROBERT SANFORD - - - Private 

Son of Sanford (deceased) and Mary Caseboldt (Hankins) ; 
born June 3, 1892, Medora, Jackson County, Ind. Farmer. 
Enlisted in Company K, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard 
(152nd Infantry), July 12, 1917, Seymour, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company M, 168th Infantry. Over- 
seas in June, 1918. Killed in action September 12, 1918, St. 
Mihiel, France. Buried in St. Mihiel-American Cemetery, 
No. 1233, France. 




COBB, HENRY ELKANAH - - - Cadet Aviator 
Son of John J. and Ella O. Cobb; born June 29, 1889, Sey- 
mour, Ind. Eduu ted in Purdue University, and at the time of 
his enlistment, he was supervisor of Manual Training in the 
Public Schools of Elgin, 111. Entered Military School for Aero- 
nautics, Cornell University, November 8, 1917. Graduated 
February 16, 1918. Sent to Ellington Field, Tex., where he 
died of pneumonia, April 23, 1918. Buried in Riverview Ceme- 
tery, Seymour, Ind. 




FOUNTAIN, VIRGIL Private 

Son of William and Mary Fountain; born June 28, 1889, 
Jackson County, Ind. Mail carrier. Entered service May 26, 
1918, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 28th Company, 7th raining Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Forrest, Ga.; assigned to Headquarters 
Detachment, 605th Engineers. Died of pneumonia October 10, 
1918, on board the George Washington. Buried in Commune of 
Finistere, France. 



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GOSSMAN, VANCE HAROLD ... - Private 

Son of Charles W. and Carrie N. Gossman; born December 2, 
1892, Vallonia, Jackson County, Ind. Insurance agent. 
Entered service Jun 23, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 5th company, 2nd Training 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Embarked for overseas 
September 29, 1918; assigned to Company A, 309th Supply 
Train. Returned to U.S. in June, 1919; assigned to Base 
Base Hospital No. 25, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., where he 
died August 28, 1919. Buried at Vallonia, Ind. 



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GRAVES, MICHAEL CHARLES - - Fireman, U.S.N. 
Son of Orlando C. and Elizabeth Farrell Graves (deceased) ; 
born January 19, 1898, Seymour, Ind. Employe of Public 
Service Company, Seymour, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, 
Louisville, Ky. in June, 1917; assigned to fireman on the Battle- 
ship Iowa. Died of pneumonia on board hospital ship Solace, 
October 10, 1918. Buried in Catholic Cemetery, Seymour, Ind. 




HACKMAN, HUBERT Private 

Son of William J. F. and Emma Hackman; born February 23, 
1895, near Tampico, Jackson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 8, 1918, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sheridan, Ala. for training; assigned to Machine Gun Comp- 
pany, 26th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 28, 1918, 
Camp Sheridan. Buried in Sauers Cemetery, Jackson County, 
Ind. 




HAGAN, MARTIN A. Private 

Son of Charles and Minnie Otte Hagan; born October 18, 
1891, Grassy Fork Township, Jackson County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service July 22, 1918, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 26th Company, 7th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp 
McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 35th 
Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 25, 1918, Camp 
McClellan. Buried in Wegan Lutheran Cemetery, near Browns- 
town, Ind. 




HARTWELL, CHESTER A. - - - - - Private 
Son of James A. and Sarah E. Hartwell; born June 27, 
1893, Seymour, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 13, 
1917, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to Camp Funston, Kans. ; then 
to Ft. Sill, Okla.; assigned to Company L, 138th Infantry, 35th 
Division. Embarked for overseas June 19, 1918, from Camp 
Mills, L.I. Killed in action July 11, 1918. (Battle not known). 




HUCKLEBERRY, LEBERT ----- Private 
Son of Anderson and Martha Huckleberry; born March 2, 
1893, Washington County, Ind. Moved to Jackson County in 
March, 1903. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Browns- 
town, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 2nd Com- 
pany, 1st Development Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 
9, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor. Buried in Monteden, 
Grave No. 8, Post Cemetery, Camp Taylor, Ky. 



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LESLIE, HARRY ALEXANDER - - - - Private 
Son of W. I. (deceased) and Katherine Leslie; born August 
23, 1886, Seymour, Ind. Employed as a painter in Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, where he entered service in September, 1917. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Assigned to 
Company B, 115th Machine Gun Battalion. Overseas in 
May, 1918. Died from wounds August 27, 1918, received from 
bursting bomb, while fighting on "Flanders Front", Belgium. 




LEWIS, ALBERT MAY - - - Private, U.S.M.C 

Son of James W. and Melinda Catherine Lewis; born 
October 18, 1899, Crothersville, Jackson County, Ind. High 
school student. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps in April, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S. C.; then to Quan- 
tico, Va.; assigned to 51st Company, 5th Regiment, 2nd Train- 
ing Battalion. Went overseas in August, 1918. Killed in 
action October 4, 1918, Mont Blanc Ridge, France. (Burial 
place unknown). 




LOCKHART, CLARENCE ------ Private 

Son of Andrew J. and Anna Lockhart (Sharr) ; born February 
24, 1894, Vallonia, Jackson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service May 4, 1918, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky. ; assigned to Company G, 52nd Infantry. Transferred to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; then overseas in July, 1918. Died of pneu- 
monia December 5, 1918, Base Hospital No. 19, France. 
(Burial place unknown). 




LUCAS, JAMES Sergeant 

Son of Ezekiel and Flora Lucas; born April 13, 1887, Red- 
dington, Jackson County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army July 17, 1915, Laredo, Tex. Served on the Mexi- 
can Border; assigned to Company H, 9th Infantry. Went 
overseas in September, 1917, and was killed in action June 6, 
1918, Vaux, France. Buried at Vaux sur Somme, Somme, 
France. Reported as the first man in Company H, 9th In- 
fantry, to be killed in action. 




MOUNT, LESLIE LEWIS - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of George M. and Rose E. Mount; born August 26, 
1898, Scott County, Ind. Moved to Jackson County, June 
20, 1904. High school student. Enlisted in U.S. Marine 
Corps December 14, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to Parris 
Island, S. C; assigned to 74th Company. Died February 14, 
1918, following an operation for appendicitis, Parris Island, 
S. C. Buried at Crothersville, Jackson County, Ind. 



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MYERS, WILLIAM JOSEPH ----- Private 
Son of John E. and Katherine M. Myers; born June 1, 
1897, Seymour, Jackson County, Ind. Employed in Baltimore 
and Ohio Railway Office, Seymour. Entered service September 
5, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Arsenal Technical School, 
Indianapolis; assigned to Signal Corps. Died of pneumonia 
October 12, 1918, Indianapolis. Buried in Riverview Cemetery, 
Seymour, Jackson County, Ind. 



PRUDEN, JAMES HAROLD Private 

Son of George and Minnie Broadaker Pruden; born November 
5, 1890, Cortland, Jackson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 8, 1918, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 28th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to 2nd Company, 1st Develop- 
ment Battalion. Died from heart failure August 30, 1918, 
Camp Taylor. Buried in Cortland, Jackson County, Ind. 



SCHILL, JOSEPH E. Private 

Son of John and Lenora D. Schill; born August 16, 1887, 
Crothersville, Jackson County, Ind. Laborer. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; then to Camp Logan, Tex.; assigned to Company 
C, 33rd Infantry. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y.; assigned 
to Company D, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division. Overseas in 
May, 1918. Killed in action August 9, 1918, Chipilly Ridge, 
France. (Burial place unknown). 




STEWART, JAMES B. Private 

Son of James and Anna Stewart; born March 19, 1895, 
Jackson County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army February 14, 1917, and sent to Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio; then to Ft. Sam Houston, Tex.; assigned to Company H, 
3rd Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917; attached to Machine 
Gun Company, 26th Infantry. Died of pneumonia March 16, 
1918, (place unknown). Buried, Menilla Tour; Meurthe et 
Moselle, Grave No. 812. 



THOMPSON, CHARLES W. - - - - - Corporal 
Son of John F. and Rose Thompson (Wolfe); born May 29, 
1887, Sparksville, Jackson County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army March 9, 1915, Brownstown, Ind. Sent 
to ElPaso, Tex.; assigned to Company H, 16th Infantry. Over- 
seas in June, 1917, with Company B, 2nd Machine Gun Bat- 
talion. Took part in battles of Lorraine Sector, Toul Sector, 
Picardy, Cantigny. Killed in action July 19, 1918, battle of 
Soissons. 



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WILSON, ARVIE R. ------ . Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Wilson (mother deceased) ; born 
September 27, 1894, Brownstown, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service March 29, 1918, Brownstown. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga. Overseas in July, 
1918; assigned to Company L, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Killed in action October 6, 1918 in battle of Argonne Forest. 
Cited by Division Commander for bravery in action and meri- 
torious services. 



ZIMMERMAN, EDWARD PETER - - - Private 
Son of Peter and Emma Amelia Zimmerman; born Febru- 
ary 18, 1892, Seymour, Ind. Machinist. Entered service 
May 27, 1918, Brownstown, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 28th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; 
assigned to Company H, 153rd Infantry. Overseas in August, 
1918 with Company H, 127th Infantry. Killed in action October 
26, 1918, in Argonne Forest. Buried in Argonne American 
Cemetery No. 1232. Romagne, France. 



"Be calm then, ye who loved ones gave 
In fight for aims so pure and high. 
Rejoice that they the world helped save, 
That "Not in vain do heroes die." 

J. Monroe Carter, Salem, Indiana. 



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BIGGS, DEWEY Petty Officer, U.S.N. 

Son of Marion Eugene (deceased) and Clara Biggs; born 
January 14, 1898, Pike County, Ind. Moved to Jasper County 
in 1910. Laborer. Entered U.S. Navy May 31, 1918, Great 
Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Sent to Camp 
Paul Jones Navy Yards, Pa. Overseas in August, 1918. Died 
of pneumonia October 4, 1918. First Jasper County boy to die 
in service. Body returned and buried in Weston Cemetery, 
Rensselaer, Ind. The American Legion Post, Rensselaer, Ind., 
is named in his honor. 




CASTER, EARL WILLIAM ----- Private 
Son of George W. and Martha J. Caster; born December 21, 
1895, Milroy Township, Jasper County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service October 2, 1917, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 309th Engineers Corps. 
Died of pneumonia December 19, 1917, Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Buried in Crockett Cemetery, Jasper County, Ind. 




CLAYTON, CLARENCE C. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Clayton (mother deceased); 
foster son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. LaFevre; born June 14, 1900, 
near Wheatfield, Jasper County, Ind. Entered service in 
October, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery 
E, 17th Field Artillery. Overseas in December, 1917. Fought 
at Chateau-Thierry, Verdun, and Belleau Wood. Returned to 
U.S., and died May 29, 1919, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., following 
an operation for appendicitis. Buried at Medaryville, Ind. 




DAVISSON, LONNIE ------- Private 

Son of Amos and Lydia Davisson; born November 1, 1895, 
near Rensselaer, Ind. Farmer. Entered service January 9, 
1918, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to Company C, 317th 
Field Signal Battalion. Overseas in July, 1918. Participated 
in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Died of pneumonia October 
8, 1918, in Evacuation Hospital No. 9. Buried at Vanbacourt, 
Bar-le-Duc, Section M, Grave No. 117, France. 



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FRITZ, GEORGE - - Private 

Son of John (deceased) and Theresa Fritz; born April 22, 
1892, Walker Township, Jasper County, Ind. Farmer. En- 
tered service September 6, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 40th Company, 10th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 
14, 1918, in Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
Catholic Cemetery, Medaryville, Pulaski County, Ind. 



GRATNER, GEORGE WELLINGTON - - Private 
Son of William and Emma Lewis Gratner; born December 
14, 1896, near Rensselaer, Ind. Farmer. Called into service 
September 6, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 40th Company, 10th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to 28th Company, 7th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia Novem- 
ber 20, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried, Rensselaer, Ind. 



KNOX, JOHN McCONNELL Private 

Son of Thomas A. and Rachael Pierce Knox; born March 21 , 
1891, Chillicothe, Ohio. Removed to Rensselaer, Ind. in early 
life. Educated in University of Illinois. Traveling salesman. 
Enlisted in U.S. Quartermaster Corps December 11, 1917, 
Chicago, 111. Sent to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Fla. Over- 
seas in June, 1918, with Supply Company 312. Located near 
Gievres, France, where he died December 5, 1918, of pneumonia. 
Body returned in November, 1920, and buried in Weston Ceme- 
tery, Rensselaer, Ind. 



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LANHAM, RAYMOND Private 

Son of Benjamin and Margaret Lanham, (deceased); born 
August 23, 1898, Hamilton County, Ind. Working on a farm in 
Jasper County, Ind., when he enlisted in Company M, 3rd 
Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Battery C, 137th Field 
Artillery) May 30, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Went 
overseas in June, 1918. Participated in battles of St. Mihiel, 
and Argonne Forest. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, 
France. (Burial place unknown). 




McGLYNN, CLARENCE DEWEY - - - Private 
Son of Dominic and Emma McGlynn; born November 8, 
1898, Remington, Jasper County, Ind. Carpenter. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army May 10, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky. Overseas in May, 1918; transferred to 10th 
Machine Gun Battalion, Headquarters Detachment, 4th Divi- 
sion. Fought at the Marne, Verdun, and in the Argonne Forest. 
Killed in action October 15, 1918. Buried in Cemetery of Bois- 
de-Fays, Grave No. 2, France. The American Legion Post, 
Remington, Ind., named in his honor. 



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MADDOX, CALVINJMcKINLEY - - - - Private 
Son of Joseph and Caroline Maddox; born April 5, 1896, 
Medaryville, Pulaski County, Ind. Farmer. Called into 
service September 1, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Arsenal 
Technical School, Indianapolis, for training. Transferred to 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., where he died of pneumonia 
January 4, 1919. Buried in Medaryville, Pulaski County, 
Ind. 



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MURRAY, ARTHUR DWIGHT - - - - Private 
Son of James and Lillian Murray; born November 18, 1895, 
Jasper County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 30, 
1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned 
to 31st Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Died of influenza October 9, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio. Buried, Wheatfield, Jasper County, Ind. 




MYERS, ROY AUSTIN Seaman 

Son of Charles Chester and Melissa Belle Myers (both 
deceased); born March 8, 1896, Cory, Clay County, Ind. 
Moved to Jasper County in 1915. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy, November 21, 1917, South Bend, Ind. Sent to Great 
Lakes Naval Station, 111.; then to Brooklyn Navy Yards, N. Y., 
where he died of pneumonia March 21, 1918. Buried in Oak 
Hill Cemetery, Riley, Vigo County, Ind. 



SMALL, GEORGE HARVEY Corporal 

Son of John and Etta Small; born June 27, 1888, Ashland 
Kan. Moved to Jasper County, Ind. in 1917. Laborer. En- 
listed in U.S. Regular Army June 30, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; later transferred to Syracuse, N. Y. 
Overseas in September, 1917; assigned to Scout Duty, Battalion 
Headquarters, 9th Infantry, 2nd Division. Killed in action 
October 7, 1918, in Mont Blanc Sector. Buried near the place 
where he fell. 



STATH, WILLIAM THEODORE - - - - Private 
Son of Charles F. and Anna M. Stath; born October 14, 
1895, Newton County, Ind. Moved to Jasper County in 1897. 
Farmer. Called into service September 6, 1918, Rensselaer, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 40th Company, 
10th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Battery D, 69th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 
18, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Weston's Cemetery, 
Rensselaer, Ind. 



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STEIN, JOHN --------- Private 

Son of Barnard and Katherine Stein; born September 5, 
1894, Will County, III. Moved to Jasper County, Ind. in 
March, 1896. Farmer. Called into service September 6, 1918, 
Rensselaer. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned tu Battery E 
69th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Rens- 
selaer, Ind. 



STEVENSON, ^WILFRED^ - - - _- - _ - Private 

Son of Samuel and Anna Reefer Stevenson (both deceased); 
born November 1, 1895, McGuffey, Ohio. Moved to Jasper 
County, Ind. in 1899. Farmer. Called into service June 23, 
1918. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Headquarters 
Company, 363rd Infantry, 91st Division. Overseas in Sep- 
tember, 1918. Killed in action November 10, 1918, near 
Waereghem. Buried in American Cemetery No. 1252, Waere- 
ghem, West Flanders, Grave No. 158, Plot D. 



WARFEL, CLARK Private 

Son of John R. and Ella Warfel (deceased); born May 8, 
1891, White County, Ind. Moved to Jasper County in 1911. 
Laborer. Entered service July 23, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 5th Company, 2nd 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp 
McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Battery C, 35th Field Artillery. 
Died of pneumonia October 19, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried 
in Rensselaer. Survived by widow, Lulu Warfel (Green) and 
two children, Willard, and Ruth Warfel. 



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WHITE, GREGORY ------- Private 

Son of John E. and Elizabeth Halleck White; born February 
28, 1891, Fair Oaks, Jasper County, Ind. Garage employe. 
Entered service July 23, 1918, Rensselaer, Ind. Sent to Camp 
McClellan, Ala.; assigned to 35th Field Artillery. Contracted 
influenza; discharged and sent home, where he died February 12, 
1919, from disease contracted while in Camp. Buried, De 
Motte, Ind. Survived by widow, Anna White, and one son, 
Edward White, Whiting, Ind. 



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AYERS, ROBERT GUY Private 

Son of Edward and Emma Steed Ayers; born September 20, 
1887, Collett, Jay Countv, Ind. Machinist. Entered service 
April 26, 1918, Portland, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Overseas in June, 1918, assigned to Company G, 6th Engineers. 
Fought at Verdun; in the Meuse-Argonne Drive, and at Mont- 
faucon. Killed by German prisoner November 7, 1918, 
captured while on guard duty. Buried in Argonne-American 
Cemetery, Romagne, France. The American Legion Post, 
Portland, Ind., named in his honor. 




BARR, FREDERICK JAMES ----- Private 
Son of Samuel H. and Frances D. Barr; born October 23, 
1895, near Portland, Ind. Enrolled in Michigan University 
when he entered service September 21, 1917, Portland, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 68th Company, 17th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company C, 113th Field 
Signal Battalion. Shot accidentally while on target range, 
and died in Base Hospital April 16, 1918, Camp Shelby. Buried 
in Greenfork Cemetery, Portland, Ind. 




BURGESS, RALPH W. Wagoner 

Son of James M. and Elizabeth F. Burgess; born Tuly 2, 
1884, Dunkirk, Jay Countv, Ind. Glass blower. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army, June 12, 1917, Marion, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Oglethorpe, Ga.; assigned to Troop A, 23rd Cavalry. Trans- 
ferred to SupDly Company, 23rd Cavalry. Killed accidentally 
August 13, 1917, in fall from wagon, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. 
Buried at Dunkirk, Ind. The American Legion Post, Dunkirk, 
Ind., named in his honor. 




BUTCHER, LOWELL LELAND - - - - Private 
Son of Alexander and Lulu Butcher (Swank); born August 
24, 1897, Jay County, Ind. Laborer. Englisted in U.S. Regular 
Army in August, 1917, Lima. Ohio. Sent to Camp Sheridan, 
Ala. ; transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga. ; assigned to Company L, 
38th Infantry, 3rd Division. Overseas in spring of 1918. 
Participated in Aisne Defensive, Champagne, Marne Defensive, 
Aisne Marne Offensive. Killed in action July 23, 1918, while 
crossing Marne River. First soldier killed in action from Jay 
County. 



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FLAHIE, CLAUDE L. Private 

Son of Thomas and Katherine Flahie; born August 21, 1895, 
Pennville, Jay County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service Aug- 
ust, 28, 1918, Portland, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; 
assigned to 13th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 160th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Headquarters Company, 214th 
Field Signal Battalion. Died of influenza October 7, 1918, 
Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Twin Hill Cemetery Pennville, 
Jay County, Ind. Survived by widow, Lexie Pyle Flahie, 
Pennville, Ind. 




FORD, MERRILL W. - - - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Seymour and Mary E. Ford; born February 9, 1897, 
Bryant, Jay County, Ind. Barber. Entered U.S. Navy in 
July 1918, Kalamazoo, Mich. Sent to' Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to duty as Second 
Class Seaman, U.S. Naval Reserve Force. Died of pneumonia 
October 2, 1918, in hospital, Camp Logan, 111. Buried at 
Bryant, Jay County, Ind. Survived by widow, Leona Ford 
(since remarried), and one son, Lawrence Ford. 




GARRINGER, JAMES MANDVILLE - - - Private 
Son of George Alexander and Amelia Finch Garringer; born 
February 15, 1896, near Portland, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service September 21, 1917, Portland, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to 113th Field Signal Battalion. Overseas in October 1918. 
Transferred to Company A, 323rd Field Signal Battalion. 
Died of disease March 22, 1919, Bordeaux, France. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Talence, Gironde France. 




GRAY, HARRY PRATT ----- Corporal 
Son of Irwin and Lela Gardner Gray; born May 25, 1890, 
near Pennville, Jay County, Ind. Graduated from Indiana 
University, June 13, 1917. Enlisted the same day in 88th 
Ambulance Corps. Overseas in June 1918. In active service 
during campaigns of summer and fall of 1918. Died of pneu- 
monia November 11, 1918, Pierpont Morgan Hospital, Aix Ie 
Baine, France. (Burial place unknown.) 




GRAY, ROY L Private 

Son of Joseph E. and Clara E. Gray; born July 15, 1889, 
Red Key, Jay County, Ind. Journalist. Advertising Manager 
of the Kalamazoo Gazette (Michigan), when he entered service 
July 24, 1918. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 160th 
Depot Brigade. Later transferred to Company B, Military 
Mounted Police. Died of pneumonia November 25, 1918, 
Camp Custer, Mich. Buried with military honors, Sturgis, 
Mich. Survived by widow, Ruth H. Gray, Sturgis, Mich. 



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HUNT, ARTHUR - Private 

Son of Hickson and Rebecca Hiatt Hunt; born June 4, 1894, 
Winchester, Ind. Moved to Jay County in 1905. Laborer. 
Enlisted in Company G, 3rd Indiana Infantry National Guard, 
Portland, Ind., June 3, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
transferred to Battery B, 137th Field Artillery. Died of 
pneumonia January 18, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in 
Greenpark Cemetery, Portland, Ind. 




LAYMAN, JOHN ELLSWORTH - - - - Private 
Son of Pem r T. and Melvina Dillavon Layman; born April 
15, 1893, West Liberty, Jay County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service July 25, 1918, Portland, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to 41st Company, 11th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. ; assigned 
to Battery B, 36th Field Artillery. Died October 30, 1918, 
of pneumonia, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Gravel Hill 
Cemetery, near West Liberty, Jay County, Ind. 




LINDLEY, ALFRED MATHIAS - - - - Private 
Son of Zenas and Elizabeth Atkinson Lindley; born March 
29, 1889, near Portland, Ind. Painter. Entered service Septem- 
ber 5, 1918, Fowler, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 111., assigned to 
limited service in Company C, 5th Provisional Training Regi- 
ment. Died of influenza October 7, 1918. Base Hospital, 
Camp Grant, 111. Buried at Boundary, near Portland, Ind. 




RENNER, NOAH B Private 

Son of Cyrus and Martha Weaver Renner; born January 
17, 1890, Portland, Ind. Machinist. Entered service August 
29, 1918, Portland, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned 
to 13th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Bri- 
gade. Transferred to Battery B, 41st Field Artillery. Died 
of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried 
in Lieber Cemetery, near Portland, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Maud Long Renner, Portland, Ind. 




THOMPSON, OTIS Private 

Son of William Martin and Eva Jane Thompson; born 
March 10, 1884, in Kosciusko County, Ind. When an infant, 
moved with parents to Dunkirk, Jay County. Shortly before 
the outbreak of the World War in 1914, he went to Melbourne, 
Australia, where he later entered service with the Australian 
Forces. Wounded in the battle of Dardanelles; recovered, and 
returned to duty. Assigned to 46th Battalion, Imperial Forces. 
Killed in action February 14, 1917, "Somewhere in France." 



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TUCKER, RUSSELL RAY Corporal 

Son of Ottis A. and Lola Brunson Tucker; born January 8, 
1898, Jay County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army June 16, 1916, Columbus, Ohio. Served on Mexican 
Border until April, 1918, when he went overseas with Company 
B, 13th Machine Gun Battalion. Participated in St. Mihiel 
Offensive, Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Wounded in action, he 
died October 21, 1918, in French Field Hospital, near Bonpont. 
Buried in American cemetery, near Les Placys, Meuse. 



WHIPPLE, DAVID ORLEY Private 

Son of John O. and Susan Whipple; born January 16, 1897, 
Jay County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Company B, 33rd 
Infantry, Michigan National Guard, Detroit, July 3, 1917. Sent 
to Camp McArthur, Tex.; assigned to Company H, 120th 
Infantry. Overseas in February 1918. Participated in battles 
of Alsace, St. Gilles, Juvigne. Killed in action November 10, 
1918. The American Legion Post, Salamonia, Ind., named 
in* his honor. 



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WILLIAMSON, RALPH VICTOR - - - Private 
Son of Ora and Lily Clore Williamson; born January 6, 
1894, Red Key, Jay County, Ind. City Clerk. Entered service 
December 7, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; assigned to 13th Field Artillery. Overseas in May 1918. 
Fought in battle of Chateau Thierry. Stricken with disease, 
he was invalided to the U.S. in October 1918; sent to Denver, 
Col., where he died August 2, 1919. Buried in Hill Crest Ceme- 
tery, Redkey, Ind. The American Legion Post, Redkey, 
Ind. is named in his honor. 



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BUCKNER, HARRISON BENJAMIN (Colored) Private 
Son of William and Winifred Buckner (Cosby) ; born October 
24, 1893, Cincinnati, Ohio. Employed as laborer, Madison, 
Ind., when he entered service August 3, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Dodge, la.; assigned to 75th Company, 163rd Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company F, 804th Pioneer Infantry. Overseas 
in September, 1918, and died of pneumonia October 3, 1918. 
(Hospital unknown.) Body returned to U.S., and buried in 
Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Ind. 




BUCKNER, WILLIAM (Colored) - - - - Private 
Son of William and Winifred Buckner (Cosby); born Febru- 
ary 28, 1896, Madison, Ind. Laborer. Entered service August 
22, 1918, Madison, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, la.; assigned to 
69th Company, 18th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company E, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Died of 
pneumonia October 6, 1918, on transport going to France. 
Body returned to U.S., and buried in Springdale Cemetery, 
Madison. Ind. 




COOTS, CARL JOSEPH - Private 

Son of Robert and Mamie Quinn Coots; born January 8, 
1901, Carroll County, Ky. Moved to Jefferson County, Ind. 
in 1914. Drug clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 
28, 1918, Madison, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks. Ohio. 
Transferred to Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to Troop I, 7th Cavalry. 
Died of pneumonia April 15, 1918, Douglas, Ariz. Buried 
in Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Ind. 




GLOVER, EARL Private 

Son of David and Belle Davis Glover; born August 27, 
1892, Madison, Ind. Laborer. Entered service June 26, 1918, 
Madison, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 19th 
Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company M, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. 
Went overseas in September 1918. Died of pneumonia shortly 
after landing in France October 5, 1918. (Burial place un- 
known.) 



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HALL, FREDERICK JOSEPH - - - - Wagoner 
Son of James Douglas and Anne Bowman Hall; born 
December 15, 1881, Madison, Ind. Student in Taylor Univer- 
sity, Lapland, Ind., when he enlisted in Indiana National Guard, 
152nd Ambulance Company, 113th Sanitary Troop, April 2, 
1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., where he died July 17, 1918, 
as the result of an accident, when thrown from ambulance. 
Buried in Kent Cemetery, Jefferson County, Ind. 




HERNER, RAYMOND D. Private 

Son of Frank and Emma Herner; born January 26, 1899, 
Madison, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
October 28, 1917, Madison, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; as- 
signed to Battery C, 17th Field Artillery, Overseas in Decem- 
ber 1917. Took part in battles of Verdun Sector, Chateau 
Thierry, Soissons, and Meuse Argonne. Died of pneumonia 
February 13, 1919, Coblenz, Germany. Body returned to 
U.S., and buried in Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Ind. 




HOUSEFIELD, ALFRED ------ Private 

Son of John B. and Sophia Snarrenberg Housefield; born 
December 10, 1895, Belleview, Jefferson County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service in March 1918, Madison, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Greene, N. C; assigned to Company L, 59th Infantry, 4th 
Division. Went overseas in May 1918. Killed in action August 
9, 1918, in the Chateau Thierry Sector. (Burial place unknown. ) 




JACKSON, PAUL STANLEY Private 

Son of Edward and Nancy Jackson; born May 3, 1898, Ver- 
sailles, Ind. Family moved to Madison, Ind. in 1911. Clerk. 
Enlisted in Company I, 4th Regiment, Indiana National 
Guard, July 28, 1917, Madison, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Battery E, 139th Field Artillery. Died of 
pneumonia February 14, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried 
at Fairmount, near Madison, Ind. 




LAND, CHAUNCEY Private 

Son of W. H. and Edna F. Land; born September 2, 1886, 
Bryantsburg, Ind., near the Ripley-Jefferson County Line. 
Laborer. Entered service September 2, 1918, Madison, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to Company C, 1st Training 
Battalion, 5th Limited Service Regiment, 161st Depot Brigade, 
Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Camp Grant, 111. Buried 
in West Fork Cemetery, near Bryantsburg, Jefferson County, 
Ind. 



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LAND, WALTER H. Private 

Son of W. H. and Edna F. Land; born April 10, 1894, 
Bryantsburg, Ind., near the Ripley-Jefferson County line. 
Farmer. Entered service May 1, 1918, Madison, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 35th Ambulance Company. 
Went overseas in August, 1918. Died November 15, 1918, 
(place not known), from wounds received in an accident. 
(Burial place unknown.) 




LEWIS, ELZIE Private 

Son of Michael and Nora McVey Lewis; born December 10, 
1888, Madison, Ind. Tinner. Entered service December 19, 
1917, Elk City, Okla. Sent to Camp Travis, Tex. Went over- 
seas in February 1918; assigned to Company L, 9th Infantry, 
2nd Division. Killed in action May 23, 1918. (Place not 
known.) Buried in American Cemetery No. 636, Row 7, Plot 
4, Grave 179, Bony, Aisne, France. 




LITTRELL, CLARENCE - - - Fireman, 1st Class 
Son of James David (deceased) and Hannah Littrell; born 
August 29, 1896, Lancaster, Jefferson County, Ind. Laborer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy December 1, 1917. Sent to Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to duty as First 
Class Fireman. Died of pneumonia January 31, 1918, Base 
Hospital, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. Buried in 
College Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, Jefferson County, Ind. 




LITTRELL, LOUIS Private 

Son of James David (deceased) and Jemima Arnold Littrell; 
born (date not given) near Brooksburg, Jefferson County, Ind. 
Laborer. Entered the Canadian Army (date and place not 
given). Sent to London, Ontario, for training. Went over- 
seas (date not known), and was killed in action June 13, 1916, 
near Mont Sorell. Survived by widow, Alice Littrell, and one 
child, Marion Littrell. 




MORGAN, FRANK Private 

Son of William H. and Charity Gibbons Morgan; born 
January 18, 1891, Milton, Adair County, Ky. Moved to 
Jefferson County, Ind. in 1901. Laborer. Volunteered for 
service after the outbreak of the war, but was rejected. Entered 
service March 6, 1918, Madison, Ind. Sent to Columbus Bar- 
racks, Ohio; assigned to Coast Artillery Corps. Died of pneu- 
monia March 26, 1918, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Buried in 
Olive Branch Cemetery, Jefferson County, Ind. 



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NICHOLS, WM. SCHMIDLAPP - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Rev. and Mrs. George D. Nichols; born June 29, 1890, 
New Paris, Ohio. Moved to Jefferson County, Ind., when a 
mere child. Attended Hanover College, Madison, Ind., and 
graduated from Western Reserve Medical College in 1915. 
Practicing medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, at time of enlistment, 
August 15, 1917. Sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; commissioned 
First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps. Died as a result of an 
accident June 21, 1918. Buried in Springdale Cemetery, 
Madison, Ind. 




RITCHEY, CHARLES HENRY - - - - Private 
Son of Charles F. and Hattie M. Ritchey; born February 22, 
1895, Canaan, Jefferson County, Ind. Educated in Hanover 
College, Madison, Ind. Teacher. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army November 20, 1917. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. Trans- 
ferred to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; assigned to 22nd Ambulance 
Company, Medical Detachment. Died of scarlet fever and 
pneumonia, January 24, 1918. Buried in Bayless Cemetery 
near Wirt, Ind. Reported as the first Jefferson County soldier 
to die in the World War. 



SAPPINGTON, MORRIS P. Private 

Son of Charles S. and Julia Smith Sappington; born January 
2, 1896, Madison, Ind. Hotel employe. Entered service May 
6, 1918, Madison, Ind. Sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; 
assigned to Company F, 22nd Engineers. Overseas in Septem- 
ber 1918; assigned to Company D, 357th Infantry. Died from 
effects of blood poisoning following foot amputation, March 
29, 1919, Hospital, Brest, France. Buried at Brest, France. 
Survived by widow, Gladys Sappington, and one son, Donald 
Allen Sappington, Madison, Ind. 




SELIG, MERRILL NORWOOD - - - - Private 
Son of George L. and Margaret Selig; born March 9, 1895, 
Madison, Ind. Employe of munition plant, Carnegie, Pa., 
where he was called into service in February 1918. Sent to 
Camp Lee, Va.; assigned to Company I, 145th Infantry. Went 
overseas (date not known). Died November 1, 1918, from 
wounds received in action. Buried, "Somewhere in Belgium." 




SHEPHERD, ROBERT Private 

Son of Henry (deceased) and Ollie Shepherd; born March 
15, 1895. North Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Farmer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 22, 1916, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Troop B, 
4th Cavalry. Transferred to Schofield Barracks, Honolulu; 
then back to Fort Clark, Tex. Served on the Mexican Border. 
Later transferred to Battery B, 50th Field Artillery, Camp 
Bowie, Tex., where he died of influenza November 1, 1918. 
Buried near West Fork, Bryantsburg, Jefferson County, Ind. 



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SMITH, WILLIAM GEORGE Private 

Son of Matthew W. and Elizabeth Mack Smith; born 
January 14, 1894, Madison, Ind. Shipping clerk. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army in August 1917, Louisville, Ky. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 336th Infantry. Stricken with 
pneumonia he was confined to the hospital the date his regi- 
ment left for overseas. Died of pneumonia March 29, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, North 
Madison, Ind. 




STEPHENSON, EZRA GALE Sergeant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Stephenson; born January 
11, 1881, Patriot, Ind. Moved to Jefferson County in 1897. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 1907. Served two years in 
the Philippine Islands. Serving on Mexican Border, when 
ordered overseas in June 1917, with the 102nd Motor Truck 
Company. In active service during campaign of 1918. Died of 
pneumonia February 21, 1919. (Place unknown). Survived bv 
widow, Hattie Stephenson, Stockton, Cal. 




WARNER, WILLIAM CURTIS Bugler 

Son of A. L. and Belle Bare Warner; born April 6, 1892, 
Stark County, 111. Family moved to Jefferson County in June, 
1892. Farmer. Entered service July 21, 1918, Madison, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp McClellan, 
Ala.; assigned to 12th Trench Mortar Battery as Bugler. Died 
of pneumonia January 22, 1919, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried 
in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Saluda Township, Jefferson County, 
Ind. 




WARREN, JOHN Private 

Son of William and Amanda Jones Warren; born November 
22, 1881, Jefferson County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service in 
February 1918. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company H, 28th In- 
fantry. Went overseas, and was killed in action May 30, 1918. 
(Place unknown). Reported by the newspapers as the first 
man from Madison to fall in battle. 



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WEBER, NICHOLAS JOHN Private 

Son of Frank and Annie Weber; born January 24, 1900, 
Madison, Ind. Spinner in cotton mill. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army March 28, 1917. Madison, Ind. Sent to Fort Thomas, 
Ky. ; assigned to 28th Infantry. Went overseas in June, 1917. 
Participated in battle of Cantigny, and was killed in action 
June 14, 1918. Body to be returned to U.S., for burial in Spring- 
dale Cemetery, Madison, Ind. 



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WHITHAM, BENJAMIN DILLARD - - - Private 
Son of Morgan F. and Emma L. Whitham; born May 11, 
1899, near Hicks, Jefferson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 24, 1918, Madison, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; then to Camp Mills, N.Y. ; assigned to Headquarters 
Company, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Sent overseas 
in September, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Base 
Hospital No. 10, France. Body to be returned to U.S., for burial 
in cemetery near his home in Jefferson County, Ind. 



WYNE, EVERETT CORBETT - - - Private 

Son of James M. and Flora VVyne; born March 13, 1894, 
Deputy, Jefferson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
June 29, 1918, Madison, Ind. Sent to Valparaiso University for 
special training. Transferred to Camp Colt, Pa.; assigned to 
Tank Corps. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp Colt. 
Buried with military honors, at Deputy, Jefferson County, Ind. 



WYNE, JOHN VV. - - - Private 

Son of Nicholas and Emma VVyne; born July 28, 1895, Wirt, 
Jefferson County, Ind. Saw-mill engineer. Entered service 
May 25, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 18th 
Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Camp Greenleaf, Ga. Embarked for overseas November 10, 
1918; assigned to Evacuation Hospital No. 33, and died February 
10, 1919. Buried "Somewhere in France." 



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BARKER, RALPH ------- Sergeant 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Barker; born September 
23, 1895, Vernon, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 
6, 1915. Sent to Fort Strong, Mass. ; assigned to 83rd Company, 
Coast Artillery Corps. Embarked for overseas August 14, 1917. 
Transferred to 5th Battery, Howitzer Regiment, 30th Artillery 
Brigade, Coast Artillery. Killed in action June 27, 1918. 
Rammersmatt, Alsace. Buried in St. Amarin, Alsace. 




BECK, CHARLES W. ------ - Private 

Son of Omar T. and Etta M. Beck; born October 7, 1893, 
near Hot Springs, Ark. Family moved to Butlerville, Jennings 
County, Ind. in 1896. Farmer. Went to North Dakota shortly 
before declaration of war, and enlisted July 23, 1917, Minot, 
N. D. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C. ; then to Camp Mills. 
Went overseas in December 1917; assigned to Company D, 
18th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, 
battle of Soissons. 




BERTMAN, MYRON Captain 

Son of Jacob and Sarah Bloom Bertman; born September 
19, 1887, Indianapolis, Ind. Family moved to North Vernon, 
Jennings County, Ind., the following year. Educated in Purdue 
University, and West Point Military Academy. Commissioned 
Captain; assigned to 1st U.S. Engineering Corps. Stationed 
in Washington, D.C., in June 1917. Overseas in July, 1917, and 
died of pneumonia, September 18, 1917, St. Nazaire, France. 
Buried at St. Nazaire. The American Legion Post, North 
Vernon, Ind., is named in his honor. 




CRANK, GEORGE - Private 

Son of Otto G. and Arvilla P. Crank; born February 7, 1891, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Moved with parents to Jennings County in 
1902, and settled on a farm near Dupont. Farmer. Called 
into service July 30, 1918, North Vernon, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 17th Battalion, Field 
Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Base Hospital, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Graham Cemetery, San Jacinto, 
Jennings County, Ind. 



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DEAN, LEWIS RICHARD Private 

Son of Milton A. and Jennie Viola Dean; born June 6, 1894, 
Hendricks County, Ind. Spent most of his life in Boone County, 
near Zionsville. Moved with parents to Jennings County in 
1918. Farmer. Called into service August 30, 1918, North 
Vernon, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 31st 
Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. 
Buried in Hulse Cemetery, near Scipio, Jennings County, Ind. 




FEATHERSTONE, JEREMIAH - - - Sergeant 
Son of David and Mary Graham Featherstone (Hoffman); 
born September 24, 1884, Vernon Township, Jennings County, 
Ind. At the age of 23 he enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army. 
Assigned to Company C, 27th Infantry. Served with Company 
F, 7th Infantry on the Mexcian Border in 1916. Overseas 
in February 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 60th 
Infantry, 5th Division. Killed in action October 24, 1918, 
Cunel, France. Cited for distinguished conduct in action, 
October 14, 1918, by his Brigade Commander, General Castner. 




FEWELL, ERNEST Private 

Son of Albert and Eda Fewell; born November 27, 1894, 
Jennings County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 12, 
1918; assigned to 80th Spruce Squadron for cutting timber in 
the Northwest. Died of pneumonia January 1, 1919, South 
Beach, Ore. Remains were brought home for burial, and in- 
terred in Graham Cemetery, Jefferson County, Ind. 




FOX, ARTHUR EDWARD Bugler 

Son of John W. and Anna Fox (Staley); born July 31, 1892, 
Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Living on a farm in Jennings County, Ind. 
when he was called into service October 3, 1917, North Vernon, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 
335th Infantry. Embarked for overseas May 17, 1918; assigned 
to Company G, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Died September 
28, 1918 (November 5, 1918?), in British Hospital, No. 41, 
France. 




GREEN, CARL W. Corporal 

Son of Eldoris Y. and Emma M. Green; born February 
29, 1896, Sheridan, Hamilton County, Ind. Parents later 
moved to Jennings County, where the son followed farming. 
Entered service September 19, 1917, North Vernon, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 335th Infantry. 
Embarked for overseas April 9, 1918; assigned to Company F, 
128th Infantry, 32nd Division. Killed in action November 10, 
1918, in the Meuse-Argonne Drive. Buried in the Argonne- 
American Cemetery No. 1232, Romagne, France. 



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HESTER, MATTHIAS JOSEPH Private 

Son of James (deceased) and Mary Ellen Hester; born May 2, 
1890, North Vernon, Ind. Machinist. Called into service 
March 29, 1918, North Vernon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot Brigade. Went overseas in May 
1918; attached to Company M, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. 
Killed in action July 15, 1918, Chateau Thierry, France. 
Buried at Chateau Thierry, Aisne, France. 




HOFFMAN, RAYMOND H. Private 

Son of Wymond Lewis and Mary Ellen Featherstone Hoff- 
man; born September 9, 1895, near Lovett, Jennings County, 
Ind. Farmer. Called into service October 4, 1917, North 
Vernon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company 
F, 335th Infantry. Later transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C, 
and went overseas in August 1918 with Company K, 119th 
Infantry, 30th (Old Hickory) Division. Killed in action 
October 5, 1918, Bellecourt, France. 




McGILL, JOSEPH HENRY Private 

Son of Harry and Rose McGill (deceased); born September 
6, 1888, Weir, Cherokee County, Kan. Moved to Jennings 
County, Ind., in 1900. Glassworker. Entered service October 
4, 1917, North Vernon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Went overseas in May 1918; 
assigned to Company G, 120th Infantry, 30th (Old Hickery) 
Division. Killed in action October 19, 1918, near St. Quentin. 
Survived by widow, Hazel U. McGill, North Vernon, Ind. 




MORGAN, ROY J. Private 

Son of James and Amanda Morgan (Koontz); born May 13, 
1890, Butlerville, Jennings County, Ind. Laborer. Entered ser- 
vice October 3, 1917, North Vernon, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Camp Meade, Md. Went overseas in 
May, 1918, assigned to Company M, 119th Infantry, 30th (Old 
Hickory) Division. Killed in action October 19, 1918, near St. 
Quentin, during the Somme Offensive. (Place of burial un- 
known.) 




MURPHY, THOMAS J. Jr. Private 

Son of Thomas J. and Mary Murphy; born May 5, 1897, 
North Vernon, Ind. Farmer. Called into service October 3, 
1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot 
Brigade. Embarked for overseas May 13, 1918; assigned to 
Company F, 119th Infantry, 30th (Old Hickory) Division. 
Died of influenza November 1, 1918, Amiens, France. Body 
to be returned to U. S., and buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, 
Vernon, Ind. 






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RIORDAN, JOHN PATRICK Seaman 

Son of James and Carrie Riorclan; born August 29, 1892, 
Ludington, Mich. In 1903 moved with his parents to Jennings 
County, Ind. Employed by the Inland Steel Company, Indi- 
ana Harbor, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy March 25, 1918, 
Chicago, 111. Sailed for France in April 1918, as a member of 
the Northern Bombing Corps. Embarked for the U.S. in 
December 1918, following signing of Armistice. Died of menin- 
gitis December 10, 1918, on board ship Susquehanna. Buried 
in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Chicago, 111. 







SAGE, VELMAR - Private 

Son of George W. and Laura Sage; born February 3, 1897, 
Marion Township, Jennings County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service in October 1917. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Unassigned. Died March 5, 1918, -Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 
and was buried at Cana, Jennings County, Ind. 




SPENCER, BERT RAY - - Private 

Son of William M. and Zella Spencer; born April 25, 1893, 
near Scipio, Jennings County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
in September 1917, North Vernon, Ind. Sent to Camp Pike, 
Ark., and later transferred to Camp Beauregard, La. Went 
overseas with Company A, 153rd Infantry, 39th Division. 
Killed in action August 8, 1918, "Somewhere in France." 




STREIT, JOHN J. Private 

Son of Frank and Elizabeth Streit; born March 16, 1894, 
near North Vernon, Ind. Farmer. Shortly before he was 
called into service he had moved to Tipton County, where he 
entered service April 26, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 23rd Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Died of influenza May 18, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in North Vernon Cemetery, North Vernon, Ind. 




THORNTON, JAMES HARRY - - - - Corporal 
Son of L. Scott and Hattie Day Thornton; born January 6, 
1900, Jennings County, Ind. On January 12, 1917 he enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army, and was sent to Fort Bliss, Tex.; assigned 
to Company H, 327th Infantry. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, 
Ga. Went overseas in April 1918; assigned to Company M, 
6th Infantry. Died August 17, 1918, from wounds received 
in action, Frapelle, France . 



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TROUTMAN, JOHN W ----- - Private 

Son of John and Susan Cutsinger Troutman (deceased); 
born March 28, 1892 near Shoals, Martin County, Ind. Family 
later moved to Jennings County, and settled on a farm near 
North Vernon. Called into service September 3, 1918, and was 
sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to Company C, 1st Training 
Battalion, 5th Limited Service Regiment, where he died of 
influenza October 4, 1918. Buried in Liberty Cemetery, Georgia, 
Lawrence County, Ind. 



UPDIKE, CHARLES BENJAMIN - - - Private 
Son of William A. and Mary Updike; born February 10, 
1895, near Scipio, Jennings County, Ind. Employe of the L.D. 
Tyler Furniture Company, Indianapolis. Entered service 
October 14, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Company K, 334th Infantry. Embarked for 
overseas May 16, 1918; assigned to Company E, 132nd Infantry, 
33rd Division. Killed in action near Verdun October 9, 1918. 
(Burial place unknown.) 



WOOD, JAMES- Private 

Son of James and Amelia C. Wood; born May 1, 1891, 
Pittsburgh, Pa. Moved to North Vernon, Ind. in 1905. Glass 
worker. Entered service June 26, 1918, North Vernon. Sent to 
Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company A, 336th Infantry. 
Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Buried, North Vernon, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Phoebe Whitehead Wood. 



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BRADLEY, JESSE -...,_. Private 

Son of Robert and Nancy Bradley; born June 16, 1889 
Union Township, Johnson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 4, 1917, Franklin, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 38th Company, 10th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to Company F, 28th Infantry. Overseas in June 1918. Par- 
ticipated in Battles of Soissons, St. Mihiel, and Meuse Argonne. 
Killed in action October 11, 1918, Argonne Forest. (Burial 
place unknown.) 



BROWN, MAURICE C. Private 

Son of Elbern E. and Mary J. Brown; born May 29, 1895, 
near Bargersville, Johnson County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service August 30, 1918, Franklin, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 32nd Company, 8th Training 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 9, 
1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Franklin, Ind. 




DURHAM, CHESTER HARLAND - - - Private 
Son of Alonzo H. and Adda Durham; born July 26, 1895, 
Ninevah, Johnson County, Ind. Employe of L. S. Ayres 
Company, Indianapolis. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 
21, 1915. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Fort 
Bliss, Tex.; assigned to Troop K, 15th Cavalry. Transferred to 
Troop L, 17th Cavalry. Died from accidental causes June 8, 
1917, while on outpost duty, Forest Ranch, Douglas, Ariz. 
Buried at Edinburg, Ind. 




EDMONDS, JAMES RUSSELL - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Joseph E. and Alma Patterson Edmonds; born 
January 25, 1896, Franklin, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy, June 6, 1917, Franklin, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to Camp Paul Jones. 
Promoted to Section Chief; assigned to duty as Second Class 
Seaman. Died of accident February 5, 1919, Naval Training 
Station, Chicago, 111. Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, 
Ind. 



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GOSMAN, ALBERT ------- Private 

Son ofjMr. and Mrs. C. D. Gosman; born in 1897, Milton, 
Ky. Moved to Greenwood, Johnson County, Ind. in 1913. 
Farmer. Enlisted in Company L, 4th Infantry, Indiana National 
Guard, July 19, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Company C, 148th Machine Gun Battalion. 
Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company C, 4th Infantry, 
3rd Division. Died February 8, 1919, from wounds received 
in action. Body returned to U.S., and buried in Moffett Ceme- 
tery, Milton, Ky. 




HARTER, CHILEEN S . - - - - Cadet Aviator 
Son of A. B. and Sarah Ellen Harter; born June 9, 1892, 
Franklin, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 7, 1918, 
Franklin, Ind. Sent to Kelly Field, Tex.; assigned to Aviation 
Service, Signal Corps. Transferred to Headquarters Unit, 
84th Aero Squadron. Died of pneumonia December 18, 1918, 
Kelly Field, Tex. Buried in Franklin, Ind. The American 
Legion Post, Whiteland, Ind., named in his honor. 




HUNT, VICTOR ABEL - - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Charles and Aletha Abel Hunt; born January 2, 1893, 
Blue Rapids, Kans. Graduated from Ottawa University, Kan., 
in 1914; Kansas State University in 1915. Pursued graduate 
work in Missouri University, 1915-1916. Instructor, Franklin 
College. Entered service October 5, 1917. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to Signal Corps. Transferred to Washing- 
ton, D.C. Died of pneumonia December 22, 1918, in Walter 
Reed Hospital. Buried in Ottawa, Kan. Survived by widow, 
Elva Van Meter Hunt, Y.W.C.A., Tulsa Okla. 




JONES, JOHN E. Private 

Son of William James and Sarah Harmon Jones; born 
August 13, 1889, near Franklin, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
April 27, 1918, Franklin, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 28th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to 22nd Ambulance Company, 
7th Sanitary Train. Overseas in August 1918. Died of in- 
fluenza October 24, 1918. (Place unknown). Buried in French 
National Cemetery, France. 




KLYVER, RUSSELL HENRY - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Rev. Henry P. and Martha Blush Klyver; born 
December 10, 1894, Baldwinsville, N.Y. Lived in Franklin, 
Ind., for six years before entering service. Graduated from 
Franklin College in 1916. Enlisted in U.S. Aviation Service 
June 30, 1917, Essington, Pa. Sent to Austin, Tex. Trans- 
ferred to San Diego, Cal. Commissioned Second Lieutenant. 
Instructor, 258th Aero Squadron. Overseas in September 
1918. Killed in airplane accident December 9, 1918, Toul, 
France. (Burial place unknown.) 



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MORGAN, FRANKLIN EARL - - - - Private 
Son of John H. and Rachael Morgan; born March 5, 1891, 
Mooresville, Morgan County, Ind. Moved to Johnson County 
in 1916. Employe of canning factory, Franklin, Ind. Called 
into service August 30, 1918. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 32nd Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 5, 1918, Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Franklin, Ind. 




MULLINIX, ORAH. Private 

Son of Frank W. and Hallie A. Mullinix; born October 12, 
1895, Johnson County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army September 11, 1915. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; 
assigned to Company B, Provisional Field Hospital Unit. 
Sent to Mexican Border; assigned to Field Hospital No. 2. Went 
overseas with the Second Division. Participated as Litter 
Bearer in battles of Cantigny, Soissons, St. Mihiel, and Ar- 
gonne Forest. Killed in action October 9, 1918, in Argonne 
Forest. Buried near Exermont, France. 




NICHOLSON, HARRY A. - - Storekeeper, U.S.N. 
Son of John W. and Gertrude A. Nicholson ; born September 
22, 1885, Edinburg, Johnson County, Ind. Salesman. Enlisted 
in U.S. Navy February 20, 1911; assigned to the Independence. 
Transferred to the Pennsylvania; later to the Pittsburgh. Served 
with the Pacific Reserve Fleet for several years; assigned to 
patrol duty in Mexican waters in 1916. During World War did 
patrol duty in Southern waters between South America and 
Africa. Died of influenza October 16, 1918, Rio de Janeiro. 
Buried in Edinburg, Ind. 




PITCHER, GROVER ROSCOE - - - - Private 
Son of Richard and Anna Brown Pitcher; born August 27, 
1892, Trafalgar, Johnson County, Ind. Farmer. Called 
into service July 22, 1918, Franklin, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; where he died 
of influenza October 18, 1918. Buried in Mt. Pleasant Ceme- 
tery, Johnson County. Survived by widow, Oressia Vandiver 
Pitcher, and one son, Glenn Roscoe Pitcher, Franklin, Ind. 




RIDDLE, FRED B. Sergeant Major 

Son of William and Elizabeth Werner Riddle; born May 16, 
1894, Franklin, Ind. Baker. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
July 26, 1915, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio; assigned to Troop C, 13th Cavalry. Served on Mexican 
Border until February 17, 1917. Sent to Fort Riley, Kan. 
Promoted to Sergeant. Transferred to Fort Ringgold, Tex. 
Died of pneumonia December 13, 1918, Base Hospital, Fort 
Houston, Tex. Buried in National Cemetery, San Antonio, 
Tex. 



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ROBINSON, JAMES (Colored) .... Private 
Son of Shelby and Mary Coffin Robinson; born December 
7, 1897, Middletown, Ohio. Moved to Johnson County, Ind. 
in 1902. Farmer. Entered service August 24, 1918, Franklin, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, la.; assigned to 25th Company, 
7th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died of pneu- 
monia October 8, 1918. Buried in Franklin, Ind. 




RUSH, HOMER L. ------ - Private 

Son of Noah and Mary Deitz Rush; born March (exact 
date not known) 1892, Columbus, Ind. Later moved to John- 
son County, Ind. Employed in oil fields near Macomb, 111., 
where he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in April 1917. Sent 
to Fort Rosecrans, Cal.; assigned to 54th Ammunition Train. 
Overseas in September 1918. Returned to U.S. in February 
1919, and died of pneumonia February 24, 1919, Newport 
News, Va. Buried at Mt. Pleasant, Johnson County, Ind. 




SHUCK, CARROLL D. ----- - Private 

Son of John H. and Elizabeth R. Shuck; born March 10, 
1890, Needham Township, Johnson County, Ind. Mail carrier. 
Entered service May 25, 1918, Franklin, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned to 
Company E, 154th Infantry, 39th Division. Transferred to 
Newport News, Va. Sailed for France August 6, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia September 7, 1918, Mehun, France. Buried in 
French Cemetery, Mehun sur Yevre, Cher, France. 




SURFACE, HENRY OSCAR Private 

Son of Benjamin and Lucy Surface; born December 8, 
1896, Greenwood, Johnson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 4, 1917, Franklin, Ind. Sent to Camp Tay- 
lor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in 
June, 1918; assigned to Signal Section, Headquarters Company, 
18th Infantry, 1st Division. Participated in Battles of St. 
Mihiel, and Argonne Forest. Gassed in Argonne Drive, Octo- 
ber 2, 1918, and died five days later. Buried in Argonne 
American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 



Name reported from Johnson County for whom complete record 
could not be obtained: 

SNOW, WILLIAM L. Greenwood, Ind. Private, Company B, 12th Machine Gun 
Battalion. Killed in action August 16, 1918. 



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ABRAHAM, WILLIAM CLAYTON - - - Corporal 
Son of James A. and Mary L. Abraham ; born November 29 
1896, Morgan County, Ind. Moved to Knox County in August, 
1900. Farmer. Entered service July 21, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery C, 2nd Training 
Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Camp Tay- 
lor, Ky. Buried in South Park Cemetery Martinsville, Ind. 
Survived by widow, Alice A. Abraham, Sandborn, Ind. 




ALTON, FORREST A. Private 

Son of John and Ida M. Alton; born July 6, 1895, Monroe 
City, Knox County, Ind. Student. Entered service September 
20, 1917, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas June 11, 1918; assigned 
to Company E, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action 
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October 4, 1918. Buried in Argonne 
American Cemetery, Romagne, Grave 156, Section 57, Plot 3. 
Cited for gallantry in action. 




BAKER, NOBLE CLARENCE ----- Cook 
Son of Conrad and May Baker (deceased); born November 
9, 1892, Wheatland, Knox County, Ind. Laborer. Honorably 
discharged from U.S. Navy February 12, 1913, after serving 
four years. Entered service November 2, 1917 San Diego, Cal. 
Trained at Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Company 17, 
Motor Machinist, 91st Division. Overseas February 8, 1918. 
Died of pneumonia February 6, 1919 Golbey Hospital, Epinal, 
France. Buried in Golbey Cemetery, France. 




BARR, CHAUNCY W. - Private 

Son of Michael P. and Fannie M. Barr; born August 5, 1893 » 
Daviess County, Ind. Moved to Knox County in November, 
1904. Farmer. Entered service October 3, 1917, Vincennes, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss. Sailed June 12, 1918; assigned to Company K, 168th 
Infantry, 42nd Division. Wounded in the battle of Orcq 
River, July 28, 1918. Died July 31, 1918 Evacuation Hospital 
No. 4 Chateau Pereuse. Buried near La Ferte sous Jouarre, 
France. 



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BARR, JOHN RAYMOND Private 

Son of Henry O. and Evangeline Barr; born June 16, 1894, 
near Bruceville, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 20, 1917, Vincennes, Ind. Trained at 
Camp Taylor, Ky., and Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in June, 
1918. Assigned to Company I, 11th Infantry, 5th Division. 
Killed in action October 20, 1918, in Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
near Cunel, France. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, 
Romagne, France. 




BENNETT, ANDREW JACKSON - - - - Private 
Son of Jeremiah and Nancy Bennett; born August 23, 1893, 
Mercer County, Mo. Miner, Bicknell, Ind., when he entered 
service March 27, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Upton, N.Y. ; assigned to 
Company H, 111th Infantry. Overseas May 5, 1918. Killed 
in action in Meuse-Argonne offensive, October 2, 1918. Buried 
in Argonne American Cemetery, Grave 194, Section 10, Plot 4, 
Romagne. Return of body has been requested. 




BOUCHIE, LAWRENCE W. - - - - - Private 
Son of John and Hannah Bouchie; born February 8, 1888, 
Vincennes, Ind. Salesman. Enlisted as mechanic in Aviation 
Corps, U.S. Army December 12, 1917, Vincennes, Ind. Sent 
to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to 23rd Recruiting Com- 
pany, Aviation Section, Signal Corps. Contracted pneumonia, 
and after convalescing was sent home on furlough to recuperate. 
Died of pneumonia February 5, 1918 at home of parents, 
Vincennes, Ind. Buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Vincennes, 
Ind. 




BOYER, REX R. - - Private 

Son of Alexander and Florence Boyer; born July 21, 1892, 
Edwardsport, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
October 3, 1917, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Company G, 151st Infantry. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Sailed overseas June 11, 
1918 assigned to Machine Gun Company, 16th Infantry, 
1st Division. Died from wounds, October 19, 1918, Hospital 
No. 22, received in the Aisne-Marne Offensive. Buried in Beau 
Desert Cemetery No. 27, Grave 52. 




CANNON, ELLIS P. Mechanic 

Son of Peter and Martha A. Cannon: born March 16, 1882, 
Vincennes, Ind. Plumber. Enlisted in 127th Company, 
Coast Artillery Corps in 1909. Served on the Mexican Border. 
Re-enlisted March 6, 1914, Texas City.; assigned to Company 
A, 23rd Infantry. Sent to Syracuse, N.Y.; assigned to Company 
A, 49th Infantry. Later sent to Camp Merritt, N.J. Died 
of pneumonia February 4. 1918, Ft. Hamilton, N.Y. Buried in 
Green Lawn Cemetery, Vincennes, Ind. 



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CATT, JAMES A. - - - Private 

Son of John S. and Sarah M. Catt; born October 9, 1894, 
Pike County, Ind. Moved to Knox County, 1912. Farmer. 
Entered service August 30, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 18th Company, 15th Training 
Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade; transferred to Company G, 
14th Ammunition Train. Died of pneumonia October 11, 
1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Stewart Cemetery, 
Petersburg, Ind. 



CLARK, GEORGE W. Private 

Son of James William and Hattie Clark; born January 29, 
1899, Vincennes, Ind. Truck driver. Entered service October 
15, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Vocational Training School, 
Winona Lake, Warsaw, Ind. Received training as truck driver. 
Died of pneumonia October 29, 1918 Warsaw, Ind. Buried in 
Fairview Cemetery, Vincennes, Ind. 




COCKERHAM, FRANCIS BRITTIAN - - Seaman 
Son of James S. and Etta Cockerham; born October 16, 1895 
in Oklahoma. Moved with parents to Monroe City, Knox 
County, Ind. following year. Employe of Chevrolet Motor 
Company, Flint, Mich. Entered U.S. Navy, Lansing, Mich. 
Went into training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. 
Served in European waters from May 3, 1918 until date of 
death, July 16, 1918. Buried at Monroe City, Ind. 




COOPER, D. REUBEN - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Willis and Mary Cooper; born May 10, 1901, near 
Wheatland, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy, August 9, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Trained at Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, 111. Served as apprentice seaman; later 
as fireman. Died of pneumonia September 23, 1918, Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, 111. Buried in Walnut Grove Ceme- 
tery, south of Wheatland, Ind. 







COX, GILBERT WASHINGTON - - - - Private 
Son of William Henry and Jessie Cox; born January 15, 
1896, Sandborn, Knox County, Ind. Telegraph operator. En- 
listed July 14, 1917, Denver, Colo. Sent to Camp Lewis, 
Wash.; assigned to Company C, 12th Telegraph Battalion, 
Signal Corps; transferred to Company E, 405th Telegraph 
Battalion Signal Corps. Overseas in May, 1918. Wounded 
September 16, 1918 in St. Mihiel Drive and died same day. 
Buried in American Cemetery No. 1233, Thiaucourt, Grave 
No. 36, Section 19, Plot 1. 



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DONNOE, HERBERT ELDEN - - - - Private 
Son of Victor M. and Minta Matilda Donnoe (deceased); 
born March 16, 1896, Vincennes, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in 
Company A, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard January, 
1911. Called into service May 29, 1918, Lawrence, 111. Sent 
to Camp Gordon, Ga.; assigned to 63rd Company, Automatic 
Replacement Draft. Overseas July 16, 1918; assigned to Com- 
pany A, 61st Infantry. Killed November 7, 1918, Lion-devant- 
Dun. Buried near Lion-devant-Dun, Meuse River, north of 
Verdun. 




EHLERS, CECIL HENRY ------ Navy 

Son of Henry G. and Laura Ehlers; born January 4, 1898, 
Hazleton, Gibson County, Ind. Moved to Knox County in 
October, 1912. Laborer. Entered U.S. Navy July 31, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station, Chicago, 111. Contracted pneumonia and died Novem- 
ber 21, 1918, Naval Training Station. Buried, Hazelton, Ind. 




FERGUSON, JOSEPH D. ----- - Private 

Son of James A. and Elvina Ferguson; born November 19, 
1899, Clark County, Ind. Moved to Knox County, 1907. 
Carpenter. Entered service February 26, 1917, Vincennes, 
Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks Mo., and Nogales, Ariz. 
Assigned to Company F, 35th Infantry. Died of tuberculosis 
November 4, 1917, Nogales, Ariz. Buried, Bruceville, Knox 
County, Ind. 




FREDERICK, CECIL ------- Private 

Son of Joseph and Anna Frederick; born January 4, 1896, 
Emison, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 19, 1917, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. assigned to Machine Gun Company, 151st Infantry. 
Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas June 11, 1918; assigned 
to Company A, 108th Machine Gun Battalion. Wounded 
in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and died September 28, 1918. 
Buried in American Military Cemetery, Brizeaux, Meuse, 
France. 




FREDERICK, DONALD ------ Private 

Son of Joseph and Anna Frederick; born October 30, 1888, 
Oaktown, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 4, 
1918, Grand Forks, N.D. Sent to Camp Morrison, Va.; 
assigned to 19th Balloon Company. Transferred to Balloon 
Replacement Company No. 1. Contracted influenza and died 
October 18, 1918, Camp Morrison, Va. Buried in Oaktown 
Cemetery, Oaktown, Knox County, Ind. 



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GIVENS, ALEXANDER Private 

Son of Charles W. and Matilda Givens; born June 28, 1892, 
Patoka, Gibson County, Ind. Moved to Knox County about 
1908. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 25th Company, 7th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Sent to Camp Mc- 
Clellan, Ala.; assigned to Wagon Company, 12th Ammunition 
Train. Died of diabetes September 26, 1918, Camp McClellan, 
Ala. Buried in Knox County, Ind. 



HARRELL, CLAUDIUS ------ Private 

Son of Hiram Monroe and Isolina J. Harrell; born May 17, 
1893, Harrison Township, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service August 31, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 64th Company, 16th Training 
Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Transferred to Medical 
Department, Base Hospital. Contracted pneumonia and died 
October 3, 1918, Camp Dodge. Buried in Hamlin Cemetery. 
Knox County, Ind. 




HENRY, HARRY JOSEPH Cook 

Son of Joseph A. and Sarah J. Henry (Wilhite) ; born Septem- 
ber 22, 1896, Newton, 111. Moved to Knox County, Ind. in 
1897. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 
16, 1916, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; 
assigned to Engineer's Corps. Transferred to El Paso, Tex.; 
thence to Douglas, Ariz. Assigned to Company D, 18th 
Infantry. Overseas June 14, 1917. Killed in action March 1, 
1918, Mandres. Buried at Mandres, Grave No. 213, France. 



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HINCHMAN, CLARENCE ----- Private 
Son of Alfred W. and Margaret H. Hinchman; born August 
31, 1893, in Missouri. Moved to Knox County, Ind. in 1894. 
Mechanic. Entered U.S. Marine Corps May 13, 1917, Detroit, 
Mich. Trained at Port Royal, S. C; transferred to Quantico, 
Va. Overseas April. 22, 1918. Wounded October 31, 1918. 
Died from wounds November 1, 1918. (No further information 
obtainable). 




HOFFMAN, WALTER H. - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Frank H. and Mary Memering Hoffman; born 
February 23, 1894, Vincennes, Ind. Graduate of Vincennes 
Business College. Accountant, Johnson Automobile Company, 
Vincennes. Entered U.S. Navy July 10, 1918, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, III.; 
assigned to duty as Apprentice Seaman. Died of pneumonia 
September 23, 1918. Buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Vin- 
cennes, Ind. Survived by widow, Wanda Garrison Hoffman, 
Vincennes, Ind. 






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HOLLINGSWORTH, FRANK - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of John Tyler and Margaret Hollingsworth (both de- 
ceased); born August 6, 1891, Vincennes, Ind. Automobile 
salesman. Enlisted August 4, 1917, Aviation Section, Signal 
Corps, Chicago, 111. Trained at University of Illinois, Rantoul 
Field, Ethington Field, Camp Dix, Taliaferro Field, Tex., and 
Ft. Sill, Okla. Embarked July 15, 1918; assigned to 8th Aero 
Squadron. Killed in aeroplane accident in St. Mihiel Sector, 
September 28, 1918. Buried near Nancy, France. 




HOWDER, CHRISTIAN Private 

Son of Michael and Ella Howder; born January 7, 1896, near 
Vincennes, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 21, 1918, 
Vincennes, Ind. Trained at Camp McClellan, Ala. (Assign- 
ments unknown.) Died of influenza-pneumonia October 31, 1918, 
Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Orville Cemetery, Knox 
County, Ind. 




HUMMEL, CHARLES F. Corporal 

Son of Frank and Levisa A. Hummel; born May 17, 1894, 
Greene County, Ind. Moved to Knox County in May, 1913. 
Clay worker; employed at Brazil, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 17, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Sent to Ft. 
Barrancas, Fla.; transferred to Ft. Sill, Okla.; assigned to 
Battery B, 14th Field Artillery. Killed August 27, 1917, by 
accidental explosion of gun while at target practice. Buried in 
Soldier's Circle, Fairview Cemetery, Vincennes, Ind. 




JACOBUS, ROYAL Private 

Son of Peter and Julia A. Jacobus; born September 22, 1893, 
Lawrence County, 111. Moved to Knox County, Ind. in 1899. 
Iron worker. Entered service September 19, 1917, Vincennes, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp 
Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company K, 162nd Infantry. Over- 
seas June 11, 1918; asssigned to Machine Gun Company, 16th 
Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918. Buried 
in Cemetery No. 593, Ploisy-Aisne, Grave 73, Section B. 




JOHNSON, HARRY F. Private 

Son of James E. and Lucy M. Johnson; born May 1, 1900, 
Linton, Greene County, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service 
July 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Mexican Border, and 
assigned to Company A, 163rd (?) Infantry. Killed in a mine 
accident while home on a furlough, January 14, 1919. Buried, 
Edwardsport, Ind. Survived by widow, Thelma Johnson, and 
son, Henry Franklin Johnson, Vincennes, Ind. 






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JONES, CHARLES WESLEY Private 

Son of Charles L. and Demetra Fisher Jones; born December 
22, 1894, Russellville, 111. Moved to Knox County, Ind. in 
1914. Miner. Entered service March 29, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 30th Company, 8th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Sailed May 7, 
1918; assigned to Company K, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. 
Killed August 7, 1918, near Argonne Forest. Buried in American 
Cemetery No. 617, Fismes, Marne, France. 




KARDOKUS, JOHN EMIL Private 

Son of Charles and Augusta Kardokus; born December 3, 
1893, Pleasantville, Sullivan County, Ind. Moved to farm near 
Bicknell, Knox County, Ind., in 1899. Farmer. Entered 
service July 21, 1918, Bridgeport, Okla. Trained at Camp 
Greenleaf, Ga., Camp Shelby, Miss., and Camp Upton, N.Y. 
Assigned to Evacuation Hospital Company No. 33. (Overseas, 
date not known). Died of typhoid fever January 13, 1919, 
Vichy, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Remaucourt, 
Vichy, France. 




KARNS, CHARLES HENDERSON - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of John and Jennie Karns; born September 24, 1891, 
Bruceville, Knox County, Ind. Lawyer. Entered U.S. Navy 
in May, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, 111. Assigned to duty as Second Class Sea- 
man. Died of influenza and pneumonia September 25, 1918. 
Buried at Bruceville, Knox County, Ind. 




KELSO, FRED Private 

Son of Ellis T. and Hetty Kelso; born July 5, 1898, Vincennes, 
Ind. Farmer-engineer. Entered service October 15, 1918, 
Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Interlaken School, Rolling Prairie, 
Ind., and received training as a general mechanic. Taken ill, 
and sent to La Porte, Ind., where operation was performed and 
where he died November 1, 1918. Buried in Upper Indiana 
Cemetery, four miles from Vincennes, on Bruceville road. 




KIXMILLER, ROBERT - - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of August and Charlotte Kixmiller; born February 27, 
1899, Vincennes, Ind. Merchant. Entered Students Army 
Training Corps October 14, 1918, Winona Lake, Warsaw, Ind. 
Assigned to Ambulance C or P s - Died of pneumonia October 
28, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Vin- 
cennes, Ind. 



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LIMPER, HENRY H. A. Private 

Son of Rev. H. and Anna Limper; born November 30, 1894, 
Salina, Kan. Moved to Knox County, Indiana in 1912. Clerk. 
Entered service in June, 1918, Junction City, Kan., where he 
was working. Trained at Camp Funston, Kan., Camp Dodge, 
Iowa, and Camp Upton, N.Y. Overseas in August, 1918; 
assigned to 349th Infantry, 88th Division. Died of pneu- 
monia October 3, 1918, Belfort, France. Buried at Belfort, 
France. 



McANDREWS, WILLIAM EDWARD - Sergeant 
Son of William and Anna McAndrews (Weyl); born July 8, 
1897, Vincennes, Ind. Printer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 6, 1916, Chicago, 111. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo., Brownsville, Tex., and Camp Greene, S. C. Assigned to 
Company B, 12th Machine Gun Battalion. Overseas in May, 
1918. Died from wounds September 20, 1918. Buried in 
Argonne American Cemetery, Grave No. 144, Section 42, 
Plot 3, Romagne. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross for 
bravery. 



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MATTINGLY, FRANK J. Private 

Son of Charles and Hester Mattingly; born October 10, 1887, 
Sprayton, Jackson County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service in 
Vincennes, Ind. (date not known.) Went overseas (date not 
known). Assigned to Company I, 9th Infantry. Killed in 
action April 10, 1918. Place of death and burial not known. 




MILLER, DONALD JOSEPH - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Frank A. and Mabel C. Miller; born June 9, 1899, 
Vincennes, Ind. Educated in Notre Dame University, and 
University of Illinois. Entered Students Army Training Corps 
October 1, 1918, University of Illinois. Contracted pneumonia 
a few days after enlistment, and died October 12, 1918, Cham- 
paign, 111. Buried in Mr. Calvary Cemetery, Vincennes, Ind. 



MILLER, JOHN T. - - Private 

Son of Samuel S. and Hattie Miller; born October 4, 1897, 
Mt. Carmel, 111. Moved to Knox County, Ind., in 1911. 
Miner. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 16, 1916, Jef- 
ferson Barracks, Mo. Assigned to Medical Department. Trans- 
ferred to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; thence to Provisional Field Hospital, 
Company C, El Paso, Tex. Overseas in June 1917; assigned to 
Medical Department, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion. Killed in 
action July 18, 1918, Chateau Thierry. Buried at Chateau 
Thierry. France. 



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POLK, WALTER ROLLIE Cook 

Son of Lewis and Oria Polk; born March 13, 1893, near 
Oaktown, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
October 3, 1917, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 343rd Motor Truck Company, Quartermaster 
Corps. Died of pneumonia February 26, 1919, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky. Survived 
by widow, Anna Polk, and daughter, Vera Louise. 



PRY, LEE EDWARD Private 

Son of William Jethrow and Nancy Linsey Pry; born 
November 4, 1886, Lawrence County Mo. Moved to Knox 
County, Ind. in 1897. Farmer. Served in U.S. Regular Army 
1908-1915. Re-enlisted January 14, 1915, Vincennes, Ind. 
Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Camp Dodge, 
Iowa; assigned to Company D, 14th Infantry. Performed 
recruiting work among Indians. Died of pneumonia October 
12, 1918, Camp Dodge. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Vin 
cennes, Ind. 




PULLIAM, ELMER (Colored) Private 

Son of Thomas and Margaret Pulliam; born May 24, 1897, 
Wheatland, Knox County, Ind. Railroad employe. Entered 
service September 1, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Custer, Mich.; assigned to 4th Provisional Company (Colored 
Detachment), 160th Depot Brigade; transferred to Quarter- 
master Corps, 448th Reserve Labor Brigade. Died of influenza 
and pneumonia October 20, 1918, Camp Custer. Buried, 
Wheatland, Ind. 




RICHARDS, GEORGE 0. Private 

Son of Joseph W. and Sadie H. Richards; born July 8, 1896, 
Westfield, 111. Moved to Oaktown, Ind. in 1906. Farmer. 
Entered service October 3, 1917, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Company B, 102nd Infantry, 26th Division. Sent to 
Camp Merritt, N. J. Embarked May 2, 1918. Wounded 
July 23, 1918. Killed in action October 25, 1918. Buried, 
Oaktown, Knox County, Ind. 




ROBINSON, ALONZO Corporal 

Son of Thomas and Emma Robinson; born October 28, 
1892, Vincennes, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army June 28, 1916. Served on Mexican Border. Overseas 
in September, 1918; assigned to Company B, 325th Infantry. 
Gassed, and returned to U.S. May 14, 1919. Discharged because 
of physical disabilities May 25, 1919. Died of tuberculosis, 
December 21, 1919, caused by gas wounds, Vincennes, Ind. 
Buried at Vincennes, Ind. 



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ROBINSON, CHARLES MORRELL - - - Private 
Son of William B. and Margaret La Hue Robinson; born 
July 1, 1884, Vincennes, Ind. Graduate of Vincennes University. 
Bank clerk. Enlisted May 12, 1918, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Assigned 
to Company B, 57th Engineers. Embarked July 12, 1918; 
assigned to clerical work in office of Inland Waterway Transpor- 
tation, Paris, France. Died of pneumonia September 10, 1918, 
Military Hospital No. 4, Paris. Buried in Military Cemetery, 
Suresnes, near Paris, France. 




RODARMEL, WILLIAM EVERETT Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Marcilus Friend and Mary Ida Rodarmel; born 
November 5, 1902, Wheatland, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy August 13, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Farragut; transferred to Camp Perry; assigned to 
duty as Apprentice Seaman. Died of influenza September 23, 
1918, Camp Perry. Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe 
City, Knox County, Ind. 




SELBY, LESLIE ----- Y.M.C.A. Secretary 
Son of Newton S. and Margaret E. Selby; born July 1, 
1891, Princeton, Gibson County, Ind. Moved to Knox Coun- 
ty in 1916. Educated in Arsenal Technical School, Indianapolis 
and Purdue University. Teacher, Vincennes High School. 
Rejected for military service; accepted for Y.M.C.A. war 
work, September 5, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training 
111., where he contracted pneumonia after three weeks duty, 
and died September 27, 1918. Buried in Vincennes, Ind. 




SMITH, WAYNE HILL ------ Private 

Son of Charles and Alice Smith; born June 3, 1899, Free- 
landville, Knox County, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in Medical 
Corps June 11, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Sent to Camp 
Crane, Pa.; assigned to Provisional Casualty Company, 13th 
Medical Department. Transferred to Replacement Unit No. 
16. Sailed for France September 4, 1918. Taken to American 
Hospital at Noyers, France, where he died of spinal meningitis 
October 15, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, Noyers, 
France. 




SODEN, ESCOE L. ------ - Private 

Son of James and Mattie Ruble Soden; born September 24, 
1890, Vincennes, Ind. Graduate of Vincennes University. 
Farmer, Served in U.S. Regular Army 1913-1915. Entered 
service June 15, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Indianapolis. 
Transferred to Field Artillery Replacement Draft, Camp Jack- 
son, S. C. Died of pneumonia October 20, 1918, Camp Jackson. 
Buried in Upper Indiana Church Cemetery, near Vincennnes, 
Ind. 




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TRYON, HOWARD MAURICE - - - Private 

Son of James L. and Dee Tryon; born November 4, 1895, 
near Monroe City, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. Endeavored 
to enter Navy, but rejected because of physical disabilities. En- 
tered the Army July 22, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to 
Medical Detachment, Ammunition Train. Died of influenza- 
pneumonia December 31, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried 
in Reels Chapel Cemetery, Monroe City, Ind. 




UTLEY, RAYMOND - - Private 

Son of William and Alice M. Utley; born February 25, 1893, 
Albion, 111. Moved to Knox County, Ind. in 1912. Entered 
service September 19, 1917, Vincennes. Trained at Camp 
Taylor, Ky., and Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to Company I, 
151st Infantry. Overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to Company 
H, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division. Killed in action November 1, 
1918, Ardennes, France. Buried in the Sedan American Ceme- 
tery, Ardennes, France. 




VANABLE, HORACE LEONARD - - - Seaman 
Son of James and Emaline Holman Vanable; born September 
5, 1892, (Place not given). Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy 
December 11, 1911; honorably discharged. Re-enlisted Decem- 
ber 11, 1915. Died of typhoid fever (?) on board the Elcano, 
Brooklyn, N.Y., March 28, 1918. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, 
near Bicknell, Knox County, Ind. 




VAN KIRK, BRYANT F. - Master Signal Electrician 
Son of Joseph W. and Ella Van Kirk; born November 20, 
1895, Monroe City, Knox County, Ind. Electrican. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army January 3, 1914, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Served on the Mexican Border 1916-1917. Assigned to 1st 
Aero Squadron, Signal Corps. Overseas August 13, 1917; 
assigned to 91st Aero Squadron. Stationed in Coblenz, Ger- 
many, when he died of pneumonia January 18, 1919. Buried 
at Vincennes, Ind. 




WALL, JAMES RICHARD - - - Private U.S.M.C. 
Son of James and Anna Wall; born January- 19, 1898, Knox 
County, Ind. Expressman. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps, 
June 1, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S. C.; 
assigned to Company M, 3rd Battalion. Transferred to 
Quantico, Va.; assigned to 47th Company, 5th Regiment, U.S. 
Marines. Overseas in August, 1918. Killed in action Septem- 
ber 15, 1918, in St. Mihiel Drive. Buried in American Ceme- 
tery at Thiaucourt, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, Grave No. 
Ill, Section 9, Plot 3. 



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WESTFALL, ELLIS ORIEN ----- Private 
Son of Thornton and Sarah A. Goldman Westfall; born 
December 13, 1894, Knox County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service in March, 1918, Vincennes, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, 
N. C. Sailed for France April, 1918; assigned to Company I, 
59th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in battle of Chateau 
Thierry July 19, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, Belleau 
Aisne, Grave No. 158. 



Names reported from Knox County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained: 



DEISCHER, JOHN ]. Vincennes, 
Ind. Private, Battery D, 137th Field 
Artillery. Died of pneumonia February 
16, 1919. 

ENGLAND, DAVID BREWER. Vin- 
cennes, Ind. Private, Company C, 11th 
Machine Gun Battalion. Died from 
wounds October 6, 1918, received in 
action. 



McCOY, JERRY. Vincennes, Ind. 
Private, Company B, 47th Infantry. 
Killed in action August 1, 1918. 

SNIDER, JAMES T. Vincennes, Ind. 
Private, Company K, 132nd Infantry. 
Killed in action November 3, 1918. 



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BEIGH, EDWARD JAMES ----- Private 
Son of James Albert and Lydia Ann Metzger Beigh; born 
April 21, 1897, Lake Township, Kosciusko County, Ind. 
Teacher. Educated in Winona College, Ind. Entered service 
September 4, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 14th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Base Hos- 
pital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Eel River Cemetery, near 
the Kosciusko-Wabash County line. 




BLOOM, FRED LEROY Private 

Son of Ezra J. and Lydia Bloom (Beaver); born June 13, 
1897, Claypool, Kosciusko County, Ind. Painter. Enlisted 
in the U.S. Regular Army February 10, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. 
Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to 1st Company, 
Coast Artillery Corps. Transferred to Ft. Wright, N. Y.; 
then to Camp Greene, N. C. Went overseas in April, 1918 with 
Medical Detachment, 61st Infantry. Killed in action October 
28, 1918. (Burial place unknown.) 







BURKET, ERNEST CALVIN Private 

Son of Ernest C. and Minnie Copeland Burkett; born March 
27, 1895, Etna Green, Kosciusko County, Ind. Motorman. 
Enlisted in Company E, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard 
June 5, 1917, Elkhart, Ind. Transferred to 150th Field Artil- 
lery. Overseas in October, 1917. Participated in battles of 
Champagne, Vesle, and St. Mihiel. Wounded and gassed at 
St. Mihiel. Invalided to U.S. Died January 19, 1918, Camp 
Mead, Md. Buried, Etna Green, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Ethel Albert Burket, Bremen, Ind. 




BUSS, ARTHUR H. - - - - Private, S. A. T. C. 
Son of Calvin H. and Etta Buss; born October 26, 1896, 
Scott Township, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
Student Army Training Corps October 15, 1918, and sent to 
Interlaken Military Training School, Rolling Prairie, Ind. 
Contracted pneumonia a few days after enrolling, and died 
October 28, 1918, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Stony Point 
Cemetery, Nappanee, Kosciusko County, Ind. 



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FOCKLER, HAROLD H. Private 

Son of Cyrus B. and Harriet M. Fockler; born in April, 1900, 
(exact date not known), Canton, Ohio. Moved to Warsaw, 
Ind. in 1910. Enlisted in U.S. Coast Artillery January 3, 
1918, Chicago, 111. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Jackson, S. C. Went overseas in May, 1918; 
assigned to 5th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Died Sep- 
tember 22, 1918, in hospital, Chateau-Thierry, from wounds 
received in action. Buried in Chateau-Thierry Cemetery, 
France. 




FOWLER, PAUL PHILIP Private 

Son of Elijah and Jessie Inman Fowler; born November 
14, 1898, Oswego, Kosciusko County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army January 8, 1918, Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio. Served on the Mexican Border in 1916. Went overseas 
in June, 1918; assigned to Company A, 26th Infantry, 1st Divi- 
sion. Wounded in action, and while receovering from wounds, 
was stricken with appendicitis, and died September 21, 1918. 
(Place of burial unknown). 




FREDERICKSON, GLEN LLOYD - - - Private 
Son of Horace and Ella Taylor Frederickson; born May 6, 
1892, Etna Township, Kosciusko County, Ind. In 1916 he 
moved to Montana and took up farming. Entered service 
October 2, 1917, Chester, Mont. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash. 
Transferred to Camp Mills, L. I. Went overseas in December, 
1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 127th Infantry, 32nd 
Division. Killed in action November 10, 1918, Dun sur Meusp 
France. 




GEIGER, ANCIL LAFAYETTE - - - - Private 
Son of J. Henry and Mary Ann Geiger; born October 21, 
1888, Milford, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 28, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, 
Mich.; assigned to 41st Company, 11th Training Battalion, 
160th Depot Brigade. Later transferred to Company G, 78th 
Infantry. Died of influenza October 2, 1918, Camp Custer, 
Mich. Buried in Leesburg Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Ind. 
The American Legion Post, Milford, Ind., named in his honor. 




HASS, SHELDON LEWIS Private 

Son of John and Sarah Hass; born April 25, 1897, Pierceton, 
Kosciusko County, Ind. Employe of Ft. Wayne General 
Electric Company, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army January 9, 1918, Ft. Wayne. Sent to Columbus Bar- 
racks, Ohio; assigned to Aviation Service, Flying School, and 
sent to Kelly Field, Tex. Transferred to Wilbur Wright Field, 
Ohio; assigned to Headquarters Company, 507th Aero Squad- 
ron. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918. Buried in Ryerson 
Cemetery, Pierceton, Ind. 



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HEARLD, BENJAMIN Private 

Son of George and Christeana Hearld; born August 29, 
1892, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 
25, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigend 
to 28th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; then to Camp Greenleaf, 
Ga.; assigned to Medical Detachment, Evacuation Hospital, 
Unit 28. Died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, Camp Greenleaf, 
Ga. Buried near Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Ind. 




HILL, AUGUSTUS WILFORD - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Andrew J. and Emma Perry Hill; born October 18, 
1899, Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, Ind. Educated in North 
Manchester College. Teacher. Entered service October 3, 
1918. Valparaiso University, Ind., in Student Army Training 
Corps. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Valparaiso, Ind. 
Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake, Kosciusko County, 
Ind. 




HOLBROOK, WALTER EARL - - - - Private 
Son of Charles O. and Cora Henry Holbrook; born March 26, 
1893, Warsaw, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 28, 
1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 
41st Company, 160th Depot Brigade; then to Company F, 
14th Ammunition Train. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, 
Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, 
Ind. 




HUFF, RUSSELL RAY Private 

Son of Phillip S. and Rachael Huff; born November 29. 
1894, Scott Township, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service August 29, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company L, 78th Infantry, 160th 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 2, 1918, Camp 
Custer, Mich. Buried near Bremen, Marshall County, Ind. 




KUHN, HERBERT HENRY Private 

Son of John and Ella Kuhn; born September 15, 1890, War- 
saw, Ind. Laborer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Warsaw, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 28th Company, 
7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Company H, 49th Infantry, and went overseas in August, 1918. 
Transferred to Company L, 105th Infantry, 27th Division. 
Accidentally killed by train November 27, 1918. (Place un- 
known). Buried in Grand Cemetery, Le Mans, France. 



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LONG, WILLIAM SHERMAN .... Private 
Son of Benjamin and Amanda Cartwright Long; born April 
2, 1893, Fairfield County, Ohio. Employed as factory foreman, 
Warsaw, Ind., where he entered service March 26, 1918. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company D, 115th Infantry. 
Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga.; then to Hoboken, N. J. 
Went overseas May 25, 1918. Killed in action at Mobile 
Farm October 11, 1918, in Argonne Offensive. (Burial place 
unknown). 




MONTELL, CLARENCE DEWAYNE - - - Private 
Son of John S. and Margaret Montell; born March 31, 1893, 
Mentone, Kosciusko County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
August 31, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 31st Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. Buried at Claypool, Kosciusko County, Ind. Survived 
by widow, Nellie Locke Montell, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 




NEAL, CHARLES FREDERICK - - - - Private 
Son of Elmer K. and Rosa Leak Neal; born February 23, 
1897, Sidney, Kosciusko County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service August 28, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, 
Mich.; assigned to 41st Company, 11th Training Battalion, 
160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company L, 78th In- 
fantry. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Custer, 
Mich. Buried in Ulrey Cemetery, near the Kosciusko- Wabash 
County line. 




NIEBLING, CHARLES CLIFTON - - - - Private 
Son of Charles F. (deceased) and Mary Niebling (Dosh) ; 
born February 11, 1900, Fremont, Ohio. Moved to Kosciusko 
County, Ind. in 1909. Farmer. Entered service December 5, 
1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 111. Transferred 
to Rock Island, 111., where he died of pneumonia April 17, 1918. 
Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Claypool, Kosciusko County, 
Ind. 




PETERSON, JOHN CLINTON - - - - Private 
Son of William E. and Minnie D. Peterson; born October 12 
1897, Warsaw, Ind. Student. Enlisted in Company H, 
Indiana National Guard, April 5, 1916, Warsaw, Ind. En- 
tered service with the 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) 
Division. Overseas in October, 1917. Participated in battles 
of Lorraine, Champagne, Marne, St. Mihiel, and Montfaucon. 
Killed in action October 9, 1918, near Montfaucon, France. 
Buried near Montfaucon. The American Legion Post, Warsaw, 
Ind., named in his honor. 



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PLEW, HOWARD CLINTON - - Fireman, U.S.N. 

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Plew; born August 4, 1891, 
Kosciusko County, Ind. Moved to state of Washington in 1908. 
Horticulturist. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in December, 1917. Sent 
to Naval Station, Bremerton, Wash.; assigned to duty as Fire- 
man on transport Mt. Vernon. Lost his life September 5, 1918, 
when ship was sunk by German submarine. Buried in Lees- 
burg, Kosciusko County, Ind. Survived by widow, Alice Plew, 
and two children, Elizabeth Ellen, and Howard Clinton, Malaga, 
Wash. 





REECE, SAMUEL FRAZIER Sergeant 

Son of D. John and Katherine Reece; born September 8, 
1896, Columbia City, Ind. Moved to Pierceton, Kosciusko 
County, in 1916. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 15, 
1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in May, 1918; 
assigned to 311th Tank Corps. Killed in action Sep- 
tember 27, 1918, Montblaineville, Meuse, France. Buried 
in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. Survived 
by widow, Erma Strunk Reece, and one daughter, Margery 
Ruth Reece, Warsaw, Ind. The Reece-Menzie Post of American 
Legion, Pierceton, Ind., named in his honor. (See record of 
Harlow Menzie, p. 719.) 

ROBINSON, HARRY NICHOLAS - - - Private 

Son of John J. and Nellie T. Robinson; born December 22, 
1900, Warsaw, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Cavalry March 20, 1917, 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; transferred to Ft. 
Houston, Tex.; assigned to Troop L, 22nd Cavalry. Trans- 
ferred to 80th Field Artillery. Went overseas in August, 1918. 
Killed accidentally October 31, 1918, near Brest, France. 
Buried in A.E.F. Cemetery No. 20, Plot A, Grave No. 73, 
France. 




SLOAN, HUGH Sergeant 

Son of John O. and Emma Sloan; born December 21, 1898, 
Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army, January 8, 1917, Chicago, 111. Sent to Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Mo. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; then to Camp 
Greene, N. C. Overseas in August, 1918; assigned to Battery 
C, 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. Returned to U.S. in 
December, 1918. Sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., where he 
died of pneumonia March 26, 1919. Buried in Syracuse, Ind. 




STAHL, HOWARD C. Private 

Son of Elmer and Gertrude Stahl; born April 20, 1900, 
Sidney, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Com- 
pany H, Indiana National Guard (Battery B, 150th Field Artil- 
lery) May 1, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Went overseas in October 
1917. Died of pneumonia December 14, 1917, Camp Hospital, 
Camp Coctquidan, France. Buried in Camp Cemetery, Camp 
Coctquidan, Morbihan, France. 



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TERRELL, GEORGE ELDON - - - - Private 
Son of William and Olive Terrell; born July 25, 1887, St. 
Paris, Ohio. Moved to Kosciusko County, Ind. in 1907. 
Florist. Entered service August 6, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company L, 68th Infantry. 
Died of pneumonia October 23, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala. 
Buried in Warsaw, Ind. Survived by daughter, Lois Helen 
Terrell. 




WEAVER, RALPH - Private 

Son of Matthew C. and Clara C. Weaver; born August 19, 
1899, Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army April 6, 1917, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Coast Artillery Corps, 13th 
Recruiting Company. Died of pneumonia April 30, 1917, Ft. 
Thomas, Ky. Buried in Union Cemetery, Pierceton, Kosci- 
usko County, Ind. 




WHITACRE, CHARLES L. - - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Edward W. and Cora May Whitacre; born February 
25, 1899, near North Webster, Kosciusko County, Ind. En- 
listed in Student Army Training Corps, October 1, 1918, and 
sent to Tri-State College, Angola, Ind. Died of pneumonia 
October 16, 1918, Angola, Ind. Buried in North Webster 
Cemetery, North Webster, Kosciusko County, Ind. 




WILTROUT, HARRY - - - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Ralph and Jennie Wiltrout; born April 30, 1897, near 
Warsaw, Ind. Student in Purdue University, when he enlisted 
in U.S. Navy May 17, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Train- 
ing Station, Chicago, 111. Promoted to 2nd Class Seaman. Died 
of empyema October 21, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station, 111. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Ind. 



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CONEY, JOHN FRANK Private 

Son of John and Alice Coney; born February 10, 1894, 
Lagrange County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in 
Montevidio, Minn., and while awaiting call, entered selective 
service June 24, 1918. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to 
21st Company, 161st Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company 
G, 341st Infantry. Went overseas September 9, 1918, with 
the 86th (Blackhawk) Division. Died of influenza October 8, 
1918, Hospital, St. Marie, LeHavre, France. Buried, LeHavre, 
Seine Inferieure. 




CRISE, CLYDE JOHN Private 

Son of Chester B. and Amanda C. Gonter Crise (deceased); 
born April 5, 1888, Howe, Lagrange County, Ind. Laborer. 
Entered service May 25, 1918, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 46th Company, 12th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 12, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Ontario Cemetery, Lagrange County, 
Ind. 




ERNSBERGER, CHARLES W. - - - - Private 
Son of Charles F. and Clara Etler Ernsberger; born August 
8, 1895, Lagrange County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
July 26, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to Com- 
pany F, 59th Infantry. Embarked for overseas May 6, 1918; 
assigned to Company A, 10th Machine Gun Battalion. Par- 
ticipated in battles of Marne, Verdun, and Argonne. Died of 
tuberculosis July 9, 1919 in Government Hospital, New York. 
Buried in Bellevue, Mich. 




FAIR, SCOTT Private 

Son of Frank and Mary Fair (both deceased); born May 13, 
1894, near Mongo, Lagrange County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 26, 1918, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio; assigned to 22nd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 
158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, 
Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried at Orland, Steuben County, 
Ind. Survived by widow, Lura Fair, Orland, Ind. 



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FAUST, LAURENCE - Private 

Son of Daniel and Clara Faust; born October 14, 1893, 
Branch County, Mich. Living on a farm near Mongo, Lagrange 
County, Ind., when he entered service September 20, 1917, 
Lagrange, Inch Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company B, 139th Machine 
Gun Battalion. Went overseas June 12, 1918; transferred to 
Company B, 8th Machine Gun Battalion, 3rd Division. Killed 
in action October 15, 1918. Survived by widow, Eva Faust, 
Mongo, Ind. 




HOOPINGARNER, MYRL D. - - - - - Private 
Son of J. Darwin and Hanna Ellen Hoopingarner; born 
July 28, 1895, Sturgis, Mich. Moved to Lagrange County, 
Ind. in November, 1910. Farmer. Entered service September 
20, 1917, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company D, 12th 
Machine Gun Battalion. Went overseas in June, 1918. Killed 
in action August 12, 1918, Aisne, France. Buried in American 
Cemetery, Ville Savoy, Aisne, France. 




LeMASTER, HARVEY WALLACE - - - Private 
Son of John and Catherine Lemaster; born May 30, 1895, 
Springfield Township, Lagrange County, Ind. Entered service 
October 4, 1917, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 76th Company, 19th Battalion, 159th Depot Bri- 
gade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Com- 
pany B, 139th Machine Gun Battalion. Sailed over seas June 
12, 1918; assigned to Company B, 11th Machine Gun Battalion. 
Killed in action August 8, 1918, near Thibet, France. Buried 
where he fell. 




MALONE, RAY WARD Private 

Son of Leonard W. and Delia Malone; born April 19, 1892, 
near Lagrange, Ind. Teacher. Entered service June 24, 1918, 
Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Des Moines, la.; assigned to clerical 
duty in U.S. Hospital No. 26, Medical Department. Died of 
pneumonia November 4, 1918, Ft. Des Moines, Iowa. Buried 
in Greenwood Cemetery, Lagrange, Ind. 




STROMAN, RAY ALBERT Private 

Son of Albert and Phoebe Stroman; born March 13, 1895, 
Applemanburg, Lagrange County, Ind. Truck driver. Entered 
service October 4, 1917, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp 
Sevier, S. C; assigned to 105th Engineers. Went overseas 
May 28, 1918. Killed in action August 26, 1918, Ypres, Bel- 
gium. Buried in Hazle Cemetery, Belgium. 



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VAUGHN, JOHN L. ------ - Private 

Son of James and Sarah J. Vaughn; born August 30, 1886, 
Mongo, Lagrange County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 20, 1917, Lagrange, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company 
B, 139th Machine Gun Battalion; later to Headquarters Com- 
pany, 148th Machine Gun Battalion. Overseas in June, 1918. 
Drowned July 3, 1918. Body returned to U.S. in October, 1920, 
and buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Lagrange, Ind. 



'Here a cross and there a mound. 

Thus they sleep, Silent sleep. 
Sheltered by the kindly ground. 

Vigil keep! 
For they have not died in vain. 
In the groves of Compiegne 
Still their spirits fight again 

And glory reap. 

Traveler, plait a laurel wreath 
Of a girth, majestic girth, 

Lay it where they sleep beneath 
With Mother Earth. 

So may rose and twisting vine 

With the laurel intertwine, 

Nature's ever vernal shrine 
To their worth." 



Cakleton B. McCulloch, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Written at Compiegne, France, in May, 1918. 



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ABEL, EDWARD A. Private 

Son of Frank and Caroline Abel; born February 16, 1892, 
Hobart, Lake County, Ind. Carpenter. Enlisted in Indiana 
National Guard, Company F, 1st Infantry (Company F, 151st 
Infantry) Gary, Ind., May 21, 1916. Served on Mexican 
border; re-enlisted in June, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Machine Gun Company, 39th Infantry. Overseas 
in October, 1918. Died of pneumonia November 24, 1918 in 
hospital, Toul, France. 



ADAMEC, JOSEPH ------- Private 

Son of Stephen and Anna Adamec; born March 19, 1893, 
Austria. Came to U.S. in 1910, and to Gary, Ind. in 1911. 
Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 15, 1917, and 
sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to El Paso, Tex.; assigned 
to Company E, 10th Infantry. Embarked for overseas June 
14, 191 7; assigned to Tank Corps. Took part in drive at 
Cantigny. Died from accidental causes, November 14, 1918. 
(Place unknown.) 



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AGOSTINO, LEONE ------- Private 

Born in Sinagra, Italy, 1893 (names of parents unknown). 
Employed in Gary, Ind., at the time he enlisted in Company L, 
1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company L, 151st 
Infantry), April 26, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to Replacement Detachment, and went overseas in June, 1918. 
Re-assigned to Company B, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Killed in action August 9, 1918. (Place unknown). 



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ALLEN, GEORGE HENRY Sergeant 

Son of John R. (deceased) and Mary Aeekim Allen; born 
April 27, 1890, in Maine. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1914. 
Steamfitter. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in May, 1917, 
Detroit, Mich. Sent to Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to Battery C, 
10th Field Artillery. Went overseas in April, 1918, and was 
killed in action, July 15, 1918. (Place unknown.) 



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ATHANASIUS, MILLAS N. Private 

Born June 15, 1893, Turkey. Employed in Gary, Ind., at 
the time U.S. declared war on Germany, and was called into 
service (exact date not known). Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 6th Company, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of 
disease October 13, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. 



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AUSTGEN, JOSEPH Corporal 

Son of Theresa Austgen, (fathe's name unknown); born 
May 16, 1895, Schererville, Lake County, Ind. Employe of 
Chicago, Indiana, and Southern Railroad. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army, May 22, 1917, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Assigned to Signal Corps. Overseas in December, 1917; 
assigned to Company C, 1st Field Signal Battalion. Partici- 
pated in battle of Marne. Died October 7, 1918, Chalons, 
France, from wounds received in action. 




BAZIN, CHARLES - Corporal 

Son of Daniel and Anna Bazin (Nahy); born February 19, 
1898, Willock, Pa. Moved to Gary, Ind., in 1912. Employe 
of American Bridge Company. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 3, 1915, Chicago, 111. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo.; assigned to Company H, 18th Infantry. Served on Mexi- 
can Border in 1916. Went overseas in June, 1917 with First 
Division. Participated in battles of Toul Sector, Cantigny, 
and Soissons. Died July 30, 1918, from wounds received in 
action. 



BEAL, GEORGE Private 

Son of John and Mary Beal; born April 1, 1901 in Austria. 
Came to U.S. in 1906; settled in Gary, Ind. in 1918. Laborer. 
Entered service in February, 1918, Chicago, 111. Went over- 
seas, and was assigned to Company G, 26th Infantry, 1st Divi- 
sion. Reported killed in action July 19, 1918, Battle of the 
Marne. (Burial place unknown.) 



BOCCA, CHARLES J. Private 

Son of Gaeatano and Elizabeth Bocca; born in 1900, (exact 
date not known), Chicago, 111. Employed in Gary, Ind., where 
he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, April 21, 1917. Sent to 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Battery D, 12th Field 
Artillery. Went overseas in January, 1918, and was killed in 
action July 2, 1918, Battle of Chateau-Thierry, France. (Burial 
place unknown). 



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BOESEL, REINHARDT F. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boesel; born March 8, 1891, 
Crown Point, Ind. Conductor, Gary and Southern Railway. 
Entered service June 27, 1918, Crown Point, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company L, 
336th Infantry. Went overseas in September, 1918; assigned 
to Company fi, 360th Infantry. Killed in action November 2, 
1918 in the Argonne Sector. (Burial place unknown). 




BOLEWSKI, IGNAC ------- Private 

Son of Matous and Katherine Bolewski; born February 1, 
1887, in Russia. Came to United States in 1905. Employed 
as a baker in Gary, Ind., where he entered service July 25, 1918. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 18th Company, 5th 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 
9, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Holy 
Cross Cemetery, Hammond, Ind. 




BOYER, ROSS BLAINE ------ Sergeant 

Son of John and Anna Boyer; born August 6, 1886, North- 
grove, Miami County, Ind. Employed as Police Sergeant in 
Gary at time he entered service February 16, 1918. Sent 
to Camp Greene, N. C; assigned to Company A, 47th Infantry. 
Went overseas in May, 1918; assigned to 4th Division. Killed 
in action July 30, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. Survived by widow, 
Pansy Lee Boyer, Gary, Ind. 




BRANNON, GEORGE RAYMOND - - - Seaman 
Son of William P. and Ella S. Brannon (deceased); born 
June 10, 1889, West Creek Township, Lake County, Ind. 
Employe of Rock County Cow Testing Association, Wisconsin, 
when he enlisted in U.S. Navy, May 14, 1918, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, where he died 
September 15, 1918, of pneumonia. Buried in Prairie View 
Cemetery, Coffey County, Kan. 




BREMMER, ARTHUR Private 

Son of William and Henrietta Bremmer; born August 8, 1894, 
Milwaukee, Wis. Moved to East Chicago, Ind. in 1903. 
Employe of Bushing Mill. Entered service June 26, 1918, 
East Chicago. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 17th 
Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Camp Mills, N. Y., and embarked for overseas September 9, 
1918. Assigned to Company E, 358th Infantry. Killed in 
action November 10, 1918. Buried in Sedan American Ceme- 
tery, Grave No. 176, Plot 4. 



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BURNS, HAROLD WALTON - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of George Ford (deceased) and Eva Burns (Godwin); 
born March 13, 1896, London, Canada. Moved to Gary, Ind. 
in 1909. Student, Cornell University, when he entered First 
Officer's Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., May, 
1917. Transferred to Ft. Monroe, Va.; assigned to Coast 
Artillery. Overseas in September, 1918. Died from wounds 
November 2, 1918, Bordeaux, France. Awarded (posthumously) 
Distinguished Service Cross, Croix-de-Guerre with two Palms, 
Legion of Honor Medal. Body returned and buried in Oak 
Hill Cemetery, Gary, Ind. 



CARLSON, CARL A. G. Private 

Born in Sweden, (names of parents and exact date of birth 
unknown.) Employed in Gary, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army, in January, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
Assigned to Battery A, 18th Field Artillery. Went overseas in 
May, 1918. Killed in action July 15, 1918. (Place unknown). 



CHARLES, FRED - - - Private 

Son of Owen and Mary Evans Charles (both deceased); 
born in 1886, Wales. Came to United States in 1897. Living 
in Gary, Ind., when he enlisted in the Canadian Army July 18, 
1917. Went overseas in January, 1918; assigned to Company 
A, 54th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Killed in 
action August 9, 1918, battle of Amiens, France. (Burial place 
unknown). 



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CHATMAN, WILLIAM (Colored) - - - - Private 
Son of George and Martha Chatman; born August 7, 1890, 
Greenville, Miss. Employe of Sheet and Tinplate Company, 
Gary, Ind., where he entered service, August 23, 1918. Sent 
to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 72nd Company, 163rd Depot 
Brigade. Overseas in September, 1918, with Company H, 
809th Pioneer Infantry. Died of tuberculosis February 3, 1919, 
Base Hospital No. 118, Savigny, France. 



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CHIGAS, GEORGE - - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Chigas; born in 1896, Russia. 
Living in Whiting, Lake County, Ind., at the time he enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army, June 1, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. 
assigned to Company A, 46th Infantry. Later transferred to 
Company M, 28th Infantry, and went overseas in October, 1917. 
Transferred to Company K, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Par- 
ticipated in battle of Cantigny, and Soissons. Died of pneu- 
monia October 15, 1918. (Place unknown). 



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CHOFFI, FRANK Private 

Son of Cioffo Pasquale and Grazia Maria Choffi; born May 
18, 1887, Accera, Caserta, Italy. Came to U.S. in 1914; em- 
ployed as a laborer in East Chicago, Ind., where he entered 
service, September 19, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 15th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia Camp Taylor, Ky., January 10, 
1918. Buried in Post Cemetery, Camp Taylor, Ky. 




CIERNIAK, JOSEPH - - Cook 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cierniak; born February 5, 
1893, Chicago, 111. Moved to Hammond, Ind. in 1910. Laborer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 3, 1917, Hammond, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery E, 15th Field 
Artillery. Embarked for overseas December 12, 1917. Served 
as cook. Died of nephritis October 4, 1918, and buried in 
Riaucourt, Haute Marne, France. 




CLARK, WILLIAM P. (Colored) - - - - Private 
Son of Silas and Catherine Greagy Clark; born June 27, 
1895, Owensboro, Ky. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1917, and was 
employed in one of the steel mills, when he was called into serv- 
ice August 23, 1918, Gary. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; 
assigned to 7 1st Company, 163rd Depot Brigade. Overseas in 
September, 1918; assigned to Company G, 809th Pioneer Infan- 
try. Died March 8, 1919 of influenza. Buried in American 
Cemetery, Meucon, Morbihan, France. 




CLEMENS, RAYMOND WILLIAM - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam J. Clemens; born September 4, 
1888, Defiance, Ohio. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1913. Entered 
service March 28, 1918, Gary, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
assigned to 9th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Went overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company C, 111th 
Infantry. Reported missing in action, August 9, 1918, Fis- 
mette, France. Later, officially reported killed in action on that 
date. 




COLEMAN, LLOYD WALTER - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Frank O. and Mary Stienette Coleman; born Decem- 
ber 18, 1899, Crown Point, Ind. Mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy July 20, 1918; sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Sta- 
tion, 111. Transferred to Puget Sound, Wash. Promoted to 
Seaman, 2nd Class. Died October 1, 1918 of influenza, Navy 
Yards, Puget Sound, Wash. Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, 
Crown Point, Ind. 



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COON, RUSSELL WALDO Sergeant 

Son of Clarence E. and Mary Marshman Coon; born October 
28, 1895, Fulton County, Ind. Moved to Gary in 1913. 
Employe of American Bridge Company. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army, April 25, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; 
assigned to Troop D, 18th Cavalry. Transferred to Camp 
Shelby, Miss.; then to Camp Merritt. Overseas in April, 1918; 
assigned to Battery B, 76th Field Artillery. Wounded in second 
battle of Marne, and died August 11, 1918. 




DAVIES, CLIFFORD ERNEST - - - - Private 
Son of (father's name unknown) Margaret Davies; born in 
1899, Wales. Employed as laborer in the Gary Tin Mills, 
Gary, Ind., when he enlisted in the Canadian Army, in October, 
1917, Chicago, 111. Sent to Toronto, Canada; then overseas; 
assigned to 13th Company, 102nd Regiment, 3rd Division. 
Participate in battle of Amiens, and Arras. Killed in action 
September 30, 1918, battle of Cambria. (Burial place unknown). 




DAVIS, PEYTON DAVID Private 

Son of G. R. and Margaret Davis; born January 11, 1895, 
Mayfield, Ky. Moved to Gary, Ind. in February, 1916. 
Employed as steel worker in Merchant Mills, when he enlisted 
in Company F, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard, May 8, 
1917, Gary, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Company B, 162nd Infantry. Went overseas in June, 1918; 
assigned to Company G, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed 
in action in battle of Soissons, July 18, 1918. 




DUB RAJA, CHIRO - - Private 

Son of Llazo and Stana Dubraja; born July 13, 1885, 
Servia. Came to U.S. in April, 1910, and was employed as 
laborer in Gary, Ind., when he enlisted in King Peter's Battalion 
of the Serbo-American Volunteers in July, 1918. Sent to Sus- 
sex, Canada, for training, and while on guard duty, was shot 
by drunken soldier. Buried at Lavis Camp, Sussex, Canada. 




FALK, WILLIAM O. - Private 

Son of Eric and Elizabeth Falk (deceased); born July 29, 
1888, Sweden. Came to U.S. in 1904. Moved to Gary, Ind. 
in 1908. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 9, 1917, Ft. 
Wright, Wash. Assigned to Troop A, 16th Cavalry. Trans- 
ferred to Quartermaster Corps; then to Horseshoer's School, 
Camp Logan, Tex., where he died October 17, 1918, of pneu- 
monia. Buried in Post Cemetery, Camp Logan, Tex. 



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FAULDS, WINFIELD SCOTT - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Born in December, 1874, in Canada. Moved to Gary, Ind. 
in 1907. Physician. Enlisted in Medical Corps in April, 1917. 
Commissioned 1st Lieutenant, Sanitary Squad, 33rd Division. 
Went overseas in May, 1918, and died of pneumonia October 10, 
1918. (Place unknown). Survived by widow, Mabel Faulds, 
Gary, Ind. 




FLORES, PARACKEUVAS ALEXANDER - - Private 
Born in 1895, Greece. (Exact date and names of parents 
unknown). Came to U.S. in 1906, and was employed in a 
confectionery store, Gary, Ind., when he entered the service of 
the U.S. Army, in April, 1918. Sent to Ft. Sheridan, 111.; then 
to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Went overseas in July, 1918; assigned 
to Company F, 359th Infantry. Killed in action September 25, 
1918. (Place unknown). 




FRYE, ABRAM ROBERTSON - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Abram Thomas and Martha Robinson Frye; born 
June 22, 1896, Ohio. Moved to Gary, Ind., in 1913. Student 
in Colgate University, when he enlisted in U.S. Aviation service 
in June, 1916. Sent to Allentown, Pa.; then to Camp Dix, N. J. 
Assigned to 182nd Aero Squadron. Commissioned 2nd Lieu- 
tenant. Overseas in May, 1918. Killed in an airplane col- 
lision near Lincoln, England, July 9, 1918. Body returned to 
U.S., and buried in Anderson, Ind. 




GAILOS, JOHN -------- Private 

Born March 25, 1892, Greece. (Names of parents not 
known). Came to U.S. in 1907. Employed in Gary Sheet 
and Tinplate Company, Gary, Ind., when he entered service 
May 28, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of heart trouble June 14, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary, Ind. 




GETZENGER, PATRICK ------ Private 

Son of Michael and Abigail Getzenger; born November 30, 
1896, Griffith, Lake County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army, September 25, 1915; sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Transferred to Ft. Ringgold, Tex. ; assigned to Troop E, 3rd 
Cavalry. Served on Mexican Border in 1916. Embarked 
for overseas October 16, 1917; attached to 1st Division. Died 
of pneumonia October 21, 1918, Base Hospital No. 17, France. 
Body to be returned to U.S. for interment. 



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GIRARD, FRANK OSCAR Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Girard; born February 23, 
1894, Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Employe of the Standard 
Oil Company. Entered service September 19, 1917, Whiting, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company A, 
105th Engineers. Went overseas in May, 1918; attached to 
30th Division. In action with the 2nd Army Corps during the 
fighting in October, and up until November 11, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia December 2, 1918, Le Mans, France. 



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GOODRICH, HAROLD CLIFFORD - - - Private 
Son of Charles and Caroline Goodrich; born December 9, 
1897, Crownpoint, Ind. Enlisted in Company F, Indiana 
National Guard, May 1, 1917, Gary, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company I, 
104th Infantry, 26th Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, 
Belleau Wood, France. 




HALFMAN, CARL Private 

Son of Frank and Amelia Krieter Halfman; born August 26, 
1895, near Griffith, Lake County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 28, 1918, Crown Point, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Custer, Mich.; assigned to 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, 160th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company B, 40th Machine 
Gun Battalion. Died October 19, 1918, of pneumonia, Camp 
Custer. Buried in Turkey Creek Catholic Cemetery, Lake 
County, Ind. 



HALIPILIAS, ANASTACH N. Private 

Son of Nicholas and Theologia Halipilias; born January 9, 
1898, Turkey. Employed in Gary, Ind., at the time he entered 
service, August 13, 1918. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; 
assigned to 18th Company, 5th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to 36th Company, 9th Battalion, 160th Depot 
Brigade. Died October 16, 1918, of pneumonia, Camp Custer, 
Mich. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary, Ind. 



HELLMANN, HENRY WILLIAM, Jr. - - Private 

Son of Henry William (deceased) and Emma Hellmann; 
born April 25, 1892, Hamel, 111. Moved to Crown Point, Ind. 
in 1915. Farmer. Entered service August 28, 1918, Crown 
Point, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich., assigned to 160th 
Depot Brigade. Died of influenza, October 11, 1918, Camp 
Custer, Mich. Buried in Hamel, 111. 



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HILL, THOMAS (Colored) Private 

Born February 18, 1890, Battle Creek, Mich. (Names of 
parents unknown). Employed in the Gary Sheet Mills, Gary, 
Ind., where he was called into service August 24, 1918. Sent 
to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 71st Company, 163rd Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Company G, 809th Pioneer Infantry. 
Overseas in September, 1918. Killed by military policeman 
January 29, 1919. Buried in American Cemetery, St. Nazaire, 
France. 




HOFFMAN, EDWARD AUBREY - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Joseph G. and Matilda Hoffman; born August 24, 
1885, Crown Point, Ind. Graduated from Detroit Law School 
in 1911. Practicing law in Detroit, Mich., when he entered 
First Officer's Training Camp, Ft. Sheridan, 111. Commissioned 
2nd Lieutenant. Overseas in July, 1918; assigned to Head- 
quarters Company, 125th Infantry, 32nd Division. Wounded 
in action, he died October 11, 1918. The American Legion Post 
of Crown point, Ind., is named the Hoffman-Schmidt Post. 
(See p. 334). 




HUNDLEY, EWELL B. - - - Cadet, Signal Corps 
Son of G. W. and Cora Hundley; born March 11, 1894, 
Patrick Springs, Va. Educated in Valparaiso University, Ind. 
Employe of Illinois Steel Company, Gary, Ind., when he enlisted 
in U.S. Aviation service, August 7, 1917, Chicago, 111. Sent to 
Ft. Wood, N. Y.; assigned to aviation service, Signal Corps. 
Transferred to Taliaferro Field, Tex., where he met instant 
death in attempting a solo flight, December 1, 1917. Buried in 
Copper Hill, Va. 




JACKSON RAY A. Corporal 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Jackson; born December 
15, 1892, Groveton, N. H. Moved to Indiana Harbor, Ind. in 
1915. Bookkeeper. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 2, 
1917, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Assigned to Troop K, 
7th Cavalry. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; assigned to Troop 
L, 7th Cavalry. Died of influenza-pneumonia October 13, 1918, 
Ft. Bliss. Buried in Groveton, N. H. 




JAMES, DAVID RALPH Sergeant 

Son of Aaron and Catherine James; born June 19, 1899, 
Hammond, Ind. Employe of Illinois Steel Company, 
Gary, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 12, 1917, 
Gary, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Overseas in May, 1918; 
assigned to Company F, 59th Infantry, 4th Division. Partici- 
pated in battles of the Marne, and Argonne Forest. Died 
from wounds (October 16), September 26, 1918, Base Hospital, 
No. 46, Chateau-Thierry. (Burial place unknown). 



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JONES, ROBERT HOGG Private 

Son of Stuart Lee (deceased) and Mary Jones (Garver) ; 
born April 10, 1892, Bramwell, W. Va. Moved to Gary, Ind. 
in 1910. Grocery clerk. Entered service September 22, 1917. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 158th Depot Brigade. 
Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Signal Corps Unit, 
331st Infantry, A.E.F. Killed in action September 12, 1918, 
battle of St. Mihiel. (Burial place unknown). 



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KARPUZAS, NICHOLAS G. Private 

Born February 9, 1888, in Greece. (Names of parents 
unknown). Employed as laborer in East Chicago, Ind. at the 
time he was called into service, May 24, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Grant, 111.; assigned to 9th Company, 161st Depot Brigade. 
Went overseas in August, 1918, assigned to 301st Salvage Unit. 
Killed September 22, 1918, by accidental explosion of hand 
grenade. (Place unknown). 



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KECMAN, MISO J. Private 

Born in Bosnia, 1893. Came to U.S. (exact date not known), 
and was employed in Tin Plate Company, Gary, Ind. where he 
enlisted in the Serbian Army in December, 1917. Sent to 
Sussex, Canada for training. Assigned to 2nd Company, 1st 
Regiment, 7th Division. Embarked for overseas in February, 
1918. Sent to the Serbian Front; killed in action sometime in 
August, 1918. (Place unknown). 




KEILMAN, HERBERT JOSEPH - - - - Private 
Son of Philip and Mary Keilman; born June 9, 1886, Dyer, 
Lake County, Ind. Employe of Lion Store, Hammond, when 
he entered service, October 4, 1917. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; 
transferred to Camp Logan, Tex.; then to Camp Upton, N. Y. 
Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company B, 132nd Infan- 
try, 33rd Division. Wounded in Argonne Forest, he died 
September 27, 1918 in Evacuation Hospital, No. 6. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Souilly, France. 



KESERICH, MICHAEL - - - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keserich; born July 4, 1897, 
Austria. Employed as laborer in Illinois Steel Company, 
Gary, Ind., where he entered service October 1, 1918. Sent to 
Rolling Prairie, Ind.; assigned to Company A, Section B, Motor 
Transport Corps. Died October 17, 1918, of influenza, Inter- 
laken, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Hammond, Ind. 



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KLEIBER," WALTER JOHN Private 

Son of Reinhold and Nancy Kleiber; born January 17, 1893, 
Chicago, 111. Living in Whiting, Lake County, Ind., when he 
enlisted in U.S. Navy in 1912. Served one full term enlistment; 
received honorable discharge. Enlisted in U.S. Army, May 22, 

1917, St. Louis, Mo. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned 
to Battery E, 10th Field Artillery. Overseas in February, 

1918. Killed in action July 15, 1918. Awarded Distinguished 
Service Cross for extraordinary bravery in action. 




KNOTTS, FRANK ADLAI - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Thomas E. and Ella E. Knotts; born November 26, 
1892, Hammond, Ind. Educated in Indiana University, and 
the University of Wisconsin. Architect. Entered Second 
Officer's Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., August 
27, 1917. Transferred to Artillery Officer's Training Camp, 
Ft. Monroe, Va. Overseas in December, 1917. Fought in the 
Verdun Sector. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Mailly, 
France. Buried at Mailly, France. 




KOLSKI, MIKOLAY ------- Private 

Born December 6, 1889, Poland. Came to Gary, Ind. in 
1910. Employe of Illinois Steel Company, when he enlisted 
with Polish-American Volunteers, October 14, 1917. Sent to 
St. John, Canada, for training. Went overseas (date unknown) 
and was killed in action July 15, 1918, in Hilaire, LeGrand, 
France. (Burial place unknown). 




KOSTBADE, EDWARD C. Private 

Son of William and Emma Kostbade; born February 27, 
1899, Hobart, Lake County, Ind. Steel worker. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army, April 14, 1917, Gary, Ind. Sent to Colum- 
bus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Ft. Strong, Mass.; assigned 
to 2nd Company, Coast Artillery. Overseas in August, 1917, 
and died December 22, 1917 from accidental causes, Dijon, 
France. Buried in American Cemetery, Grave No. 323, Sec- 
tion 4, Dijon, France. 



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KRAK, JOHN Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Kazimerz Krak; born March 16, 1894, 
Poland. Employed as a laborer in Hammond, Ind., when he 
entered service in June, 1917, Hammond. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind., for training. Assigned to Company M, 28th 
Infantry. Went overseas in October, 1917; attached to First 
Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, Aisne River, France. 
(Burial place unknown). 



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KUC, STAINISLAW Private 

Born in 1887, Poland. (Parents names unknown). Em- 
ployed as laborer in East Chicago, Ind., when he entered service 
September 19, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
15th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Overseas in July, 
1918, with Company H, 1st Pioneer Infantry. Died November 
15, 1918, from wounds received in action. (Place unknown). 




KUEHL, GEORGE EDWARD Private 

Son of Adolph and Anna Kuehl; born August 28, 1890, near 
Crown Point, Ind. Employe of International Harvester Com- 
pany, when he entered service June 27, 1918, Kankakee, 111. 
Overseas in October, 1918. Sick when he reached Brest, France; 
he was sent to Base Hospital No. 65, where he died October 24, 
1918. (Burial place unknown). 




LAMBERT, FLOYD A. - Private 

Son of Henry and Susan Berwanger Lambert; born August 8, 
1895, Hammond, Ind. Entered service September 23, 1918, 
Crown Point, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; as- 
signed to 25th Recruiting Company. Died of pneumonia 
October 16, 1918, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Buried in St. 
Edwards Catholic Cemetery, Lowell, Lake County, Ind. 




LARSEN, EDWARD H. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Larsen; born May 16, 1897, 
Chicago, 111. Moved to Hammond, Ind, in 1905. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army, April 21, 1917; sent to Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio. Assigned to 1st Company, Coast Artillery. Embarked 
for overseas January 11, 1918; assigned to Battery C, 12th Field 
Artillery. Participated in battles of Chateau-Thierry, Sois- 
sons, and St. Mihiel. Died of pneumonia, October 16, 1918. 
Buried at Limoges, Haute Vienne, France. 




LAWS, FRANK C. - - - - Cadet, Signal Corps 
Foster son of Mr. and Mrs. John Laws; born January 18, 
1898, Hammond, Ind. High school student. Entered service 
October 5, 1918, Chicago; assigned to 346th Handley-Page Aero 
Squadron. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y.; assigned to 13th 
Company, 1st Training Brigade, Aviation Detachment. Died 
of pneumonia November 13, 1918, Camp Mills. Buried with 
military honors in Oakwood Cemetery, Hammond, Ind. 



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LEWIS, FRANK C. (Colored) .... Private 
Son of Walter and Adelaide Lewis; born May 3, 1893, 
Macon City, Mo. Employed as a laborer in Gary, Ind., when 
he entered service August 24, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, 
Iowa; assigned to Company K, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Over- 
seas in September, 1918. Died of typhoid fever May 29, 1919, 
Hospital, Dijon, France. (Burial place unknown). 




LEZAK, SAMUEL Sergeant 

Son of Jacob and Bella Lezak; born in April, 1899, Russia. 
Came to U.S. in October, 1913, and was living in Gary, Ind., 
when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in February, 1917, 
Chicago, 111. Served on the Mexican Border. Ordered to 
Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Company F, 361st Infantry, 
91st Division. Overseas in July, 1918. Wounded in action 
near Gesnes, France. Died of pneumonia January 29, 1919, 
Field Hospital No. 362, France. Buried, Belleme, France. 




LIETZAN, JOSEPH L. ------ - Private 

Son of August (deceased) and Anna Lietzan; born January 
14, 1895, West Hammond, III. Employed as teamster in Ham- 
mond, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, May 2, 
1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Wash- 
ington, Md.; assigned to Battery A, 17th Field Artillery. Later 
sent to Camp Robinson, Wis.; then overseas in October, 1917. 
Assigned to Battery E, 6th Field Artillery. Killed in action 
April 28, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, Bonvillers, 
Oise, Grave No. 7. 




LIMBACKER, WILLIAM G. Private 

Son of Frank and Eva Limbacker; born June 11, 1890, 
Braddock, Pa. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1912; an employe of 
the Illinois Steel Company when he entered service, March 7, 
1918, Gary, Ind. Assigned to Signal Corps, and was sent to 
St. Paul, Minn, for training. Died of pneumonia October 13, 
1918, St. Paul, Minn. Buried at Braddock, Pa. Survived by 
widow, Nell Davis Limbacker, Gary. 




LONG, HARRY C. Private 

Son of Daniel W. and Lottie Long (McQuilkin); born April 
17, 1895, Dayton, Pa. Moved to Lake County, Ind. in 1905. 
Locomotive engineer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, May 2, 
1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Sent to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; assigned to 
Troop L, 7th U.S. Cavalry. Accidentally killed December 13, 
1917, Ft. Bliss, Tex. Buried, Dayton, Pa. 



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MACKENZIE, JAMES Corporal 

Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Stephenson Mackenzie; 
born February 15, 1895, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Came 
to U.S. in September, 1910, and settled in Gary, Ind. Fol- 
lowing the sinking of the Lusitania in May, 1915, he enlisted in 
the 10th Scottish Rifles, British Expeditionary Forces. Went 
to France in September, 1915; wounded in the battle of Ypres, 
recovered; took part in battles of Loos and Arras. Killed in 
action May 3, 1917, Arras, France. 




MARKLEY, ROBERT H. Private 

Son of Henry E. and Alice Mark'ey (Smith); born 1899 
(exact date unknown), Alden, Ohio. Moved to Hammond, 
Ind. in 1904, where he was employed as truck driver when he 
enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, April 14, 1917. Sent to Ft. 
Thomas, Ky. Transferred to DuPont, Del. Unassigned. 
Drowned May 27, 1917, DuPont, Del. (Burial place unknown). 




MARYNELL, GEORGE W. (Colored) - - Private 
Son of Frank A. and Margaret Marynell; born June 7, 1894, 
Henderson, Ky. Employed in Gary, Ind., where he enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army May 3, 1917. Sent to Camp Stuart, Va. 
Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; assigned to Troop E, 7th U.S. 
Cavalry. Accidentally drowned December 1, 1918, Fabens, 
Tex. Buried in Henderson, Ky. 




MATESKI, ANTON KASIMER - - - - Private 
Born in Poland in 1889. Came to U.S. in 1900, and was 
employed in the steel mills of Gary, Ind. Entered service 
March 15, 1918; sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Assigned to 
Company L, 3rd Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. 
Went overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company B, 137th 
Infantry. Killed in action August 22, 1918, Alsace. (Burial 
place unknown). 




MAYBAUM, HAROLD ------ Private 

Son of August and Dora Maybaum; born September 26, 
1893, Ainsworth, Lake County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service in May, 1918, Crown Point, Ind., and was sent to Camp 
Custer, Mich. Assigned to 160th Depot Brigade. Went over- 
seas; assigned to Company E, 339th Infantry. Ordered to 
accompany the American Forces into Russia. Died of pneu- 
monia, September, 9, 1918, Bakhartza, Russia. Survived by 
widow, Elizabeth Maybaum, South Bend, Ind. 



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MAYIEURS, JOSEPH Bugler 

Son of Mrs. and Mrs. George Mayieurs; born March 29, 
1899, Austria. Came to U.S. in 1914; employed in Illinois 
Steel Company, Gary, Ind. when he volunteered his services 
March 15, 1917. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Trans- 
ferred to San Antonio, Tex.; assigned to Company K, 28th 
Infantry. Went overseas in June, 1917; attached to First Divi- 
sion. Killed in action June 5, 1918. (Place unknown). 



MICHNIEVITZ, FRANK ----- Sergeant 
Born in Poland, July 2, 1896; came to U.S. in November, 
1913. Employe of American Bridge Company, Gary, Ind., 
when he volunteered his services, June 5, 1917. Sent to Camp 
Greene, N. C. ; assigned to Company F, 7th U.S. Infantry, and 
went overseas. Died July 23, 1918, from wounds received in 
action in battle of the Marne. (Burial place unknown). 



MIECZNIKOWSKI, FRANK ----- Private 
Son of Felix and Maryanna Miecznikowski; born April 23, 
1894, Janow, Russia. Came to U.S. in 1910; and to Indiana 
Harbor, Ind., in 1916. Machinist. Entered service October 2, 
1917, East Chicago, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 15th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Em- 
barked for overseas April 9, 1918; assigned to Company F, 6th 
Infantry. Killed in action September 12, 1918. (Place un- 
known). 



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MIJIC, MARKO B. Private 

Born in 1889, Bosnia. Came to U.S. (Exact date not 
known). Employe of the Tin Plate Company, Gary, Ind., 
when he volunteered for service in the Serbian Army, in Decem- 
ber, 1917. Sent to Sussex, Canada, for training; assigned to 3rd 
Company, 2nd Infantry, 7th Division. Overseas in January, 
1918. Participated in the Balkan Campaign in Spring of 1918. 
Killed in action sometime in August, 1918, near Nish, Servia. 




MIOTKA, FRANK G. Private 

Son of Anton and Anna Miotka; born April 21, 1892, Chi- 
cago, 111. When two years of age moved with parents to Ham- 
mond, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 
25, 1917; sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Douglas, 
Ariz. ; assigned to Battery B, 10th Field Artillery. Transferred 
to Camp Pike, Ark.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 10th 
Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia January 17, 1918, Camp 
Pike. Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Hammond, Ind. 



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MITCHELL, VINCENT MICHAEL - - - Corporal 
Son of Michael and Mary Mitchell; born January 2, 1892, 
Joliet, 111. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1915. Entered service 
May 27, 1918, Gary, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; assigned to 
161st Depot Brigade. Contracted pneumonia, and died October 
6, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Grant, 111. (Burial place not 
given). 



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MONROE, CHARLES A. (Colored) - - - Private 
Son of Ned and Anna Monroe; born October 27, 1892, 
Tonganoxie, Kan. Employed in Gary, Ind., when he entered 
service August 23, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned 
to 71st Company, 163rd Pioneer Infantry. Embarked for 
overseas September 23, 1918; assigned to Company G, 809th 
Pioneer Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 25, 1918, 
"Somewhere in France." (Burial place unknown). 



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MOORE, PETAR Private 

Son of Petar and Mary Moore; born in 1890, Ireland. Came 
to U.S. in 1914. Employed as laborer in the Gary Screw and 
Bolt Company, Gary, Ind., where he entered service April 22, 
1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Camp Custer, Mich. Then overseas 
in July, 1918; assigned to Company L, 18th Infantry, 1st Divi- 
sion. Killed in action during the Argonne Drive. (Date 
unknown). 




MULVEY, LAWRENCE Private 

Son of Frank and Anna Mulvey; born September 4, 1899, 
Hammond, Ind. Chemist. Enlisted in Company L, 1st 
Infantry, Indiana National Guard, (Company L, 151st Infan- 
try), East Chicago, Ind., April 26, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss. Embarked for overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to 
Company C, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. 
Wounded in battle of Chateau-Thierry; died August 1, 1918. 
Buried in Suresnes Cemetery, near Paris. 



NANIS, ANGELO Private 

Born in October, 1894, Island of Chios, Greece. Came to 
U.S. in September, 1912; employed in the Sheet and Tin Plate 
Company, Gary, Ind., where he enlisted in Indiana National 
Guard, Company F, 1st Infantry, (Company F, 151st Infan- 
try), July 16, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in 
June, 1918; assigned to Company C, 162nd Infantry; later to 
Company B, 18th Infantry', 1st Division. Fought at Soissons, 
and in the Argonne Forest. Died November 19, 1918, from 
wounds received in action. 



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NELSON, MARSHALL B. ..... Private 

Son of Nels B. and Margaret Mathews Nelson; born August 
21, 1898, Kragon (?), 111. Living in Gary, Ind., when he enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army April 25, 1917. Sent to Ft. DuPont, Del.; 
assigned to 5th Company Guards. Embarked for overseas 
August 7, 1917; assigned to 1st Trench Mortar Battery. Died 
May 26, 1918, from wounds received in action. Buried in 
American Cemetery No. 170, France. 



NICHOLSON, JOHN, Jr. Private 

Son of John and Eleanor E. Matts Nicholson; born December 
24, 1894, Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Came to the U.S. in 
1913; located in Gary, Ind. Employe of the Illinois Steel 
Company, Gary. In early summer of 1916 returned to Scot- 
land; enlisted in the 5th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 
June 23, 1916. After two months training, ordered to the front. 
Killed in action October 18, 1916. Believed to have been buried 
as one of "The Unknown British Soldiers" near Butte de 
Warlencourt, on the Somme. 



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OLECH, WALTER ------- Private 

Son of Anthony and Sophia Olech; born April 23, 1895, 
Pilzno, Austria. Came to U.S. in 1912; and to East Chicago, 
Ind. in 1915. Laborer. Enlisted in Company L, 1st Infantry, 
Indiana National Guard (Company L, 151st Infantry), April 
26, 1917, East Chicago, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., 
and went overseas in October, 1918. Died of pneumonia 
October 22, 1918. (Place unknown). 




OSLIZLO, JOHN Corporal 

Born in 1895, Poland. Came to U.S. in 1899. Employe of 
Illinois Steel Company, Gary, Ind., where he enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army August 15, 1914. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo. Transferred to Ft. Mills, Philippine Islands. Assigned 
to 42nd Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Returned to U.S., 
stationed Los Angeles, Cal. Transferred to Camp McArthur, 
Cal., where he died of pneumonia April 27, 1919. Buried in 
Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary, Ind. 



OTT, WILLIAM AUGUST Private 

Son of Henry and Emily Ott; born March 27, 1891, Tolleston, 
Lake County, Ind. Truck driver. Entered service May 25, 
1918, Gary, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 6th 
Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Went overseas in September, 1918; assigned to 327th Supply 
Company, Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October l4, 
1918, Field Artillery Headquarters, Station No. 105. Buried, 
Tolleston, Ind. 



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PALMER, MELVILLE KEENE - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Keene Palmer; born March 27, 
1894. (Place not given). Educated in University of Vermont. 
Living in Gary, Ind., when he enlisted in the Second Officer's 
Training School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, in August, 1917. 
Commissioned First Lieutenant ; assigned to Signal Corps. 
Overseas in October, 1917, with 103rd Aero Squadron, 3rd 
Pursuit Group. Transferred to 3rd Aviation Instruction Center, 
American Air Service. Fell behind German lines while engag- 
ing in an air battle, November 1, 1918. 



PAPKA, WILLIAM A. Private 

Son of John F. (deceased) and Sophia Papka; born April 23, 
1895, East Gary, Ind. Employe of Aetna Powder Company, 
Aetna, Ind., when he entered service, October 4, 1917, Crown 
Point, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company 
B, 151st Infantry. Embarked for overseas June 11, 1918; 
assigned to Company F, 28th Infantry. Killed in action July 
21, 1918, battle of Soissons. (Burial place unknown). 



PEICHOCKI, HERONIM ------ Private 

Born September 24, 1892, Poland. Came to U.S. in June 
1913, and settled in Gary, Ind. Employe of American Bridge 
Company, Gary, where he was called into the service June 5, 
1918. Sent to Rochester, N. Y. ; assigned to Company K, 
1st Pioneer Infantry. Killed accidentally, July 15, 1918, while 
stepping off a train, Rochester, N. Y. Buried Holy Cross 
Cemetery, West Hammond, 111. 



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PELEGRINO, GUISEPPE Private 

Born 1896, Riggi, Italy. Came to U.S. (exact date not 
known). Employed in the Gary Sheet and Tin Plate Company, 
Gary, Ind., where he was called into service April 26, 1918. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in July, 
1918; assigned to Company C, 18th Infantry. Killed in action 
October 6, 1918 in the Argonne Forest. (Burial place unknown). 




PETERSON, PHILIP DANFORTH - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Peterson; born May 4, 1900, 
River Grove, 111. Living in Hammond, Ind., at the time he 
enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, August 6, 1915. Sent to Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company D, 28th Infan- 
try. Went overseas, attached to First Division. Died July 4, 
1918 in American Hospital, Angers, France, from wounds 
received in action. (Burial place unknown.) 



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PETERSON, WILLIAM D. ----- Private 
Son of George F. and Mary A. Peterson; born August 22, 
1890, Lowell, Lake County, Ind. Plumber. Entered service 
March 9, 1918, Crown Point, Ind. Assigned to 160th Aero 
Squadron, and was sent to Kelly Field, Tex. Transferred to 
Parkfield, Tenn., where he died October 14, 1918, of influenza, 
Base Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. 




PINC, JAMES J. - - Private 

Son of James and Josephine Pine; born September 18, 1889, 
Crown Point, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 28, 1918, 
Crown Point, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 
8th Company, 2nd Battalion, 160 Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Camp Colt, Pa.; assigned to Casual Company, Tank Corps. 
Died of pneumonia, Base Hospital Camp Colt, October 7, 1918. 
Buried near Cedar Lake, Lake County, Ind. 




PRICE, JAMES IRVING - Private 

Son of Fremont B. and Carrie B. Price; born October 5, 
1895, Chicago, 111. Family later moved to Ross Township, 
Lake County, Ind. Entered service June 23, 1918, Big Sandy, 
Mont., where he was managing a wheat farm. Sent to Camp 
Lewis, Wash.; then to Camp Kearney, Cal. Went overseas; 
assigned to Company H, 307th Infantry. Wounded in action 
October 2, and died November 16, 1918," in U.S. Army Base 
Hospital No. 22. (Burial place unknown.) 




QUIGLEY, CHARLES ------- Private 

Son of George and Virginia Whipkey Quigley; born May 12, 
1900, Everson, Pa. Moved to Indiana Harbor, Ind. in 1913. 
Enlisted in Company L, Indiana National Guard (Company L, 
151st Infantry), July 24, 1917, East Chicago, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked for overseas May 2, 1918; 
assigned to Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed 
in action July 19, 1918, Soissons, France. Body to be returned 
to U.S., and interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Hammond, Ind. 



QUIGLEY, JOHN H. - - Private 

Son of Thomas and Anna Quigley (deceased) ; born October 
7, 1896, Chicago, 111. Family later moved to Gary, Ind., where 
the son was employed with the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock 
Company. Entered service October 15, 1918, Gary, Ind. Sent 
to Rolling Prairie, Ind.; assigned to Motor Transport Corps. 
Died October 30, 1918, Rolling Prairie, Ind. Buried in Calvary 
Cemetery, Gary, Ind. 



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RADMONOVICH, ELI Private 

Born January 15, 1890, in Austria. Lived in Gary, Ind., for 
six years. Employe of the Gary Steel Mill Company, when he 
entered service October 5, 1917, Gary, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 13th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Contracted tuberculosis, treated for 
several months; returned to Gary, and died May 5, 1919, from 
disease contracted while in service. Buried in Oak Hill Ceme- 
tery, Gary, Ind. 



RATCLIFFE, THOMAS VIRGIL - - - - Private 
Son of Thomas A. and Rebecca Ratcliffe; born December 19, 
1895, Bessemer, Ala. Moved to Gary in 1915; an employe of the 
Gary Tin Mill when he enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army, April 
26, 1917, Gary, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred 
to Dupont, Del., assigned to 1st Trench Mortar Battery, Coast 
Artillery Corps. Went overseas in August, 1917. Killed in 
action February 21, 1918. (Place unknown). 



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RECINA, ORANTE Private 

Born in 1896, Italy. (Names of parents unknown). Came 
to U.S., and was living in Gary, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army, September 16, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; 
assigned to Company F, 61st Infantry. Overseas in April, 
1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 61st Infantry. 
Participated in battles of La Chappel; St. Mihiel; Argonne- 
Meuse. Died of pneumonia February 22, 1919. (Place un- 
known). 




REHO, PETER JOSEPH Private 

Son of John and Mary Sadico Reho; born March 4, 1895, 
Eleanora, Pa. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1915. Draftsman, 
Illinois Steel Company. Entered service August 26, 1918, 
Gary, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 22nd 
Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade, where 
he died of influenza-pneumonia October 8, 1918. Buried in 
Calvary Cemetery, Gary, Ind. 



[ ROSINSKI, CHARLES Private 

Born 1896, Russia. Came to U.S. (exact date unknown), 
and was living in East Chicago, Ind., when he was called into 
service October 2, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to Company L, 151st Infantry; then to Company K, 162nd 
Infantry. Embarked for overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to 
Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action 
July 18, 1918, Aisne-Marne, France. 



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SALADINO, FRANK ------- Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Saladino; born October 10, 1894, 
Italy. Came to Gary, Ind in 1912. An employe of the Gary 
Sheet and Tin Plate Company, when he entered service March 
28, 1918, Gary. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 9th 
Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Embarked for overseas May 5, 1918; assigned to Company D, 
111th Infantry, 28th Division. Killed in action August 10, 
1918. (Place unknown). 




SAMBROOKES, JOHN Private 

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Sambrookes; born January 
29, 1898, Worcestershire, England. Moved with parents to 
Chicago, 111. (exact date unknown), and then moved to East 
Chicago, Ind. in 1913. Enlisted in Canadian Forces February 
18, 1915. Sent to Hamilton, Ontario for training; assigned to 
Company A, 129th Regiment, 3rd Division, Camp Borden, 
Canada. Embarked for overseas September 22, 1915. Killed 
in action September 20, 1917. (Place unknown). 




SANTA, JOHN Private 

Son of John and Maria Santa; born March 20, 1887, Austria. 
Came to U.S. in 1906, and settled in Whiting, Lake County, 
Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 22, 1917; sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Washington, D. C. Went 
overseas in December, 1917; assigned to Company E, 6th Engi- 
neers, 3rd Division. Participated in battles of Bois-de-Jute, 
Chateau-Thierry, and Aisne. Killed in action July 15, 1918, 
Marne River. 




SCHAEFER, THEODORE FRANCIS - - - Seaman 
Son of Mathias and Elizabeth- Kammer Schaefer; born 
October 6, 1897, Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Salesman. 
Entered U.S. Navy June 11, 1918; sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago, 111. Died of influenza September 
30, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Buried in St. 
Joseph's Cemetery, Hammond, Ind. 




SCHMIDT, FRED H. Seaman 

Son of August and Emma Schmidt; born December 18, 1894, 
Crown Point, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in April, 
1917; sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. 
Transferred to Brooklyn Navy Yards, New York, where he 
died of influenza March 10, 1918 in Brooklyn Navy Hospital. 
Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point, Ind. The 
American Legion Post, Crown Point, Ind., is named the Hoff- 
man-Schmidt Post. (See p. 322). 



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SHOTLIFF, VICTOR EDWARD - - - - Private 
Son of Henry J. and Amelia Shotliff; born February 5, 1890, 
Waupun, Wis. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1914. Employe of 
the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railroad, when he entered the 
Aviation Service in March 7, 1918, Gary, Ind. Sent to Kelley 
Field, Tex. Unassigned. Died April 16, 1918, of peritonitis, 
Base Hospital, Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. Buried in Rossville, 111. 




SLEEZER, GEORGE MELVIN - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Joseph and Katherine Sleezer; born August 27, 1889, 
Vogel Center, Mich. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1907. Car- 
penter. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, April 27, 1917, Chi- 
cago, 111. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to 
Syracuse, N. Y.; assigned to Company L, 47th Infantry; then 
to Headquarters Company, 47th Infantry. Embarked for 
overseas May 10, 1918 from Camp Mills. Wounded in action 
in the Meuse Argonne Drive. Died September 26, 1918, Sept- 
Sarges, France. 




SMITH, CARL TAYLOR - - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Rev. and Mrs. Joseph E. Smith; born January 23, 
1895, Creedmoor, N. C. Moved with parents to Gary, Ind. in 
1902. Educated in Valparaiso University, and Indiana Uni- 
versity Law School. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, May 21, 1918, 
Municipal Pier, Chicago, 111. Training for Ensign, Detroit, 
Mich., when he was killed accidentally on the William E. Cory, 
October 29, 1918. Buried with military honors in Oakhill 
Cemetery, Gary, Ind. 




SMITH, MAURICE G. Private 

Son of Francis S. and Harriet Smith; born June 24, 1894, 
Fitchburg, Mass. Educated in Dartmouth College, and 
Valparaiso University, Ind. Employe of Inland Steel Company, 
Indiana Harbor, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Signal Corps, 
aviation branch, October 22, 1917, Chicago, 111. Sent to Prince- 
ton University for training. Transferred to Camp Dick, Tex.; 
then to Taliaferro Field, Tex. Killed in airplane accident 
April 9, 1918. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, 
Mass. 




SMITH, WILLIAM E. Private 

Son of William K. and Anna Smith; born January 5, 1895, 
Streator, 111. Moved to Hammond, Ind. in 1916. Entered 
service February 5, 1918, Hammond, Ind. Sent to Ft. Leaven- 
worth, Kan.; assigned to Depot Company I, Signal Corps. 
Overseas in March, 1918; assigned to Company C, 108th Field 
Signal Battalion. Died November 11, 1918, of meningitis, 
Base Hospital 41, England. 



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STENERSON, WILLIAM N. - - Fireman, 3rd Class 
Son of James N. and Celina Stenerson; born July 2, 1897, 
Chicago, 111. Moved to Lowell, Lake County, Ind. in 1903. 
Farmer. Entered U.S. Navy December 3, 1917, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 
111. Transferred to New London, Conn., and lost his life by 
drowning, July 19, 1918, Submarine Base, New London, Conn. 
Buried at Lowell, Ind. 



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STONAGE, JOSEPH Corporal 

Born March 22, 1891 in Pennsylvania (?). An employe of 
the Gary Tin Mills, Gary, Ind., when he entered service Janu- 
ary 21, 1918, and was sent to Camp Greene, N. C; assigned to 
Company G, 60th Infantry. Embarked for overseas April 
28, 1918; attached to Fifth Division. Fought in the battle of St. 
Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne. Killed in action October 14, 
1918, in the Argonne Forest. (Burial place unknown). 




STREATOR, PAUL M. - - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Streator; born October 10, 
1895, Washington County, Pa. Moved to Gary, Ind. in Novem- 
ber, 1915. Employe of Gary Tin Mills, when he enlisted in the 
U.S. Marine Corps, August 23, 1917, Gary, Ind. Sent to 
Parris Island, S. C; then overseas. Killed in action November 
10, 1918 in the Argonne Forest Drive. (Burial place unknown). 



STRIPPI, STEPHEN Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Strippi; born February 21, 
1898, East Chicago, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in Company L, 
1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company L, 151st 
Infantry) June 21, 1917, East Chicago, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss. Embarked for overseas June 11, 1918; assigned 
to Company L, 162nd Infantry. Later transferred to Company 
L, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, 
battle of Soissons. 



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SUBA, JOHN Corporal 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Suba; born August 11, 1899, South 
Chicago, 111. Living in Indiana Harbor, Ind., when he enlisted 
in U. S. Regular Army March 23, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; assigned to Company A, 4th Infantry. Overseas in May, 
1918; assigned to Company A, 59th Infantry. Participated in 
battles of Seine, and Marne. Died July 23, 1918, from wounds 
received in action, battle of Soissons. (Burial place unknown). 



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SULLIVAN, JOSEPH EUGENE .... Corporal 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sullivan; born August 3, 1887, 
Joliet, 111. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1909. Plumber. Entered 
service December 13, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned 
to 17th Company, Signal Corps. Transferred to Camp Greene, 
N. C. Went overseas in July, 1918; assigned to 11th Company, 
4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Died March 14, 1919 of pneu- 
monia, Nantes, France. (Burial place unknown). 




SURPRISE, PERCY HOWARD ... - Private 
Son of Ernest and Lola Surprise; born March 23, 1896, 
Lowell, Lake County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 1, 
1918, Crown Point, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned 
to Battery B, 36th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 9, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried at Lowell, Lake County, Ind. 




THOMAS, MILO A. Corporal 

Son of Emory M. and Esther Thomas; born July 17, 1886, 
Hamlet, Starke County, Ind. Moved to Lake County in 1888. 
Carpenter. Entered service June 27, 1918, Crown Point, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 19th Company, 5th 
Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Embarked for 
overseas September 9, 1918; assigned to Company M, 336th 
Infantry, 84th Division. Died of pneumonia October 10, 
1918, Base Hospital No. 3. Buried in American Cemetery, 
Menezterol, Montignac, Dordogne, France. 




TRUTH, JULIAN JOSEPH Private 

Born October 1, 1894, Minsk, Russia. Came to U.S. in 
April, 1913. Located in Whiting, Lake County, Ind. in 1915. 
Barber. Entered service July 22, 1918, Whiting, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 5th Company, 2nd Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Headquarters Company, 
6th Battalion, Field Artillery Replacement Depot. Died of 
pneumonia October 5, 1918, Camp Taylor. Buried in Ham- 
mond, Ind. 




TURNER, HENRY (Colored) Private 

Son of Henry and Emma Turner; born March 12, 1893, 
Smithville, Ga. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1916, and was em- 
ployed in a garage when he was called into service August 24, 
1918, Gary. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Company 
G, 809th Pioneer Infantry; went overseas in September, 1918. 
Died of influenza October 7, 1918, St. Nazaire, France. Body 
returned to U.S., and buried in Smithville, Ga. 



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VALENTICH, MARCUS - - - - - Sergeant 

Born November 6, 1891, Croatia. Came to U.S. in October, 
1907. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 15, 1912, 
Pueblo, Colo., and served a three year enlistment. Saw service 
in China, and on Mexican Border with Company G, 15th Infan- 
try. Moved to Gary, Ind. in 1915. Re-enlisted November 8, 
1915, Gary, Ind.; assigned to Company G, 16th Infantry. 
Overseas with First Division in June, 1917. Killed in action 
near Soissons, July 18, 1918. (Burial place unknown). 




WALTERS, CHAUNCEY DEPEW - - - Private 
Son of John W. (deceased) and Mary J. Walters; born July 
30, 1897, Starke County, Ind. Living in Lake County, Ind., 
when he entered service May 23, 1918. Sent to Jefferson Bar- 
racks, Mo. Transferred to Ft. Caswell, N. C; assigned to 4th 
Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Overseas in September, 
1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 55th Coast Artillery. 
Died of pneumonia December 7, 1918. Buried near Riaucourt, 
France. Body to be returned to U.S., for final interment. 




WEBB, CLIFTON A. Private 

Son of Marcus D. and Phina Webb; born September 3, 
1895, Hammond, Ind. Laborer. Entered service June 25, 
1918, Hammond, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned 
to 6th Company, 2nd Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Over- 
seas in September, 1918; assigned to Company E, 334th Infan- 
try. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, France (exact place 
unknown). Buried in American Cemetery, Riaucourt, Haute 
Marne, France. 




WEIGLE, ALONZO LINN ----- Private 

Born May 11, 1895, in Pennsylvania (names of parents 
unknown). Living in Gary, Ind., employe of American Bridge 
Company, when he entered service April 26, 1918, Gary. Sent 
to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 160th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas (exact date un- 
known); assigned to Company K, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Wounded in action, October 5, 1918, in the Argonne Forest, 
and died October 12, 1918. (Place unknown). 




WESTERHOUT, JOHN PETER - - - - Private 
Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Westerhout; born July 5, 1894, 
Chicago, 111. Moved to Schererville, Lake County, Ind., in 
1907. Farmer. Entered service August 28, 1918, Crown Point, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 21st Company, 
6th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Battery 
D, 40th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 13, 1918, 
Base Hospital, Camp Custer. Buried in Oakland Cemetery, 
Dolton, 111. 



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WHITE, AMBROSE VICTOR Private 

Son of Richard Julius and Mary McNamara White; born 
October 20, 1887, Kenesaw, Neb. Employed in Hammond, 
Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 29, 1917. 
Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Troop F, 18th Cavalry. 
Embarked for overseas April 23, 1918; assigned to Battery C, 
76th Field Artillery. Fought at St. Mihiel, and in the Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive. Died from accidental causes February 22, 
1919. Body returned to U.S., and buried in Lincoln, Neb. 



WHITHAM, FRANK Private 

Son of Lawrence and Sarah Whitham; born October 14, 1884, 
England. Came to U.S., and settled in Gary, Ind. in 1912. 
Employe of Illinois Steel Company, when in January, 1917, he 
returned to England and enlisted with Company B, South 
Lancashire Regiment. Went into action, and was killed June 
17, 1917, battle of the Somme. (Burial place unknown). 



WILLIAMS, IRTELL MARION - - - - Private 
Son of L. Henry and Lottie Dils Williams; born March 17, 
1890, Westville, Laporte County, Ind. Moved to Lake County 
in 1895. Teamster. Entered service March 11, 1918, Whiting, 
Ind. Sent to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.; assigned to 
Company E, Ordnance Corps. Later transferred to Company 
M. Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Aberdeen, Md. 
Survived by widow, Mary Fischer Williams, and three sons, 
Irtell Marion, Edward LeRoy, and Lawrence Gilbert, Whiting, 
Ind. 



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WILSON, MICHAEL Private 

Son of Frank and Anna Wilson; born September 16, 1892, 
South Chicago, 111. Living in Whiting, Lake County, Ind., 
when he entered service July 22, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to Battery C, 4th Regiment Field Artillery. 
Contracted tuberculosis; discharged and sent home. Died 
March 28, 1919, Whiting, Ind. of tuberculosis contracted while 
in service. Buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, Hammond, Ind. 




WISCHMANN, ARTHUR E. Private 

Son of Christopher and Emily Braeger Wischmann; born 
January 10, 1896, Juneau County, Wis. Moved to Lake 
County, Ind. in 1905. Employe of Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern 
Railroad, when he entered service May 22, 1918, Crown Point, 
Ind. Sent to Ft. Sheridan, 111.; assigned to Battery C, 61st 
Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia September 27, 1918, Ft. 
Sheridan, 111. Buried at Hobart, Ind. 



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WOODRUFF, GLEN ORSON Private 

Son of Rollin (deceased) and Ellen Woodruff; born March 
17, 1895, Avilla, Noble County, Ind. Moved to Miller, Lake 
County, Ind. in 1913. Employe of Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern 
Railroad. Entered service August 28, 1918, Crown Point, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 24th Company, 
6th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to 3rd Provisional Bat- 
talion, Engineers. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Ft. 
Harrison, Ind. Buried at Avilla, Ind. 



Names reported from Lake County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained: 



ACCARDO, GASPARE. Gary, Ind. 
Private, Battery B, 81st Field Artillery. 
Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918. 
(Place unknown.) 

ADAMOPOULOS, GEORGE P. In- 
diana Harbor, Ind. Cook, Troop F, 7th 
Cavalry. Died of pneumonia June 3, 
1919. (Place unknown.) 

BASELER, ARTHUR G. Hammond, 
Ind. Private, Medical Department, 21st 
Field Artillery. Died of meningitis 
August 26, 1917. (Place unknown.) 

BAZILUK, KALISTRAB. Hammond 
Ind. Private, Company B, 7th Machine 
Gun Battalion. Died from wounds June 
14, 1918. (Place unknown.) 

BIALKA, EMIL. Hammond, Ind. 
Private, Medical Department, 3rd In- 
firmary, Camp Taylor, Ky. Died of 
pneumonia, October 7, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. 

DUBIEL, STEVE. Hammond, Ind. 
Private, Company G, 16th Infantry. Died 
from wounds July 24, 1918. 

FOSTER, WILLIAM. East Chicago, 
Ind. Private, Labor Battalion, Quarter- 
master Corps. Died of pneumonia 
October 2, 1918. (Place unknown.) 

FRANSEN, GUSTAF E. Gary, Ind. 
Private, Company I, 32nd Infantry. 
Killed in action August 9, 1918. (Place 
unknown.) 

GACCEMO, DANIEL. Gary, Ind. 
Private, Company G, 6th Infantry. 
Killed in action September 13, 1918. 
(Place unknown.) 

GINES, PETER N. East Chicago, 
Ind. Private, Company G, 6th Infantry. 
Killed in action October 14, 1918. (Place 
unknown.) 



GRATINIK, JOHN. East Chicago, 
Ind. Private, Company G, 6th Infantry. 
Killed in action October 14, 1918. (Place 
unknown.) 

HEDEEN, OMAR CARL. Indiana 
Harbor, Ind. Private, Company F, 
18th Infantry. Died July 22, 1918 from 
wounds. (Place unknown.) 

LAJCK, PAUL. East Chicago, Ind. 
Private, Company L, 151st Infantry. 
Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, 
"Somewhere in France." 

LOCKHART, JOHN I. Gary, Ind., 
Private, Company A, 153rd Infantry. 
Died October 16, 1918 from wounds re- 
ceived in action. 

MANOLLAS, JAMES C. Gary, Ind. 
Private, 10th Company, 3rd Battalion, 
160th Depot Brigade. Died of pneu- 
monia October 8, 1918, Camp Custer, 
Mich. 

MASE, EMIL. East Chicago, Ind. 
Private, Company F, 58th Infantry. Died 
July 18, 1918. "Somewhere in France." 

MAYBERRY, HUNTER. Gary, Ind. 
Private, Company A, 370th Infantry. 
Died November 3, 1918 from wounds 
received in action. 

NOEL, ROY. Indiana Harbor, Ind. 
Private, Company L, 59th Infantry. 
Killed in action July 19, 1918. 

NOOR, JOHN. East Chicago, Ind. 
Private, Company K, 16th Infantry. 
Died October 27, 1918 from wounds re- 
ceived in action. 

O'BOYLE, JOHN. Gary, Ind. Private, 
U.S. Marine Corps. Killed in action. 
(Date and place unknown.) 



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PARNELLO, JAMES. Gary, Ind. 
Private, Company D, 111th Infantry. 
Killed in action August 12, 1918. (Place 
unknown.) 

PEACHER, NEWALL. Gary, Ind. 
Private, in Grave Registration Service. 
Died of disease January 3, 1918, Hoboken, 
N.J. 

PETERS, HERMAN C. Gary, Ind. 
Corporal 669th Aero Squadron. Died of 
pneumonia October 3, 1918. (Place 
unknown.) 

PETTYS, CLIFFORD E. Hammond, 
Ind. Private, Troop D, 14th Cavalry. 
Died of pneumonia March 30, 1918. 
(Place unknown.) 

PRENO, FRANK. Gary, Ind. Private, 
19th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. 
Died of disease September 22, 1918, Ft. 
Hamilton, N.Y. 

PROUDFOOT, ELIHUE. Gary, Ind. 
Private, Company C, 111th Infantry. 
Died October 9, 1918, from wounds re- 
ceived in action. (Place unknown.) 

RAFFAELE, CHARLES. Gary, Ind. 
Private, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died of disease February 16, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. 

ROBERTS, FRED. Hammond, Ind. 
Private, Headquarters Company. Died of 
pneumonia April 21, 1918, Camp Wheeler, 
Ga. 



ROBERTSON, ARTHUR WILLIAM" 
Gary, Ind. Private, British Expedition- 
ary Forces. Killed in action October 25, 
1917. (Place unknown.) 

ROLLIS, STANLEY. Indiana Har- 
bor, Ind. Private, Company I, 26th 
Infantry. Died October 8, 1918, from 
wounds received in action. (Place un- 
known.) 

SKUTT, ADAM. Indiana Harbor, 
Ind. Private, Company A, 7th Infantry. 
Killed in action October 18, 1918. (Place 
unknown.) 

STARR, OTTO. Gary, Ind. Private, 
Company L, 301st Stevedore Regiment. 
Died from accidental causes June 26, 1918. 
"Somewhere in France." 

TSIOTRAS, PELIZOS. Indiana Har- 
bor, Ind. Private, Company H, 28th 
Infantry. Killed in action July 21, 1918. 
(Place unknown.) 

VAN ATTER, JOHN W. Gary, Ind. 
Private, 173rd Scottish Highlanders. 
Died April 17, 1917 from wounds received 
in action. 

WHITMORE, LEE F. East Chicago, 
Ind. Private, Medical Detachment, Em- 
barkation Hospital, Camp Stuart, Va. 
Died of nephritis August 22, 1919, Camp 
Stuart, Va. 



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BACKUS, HARRY AUGUST ----- Private 
Son of William H. and Emma Backus; born April 10, 1890, 
Laporte, Ind. Entered service July 31, 1918, Laporte, Ind., 
and was sent to Valparaiso University. Transferred to school 
of mines, Rolla, Mo.; then transferred to Carnegie School of 
Technology, Pittsburgh, Pa.; assigned to Company D, Training 
Detachment. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, Pittsburgh, 
Pa. Buried in Laporte, Ind. 







BICKE, CARL W. Private 

Son of Charles and Elizabeth Bicke (both deceased); born 
October 31, 1894, Sioux City, Iowa. Moved to Michigan City, 
Ind. in 1899. Electrician. Entered service June 25, 1918, 
Michigan City. Sent 'to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
5th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Embarked for overseas September 16, 1918. Died of disease 
April 25, 1919, Marseilles, France. Buried in one of the city 
cemeteries of Marseilles. 




BURNS, JOHN WILLIAM Sergeant 

Son of Mrs. Carrie Burns (Spahn); born November 11, 1890, 
West Branch, Mich. Employed in the Advance Rumley fac- 
tory, Laporte, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, 
December 11, 1917, Laporte, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind. Embarked for overseas May 19, 1918, with 
Company B, 103rd Ammunition Train, Headquarters Troop, 
28th Division. Killed in motorcycle accident December 31, 
1918, Bad Bertrich, Von Ostin, Germany. 




COPLIN, CHESTER L. ------ Private 

Son of John and Ida Coplin; born December 15, 1893, 
Laporte County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service December 12, 
1917, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Assigned to Aviation 
Section, Signal Corps. Transferred to Ft. Snelling, Minn.; 
assigned to Company M, Signal Corps. Died of pneumonia 
April 1, 1918, Ft. Snelling, Minn. Buried in Patton Cemetery. 
Laporte, Ind. 



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COUCHER, CLAUD P. - Private 

Son of Albert and Rachael Coucher; born January 8, 1893, 
Medaryville, Pulaski County, Ind. Employed by the Indiana 
Brick Company, in Michigan City, when he enlisted in Indiana 
National Guard, Company G, 1st Infantry, (Company G, 151st 
Infantry), July 9, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., and 
embarked for overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to Company B, 
16th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action October 9, 1918. 
Buried at Fleville, Ardennes, France. 




DARON, PAUL C. Corporal 

Son of Victor and Paulina Daron; born February 5, 1888, 
Michigan City, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
December 3, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Embarked for overseas 
April 6, 1918; assigned to Company G, 4th Infantry. Killed 
in action July 23, 1918, Foret de Fere, France. Buried in 
American Cemetery, No. 608, Sec. H, Plot 7, Grave No. 359, 
Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France. 




DREYER, FRANK J. ------ - Private 

Son of Frank and Lena Iobieski Dreyer; born March 7, 1897, 
Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Section worker on railroad. 
Called into service September 3, 1918, Laporte, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky., assigned to 14th Company, 4th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Indianapolis; assigned to Company M, 5th Provi- 
sional Battalion of Engineers. Died of pneumonia October 6, 
1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, 
Otis, Laporte County, Ind. 




GRAY, HAMON ------ 2nd Lieutenant 

Son of Dr. J. Lucius and Orianna Hamon Gray (both de- 
ceased); born June 1, 1896, Laporte, Ind. Entered First 
Officers Training Camp May 15, 1917, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, 
Ind. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. Overseas in September, 
1918; assigned to Company C, 9th Infantry. Wounded in 
action July 19, 1918, battle of Soissons, and died following day. 
Body returned to U.S. and buried in Laporte, Ind. Awarded 
Croix-de-Guerre, with Silver Star by French Government. 
American Legion Post No. 83, Laporte, Ind., is named in his 
honor. 




HAWN, JOHN E. Private 

Son of Reason and Mary Miner Hawn; born January 28, 
1891, Columbia City, Ind. Employed as laborer, Laporte, 
Ind., where he entered service March 28, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 10th Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to 
Company E, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. Participated in 
battle of Argonne Forest, and Bois de-Beney. Died November 
22, 1918, Base Hospital No. 51, from wounds received in action. 
Buried in Justin Hospital Group Cemetery, France. 



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HIBBARD, DANIEL ------- Private 

Son of Benjamin and Ellen Hibbard; born February 2, 1887, 
Wauseon, Ohio. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 5, 1917, 
and sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to El Paso, 
Tex.; assigned to Company C, 2nd Engineers. Embarked 
for overseas September 12, 1917; assigned to Company E, 
2nd Engineers. Killed in action July 1, 1918. Buried in 
American Cemetery No. 1764, Belleau Woods, France, 
Grave 68, Sec. T, Plot 2. 




HILKERT, RHEN Private 

Son of Isaac and Olive Hilkert; born February 1, 1890, 
Porter County, Ind. Moved to Laporte County in 1904, 
and settled on farm near Westville. Entered service March 28, 
1918, Laporte, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
10th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Em- 
barked for overseas May 7, 1918; assigned to Company C, 112th 
Infantry, 28th Division. Killed in action August 9, 1918, 
Fismes. Buried in American Cemetery, Fismes, Marne, 
France. 




HUBNER, WILLIAM L. - - - Corporal, U.S.M.C. 
Son of William and Freda Hubner; born July 8, 1895, 
Chicago, 111. Moved with parents to Laporte, Ind. in early 
life. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps in February, 
1915, Chicago, 111. Stationed in Cuba for two years. Em- 
barked for overseas in June, 1917, with 95th Company, U.S. 
Marines. Killed in action June 12, 1918, battle of Chateau- 
Thierry. Buried at Belleau Woods, Aisne, France. 




HUNT, JOHN E. Private 

Foster son of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Steel; born November 14, 
1899, Brooklyn, N. Y. Living in Laporte, Ind., where he 
enlisted in Company B, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard 
(Company B, 151st Infantry), June 2, 1917. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss. Embarked for overseas June 11, 1918; assigned 
to Company B, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Died August 29, 
1918, from wounds received in action. Buried in American 
Cemetery, (name unknown), near Paris, France, Grave No. 9. 




JANZARUK, DOMINIK ------ Private 

Born September 24, 1892, Poland, Russia (names of parents 
unknown). Came to U.S., and worked for several years in 
Laporte, Ind. Entered service in 1917 (exact date unknown), 
Muskegon, Mich. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.- assigned to 
160th Depot Brigade. Embarked for overseas, and died of 
meningitis in February, 1918. (Place and exact date not 
known). 






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JESSE, WALTER A. Private 

Son of William and Bertha Jesse; born February 27, 1894, 
Michigan City, Ind. Employe of Michigan Central Railroad. 
Entered service March 29, 1918, Michigan City, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 134th Company, 4th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Gordon, 
Ga. Embarked for overseas June 15, 1918; assigned to Com- 
pany D, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Killed in action 
October 23, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery, Commune 
of Consenvoye, Meuse, France. 




KIFF, CHESTER STEWART .... Corporal 
Son of Alfred and Estella Kiff ; born March 24, 1896, Laporte, 
Ind. Enlisted in Company B, 1st Infantry, Indiana National 
Guard, (Company B, 151st Infantry) May 23, 1917, Laporte, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Transferred to Company 
B, 113th Supply Train. Later transferred to Camp Mills, 
N. Y. ; assigned to 303rd Labor Battalion, Quartermaster Corps. 
Died of influenza October 22, 1918, Camp Mills, N. Y. Buried 
in Pine Lake Cemetery, Laporte, Ind. 




KUBIAK, WILLIAM F. Private 

Son of Anton and Frances Kubiak; born January 31, 1896, 
Hamilton County, Ind. Moved to Laporte County in 1915. 
Entered service October 6, 1917, Laporte, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Shelby ; Miss.; assigned to Company F, 151st Infantry. Em- 
barked for overseas May 2, 1918; ass gned to Company C, 102nd 
Infantry, 26th Division. Killed in action October 25, 1918, 
Crepion, Meuse, France. (Burial place unknown). 




LOGMAN, CLARENCE ADOLPH - - - - Private 
Son of William C. and Laura Logman; born January 18, 
1892, Michigan City, Ind. Steel worker. Entered service 
June 25, 1918, Michigan City, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to 5th Company, 2nd Battalion, 158th Depot 
Brigade. Killed in an automobile accident, September 17, 
1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Michigan City, La- 
Porte County, Ind. 




LUEBKER, GEORGE - - Private 

Son of Eberhard and Louise Luebker; born August 17, 1887, 
Laporte, Ind. Employe of Advance Rumley Company. En- 
tered service September 20, 1917, Laporte, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Company A, 162nd Infantry. Embarked for overseas June 11, 
1918; attached to 41st Division. Killed in action July 22, 1918, 
near Chateau Thierry. Buried in American Cemetery, Ploisy- 
Aisne, France. 



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MARSCHKE, ALBERT J. Private 

Son of Bernhard and Matilda Marschke; born May 21, 1891, 
Michigan City, Ind. Metal worker. Entered service May 22, 
1918, Michigan City, Ind., and sent to Ft. Sheridan, 111. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company F, 40th 
Infantry. Died of pneumonia December 9, 1918, Camp 
Custer, Mich. Buried with military honors in Greenwood 
Cemetery, Michigan City, Ind. 




MILLER, JOHN F. ------- Private 

Son of Jacob F. and Emma J. Miller; born March 1, 1899, 
Laporte, Ind. Car builder. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
November 22, 1916, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Sent to El 
Paso, Tex.; assigned to Company H, 17th Infantry. Trans- 
ferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; went overseas in June, 1918; 
attached to the First Division. Died June 9, 1918, from wounds 
received in battle. Buried in French Military Cemetery, 
Chateau-Thierry, Aisne, France. The American Legion Post, 
Michigan City, Ind., is named in his honor. 




NEW, LOUIS EDWARD Corporal 

Son of Henry and Bertha New; born May 8, 1893, Laporte, 
Ind. Metal worker. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army Novem- 
ber 28, 1917, Laporte, Ind. Sent to Washington Barracks, 
D. C; assigned to Company C, 1st Replacement Engineers. 
Embarked for oversas March 6, 1918; assigned to Company C, 
56th Engineers. Died of pneumonia January 8, 1919, Base 
Hospital No. 24, France. Buried in City Cemetery, Langres, 
Haute Marne, France. 




NEWELL, ROY E. Private 

Son of David E. and Lillian Ward Newell; born March 25, 
1893, Bedford, Ind. Moved to Laporte, Ind. in 1916. Em- 
ploye of Great Western Manufacturing Company. Entered 
service July 23, 1918, Knox, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., 
assigned to 11th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to West Point, Ky. ; assigned to Headquarters 
Company, 24th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 
11, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried with military honors, in 
Patton Cemetery, Laporte, Ind. 




OSOS, CLEMENT J. Private 

Son of Andrew and Augusta Osos; born September 22, 1893, 
Michigan City, Ind. Employe of glove factory, when he 
entered service October 2, 1917, Michigan City, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company F, 309th Engineers. 
Embarked for overseas June 11, 1918; attached to Company A, 
162nd Infantry; transferred to Company E, 26th Infantry, 
1st Division. Killed in action July 20, 1918, battle of Chateau- 
Thierry. 



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PRICE, EARL CLIFFORD Private 

Son of William and Susan Price; born January 16, 1894, 
Bluffton, Ind. Moved to Laporte County in 1912. Auto- 
mobile salesman. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 12, 
1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Transferred to Camp Meigs, Washington, D. C; assigned to 
Provisional Company No. 9, Quartermaster Corps. Trans- 
ferred to Newport News, assigned to 303rd Company, Quarter- 
master Corps. Died of pneumonia October 12, 1918, Newport 
News, Va. Buried at Hanna, Ind. 




ROBERTS, NORMAN LAY Private 

Son of Bert and Nora Lay Roberts (both deceased) ; born 
May 23, 1900, Ligonier, Ind. Living with his uncle and aunt, 
Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Miller, Laporte, Ind., when he enlisted 
in Companv B, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company 
B, 151st Infantry), May 24, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., 
transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked for overseas 
June 12, 1918; assigned to Company C, 12th Machine Gun 
Battalion. Killed in action October 10, 1918. (Place un- 
known). Buried at Bureulles-sur-Meuse. 




SCHUMACHER, WILLIAM F. ... - Private 
Son of William and Caroline Schumacher (Virge); born 
January 31, 1892, Michigan City, Ind. Railroad employe. 
Enlisted in Company G, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard, 
June 23, 1917. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company H, 165th 
Infantry, 42nd Division. Embarked for overseas May 2, 1918. 
Killed in action October 6, 1918, Meuse-Argonne Drive. Buried 
in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 




SWANSON, ALBERT EMANUEL - - - - Private 
Son of Charles and Caroline Swanson; born August 2, 1889, 
Laporte, Ind. Harness maker. Entered service March 28, 
1918, Laporte. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 10th 
Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Em- 
barked for overseas May 7, 1918; assigned to Company F, 112th 
Infantry, 28th Division. Killed in action July 15, 1918, 
Chateau-Thierry. Buried in Commune of Nesles, Aisne, 
France. Survived by widow, Madge E. Swanson, Laporte, 
Ind. 




THOMAS, LESLIE Private 

Son of Charles and Emma Brown Thomas; born October 1, 
1900, Michigan City, Ind. Employe of planing mill. Enlisted 
in Company G, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Com- 
pany G, 151st Infantry), July 9, 1917, Michigan City, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned 
to Company B, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action 
July 4, 1918. Buried at Cantigny, Somme, France. 



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TIMM, BENNO Private 

Son of Paul and Mary Timm (both deceased) ; born January 
29, 1891, Cool Spring Township, Laporte County, Ind. Uphol- 
sterer. Entered service October 2, 1917, Michigan City, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Company E, 152nd Infantry. Embarked 
for overseas May 2, 1918; assigned to Company K, 18th Infan- 
try, 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, Battle of 
Soissons. Buried in British Cemetery No. 469, Dommiers, 
Aisne, France. 




UTROSKE, FRED Private 

Son of William and Minnie Utroske; born July 13, 1892, 
Wanatah, Laporte County, Ind. Buss driver. Entered serv- 
ice April 25, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 31st 
Company, 8th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Embarked 
for overseas July 14, 1918; assigned to Company C, 102nd 
Engineers. Died October 17, 1918, from wounds received in 
action. Survived by widow, Delia V. Utroske, Hanna, Ind. 




WAGNER, EDMUND GOTTLIEB - - - Private 
Son of Henry E. and Emma A. Wagner (deceased); born 
October 13, 1891, Wanatah. Laporte County, Ind. Section 
foreman. Entered service March 29, 1918, Winamac, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y., and embarked for overseas 
in May, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 47th Infan- 
try. Killed in action August 9, 1918, Fismes. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Fismes, Marne, Grave No. 19, Sec. M. 




WINEHOLT, PAUL ALLEN ----- Private 
Son of Harry S. and Emma Wineholt; born March 11, 1896, 
near Laporte, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
June 25, 1917, Gettysburg, Pa. Sent to Camp Colt, Pa. 
Embarked for overseas October 3, 1917; assigned to Company F, 
61st Infantry. Transferred to Company M, 18th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918. (Place un- 
known). Buried at Laigle, Orne, France. 




WOODARD, HUGH S. - - Private 

Son of John B. and Stella Woodard; born October 19, 
1894, Laporte, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
May 9, 1917, and sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to 
Syracuse, N. Y.; assigned to Company L, 39th Infantry. 
Embarked for overseas November 22, 1917; assigned to Com- 
pany M, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Took part in drive in 
the Toul Sector, Piccardy. Killed in action July 21, 1918, 
battle of Soissons. 



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ZEVERLY, WILLIAM (Colored) - - - - Private 
Son of Henry (deceased) and Mary Zeverly (Hoskins); 
born January 31, 1889, Jackson, Miss. Living in Michigan 
City, Ind., when he was called into service May 8, 1918, and 
sent to Camp Grant, 111. Transferred to Camp Upton, X. V. 
Embarked for overseas June 15, 1918; assigned to Company L, 
366th Infantry. Died of pneumonia December 18, 1918, 
Base Hospital Xo. 55. (Burial place unknown). 



Names reported from Laporte County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained. 



BUCHALSKI, STANLEY. Michigan 
City, Ind. Private, Company A, 26th 
Infantry. Killed in action October 5, 
1918. 

FILIPOXSKI, JAX. Michigan City, 
Ind. Private, Company G, 16th In- 
fantry. Died July 20, 1918, from wounds 
received in action. 

KIRKHAM, EARL. Michigan City, 
Ind. Private. Supply Company, 151st 
Infant! v. Died of pneumonia Xovember 
7, 1918, Rock Island Arsenal, 111. 

LOWE, LOUIS M. Michigan City, 
Ind. Sergeant, Company F, 6th Infantry. 
Killed in action August 11, 1918. 

McGIXTY, JOHX M. Wanatah, Ind. 
Corporal, Candidate Officer in F.A.- 
C.O.T.S., Camp Taylor. Died of pneu- 
monia October 17, 1918. 



XAIL, JOHX C. Laporte, Ind. 
Private, Machine Gun Company, 26th 
Infantry. Died October 4, 1918. (Occa- 
sion of death and place unknown.) 

OPPERMAX, WILLIAM J. Michi- 
gan City, Ind. Corporal, Company C, 
302nd Engineers. Died Xovember 8, 
1918. (Place and occasion of death un- 
known.) 

PHILLIPS, TOXY. Michigan City, 
Ind. Private, Headquarters Troops. 
Died of pneumonia, December 4, 1918, 
Camp Wadsworth, S.C. 

SKURETH, JOHX J. Michigan City, 
Ind. Private, Company L, 28th In- 
fantry. Died July 21, 1918, from wounds 
received in battle of Soissons. 



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ANDERSON, CARL EDWARD - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Edward L. and Mattie Blakely Anderson (deceased) ; 
born August 30, 1893, Clear Creek, Monroe County, Ind. 
Moved to Bedford in 1901. Graduated from Indiana Univer- 
sity, (Medical Department), 1915; studied in Carnegie Insti- 
tute of Research. Entered service May 1, 1918, Camp Upton, 
N. Y. Sent to Camp Colt, Pa.; assigned to Medical Corps. 
Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y.; assigned to Division of 
Food and Nutrition service. Died of pneumonia December 
18, 1918, Camp Upton. Buried at Clear Creek, Ind. 




BALDWIN, GROVER ------- Private 

Son of Eli and Martha Baldwin; born September 20, 1895, 
Mitchell, Lawrence County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
June 25, 1918, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; 
assigned to 20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Embarked for overseas September 2, 1918; 
assigned to Company A, 334th Infantry. Died of cerebro 
spinal meningitis October 14, 1918, in France. (Exact place 
unknown). 



BARTON, ROY W. ------ - Sergeant 

Son of David and Molly Barton; born July 5, 1892, Mitchell, 
Lawrence County, Ind. Laborer. Served a three year enlist- 
ment in U.S. Regular Army; discharged. Re-enlisted April 20, 
1917. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company 
B, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Embarked for overseas June 
13, 1917. Killed in action October 9, 1918, during the Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive. (Burial place unknown). Cited by his 
commanding officer for bravery in action. 



BEX, CURTIS E. Private 

Son of Ulysses and Sarah E. Bex; born September 9, 1892, 
Lawrence County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Armv 
October 3, 1915, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Sent to Ft. Mcin- 
tosh, Tex.; then to Camp Travis, Tex.; assigned to Company I, 
9th Infantry. Went overseas (date not given); attached to First 
Division. Killed in action October 3, 1918, Champagne Front, 
France. Buried near the spot where he fell. 



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BLACKWELL, NOBLE Private 

Son of Robert and Lucy Hall Blackwell; born April 22, 1896, 
near Mitchell, Lawrence County, Ind. Farmer and teacher. 
Entered service June 28, 1918. Trained at Purdue University, 
in the Radio Signal Corps; assigned to 13th Service Company. 
Embarked for overseas September 19, 1918. Contracted in- 
fluenza while on ship, and died October 7, 1918, Brest, France. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Finistere, Brest. Survived by 
widow, Dorothy Bryant Blackwell, Bryantsville, Ind. 



BOCK, FRED EUGENE - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Jacob F. and Amanda A. Bock; born July 22, 1895, 
Bedford, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps in 
August, 1916, Boston, Mass. Sent to Haiti. Went overseas 
in June, 1917, with 51st Company, 5th Regiment. Died June 
12, 1918 from wounds received in Battle of Chateau-Thierry. 
(Burial place unknown). 







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BRIDGES, NOBLE Private 

Son of William and Flora Corbin Bridges; born February 29, 
1896, Bedford, Ind. Employe of Southeastern Railway Com- 
pany. Entered service August 27, 1918, Bedford, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 24th Company, 6th 
Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia 
October 7, 1918. Buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, 
Ind. Survived by widow, Ethel Chaney Bridges, Kurtz, 
Jackson County, Ind. 



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CALOMIRIS, WILLIAM ------ Private 

Son of Spero and Helen Calomiris; born in January, 1891, 
Sparta, Greece. Came to U.S. in 1908. Moved to Bedford, 
Ind. in 1914, and opened a confectionery store. Entered serv- 
ice February 16, 1918, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Vancouver 
Barracks, Wash.; assigned to Spruce Division. Later trans- 
ferred to Toledo, Ore., where he died of pneumonia December 
30, 1918. Buried in Piqua, Ohio. 




DAVIS, GARTH C. Private 

Son of Claud G. and Charity M. Davis; born April 12, 1895, 
Oolitic, Lawrence County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
November 3, 1917, Orange City, Iowa. Sent to Camp Dodge, 
Iowa; assigned to Company L, 347th Infantry; later transferred 
to Camp Pike, Ark. Went overseas in April, 1918. Killed 
in action September 30, 1918. Buried in Argonne American 
Cemetery No. 1232, Grave No. 152, Sec. 66, Plot 3. 



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DAVIS, GUY K. ....... Corporal 

Son of Claud G. and Charity M. Davis; born January 1, 
1894, Oolitic, Lawrence County, Ind. Farmer. Entered serv- 
ice April 29, 1918, Utica, 111. Sent to Camp Dodge, la.; 
assigned to 259th Infantry. Went overseas in May, 1918. 
Killed in action November 3, 1918. Buried in Argonne Ameri- 
can Cemetery No. 1232, Romagne Sous Montfaucon, France. 




EARL, CLAUDE Private 

Son of Posey and Josephine Potter Earl; born November 18, 
1889, in Guthrie Township, Lawrence County, Ind. Entered 
service in September, 1918, in Montana; assigned to Company 
L, 109th Infantry, 28th Division. Went overseas; attached to 
First Division. Died October 2, 1918, from wounds received in 
action. (Burial place unknown). 




FISH, MAURICE F. Private 

Son of William and Mary Payne Fish; born July 27, 1892, 
Bedford, Ind. Laborer. Entered service August 25, 1918, 
Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 45th 
Company, 12th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company G, 78th Infantry. Died of pneu- 
monia October 2, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Green 
Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Ind. Survived by one son, Kenneth 
Fish. 




FLICK, RALPH - - Sergeant 

Son of John J. (deceased) and Anna Moore Flick; born 
February 16, 1894, Cuzco, Dubois County, Ind. Moved to 
Mitchell, Lawrence County, in 1908. Attended Bedford Busi- 
ness University. Entered service July 20, 1917, Bedford, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Travis, Tex.; assigned to 353rd Company, Motor 
Transport Corps. Died of pneumonia October 12, 1918, 
Camp Travis. Buried at Mitchell, Ind. 




GILLAN, FRANK Private 

Son of David P. and Mary Brock Gillan; born April 5, 1896, 
Leesville, Lawrence County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
March 29, 1918, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Transferred to Company B, 112th Infantry. Embarked for 
overseas May 1, 1918. Died August 25, 1918 from wounds 
received in action. Buried, Seringes-et-Nesles, Grave 129, 
Sec. B. Plot 3. The Gillan Post of the American Legion, 
Bedford, Ind., named in honor of the three Gillan brothers. 
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GILLAN, INMAN Private 

Son of David P. and Mary Brock Gillan; born October 4, 
1894, Leesville, Lawrence County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 22, 1917, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked for 
overseas June 6, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 
26th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action October 4, 1918, 
during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in Argonne 
American Cemetery, Romagne, Grave 134, Sec. 102, Plot 3. 




GILLAN, WILLIAM Private 

Son of David P. and Mary Brock Gillan; born April 12, 1892, 
Leesville, Lawrence County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
April 27, 1918, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Purdue University. 
Overseas in July, 1918; assigned to Battery C, 344th Field 
Artillery, 90th Division. Sent to Germany following signing 
of Armistice. Returned to U.S. in May, 1919. Ill when he 
landed; removed to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., where he died 
July 8, 1919. Buried, Leesville, Ind. 




GOEN, LYMAN Sergeant 

Son of Rufus and Halcyon Goen (deceased); born December 
29, 1897, Bedford, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army August 3, 1915, Bedford, Ind.; assigned to Company G, 
9th Infantry. Saw service on Mexican Border. Transferred 
to Company F, 28th Infantry. Embarked for overseas June 
14, 1917. Engaged in battles of Cantigny, Soissons, St. Mihiel 
and Meuse-Argonne. Died of pneumonia November 29, 1918, 
in France. (Burial place undnown). 




GREENLEA, OVIEL EDGAR .... Corporal 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Greenlea (mother deceased); 
born November 25, 1894, Kurtz, Jackson County, Ind. Family 
later moved to Bedford, Ind. Railroad worker. Entered 
service September 22, 1917, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Company A, 251st Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918; trans- 
ferred to Company M, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in 
action between July 18th and 21st, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, 
France. 




GROSBACK, WILLIAM Private 

Son of William and Emaline Grosback; born October 5, 
1886, Pittsburg, Kans. Employed as a stonemason, in Law- 
rence County, Ind., when he entered service March 23, 1918, 
Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to 
Camp Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Battery D, 135th Field 
Artillery, 37th Division. Went overseas in June, 1918. En- 
gaged in battles of Marboch, and Troyon. Returned to U.S., 
and died March 23, 1919, Lewisburg, W. Va., as result of shell 
shock. Buried at Sellersburg, Ind. 



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GYGER, RICHARD NATHANIEL - - - Seaman 
Son of Nathaniel and Ida C. Gyger; born May 11, 1887, 
near Bedford, Ind. Machinist. Entered U.S. Navy August 18, 
1916, Detroit, Mich.; assigned to the Machias. Died May 31, 
1919, Sauroque, Spain, as the result of an automobile accident. 
Buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Bedford, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Olive Kern Gyger, and three children, Trullah, Beulah, 
and Roy, Bedford, Ind. 




HARDING, ROY E. 2nd Lieutenant 

Son of W. O. C. and Katherine McCune Harding; born 
March 16, 1890, Cincinnati, Ohio. Moved to Bedford, Ind. 
in 1912. Accountant. Entered Aviation Service in October, 
1917. Sent to Berkeley, Cal. Commissioned Second Lieutenant. 
Sent to Ft. Sill, Okla.; then to Taliaferro Field, Tex. Overseas 
in September, 1918, died of pneumonia on board ship, Septem- 
ber 22, 1918. Buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford. Sur- 
vived by widow, Emma Briscoe Harding, Bedford, Ind., and 
one daughter, Mary Jean. 




HARRELL, ROBERT LEE Private 

Son of Joseph H. and Clara Harrell; born October 22, 1890, 
Guthrie, Lawrence County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
September 24, 1917, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company 
K, 162nd Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918. Transferred to 
Machine Gun Company, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed 
in action October 6, 1918, in the Argonne Forest. Cited by 
Brigade Commander for bravery in action. 




HARVEY, SCOTT WILBUR Private 

Son of John W. and Ida Harvey; born July 29, 1898, Bed- 
ford, Ind. Draftsman. Enlisted in Company F, 4th Infan- 
try, Indiana National Guard, May 23, 1917, Bedford, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. ; assigned to Battery C, 139th Field 
Artillery. Transferred to Battery B, 5th Field Artillery. 
Overseas in June, 1918. Fought in battles of Soissons, St. 
Mihiel, and Argonne Forest. Killed in action October 6, 1918. 
Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 




HAWK, SHERMAN R. Private 

Son of Oscar and Carrie Bell Hawk; born June 14, 1899, 
Orange County, Ind. Living on a farm in Lawrence County, 
Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 11, 1918. 
Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Camp Lowe; 
assigned to Battery C, 5th Trench Mortar Battery. Sailed 
overseas September 20, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 
4, 1918, in Hospital near Brest, France. Body returned to U.S. 
in July, 1920, and buried in Liberty Cemetery, near Orleans, 
Ind. 



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HEAD, CHARLESfE. Private 

Son of George and Mary Head; born April 27, 1892, near 
Mitchell, Lawrence County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
August 27, 1918, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to 24th Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 2, 1918, Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio. Buried in Bruner Cemetery, Orange County, Ind. 
Survived by widow, Lillie Head, Mitchell, Ind. 




HOLT, WILLIAM Private 

Son of William and Anna Holt; born October 11, 1899, 
Dubois County, Ind. Living in Mitchell, Lawrence County, 
Ind., when he entered service April 13, 1918. Sent to Camp 
Humphreys, Va.; assigned to 4th Engineers. Accidentally 
killed September 18, 1918 by army truck. Body returned to 
Rivervale, Lawrence County, Ind., for interment. 




INMAN, VINCENT Private 

Son of John B. and Clementine Short Inman; born December 
28, 1888, near Williams, Lawrence County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 22, 1917, Bedford, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Company H, 151st Infantry. Overseas in June, 
1918; assigned to Company K, 162nd Infantry, 41st Division. 
Killed in action July 23, 1918. Buried near Delmot, France. 
Survived by widow, Ida Bolton Inman, Williams, Ind. 




KING, DEWEY L. Private 

Son of Lemuel and Cora King (Ridgeway) ; born February 21, 
1899, Shoals, Martin County, Ind. Living on a farm near 
Bedford, Ind., when he enlisted in Company F, Indiana National 
Guard in August, 1917, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison; then transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Battery C, 139th Field Artillery, 38th Division. Died of 
pneumonia December 21, 1917, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried 
at Palestine, 111. 




LAUX, FRANK MILLER Private 

Son of John and Alice Miller Laux; born April 2, 1894, Bed- 
ford, Ind. Machinist. Entered service December 12, 1917, 
Bedford. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to Signal Corps, 
22nd Company, 299th Squadron. Transferred to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 3rd Company, Regular Army, Recruiting 
Detachment. Died of cerebral hemorrhage February 17, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Green Hill Cemetery, 
Bedford, Ind. 



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MARTIN, CECIL C. Sergeant 

Son of Addison and Laura Hainey Martin; born May 3, 
1896, Mitchell, Lawrence County, Ind. Employe of Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad. Entered service February 14, 1918, 
Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C. Overseas in 
May, 1918; assigned to Company L, 58th Infantry, 4th Divi- 
sion. Killed in action October 6, 1918, in the battle of Argonne 
Forest. Survived by widow, Mildred A. Martin, Mitchell, Ind. 
The American Legion Post, Mitchell, Ind., named in his honor. 



MARTIN, PAUL Private, U.S.M.C. 

Son of James T. and Melissa Martin (deceased); born 
December 26, 1896, Osgood, Ripley County, Ind. Family 
moved to Bedford, Ind. in 1911. Student. Entered U.S. 
Marine Corps July 14, 1918, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Boston, 
Mass.; assigned to duty in Recruiting Office, Marine Corps. 
Died of pneumonia October 2, 1918, Field's Hospital, Brook- 
line, Mass. Buried at Osgood, Ripley County, Ind. 



NELSON, JOHN O. ------- Private 

Son of John H. and Sarah A. Nelson; born February 1, 
1875, Lawrence County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army in April, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company B, 4th Infantry. Went 
overseas in May, 1918. Killed in action July 23, 1918. (Place 
unknown). Survived by widow, Ida Nelson (Wheeler), and 
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NILES, HARRY ALEXANDER - - - - Private 
Son of Albert and Ola Niles (Jeffries); born October 15, 
1899, Mitchell, Lawrence County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army in February, 1917, Bloomington, Ind. Sent 
to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; assigned to Company G, 16th Infantry. 
Went overseas in June, 1917; attached to First Division. Killed 
in action September 12, 1918, in St. Mihiel Drive. Burial place 
unknown. 




PHIPPS, J. WILL .... Apprentice Seaman 

Son of James H. and Florence I. Phipps; born December 21, 
1888, near Bedford, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in 
April, 1917. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 
Chicago, 111. Assigned to dutv as Apprentice Seaman. Died 
of influenza September 24, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station. Buried in Bass Cemetery, Bedford, Ind. 



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POPE, HARLEY HALBERT ... 1st Lieutenant 
Son of J. R. and Lucinda Pope; born May 26, 1879, near 
Mitchell, Lawrence County, Ind. Living in Spokane, Wash., 
when he enlisted in Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps, May 22, 
1917. Trained at San Diego, Cal.; Kelly Field, Tex.; Post 
Field, Okla.; and Emerson Field, S. C. Appointed Command- 
ing Officer of 276th Aero Squadron. Killed in airplane accident 
January 7, 1919 near Fayetteville, N. C. Buried in Greenhill 
Cemetery, Bedford, Ind. "Pope Field," N. C, is named in 
honor of Lieutenant Pope. 




SMITH, BARRY E. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Josephus Smith; born November 4, 
1896, Peerless, Lawrence County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service August 27, 1918, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to 24th Company, 6th Training Battalion, 158th 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 7, 1918, Camp 
Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Peerless, 
Lawrence County, Ind. 




SPOONMORE, ELMER ------ Private 

Son of William and Elizabeth Spoonmore (deceased); born 
October 4, 1895, Trinity Springs, Martin County, Ind. Moved 
when quite young to Lawrence County, Ind. Farmer. At- 
tended Normal School, Danville, Ind. Entered service April 
26, 1918, Bedford, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas 
in July, 1918; assigned to Company £, 315th Engineers, 90th 
Division. Died October 31, 1918, from wounds received in 
action. Buried in American Cemetery, Souilly, Meuse, France, 
Grave No. 22, Sec. D. 



TUCKER, CHESTER CLEMENT - Fireman, 2nd Class 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Tucker; born January 17, 
1897, Edgar County, ill. Moved to Lawrence County, Ind. 
(Date not known). Farmer. Entered U.S. Navy in July, 
1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 
111. Later stationed on the Chattanooga. Died of diphtheria 
March 20, 1919, in Brooklyn Naval Hospital, N. Y. Buried 
in Harrodsburg Cemetery, Monroe County, Ind. 



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ABEL, CARL GEORGE Private 

Son of John and Catherine Abel; born August 1, 1896, 
Anderson, Ind. Theatrical worker. Entered service June 1, 
1918, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Assigned to 
Medical Department. Transferred to Otisville, N. Y. Died of 
pneumonia November 21, 1918, in U.S. General Hospital No. 8, 
Otisville, N. Y. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Anderson, 
Ind. 



ANDERSON, SIM EDWARD Private 

Son of John H. and Susan C. Anderson; born February 28, 
1887, Windfall, Tipton County, Ind. Moved to Elwood, 
Madison County, in 1892. Carpenter. Entered service 
March 28, 1918, Elwood, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 12th Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Company B, 111th Infantry, 28th 
Division. Went overseas in May, 1918. Killed in action 
July 18, 1918. (Place unknown). 



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AULER, HENRY Private 

Son of Peter and Elizabeth Auler (Patz); born August 6, 
1893, Tarentum, Pa. Moved to Alexandria, Madison County, 
Ind. in 1896. Working in Kansas City, Mo., when he enlisted 
in Company E, 1st Infantry (Company E, 138th Infantry), 
Missouri National Guard. Sent to Camp Doniphan, Okla. 
Went overseas in May, 1918. Died October 10, 1918 in France, 
from wounds received in action. (Place of burial unknown). 




AUSTIN, CLARENCE J. Private 

Son of Daniel F. and Emma O. Austin; born May 12, 1897, 
Middleburg, Vt. Came to Madison County, Ind. in 1908. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 20, 1917, and was sent 
to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex.; assigned 
to Troop L, 14th Cavalry. Died of pneumonia October 22, 
1918, Ft. Houston, Tex. Buried, Riverside, R. I. 



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BAKER, FORREST HANDLEY - - - - Private 
Son of Randolph S. and Emma Williams Baker (deceased); 
born April 19, 1890, Williamsburg, Va. Came to Madison 
County, Ind. in 1912. Farmer. Entered service August 5, 
1917, Circleville, Ohio. Sent to Camp Perry, Ohio; then to 
Camp Mills, N. Y. Assigned to Company F, 166th Infantry, 
42nd (Rainbow) Division, 83rd Brigade. Overseas in October, 
1917. Killed in action July 29, 1918. Buried in American 
Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France. 



BARTHOLOMEW, BENJAMIN OLIVER - - Private 
Son of Stephen and Mary E. Bartholomew; born April 22, 
1899, Lapel, Madison County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in 
Indiana National Guard, Company M, 4th Infantry, Anderson, 
Ind., July 2, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Sailed for 
France June 12, 1918; assigned to Company C, 1st Field Signal 
Battalion. Died November 7, 1918 in Base Hospital No. 8, 
France. Body returned to U.S., and buried near his home. 
The American Legion Post, Lapel, Ind., named in his honor. 



BERRY, LOTTIE MAY - - - Red Cross Nurse 

Daughter of William R. (deceased) and Ida Berry (Miller); 
born October 27, 1888, Dunreith, Henry County, Ind. Moved 
to Madison County in 1890. Graduated from Deaconess Hos- 
pital, Indjanapolis in 1913. Enlisted in Medical Corps June, 
1917, Indianapolis; assigned to Base Hospital No. 32. Re- 
mained with this unit until her death December 30, 1917 of 
pneumonia, in Naval Hospital No. 1, France. Buried in Brest, 
France. Reported as the first American Red Cross Nurse to 
give her life on foreign soil. 



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BRAMEL, WILLIAM Z. Private 

Son of Charles and Deborah Bramel; born July 11, 1887, 
Madison County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 
21, 1917, Elwood, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
60th Company, 75th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company A, 
152nd Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company 
D, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action July 27, 1918. 
(Place unknown). 




BRIGHT, ALEXANDER MELVILLE - - - Private 
Son of Frances E. and Sarah Jane Bright; born September 7, 
1895, Henry County, Ind. Living on a farm near Elwood, 
Madison County, when he entered service September 21, 1917, 
Elwood, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to 
Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Com- 
pany A, 102nd Infantry, 26th Division. Took part in battle of 
Chateau-Thierry, and was killed in action July 23, 1918. The 
American Legion Post, Alexandria, Ind., named in his honor. 



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BROBST, ANDISON H. Private 

Son of David E. and Mary A. Brobst; born March 25, 1889, 
Kokomo, Ind. Educated in School of Pharmacy, Cleveland, 
Ohio. Received diplomas from Ohio and Indiana Boards of 
Pharmacy. Entered service March 29, 1918, Marion, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; then to Camp McClellan, Ala. 
Assigned to Company C, 115th Infantry. Overseas in June, 
1918. Died July 31, 1918, from accidental causes, Soppelbas, 
Alsace, France. Survived by widow, Edith Brobst, Toledo- 
Ohio. 




BROWN, WALTER THOMAS Private 

Son of James J. and Mary Hartney Brown (both deceased); 
born November 14, 1899, Indianapolis, Ind. Moved to Ander- 
son in 1906. Machinist. Entered service March 9, 1918. 
Sent to Camp Greene, N. C; assigned to Company K, 39th 
Infantry. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas in 
May, 1918; attached to First Division. Killed in action October 
10, 1918, Argonne Forest. Buried near where he fell. Sur- 
vived by widow, Blanche Brown, Anderson, Ind. 




BUTLER, FRED DAVID ------ Private 

Son of John H. and C. Sorenson Butler; born June 26, 1889; 
Rush County, Ind. Moved to Anderson when three years old. 
Journalist. Entered service September 19, 1917, Houston, 
Tex. Sent to Camp Travis, Tex.; assigned to 360th Machine 
Gun Company, 90th Division. Overseas in June, 1918. 
Wounded in St. Mihiel Drive; died October 8, 1918, in Base 
Hospital No. 1, France. (Burial place unknown). 




CHASE, ADOLPH HARRY Private 

Son of James and Emma Chase; born July 6, 1889, Louisville, 
Ky. Moved to Anderson, Ind. in 1900. Carpenter. Entered 
service September 4, 1918, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Ander- 
son, Ind. Survived by widow, May Jarvis Chase, Anderson, 
Ind. 




CLARK, JOSEPH CHARLES - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Alonzo and Delia Clark; born July 8, 1889, Emporia, 
Kan. Moved to Alexandria, Madison County, Ind. in April, 
1902. Printer. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps, April 23, 1917, 
Portland, Ore. Sent to Mare Island, Cal.; then to Quantico, 
Va. Assigned to 79th Company, 6th Regiment. Overseas in 
January, 1918. Participated in battle of Chateau-Thierry. 
Killed in action June 8, 1918, while defending town of Bour- 
esches. Buried, Bouresches, France. 



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COCHRAN, PAUL S. ... . Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Samuel H. and Viola Cochran; born October 7, 1889, 
Elvvood, Madison County, Ind. Attending Iowa Dental Col- 
lege, Iowa City, when he entered service December 2, 1917. 
Assigned to Dental Reserve, Student Army Training Corps. 
Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Iowa City, Iowa. Buried 
in Elwood, Ind. 




COWGILL, CLARENCE J. Private 

Son of John and Malinda Cowgill (Brizendine); born October 
23, 1896, Elwood, Madison County, Ind. Glass worker. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August 15, 1915, Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio. Sent to Douglas, Ariz.; assigned to Battery C, 
6th Field Artillery. Served on Mexican Border. Sailed for 
France, July 29, 1917. Served with the First Division. Killed in 
action June 5, 1918, Bonvillers, Oise, France. 




CULLIPHER, GLEN ISUM Private 

Son of William (deceased) and Sarah E. Cullipher; born 
January 14, 1893, Anderson, Ind. Electrician. Entered serv- 
ice August 29, 1918, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, 
Mich.; assigned to 42nd Company, 11th Training Battalion, 
160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 14th Ammunition Train. 
Died of pneumonia October 15, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. 
Buried in Grovelawn Cemetery, Pendleton, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Delia Barnes Cullipher, and one daughter, Martha 
Glenora, Anderson, Ind. 




CUTLER, LOWELL FREDERICK - - - Private 
Son of Frederick and Minerva Cutler; born April 21, 1893, 
Anderson, Ind. Laborer. Entered service September 22, 
1917, Anderson. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 52nd 
Company, 13th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company C, 
152nd Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company 
C, 117th Supply Train. Died of pneumonia February 7, 
1919, Coblenz, Germany. 




DANNER, HARVEY G. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Danner; born October 16, 
1896, Jefferson County, Ind. Moved to Elwood, Madison 
County, October, 1901. Street car conductor. Entered service 
March 30, 1918, Detroit, Mich. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich. 
Transferred to Camp Humphrey, Va. Embarked for over- 
seas May 30, 1918; assigned to Company C, 102nd Engineers, 
26th Division. Killed in action October 17, 1918, LaSall 
River, France. 



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DAVIS, DOCTOR DANIEL Private 

Son of Arthur and Harriett Werts Davis; born November 11, 
1899, Anderson, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
September 5, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo.; assigned to 315th Motor Truck Company, Quartermaster 
Corps. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in 
January, 1918. Became ill on board ship, and died of pneu- 
monia, February 3, 1918 in American Red Cross Hospital, 
Mossley Hill, Liverpool. Buried in Kirkdale Cemetery, Liver- 
pool, England. 




DEVER, WILLIAM H. Private 

Son of Luther and Amanda M. Williamson Dever; born 
November 9, 1892, Tipton, Ind. Moved to Elwood, Madison 
County, in 1903. Laborer. Entered service April 25, 1918, 
Elwood, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 31st 
Company, 8th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to 1st Company, Development Battalion No. 1, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 25, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Ind. 




ETTINGER, WADE HAMPTON - - - - Wagoner 
Son of George W. and Mary Ellen Ettinger; born August 18, 
1896, near Linville, Va. Moved to Anderson, Ind., in March, 
1916. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 20, 1916. 
Sent to Ft. Totten, N. Y.; then to Schuyler, N. Y. Assigned 
to Battery F, 44th Coast Artillery. Overseas in August, 1917. 
Participated in battles of Laval, and Montfaucon. Died 
October 3, 1918 from wounds received in action. (Burial place 
unknown). 




GABLE, FLOYD WESLEY Private 

Son of James E. and (Maudesty) Modesty Gable; born 
May 7, 1897, Summitville, Madison County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 4, 1918, Elwood, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 
3, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Summitville, Ind. 




GAGEN, LOUIS LEO Private 

Son of Thomas and Lucy Gagen; born February 19, 1888, 
Huntington, Ind. Living in Anderson, Ind., when he entered 
service September 22, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Over- 
seas in May, 1918; assigned to Company C, 131st Infantry, 
33rd Division. Killed in action August 9, 1918, Chipilly Ridge, 
France. Body returned to U.S., and buried in Anderson, Ind. 



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GAZELONE, SYLVAN Private 

Son of Caesar and Filomena Gazelone; born March 26, 1892, 
Italy. Came to U.S. in June, 1910, and settled in Elwood, 
Ind. Glassblower. Entered service September 20, 1917, 
Elwood, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 6th 
Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in June, 1918. 
Transferred to Company L, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) 
Division. Killed in action July 15, 1918, in Champagne 
Sector. 




GOUL, WARD L. ----- Engineer, C.A.C. 
Son of Jesse L. and Alice Goul; born December 15, 1891, 
Marion, Ind. Moved to Madison County in 1902. Laborer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August 31, 1914, Anderson, Ind. 
Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Coast 
Artillery School, Ft. Monroe, Va. Overseas in March, 1918; 
assigned to 56th Coast Artillery. Died January 25, 1919, in 
Evacuation Hospital No. 28, from wounds received in action. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Nantes, France. 




GRAY, CARL C. Private 

Son of B. W. and Amanda S. Gray; born December 16, 1893, 
Losantville, Randolph County, Ind. Moved to Anderson in 
1900. Machinist. Entered service September 21, 1917, 
Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company A, 152nd Infantry, 
Replacement Detachment. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned 
to Company K, 165th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. 
Killed in action July 29, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. 




GUSTIN, PALMER STARR Private 

Son of John A. and Nellie Trimble Gustin; born March 12, 
1896, Chesterfield, Madison County, Ind. Employe of Vul- 
canite Roofing Company. Rejected for both Army and Navy 
service in 1917. Accepted for selective service August 6, 1918, 
by the local board in Anderson. Sent to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; 
assigned to Company C, 67th Infantry. Stricken with influ- 
enza, he died October 24, 1918, Camp Sheridan. Buried in 
Brennenberg Cemetery, Chesterfield, Ind. 




HACKWORTH, EDWARD CLAYBORN - - Private 
Son of Thomas B. and Margetta Waldron Hackworth (de- 
ceased); born February 25, 1896, Parkersburg, W. Va. Moved 
to Anderson, Ind. in 1915. Employe of Hays Wheel Company. 
Enlisted in U.S. Army July 18, 1917, Anderson. Sent to Ft. 
Snelling, Minn.; assigned to Company L, 36th Infantry. Over- 
seas in February, 1918. Killed in action June 25, 1918, Chateau 
Thierry. Buried seventeen miles east of Paris, France. 



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HILLIGOSS, OTTO L. Cook 

Son of John W. and Belle Hilligoss; born June 6, 1889, 
Anderson, Ind. Printer. Entered service October 6, 1917, 
Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 334th 
Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
152nd Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company 
B, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action July 23, 1918. 
battle of Marne. Buried near Jaulgonne, France. 




HOCKETT, GEORGE H. ----- - Captain 

Son of Dr. Zimri and Maria Hockett; born July 14, 1883, 
Anderson, Ind. Graduated from Herring Medical College, 
Chicago, 111. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant in U.S. Medical 
Corps in May, 1917. Ordered to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Pro- 
moted to Captain. Overseas in May, 1918; attached to Field 
Hospital No. 33. Participated in Meuse-Argonne, Chateau- 
Thierry, and St. Mihiel Drives. Died of disease December 1, 
1918, Lorraine. Survived by widow, Edna Hockett, and two 
sons, Harry, and Maurice; Anderson, Ind. The American 
Legion Post, Anderson, named in his honor. 



HOFFMAN, McKINLEY HOBART - - - Private 
Son of Henry and Catherine Land Hoffman; born December 
15, 1896, Anderson, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 26, 
1918, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp Cody, New Mex.; assigned 
to 385th Ambulance Company, 322nd Sanitary Train. Died of 
influenza November 3, 1918, Camp Cody, New Mexico. Buried 
in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind. 



JACKSON, HARRISON WALDO - - - - Private 
Son of Charles and Rhoda Jackson (Wyckoff); born May 
14, 1894, Madison County, Ohio. Worked for several years on 
a farm in Madison County, Ind.; also in Shelby County, Ind. 
Entered service June 24, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Merritt, N. J., where he died of cerebro hemorrhage, March 
7, 1919. Buried in Anderson, Ind. 



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KELLY, WILLIAM Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Kelly (father deceased) ; born Jan- 
uary, 1893, Summitville, Madison County, Ind. Entered 
service September 20, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 60th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company D, 334th Infantry. 
Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 4th Infantry, 
3rd Division. Wounded in action September 5, 1918, recovered. 
Killed in action October 27, 1918, battle of Meuse-Argonne. 



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KENDALL, ORVILLE VERNON - - - - Private 
Son of Enos A. (deceased) and Emma G. Kendall; born 
August 2, 1892, Florida, Madison County, Ind. Employe of 
Barber Manufacturing Company. Entered service March 28, 
1918, Elwood, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 12th Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y.; assigned to Company B, 
112th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Twenty- 
eighth Division. Killed in action July 25, 1918, Forest de Fere, 
France. Buried near Epeids, France. 




KNIGHT, GEORGE ELSWORTH - - - - Private 
Son of P. S. and Melvina Knight; born March 21, 1895, 
Colfax, 111. Moved to Indiana in November, 1908. Motion 
picture operator. Entered service August 6, 1918, and was sent 
to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Assigned to Company C, 67th Infantry; 
later assigned to Medical Detachment, 67th Infantry. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala., where he was drowned October 6, 
1918. Buried in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind. 




LEWIS, WILLARD BRYAN Aviator 

Son of Homer and Rosa Lewis (McDaniel); born July 23, 
1897, Markleville, Madison County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army January 2, 1918, Anderson, Ind. Sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to 63rd Recruiting Squad, Aviation 
Section, Signal Corps. Transferred to Camp MacArthur, Tex., 
where he died of pneumonia May 7, 1918. Buried in Keesling 
Cemetery, Markleville, Ind. 




LINEBERRY, HARRY Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lineberry; born June 27, 1896, 
Pendleton, Madison County, Ind. Motor mechanic. Entered 
service June 27, 1918, Anderson, Ind. Assigned to Motor 
Training School, Purdue University. Transferred to Camp 
Colt, Pa. Assigned to Company B, 337th Tank Corps. Died 
of influenza September 30, 1918, Camp Colt, Pa. Buried in 
Pendleton Cemetery, Pendleton, Ind. Survived by widow, 
Jessie Little Lineberry, Anderson, Ind. 




LIVEZEY, DONALD L. - - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of William F. (deceased) and Flavilla Livezey (Hiatt); 
born October 10, 1896, Point Isabel, Grant County, Ind. 
Moved to Elwood, Ind. in 1911. Enlisted in U.S. Marine 
Corps June 17, 1915, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Quantico, 
Va.; assigned to 4th Company, Heavy Artillery. Died of 
pneumonia September 30, 1918, in Hospital Barracks, Quantico, 
Va. Buried in Knox Chapel Cemetery, near Point Isabel, 
Grant County, Ind. 



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LOCKRIDGE, SAMUEL Private 

Son of Benjamin and Amanda Lockridge; born December 4, 
1897, Kokomo, Ind. Moved to Madison County in 1914, and 
settled on a farm near Summitville. Entered service August 
29, 1918, Elwood, Madison County, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Custer, Mich.; assigned to 47th Company, 12th Training Bat- 
talion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company M, 
78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, Camp 
Custer, Mich. Buried in Thrailkill Cemetery, near Swayzee, 
Grant County, Ind. 




LONGAKER, LESTER DOW - - - - Corporal 
Son of George E. (deceased) and Phoebe Longaker; born 
April 30, 1891, Anderson, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
September 23, 1917, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 51st Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas 
in May, 1918; assigned to Company C, 102nd Infantry, 26th 
Division. Died October 26, 1918, from wounds received in 
action. Buried in Grave No. 158, Section 69, Plot 4, Argonne- 
American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 



McBRIDE, WILLIAM W. Private 

Son of Thomas J. and Roxanna McBride; born November 1, 
1894, Ronda, N. C. Moved to Elwood, Ind. when only a few 
years old. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 15, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; then to 
Camp Grant, 111. Assigned to 282nd Aero Squadron. Trans- 
ferred to the Aviation Mechanics Training School, St. Paul, 
Minn.; later sent to Call Field, Tex., where he died of pneu- 
monia, November 22, 1918. Buried in Elwood, Ind. 



McCORD, IRWIN ALONZO Seaman 

Son of Melvin M. (deceased) and Hannah V. McCord; born 
March 13, 1893, Madison County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
U.S. Navy June 6, 1917. Sent to Newport, R. I.; assigned to 
the Louisiana. Died of pneumonia December 21, 1917, Naval 
Hospital, Norfolk, Va. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Alex- 
andria, Ind. 



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MAY, RUSSELL C. Private 

Son of James A. and Mary C. May; born March 4, 1897, 
Alexandria, Madison County, Ind. Student in Indiana Uni- 
versity, when he entered service January 17, 1918, and was sent 
to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C; 
assigned to 5th Detachment, Aviation Section, Signal Corps. 
Died of pneumonia February 20, 1918, Camp Sevier, S. C. 
Buried in Alexandria, Madison County, Ind. 



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MEAD, HARRY Private 

Son of John and Hattie Mead; born April 1, 1899, Frankton, 
Madison County, Ind. Employe of Tin Mill in Elwood, when 
he enlisted in Company I, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard, 
(Company I, 151st Infantry), June 9, 1917, Elwood, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 
162nd Infantry. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company 
B, 12th Machine Gun Company. Killed in action November 
11, 1918. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, 
Grave 50, Section 97, Plot 1. 






MERCER, WILSON RUSSELL - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Rapha B. and Molly Mercer; born August 7, 1899, 
Anderson, Ind. Inspector in Nicholson File Works. Enlisted 
in Student Army Training Corps. Butler College, Indianapolis, 
October 1, 1918. Died of pneumonia December 12, 1918, in 
hospital, Butler College, Indianapolis. Buried in East Maple- 
wood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind. 




MONROE, LOUIS Corporal 

Son of Byrd C. and Louise Mack Monroe; born February 23, 
1895, Charleston, 111. Moved to Elwood, Ind. in 1902. En- 
tered service January 10, 1918, Elwood, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to Company C, 116th Field 
Battalion. Overseas in April, 1918; assigned to Company C, 
9th Field Signal Battalion. Killed in action November 10, 
1918. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, 
Grave 76, Sec. 11, Plot 2. The American Legion Post, Elwood, 
Ind., named in his honor. 



MORLOCK, OLIVER EDWARD ... - Private 
Son of Joseph Morton (deceased) and Anna M. Morlock; 
born March 4, 1896, Earl Park, Benton County, Ind. Later 
moved to Elwood, Ind., where he was employed in the American 
Sheet and Tin Plate factory, and where he entered service, 
January 25, 1918. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C; assigned to 
Company E, 39th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918. Partici- 
pated in five major offensives. Killed in action October 12, 
1918, Meuse-Argonne battle. (Burial place unknown). 



NORRIS, SAMUEL COBB ----- Captain 
Son of Benjamin and Rosetta Cobb Norris; born August 
25, 1869, Cincinnati, Ohio. Graduated from Miami Medical 
College, Cincinnati, 1894. Moved to Anderson, Ind., 1901. 
Bacteriologist, Anderson Water Works. Commissioned Cap- 
tain in U.S. Medical Corps, June 8, 1918, and ordered to Ft. 
Oglethorpe, Ga. Stricken with appendicitis, he died August 4, 
1918, Anderson, Ind. Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. Survived by widow, Louella Wheeler Norris, 
and two children, Rosemary, and S. Charles Norris. 



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NORTON, WALTER VICTOR - - Private, U.S.M.C 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred D. Norton; born October 16, 1898, 
Alexandria, Madison County, Ind. Employe of Remy Electric 
Company, Anderson, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps 
July 17, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Port Royal, S. C; 
assigned to 51st Company, 5th Regiment. Transferred to 
Quantico, Va. Overseas in February, 1918; assigned to Second 
Division. Killed in action June 11, 1918, Belleau Woods. 
Buried in American Cemetery No. 1764, Belleau, Aisne. 
Awarded Croix-de-Guerre for bravery in action. 




PLESSINGER, HARRY VAUGHN - - - Private 
Son of Joseph C. and Dora A. Plessinger; born August 12, 
1894, Willow Branch, Hancock County, Ind. Moved to 
Anderson in May, 1897. Rural mail carrier. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army June 24, 1917, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Battery C, 16th Field Artillery; 
then to Ft. Niagara, N. Y. Later sent to Camp Greene, N. C. 
Overseas in May, 1918; attached to the Fourth Division. 
Killed in action August 11, 1918, near Chery, France. 




PONSLER, MAURICE RAY Private 

Son of Noah and Louisa Ponsler; born April 10, 1897, 
Shelbyville, Ind. Resided in Madison County eleven months 
prior to enlistment. Machinist. Entered service September 3, 
1918, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Died of influenza October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried 
in Shelbyville, Ind. Survived by widow, Pauline W. Ponsler, 
Kokomo, Ind. 




REESE, GEORGE EDWARD, Jr. ... Private 

Son of George Edward and Catherine M. Reese; born July 
27, 1889, Tarentum, Pa. Moved to Elwood, Ind. in 1891. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 8, 1917, Ft. Thomas, 
Ky. Sent to Camp Hancock, Ga. ; assigned to 16th Company, 
2nd Motor Mechanical Regiment. Died of peritonitis March 
24, 1918, Camp Hancock, Ga. Buried in Elwood, Ind. 




REILEY, LUKE LEO Private 

Son of Luke Francis and Mary Reiley; born October 26, 
1892, Ottawa, 111. Moved to Alexandria, Ind. in 1906. Glass 
worker. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917, and was, 
sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Chattanooga, 
Tenn.; assigned to Company A, 6th Infantry. Overseas in, 
April, 1918. Killed in action November 6, 1918, near Verdun. 
Buried on Hill No. 228, known as Bois de Sartelle, on the Meuse 
River, France. 



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RICHMAN, HENRY C. ----- - Corporal 

Son of David F. and Arlie Rozelle Richman (deceased); 
born September 1, 1899, Daleville, Ind. near the Madison- Dela- 
ware County line. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in February 
1917. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company 
M, 23rd Infantry. Transferred to Camp Syracuse, N. Y. 
Overseas in September, 1917; attached to the Second Division. 
Killed in action July 18, 1918, near Soissons, France. Buried 
in Commune of Domptin, Aisne, France. 



RIGGS, GORDON Private 

Son of Lewis and Lauvisa Riggs; born July 16, 1895, near 
Pendleton, Ind. Entered service May 20, 1918, Anderson, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Joseph E. Johnston, Fla.; assigned to 
Guard Detachment. Went overseas; assigned to 334th Supply 
Company. Served with the Army of Occupation in Germany. 
Stricken with pneumonia, he died March 7, 1919, Coblenz, 
Germany. Body returned to U.S., and buried in Menden 
Cemetery, near Pendleton, Madison County, Ind. 



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RITTER, JOHN VOIL Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ritter; born in September, 
1892, Emporia, Madison County, Ind. Entered service Octo- 
ber 2, 1917, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to 10th Training Regiment. Transferred to Company 
D, 4th Infantry. Embarked for overseas June 11, 1918; 
assigned to Fourth Division. Killed in action October 11, 1918. 
(Place unknown). 




RUSSELL, SAMUEL Private 

Son of Joshua P. and Luella B. Russell; born May 1, 1895, 
McCordsville, Hancock County, Ind. Moved to Summitville, 
Madison County, Ind. in September, 1908. Farmer. Entered 
service September 8, 1918, LaSalle, 111. Sent to Camp Grant, 
111.; assigned to Company A, .4th Infantry. Transferred to 
Camp MacArthur, Tex. Died of influenza October 3, 1918, 
Base Hospital, Camp MacArthur, Tex. Buried at Summitville, 
Madison County, Ind. 



SHOCKEY, JOSEPH VIRGIL Private 

Son of Charles Frederick and Florence Koture Shockey 
(deceased); born January 25, 1898, Madison County, Ind. 
Farm laborer. Entered service August 29, 1918, Ehvood, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 47th Company, 12th 
Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Company M, 78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 4, 
1918, Camp Custer. Buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Madison 
County, Ind. 



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SMALLEY, JOHN W. Sergeant 

Son of A. J. and Sarah Hand Smalley; born November 22, 
1887, Madison County, Ind. Mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army August 17, 1917, Drumright, Okla. Sent to 
Camp Travis, Tex.; assigned to Company M, 358th Infantry. 
Arrived overseas July 1, 1918; attached to Ninetieth Division. 
Killed in action September 12, 1918, near Vilcey, France. 
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross (posthumously) for 
extraordinary heroism in action. The American Legion Post, 
Summitville, Ind., named in his honor. 




TAYLOR, OTTO VERNON ----- Private 
Son of Marcus and Cynthia Reeder Taylor; born September 
9, 1892, Alexandria, Madison County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service April 6, 1918, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 31st Company, 8th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Embarked for overseas July 14, 1918; assigned 
to Company K, 339th Infantry. Killed in action October 16, 
1919, somewhere in North Russia. 




THOMPSON, ALBERT ------ Private 

Son of John W. and Melvina Thompson; born March 13, 
1893, Chesterfield, Madison County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 22, 1917, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Logan, Tex.; then to Camp 
Upton, N. Y. Assigned to Company M, 130th Infantry, 33rd 
Division. Embarked for France September 22, 1918. Died 
from wounds September 29, (?) 1918, received in action. (Place 
unknown). 




VASBINDER, THOMAS A. Private 

Son of Mathew (deceased) and Mary E. Vasbinder; born 
September 8, 1891, Madison County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service September 4, 1918, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 4th Company, 1st 
Development Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Bronnenberg Cemetery, near 
Chesterfield, Madison County, Ind. 




WACHSTETTER, FREDERICK W. - - - Private 

Son of Clara Wachstetter (Helm); born March 8, 1893, 
Lapel, Madison County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Quartermaster 
Corps, March 18, 1918, Anderson, Ind., and was sent to Colum- 
bus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Camp Meigs, Washington, 
D. C; assigned to Embalmers Detachment. Assigned to duty 
as Embalmer on Ticonderoga. Lost his life September 30, 1918, 
when the Ticonderoga was sunk by German submarine. 



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WALKER, WINTFORD E. Sergeant 

Son of Wintford E. and Mary Walker (Brown); born Janu- 
ary 11, 1893, Pendleton, Ind. Clerk. Entered service October 
2, 1917, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Camp Meigs, Washington, 
D. C; assigned to Company F, 334th Infantry. Transferred 
to Newport News, Va.; assigned to 357th Motor Transport 
Company. Transferred to Norfolk, Va.; assigned to 731st 
Army Base Supply Company, where he died February 10, 1919 
of pneumonia. Buried at Pendleton, Ind. 




WEIR, PERLY Private 

Son of Joseph C. and Elizabeth Weir; born April 6, 1891, 
Perkinsville, Madison County, Ind. Farm laborer. Entered 
service October 6, 1917, Elwood, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Camp Logan, Tex.; then to Camp Upton, 
N. Y. Assigned to Company A, 334th Infantry. Overseas in 
May, 1918. Served as cook in Headquarters Company, 130th 
Infantry. Died of pneumonia November 6, 1918, near Metz, 
France. Buried in American Cemetery, Talence, Gironde, 
France. 




WHEELER, EARL THOMAS - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Edgar and Leetta Varble Wheeler; born April 25, 
1898, in Johnson County, Ind. Spent several years of his life 
in Trimble County, Ky. Moved to Anderson, Ind. in 1916. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy December 10, 1917, and was sent to the 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Attained 
rank of seaman, 2nd class. Died of meningitis February 17, 
1918, Great Lakes Training Station. Buried in Maplewood 
Cemetery, Anderson, Ind. 




WHITEHEAD, CLIFFORD Private 

Son of Lewis and Gertrude Whitehead; born March 31, 
1896, Tipton, Ind. Moved with parents to Elwood, Ind. in 
1898. Decorator. Enlisted in Aviation Service November 26, 
1917, and was sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Kelly 
Field, Tex.; assigned to 144th Aero Squadron. Died of spinal 
meningitis March 18, 1918, Base Hospital, Kelly Field, Tex. 
Buried in Elwood, Ind. 




WITTEBORT, AUGUSTUS Private 

Son of Lawrence and Lulu Wittebort; born February 1, 1895, 
Muncie, Ind. Moved to Pendleton, Madison County, Ind. 
in 1897, and to Anderson in 1903. Machinist. Entered 
service October 15, 1918, Anderson, Ind. Sent to Rolling 
Prairie, Ind.; assigned to Motor Corps. Died of influenza 
November 2, 1918, Rolling Prairie. Buried in Falls Cemetery, 
Pendleton, Madison County, Ind. 



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The Sacrifice Supreme 



So young in years yet brave in might 

Of loyal heart and mind well blent. 
Abiding faith had he in right, 

In joyous song and merriment. 
In him were mixed without alloy 

Ingredients of pure filial love 
Reflected in parental joy 

And reverence for Him above. 
With gleaming face and buoyant cheer, 

To country loyal through and through, 
Unfaltering step, no cringing fear, 

He marched straight in death's rendezvous. 
Glorious the race which he has run! 

Peace, eternal life, well won! 



Frank B. Wynn, Indianapolis, Indiana 



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ADE, ARTHUR H. Wagoner 

Son of William and Anna Schramm Ade (deceased); born 
August 24, 1896, Indianapolis, Ind. Clerk. Entered service 
October 6, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
assigned to Company C, 334th Infantry. Transferred to Camp 
Merritt, N. J.; assigned to Company B, Headquarters Battalion. 
Overseas in March, 1918. Served as dispatch rider at General 
Pershing's Headquarters. Died of pneumonia March 7, 1919, 
Perigueux, France. Body returned, and buried in Crown Hill 
Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




ALLEN, EDWARD NOBLE - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Leroy and Cora Hatton Allen; born September 19, 
1896, Indianapolis, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted in 
U.S. Navy May 31, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great 
Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to Com- 
pany L, 15th Regiment. Served from June 10, 1918 to October 
20, 1918. Died of empyema October 20, 1918, Great Lakes, 
Chicago, 111. Place of burial, Indianapolis, Ind. 




ALLEN, RALPH H. ------ - Corporal 

Son of William T. and Flora Allen; born April 26, 1898, 
Boone County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 1902. Me- 
chanic. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 15, 1917, Iona, 
Mich. Trained at Grayling, Mich. Assigned to Company D, 
32nd Michigan Infantry. Transferred to Waco, Tex. Went 
overseas March 21, 1918; assigned to Company D, 126th Infan- 
try. Promoted to Corporal. Killed in action August 7, 1918, 
in France. (Place not known). Buried, "Somewhere in 
France." 




ALLEN, WILLIAM RANDOLPH - - - - Private 
Born in England in 1880. (Names of parents not given). 
Lived in Indianapolis, Ind., for twelve years; employed as 
machinist. Enlisted in Canadian Army January 18, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to training camp at Hamilton, 
Ont.; assigned to Canadian Expeditionary Forces and was 
ordered overseas. Attached to Company A, 1st Battalion, 
Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Killed in action September 
29, 1918, Cambrai. Buried on the battle field. 



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AMMON, BRYAN LOTT ------ Private 

Son of James R. and Nellie A. Ammon; born October 31, 
1897, Louisville, Ky. Moved to Indianapolis in early life. 
Metal polisher. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 21, 
1916, Dayton, Ohio. Served on Mexican Border. Overseas 
in June, 1917; assigned to Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Died from wounds October 6, 1918, in Emergency 
Hospital No. 110, France. Buried in American Cemetery, 
Villers, Chatrices Dancourt, Grave 71, Sec. H, Plot 2. 




ANDERSON, GEORGE M. Corporal 

Son of Charles and Ella Anderson (Armstrong) ; born Decem- 
ber 9, 1890, Indianapolis, Ind. Foreman, Adams Road Building 
Machine Company. Entered service September 21, 1917, 
Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company 
H, 334th Infantry. Sailed overseas May 16, 1918; assigned to 
Company M, 132nd Infantry, 33rd Division. Participated in 
battles at Forges, and Septsarges. Killed in action October 12, 
1918, Bois de Foret, France. (Burial place not known). 




ARBUCKLE, BERT - - - Gunner, Canadian Army 
Son of William R. and Lucinda Vale Arbuckle; born October 
30, 1881, Hendricks County, Ind. Machinist, Flint, Mich. 
Enlisted in Canadian Army December 22, 1916, Ottawa, Can- 
ada. Assigned to Canadian Field Artillery. Sailed overseas 
December 22, 1916. Died May 26, 1917, from wounds received 
in action, Moore Barracks Hospital, Shorncliffe, England. 
Buried in Garrison Cemetery, Shorncliffe, England. 




ATWOOD, BYRON L. ------ Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Atwood; born February 1, 
1899, Johnson County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regu- 
lar Army July 8, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Engineers Corps, Company C. 
Transferred to Battery E, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) 
Division. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked February 4, 

1918, Newport News, Va. Died of pneumonia February 12, 

1919, in Army Hospital, Coblenz, Germany. Buried in Cob- 
lenz, Germany. 



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AULL, CHARLES J. Private 

Son of Jerome B. and Catherine F. Aull; born September 26, 
1888, Washington, Ind. Living in Indianapolis where he en- 
tered service March 29, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y.; assigned to 
Company F, 47th Infantry. Went overseas May 10, 1918. 
Assigned to Headquarters Company, 47th Infantry, 4th Divi- 
sion. Fought at St. Mihiel, and in Meuse-Argonne battle. 
With Army of Occupation when he died of nephritis January 8, 
1919, Mayen (?), Germany. Buried in National Cemetery, 
Arlington, Va. 



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BAILEY, REIMAN J. ...... . Private 

Son of Thomas B. and Jennie Bailey; born October 3, 1892, 
Broad Ripple, Marion County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service September 5, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Grant, 111.; assigned to Infantry. Died of influenza October 7, 
1918, Camp Grant, 111. Buried in Fall Creek Cemetery, Indi- 
anapolis, Ind. 






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BAKER, ELISHA (Colored) Private 

Son of Mitchell Thomas and Edith Belle Baker (both de- 
ceased); born November 18, 1891, Glasgow, Ky. Moved to 
Indianapolis, in 1902. Teamster. Entered service August 22, 
1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 
65th Company, 163rd Depot Brigade; transferred to Company 
A, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Sailed overseas September 23, 
1918. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, Base Hospital, 
France. (Place of burial unknown). 



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BAKER, WALTER D. (Colored) - - - - Corporal 
Son of Mitchell Thomas and Edith Belle Baker (both de- 
ceased); born September 14, 1895, Glasgow, Ky. Moved to 
Indianapolis in 1904. Laborer. Entered service August 22, 

1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned 
to 26th Company, 7th Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade; trans- 
ferred to Company M, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Overseas in 
September 23, 1918. Died of psychosis dementia September 8, 

1919, in France. Buried "Somewhere in France." 




BARCUS, EARL R. Bugler 

Son of Joshua E. and Edna M. Barcus; born August 19, 
1897, Indianapolis, Ind. Educated in Bunker Hill Military 
Academy, 111. Shipping clerk, Diamond Chain Works, Indian- 
apolis. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 5, 1917, Ft. Benja- 
min Harrison, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
Battery A, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. 
Embarked October 18, 1917. In combat service seven months. 
Killed in hospital near Chalons, France, July 25, 1918, when 
bombed by German Aeroplane. Buried in Crown Hill Ceme- 
tery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



BARKER, CLIFFORD HENRY - - - - Musician 
Son of James and Ollie Sands Barker; born October 14, 1894, 
near Clayton, Hendricks County, Ind. Employe of E. C. 
Atkins Company, Indianapolis, Ind. Entered service April 18, 
1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
309th Engineers, as Musician. Transferred to Camp Mills, 
N. Y. Embarked September 8, 1918. Gassed in Argonne 
Forest. Returned to U.S.; discharged in May, 1919. Died 
May 17, 1920, from effects of gas, Indianapolis. Buried in 
Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. Survived by son, 
Floyd Barker. 



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BARNARD, ORVAL De WAIN - - - Private 

Son of Austin and Laura Barnard (deceased); born May 2, 
1892, Kenton, Ohio. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind. 'n 1912. 
Salesman. Entered service September 2, 1918, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 111. assigned to Company C, 5th 
Limited Service Regiment, 161st Depot Brigade. Died of 
pneumonia October 5, 1918, Camp Grant, 111. Buried in Indi- 
anapolis, Ind. Survived by widow, Clara Campbell, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 



BEASLEY, WILLIAM JACKSON - - - - Private 
Son of William and Elizabeth Beasley; born July 24, 1894, 
Harrodsburg, Monroe County, Ind. Moved to Marion County 
in 1917. Mechanic. Entered service September 20, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
Company H, 334th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Company A, 168th Infantry, 42nd (Rain- 
bow) Division. Overseas June 5, 1918. Died July 27, 1918 
from wounds received in action. (Facts of death and burial 
unknown). 




BENNETT, FRANK Private 

Son of James and Mary Bennett (Russell) ; born December 
17, 1889, Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Union Soap Factory. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 15, 1918, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C; then to Camp Upton, N. Y. ; 
assigned to Company C, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Went 
overseas May 10, 1918. Killed in action July 31, 1918, Chateau- 
Thierry. (Burial place unknown). 



BERGMAN, ALBERT Cook 

Son of Charles (deceased) and Emma Bergman (Sauter); 
born August 14, 1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Steam fitter. 
Entered service February 11, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to 
Camp Johnston, Fla.; assigned to Quartermaster Corps; trans- 
ferred to Replacement Draft. Sailed for France June 6, 1918. 
Assigned to Quartermaster Corps, Supply Company 314. Died 
of broncho-pneumonia Camp Hospital No. 43, October 17, 1918. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



BERTIAUX, FIRMIN JAMES .... Seaman 
Son of Firmin and Katherine Strickler Bertiaux; born August 
11, 1892, Muncie, Ind. Employe of G. and J. Tire Company. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 11, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent 
to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Assigned 
to the transport Covington; transferred to the destroyer Tucket. 
Discharged July 29, 1919. Died of pneumonia December 16, 
1920, on the Tacoma, Canal Zone. Buried in Union Cemetery, 
Eaton, Ind. 



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BICKNELL, JAMES HATHEMAN - - - Private 

Son of Elisha Samuel and Mary Frances Morgan Bicknell; 
born July 3, 1892, Pendleton, Ky. Moved to Indianapolis in 
1916. Conductor. Entered service March 30, 1918, Indian- 
polis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 2nd Company, 
1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas May 
10, 1918; assigned to Company F, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. 
Killed in action August 10, 1918, Fismes. Buried in American 
Battle Area, Fismes, Sec. G, Plot 2, Grave 100. 




BITTNER, ALBERT ------- Fireman 

Son of William H. and Schrilda Bittner; born July 15, 1895, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 6, 
1918. Assigned to the Merchant. Died October 14, 1918, 
Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., from burns received in an 
explosion received on board ship. Buried in Mount Jackson 
Cemetery, Marion County, Ind. Survived by widow, Florence 
Bittner, Indianapolis, Ind. 




BLACKLEDGE, FRANK HARRIS, Jr. - - Private 
Son of Frank Harris and Mary Elder Blackledge; born 
January 23, 1896, Indianapolis, Ind. Educated in Chester 
Hill Academy, Chester Hill, Pa. Employe of Buick Motor 
Company. Enlisted June 11, 1918, Aviation Department. 
Assigned to 815 Squadron, Aero Repair Depot, Speedway, Ind. 
Transferred to 810th Squadron. Died of pneumonia Decem- 
ber 19, 1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison. Buried in Crown Hill 
Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




BLANKENSHIP, EVERETT L. - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Edward James and Lula Blankenship; born February 
12, 1895, Indianapolis, Ind. Electrician. Enlisted in Reserve 
Corps June 14, 1917, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Gordon, Ga.; assigned to Company C, 23rd Field Bat- 
talion, Signal Reserve Corps. Served as Instructor in teleg- 
raphy at Camp Gordon, Ga. Embarked in May, 1917; assigned 
to Company C, 307th Field Signal Battalion. Killed in action 
October 7, 1918, Hill 180, Argonne Forest. Buried at Cornay 
Hill, France. 




BLANKENSHIP, VICTOR T. Private 

Son of John and Martha Blankenship; born May 26, 1893, 
Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind. 
in 1910. Employe of Nordyke and Marmon Company. En- 
listed in Company K, 4th Infantry, Indiana National Guard, 
July 8, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
transferred to Battery F, 139th Field Artillery. Died from 
mastoid operation March 14, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried 
in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Survived by widow, 
Lena Blankenship, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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BOLIN, HARRY DOUGLASS - Lieutenant, Junior Grade 

Son of Willis Stephen and Elizabeth Catherine Edwards 
Bolin (deceased); born February 15, 1889, Martinsville, Ind. 
Moved to Indianapolis in 1901. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 9, 
1906, Indianapolis, Ind. Accompanied U.S. Navy on its world 
tour in 1908-1909. Died of lead poison October 15, 1918, 
Lancaster, N. Y. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Survived by widow, Louise Elenora Bolin, and 
two children Dixie Bernice, and John Kenneth, Indianapolis, 
Ind. 



BOONE, ORVILLE E. Private 

Son of Jonathan C. and Anna D. Boone; born October 6, 
1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Aetna Life Insurance 
Company. Entered service October 6, 1917, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 
334th Infantry, Quartermaster Corps. Died of pneumonia 
June 11, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind. 



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BORAH, EZRA H. (Colored) Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Borah; born March 28, 1890, 
Owensboro, Ky. Living in Indianapolis, Ind. when he entered 
service April 29, 1918. Overseas in July, 1918; assigned to 
Company F, 368th Infantry. Killed in action September 27, 
1918, in battle of Argonne Forest. (Burial place not given). 




BORGMAN, HENRY C. Sergeant 

Son of Ferdinand and Caroline Borgman; born November 19, 
1889, Indianapolis, Ind. Boiler maker. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army June 5, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Sent to 
Ft. Sill, Okla.; assigned to Headquarters Troop, 25th Cavalary. 
Transferred to Headquarters Company, 83rd Field Artillery. 
Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Ft. Sill, Okla. Buried in 
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



BOSTICK, JERRY (Colored) Private 

Son of Rose and Sallie Bostick; born November 24, 1895, 
Nashville, Tenn. Came to Indianapolis August 18, 1916. 
Laborer. Entered service June, 1917, St. Louis, Mo. Trained 
at Camp Funston, Kans.; assigned to Company Ordnance 
Detachment, 317th Ammunition Regiment, Train Division 92. 
Died of pneumonia March 26, 1919, Hoboken, N. J. Buried in 
New Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Sarah Bostick, Indianapolis. 



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BREEDING, EDWARD VICTOR - - - - Private 
Son of Milton and Polly Breeding; born October, 1890, 
New Albany, Ind. Came to Marion County in 1911. Rail- 
road laborer. Entered service June 23, 1918, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company D, 532nd 
Engineers. Died at sea on the Leviathan July 1, 1919. Buried 
at Edmonton, Metcalfe County, Ky. Survived by widow, 
Maude Breeding, Indianapolis, Ind. 




BRIDGFORD, WALLACE GARRETT - - Sergeant 
Son of William Wallace and Anna Belle Bridgford (both 
deceased); born June 2, 1892, Washington Township, Marion 
County, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Entered service in 
August, 1918, Lansing, Mich. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; 
assigned to Company 9, 3rd Battery, 160th Depot Brigade. 
Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. 
Buried in Bridgford Cemetery, Marion County, Ind. Survived 
by daugher, Glen Leovan Bridgford, Indianapolis, Ind. 




BROWN, HILTON ULTIMUS, Jr. - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Hilton U. and Jennie Hannah Brown; born August 
9, 1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Educated in Butler College. 
Student, and newspaper correspondent. Commissioned 2nd 
Lieutenant in First Officers Training School, August, 1917, Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Overseas in September, 1917. 
Assigned to Battery D, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Division. Killed 
in action November 8, 1918, near Nouart, France. Awarded 
Croix-de-Guerre for bravery. Buried in American-Sedan 
Cemetery, near Beaumont, France. American Legion Post 
No. 85, Indianapolis, named in his honor. 




BROWN, HUGH - Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N 
Son of Admiral George and Katherine Morris Brown (both 
deceased); born August 13, 1884, Thompkinsville, Staten Island, 
N. Y. Lived in Indianapolis, Ind. during boyhood. Graduate 
of Naval Academy, Annapolis. Appointed Ordnance Officer 
at the Naval Academy; promoted to Commander. Detailed to 
transport duty in convoying ships. Died of influenza Septem- 
ber 26, 1918, Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea, Mass. Buried in Naval 
Cemetery, Annapolis, Md. Survived by widow, Estella 
Brown (re-married), and daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Brown, 
Los Angeles, Cal. 




BROWN, OTIS E. Sergeant 

Son of William M. and Annie Brown; born October 6, 1895, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Salesman. Served on Mexican Border 
with Company A, Signal Corps, Indiana National Guard. 
Entered service August 8, 1917, Indianapolis. Transferred to 
Headquarters Company, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) 
Division. Overseas October 18, 1917. Killed in action July 
15, 1918, St. Hilaire, France. Buried in American Cemetery, 
Belleau Aisne, Grave 25, Sec. W, Plot 1. 



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BUELL, EVERETT GEORGE Private 

Son of Hiram R. and Effie M. Buell (Hurt); born June 4, 
1890, Ridge, 111. Moved to Marion County, Ind. in 1910. 
Box maker. Entered service September 21, 1917, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 
334th Infantry. Died of pneumonia September 30, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Buried near his old home Ridge Farm, 
Vermilion County, 111. 




BURNS, FRANKLIN T. Private 

Son of William Patrick and Juenie E. Burns; born November 
12, 1899, Franklin, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 1911. 
Employe of Fertig-Kevers Company. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army February 22, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Colum- 
bus Barracks, Ohio; transferred to Ft. Terry, N. J. Assigned 
to Headquarters Company, 16th Field Artillery, 4th Division. 
Overseas May 10, 1918. Died from wounds September 30, 
1918, received in Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Septsarges, France. 
(Burial place not given). 




BURNS, JOHN VERNON Private 

Son of Edwin A. (deceased) and Ella M. Burns; born Novem- 
ber 21, 1892, Lafayette, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 1904. 
Bookkeeper. Entered service in August, 1917, Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind. Assigned to Aviation Corps. Trained at 
Wright Field, and McCooks Field, Ohio; and Kelly Field, Tex. 
Sent to Carlstrom Field, Fla., where he served as an Instructor. 
Killed in aeroplane accident March 24, 1919, Carlstrom Field, 
Fla. Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




BURNS, PAUL ELLIS Corporal 

Son of Walter L. and Nora Ellis Burns; born October 13, 
1895, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Ind. Moved to Indian- 
apolis in 1899. Assistant Manager United Press, Indianapolis. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 31, 1917, Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Battery E, 150th Field Artillery, 
42nd (Rainbow) Division. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed 
October 18, 1917. Killed accidentally July 24, 1918, Brie 
Comte Robert, France. Buried in Brie Comte Robert Ceme- 
tery, France. 




BURNS, VICTOR LAWSON ----- Sergeant 
Son of Walter L. and Nora Ellis Burns; born February 18, 
1893, Brownsburg, Hendricks County, Ind. Moved to Indian- 
apolis in 1899. Clerk. Enlisted in Missouri National Guard 
(Company D, 138th Infantry), June 25, 1917, St. Louis, Mo. 
Trained at Camp Maxwell, Mo.; Ft. Sill, Okla.; and Camp Mills, 
N. Y. Embarked May 3, 1918; assigned to Thirty-fifth Division. 
Died October 8, 1918, Base Hospital No. 20, from wounds 
received in battle of Argonne Forest. Buried in Cemetery at 
Chatel Guyon, France. 



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BUTSCH, GLENN FORRESTER - - - - Private 
Son of John and Louise Butsch; born March 5, 1893, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Paper hanger. Entered service October 3, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; transferred to 
Camp Logan, Tex.; assigned to Company M, 131st Infantry, 
33rd Division. Overseas May 22, 1918. Killed in action 
August 10, 1918, Chipilly Ridge. Buried in Grave 12, Row B, 
Plot 2, American Cemetery No. 443, Vaux sur Somme. Sur- 
vived by widow, Frieda Butsch, and daughter, Dorothy, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 






CAHILL, WILLIAM H. Corporal 

Son of James B. and Mary McNamara Cahill; born Novem- 
ber 15, 1890, Indianapolis, Ind. Press assistant. Entered 
service April, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Company M, 337th Infantry. Transferred 
to Camp Custer, Mich. ; assigned to 9th Company, 3rd Battalion, 
160th Depot Brigade. Died October 30, 1918, from accidental 
causes, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 




CAMPBELL, CLARE - Private 

Son of Robert and Antoinette Campbell; born January 20, 
1893, Indianapolis, Ind. Lithographer. Enlisted in Battery 
E, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, April 23, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Assigned to Battery E, 150th Field 
Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Sent to Camp Mills, 
N. Y. Sailed October 18, 1917. In combat service during 
1918. With Army of Occupation, when he died of pneumonia 
February 4, 1919, in Evacuation Hospital, Coblenz, Germany. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



CAMPBELL, WALTER L. Private 

Son of Ezra N. (deceased) and Matilda L. Campbell; born 
July 9, 1887, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind. Moved to 
Indianapolis in 1890. Employe of Prest-O-Lite Company. 
Entered service June 19, 1918, Denver, Col. Sent to Vancouver 
Barracks, Wash.; assigned to 329th Company, Casualty Detach- 
ment. Died of disease July 7, 1918, Vancouver, Wash. Buried 
in Indianapolis, Ind. 



CARLSON, CARL ALEX WILLIAM - - - Private 
Son of Carl August and Hanna Krestina Carlson; born 
August 5, 1889, Byarum, Sweden. Came to United States in 
1911. Blacksmith. Entered service September 6, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 
14th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; 
transferred to Supply Company, 69th Field Artillery. Died of 
pneumonia October 8, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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CARTER, WILLIAM (Colored) - - - - Private 
Son of Samuel and Delia Carter; born May 28, 1918, Han- 
cock County, Ky. Moved to Indianapolis in June, 1915. 
Laborer. Entered service in August, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent 
to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Assigned to 163rd Depot Brigade. 
Died of disease sometime in November, 1918, at Camp Dodge. 
Buried in Military Cemetery, Camp Dodge, Iowa. 




CASSEL, SETH JOHN Seaman 

Son of Charles Eliot (deceased) and Ida M. Cassel; born 
May 27, 1898, Indianapolis, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy July, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Newport, R. I. 
and Boston, Mass. Killed in action September 30, 1918, in 
mid-ocean when the Ticonderoga, on which he was serving, was 
torpedoed and sunk by German submarine. 




CHAMBERS, JAMES W. - Private 

Son of John P. and Jennie Chambers; born July 8, 1898, 
Bedford, Lawrence County, Ind. Family later moved to 
Indianapolis, (date not given). Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army December 19, 1916, St. Louis, Mo. Trained at 
Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company K, 34th Infan- 
try. Died of influenza October 22, 1918, San Francisco, Cal. 
(Burial place not given). 




CLAFFEY, ARTHUR W. Private 

Son of Lewis and Mary S. F. Claffey; born December 4, 1891, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Stonecutter. Entered service February 11, 
1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Vancouver Barracks, Wash.; 
assigned to 62nd Spruce Section, Spruce Production Squadron. 
Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 5th Company, 
2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneu- 
monia January 11, 1919, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in 
Lutheran Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




CLINE, JOHN HARRISON Private 

Son of John Thomas and Lillie Dale Padgett Cline; born 
October 28, 1888, Marion County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army January 13, 1915, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Assigned to 116th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Sent to 
Ft. Meyers, Va.; assigned to Quartermaster Corps. Died 
March 24, 1919, Ft. Meyers (accidental causes). (Burial place 
not given). 



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COLBURN, HARRY CARNEY - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of A. R. and Catherine J. Colburn; born December 
15, 1880, Michigan City, Ind. Employe of Guernsey Clay 
Company, Indianapolis at time of enlistment. (Date of enter- 
ing service not given). Received training at Rantoul, 111., 
and Memphis, Tenn. Assigned to Aviation Section, Signal 
Reserve Corps. Overseas, (date not given). Served as In- 
structor at Third Aviation Instruction Center, Issoudun, 
France. Killed in aeroplane accident May 11, 1918, while 
making a test flight. Buried in Issoudun Cemetery, France. 




CONDON, THOMAS E. Private 

Son of Edward and Millie May Clark Condon; born May 31, 
1897, Indianapolis, Ind. Butcher. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 18, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; assigned to Company L, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Went overseas June 12, 1917. Fought at Cantigny, and Sois- 
sons. Killed in action July 25, 1918, near Soissons, France. 
Buried in Grave 32, Sec. G, Plot 1, American Cemetery No. 
593, Ploisy Aisne. Cited for gallantry in action. 




COOKER, GEORGE ------- Sergeant 

Son of Lorenz Robert and Matilda Cooker; born October 29, 
1878, Cincinnati, Ohio. Served in Spanish-American War. 
Living in Indianapolis when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
June 13, 1917, Washington, D. C. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company H, 28th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Overseas in fall of 1917. Killed in action July 21, 
1918, south of Soissons. Cited for distinguished conduct. 
Buried, Soissons, France. Survived by widow, Catherine 
Cooker, Indianapolis, Ind. 




COX, COY WRIGHT U.S. Navy 

Son of Isaac and Alice Cox; born September 7, 1899, 
Hawkins County, Tenn. Moved to Indianapolis in 1914. 
Woodworker, Hoosier Veneer Company. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy June 5, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Assigned to U.S. Navy, 
Coal Shell Ship. Drowned while swimming near the Coal Shell 
Ship July 28, 1918, Brooklyn, N. Y. Body recovered and 
buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




COX, JAMES C. Private 

Son of Thomas and Nora Cox; born May 19, 1901, Browns- 
town, Jackson County, Ind. Employe of American Hominy 
Company, Indianapolis. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, 
June 11, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, 
Mo.; assigned to Company M, 46th Infantry. Overseas in 
summer of 1917; assigned to First Division. Participated in 
battles of Cantigny, and Soissons. Killed in action July 20, 
1918, Soissons, France. (Burial place not given). 



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CRABTREE, JAMES STEVENS - - - - Private 
Son of Thomas and Ella Jane Crabtree; born October 27, 
1889, Indianapolis, Ind. Fruit dealer. Entered service 
February 4, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Vancouver 
Barracks, Wash., and assigned to Aviation Section, Signal 
Corps, 447th Aero Squadron, (70th Spruce Squadron). Died 
of pneumonia January 5, 1919, Vancouver Barracks, Wash. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 







CRAIGHEAD, LEWIS OHLGER - - - - Private 
Son of Edward William and Margaret Belle Craighead; 
born October 2, 1892, Piqua, Ohio. Moved to Marion County 
in March, 1915. Salesman. Enlisted in Aviation Corps De- 
cember 1, 1917, Dayton, Ohio. Sent to Princeton, N. J. for 
course in aeronautics. Transferred to Dallas, Tex. Became 
ill on train and when he reached Indianapolis, removed to hos- 
pital at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, where he died of pneumonia 
February 16, 1918. Buried at Richmond, Ind. 




CROSLEY, LEROY H. ----- - Corporal 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crosley (mother deceased); 
born October 20, 1892, Indianapolis, Ind. Bank cashier. 
Entered service June 15, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Mills, L. I.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 150th 
Field Artillery. Overseas. (Combat service not given). 
Died of disease March 7, 1918, Camp De Coctquidan, near 
Rennes, France. Buried in Camp Coctquidan Cemetery. 




DALLAS, TOLBERT SHELTON - - - - Private 
Son of Terry and Lucy Dallas; born October 29, 1890, 
Graves County, Ky. Moved to Indianapolis in 1911. Man- 
ager of diary lunch. Entered service July 13, 1917, Indianapo- 
lis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; transferred to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company A, 113th Engineers. 
Accidentally drowned August 4, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Buried in Graves County, Ky. 




DEAN, OREL J. Private 

Son of Jesse A. and Ella Dean; born February 23, 1897, 
Roachdale, Putnam County, Ind. Came to Indianapolis in 
1901. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted in Battery A, 1st 
Indiana Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, June 20, 1916, 
Indianapolis. Served on Mexican Border. Sent to Ft. Ben- 
jamin Harrison, Ind.; transferred to 150th Field Artillery, 42nd 
(Rainbow) Division. Overseas September 8, 1917. Killed in 
action July 28, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, France. Buried at 
Beuvardes, France. American Legion Post No. 104, Indian- 
apolis, named the Skidmore-Dean Post. (See p. 421). 



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DENNY, LEROY Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Denny; born April 23, 1897, 
Somerset, Ky. Living in Indianapolis, when he entered service 
September 27, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Company D, 334th Infantry; then to Company 
A, Headquarters Company, 152nd Infantry. Transferred to 
Camp Shelby; assigned to June Automatic Replacement Draft. 
Sailed July 12, 1918. Assigned to Company F, 4th Infantry. 
Killed in action October 5, 1918. (Place of death and burial 
not given). 




DERAMORE, JOHN W. ----- - Private 

Son of Isaac and Emma Deramore; born September 22, 
1889, New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Moved later to 
Indianapolis, Ind. Pipe-fitter. Entered service April 26, 
1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
7th Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company B, 338th 
Infantry. Died of ulcer of stomach July 11, 1918, Camp Custer, 
Mich. Buried in soldiers' section of Crown Hill Cemetery, 
Indianapolis. 




DEVORE, MILES R. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin De Vore (deceased); born 
December 26, 1880, Hart County, Ky. Came to Indianapolis, 
Ind. in 1916. Iron worker. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
sometime in 1917, (exact date not given), Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Went overseas in July, 1918. Assigned to Company K, 9th 
Infantry, 2nd Division. Killed in action October 3, 1918. 
Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Grave 190, Sec. 64, 
Plot 4, Romagne, France. Survived by widow, Martha E. 
De Vore, Indianapolis, Ind. 




DICK, COY Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Dick; born August 26, 1895, near 
Phil, Casey County, Ky. Living in Indianapolis when he 
entered service May 25, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Company D, 154th Infantry; then to Company 
G, 125th Infantry. Went overseas August 6, 1918. Killed in 
action October 6, 1918. (Place of death and burial unknown). 




DICKIE, RALPH E. 2nd Lieutenant 

Son of Frank E. and Clara Dickie; born July 10, 1891, St. 
Louis, Mo. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind. in 1895. Student in 
Michigan University when he enlisted in First Officers Training 
School in May, 1917, Ft. Sheridan, 111. Assigned to 309th 
Engineers. Overseas in December, 1917. Assigned to Com- 
D, 1st U.S. Engineers. Returned to U.S.; assigned to Company 
L, 3rd Engineers Train, Camp Humphreys, Va. Died of 
bronchial-pneumonia October 3, 1918, Camp Humphreys. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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DIX, HERSCHEL L. ------ - Bugler 

Son of Howard L and Nettie Dix; born March 14, 1897, 
Kingman, Fountain County, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in Com- 
pany A, 2nd Infantry, Virginia National Guard, Farmville, Va., 
January 11, 1915. Living in Indianapolis when called to serve 
on Mexican Border, July 1, 1916. Assigned to Company G, 
116th Infantry, 29th Division. Overseas June 15, 1918. 
Killed in action October 8, 1918, Malbrouk Hill, Meuse-Argonne 
Forest, France. Buried at Brabant-sur-Meuse, near Verdun, 
France. 




DORRELL, HARRY M. ----- - Private 

Son of P. E. and Rose Dorrell; born October 1, 1900, Green- 
wood, Johnson County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 1907. 
Machinist. Enlisted in Troop D, 1st Cavalry, Indiana National 
Guard, August 27, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company M, 152nd Infantry. Over- 
seas in June, 1918. Assigned to Company A, 59th Infantry, 
4th Division. Killed in action September 30, 1918, Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive. Buried, "Somewhere in France." 




DUBOIS, RENE Sergeant 

Son of Dr. Edward J. and Marie Andre Dore Dubois (de- 
ceased) ; born March 11, 1893, Paris, France. Parents moved to 
Indianapolis, Ind. in 1895. Son educated in France. Enlisted 
in French Army in 1914. Assigned to 20th Brigade, 2nd Regi- 
ment, 10th Division. Participated in battle of Charlevoix, 
Marne, and Ourcq. Killed in action September 9, 1917, 
Verdun. Received two citations for bravery, Croix-de-Guerre 
with two stars and palm. Buried in Franco-American Ceme- 
tery at Glorieux, southwest of Verdun. (Father resides in 
Indianapolis). 




DUFFEY, JOHN JOSEPH Private 

(Names of parents unknown). Born in Chicago, 111. Dye 
caster. Lived in Indianapolis six years. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army in 1914, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Assigned 
to 8th Cavalry Train. Killed December 25, 1917, when Ameri- 
can Cavalry Troop was in pursuit of fifty Mexican bandits 
who had raided the Post Office on Brate Ranch near Marfa, 
Tex. Buried in Indianapolis, Ind. 




DUNCAN, AUTHAR - Private 

Son of Daniel and Barbara Carrie Duncan; born January 23, 
1888, near Cloverdale, Putnam County, Ind. Moved to Indian- 
apolis in 1892. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 8, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and 
Ft. Bliss, Tex. Assigned to 8th Engineers Train. Died of 
pneumonia October 16, 1918, Base Hospital, Ft. Bliss, Tex. 
Buried in Mt Jackson Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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DUNCAN, JOSEPH GRAY, Jr. - - - - Captain 
Son of Joseph Gray and Mary Canfield Duncan; born 
February 20, 1885, Hartford, Conn Moved to Indianapolis in 
1887. Graduate of Purdue University. Merchant. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army in August, 1917. Commissioned Cap- 
tain at Ft. Niagara, N. Y.; assigned to 315th Infantry, 79th 
Division. Sailed July 7, 1918. Killed in action September 20, 
1918, near Montfaucon. Buried near Montfaucon, France. 
Cited for bravery in action. Survived by widow, Elizabeth L. 
Duncan, and two children Joseph Gray, and Mary Levering, 
Cynwyd, Pa. 




DURIN, EDOUARD F. U.S. Navy 

Son of A. Ferdinand and Emma S. Durin; born April 24, 
1895, Indianapolis, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Navy in 
November, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind., and left for Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, January 25, 1918. Entered service as 
Navy-Instructor in hygiene and sanitation. Drowned July 7, 
1918, Great Lakes Training Station, Chicago, 111. Buried in 
Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




EDMOND, HARLEY FRANKLIN - - - Private 

Son of Thomas and Emma Edmond (Heininger) ; born April 
23, 1898, Clayton, Hendricks County, Ind. Moved to Indian- 
apolis in 1903. Chauffeur. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
June 13, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; as- 
signed to Company G, 49th Infantry. Transferred to Camp 
Merritt, N. J.; then to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sailed 
September 25, 1918, with Casual Company No. 406. Lost at 
sea on the Otranto October 6, 1918. Reported buried in Scot- 
land. 




EISENBARTH, ROBERT J. - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Henry and Caroline Steinkuehler Eisenbarth; born 
August 24, 1893, Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Fletcher 
Savings and Trust Company. Enlisted in First Officers Train- 
ing Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. in May, 1917. Volun- 
teered for aviation service. Completed course in Ground School 
Aeronautics, University of Ohio. Overseas October 18, 1917. 
Sent to Foggia, Italy. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Awarded 
the Italian Eagle for making an altitude of 17,000 feet. Missing 
in action November 15, 1918. Presumed to have lost life by 
drowning in English Channel. 




EMANUEL, ALFRED ... . Sergeant Major 
Son of Louis and Ida Emanuel; born August 1, 1895, Chi- 
cago, 111. Living in Indianapolis, Ind. when he enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army in June, 1917. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; 
assigned to Red Cross Ambulance Company 18. Transferred 
to 341st Ambulance Company, 311th Sanitary Train, 86th 
Division. Embarked March 8, 1918. Assigned to Central 
Records Office, Tours, France. Died of tuberculosis May 19, 
1919, on board transport Agamemnon. Buried in Jewish Ceme- 
tery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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ENGELKING, GEORGE W. - - - - Sergeant 

Son of William and Anna Engelking; born August 19, 1898, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Boiler maker. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army May 1, 1917. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Trans- 
ferred to Ft. Ethan Allen, Vt.; assigned to Battery B, 77th Field 
Artillery. Trained at Camp Shelby, Miss., Camp Greene, N. C, 
and Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas May 19, 1918. Killed in 
action October 9, 1918, Septsarges. Cited for bravery. Buried 
in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 




EVERITT, FRED B. Corporal 

Son of John Thomas (deceased) and Jennie Everitt; born 
March 6, 1883, Lebanon, Boone County, Ind. Moved to 
Indianapolis in 1910. Farmer. Enlisted in Illinois National 
Guard in 1916. Served on Mexican Border. Sent to Camp 
Mills, N. Y.; assigned to Battery C, 149th Infantry, 42nd (Rain- 
bow) Division. Went overseas in October, 1917. Died of 
pneumonia February 17, 1919, in hospital, Neuenahr, Germany. 
Buried at Neuenahr, Germany. Survived by widow, Jennie 
Everitt, Indianapolis, Ind. 




EWELL, LEEjROY • - Private 

Son of John D. and Elizabeth Ritchie Ewell (both deceased) 
born July 9, 1897, Indianapolis, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army August 10, 1916, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Assigned to Company B, 6th Field Artillery. Overseas, (date 
not known). Killed in action October 16, 1918. (Place of 
death and burial not known). 




FATOUT, ANSEL - - Private 

Son of Marion F. and Anna Fatout; born September 15, 
1900, Cumberland, Marion County, Ind. Greenhouse em- 
ploye. Enlisted in Battery E, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana 
National Guard (Battery E, 150th Field Artillery) April 17, 

1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. ; 
then to Norfolk, Va. Sailed February 4, 1918; attached to 
42nd (Rainbow) Division. Died of nephritis September 19, 

1918, Base Hospital No. 22, France. Buried n Mt. Jackson 
Cemetery, Indianapolis. 




FELTS, JESSE N. - - - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of James D. and Martha E. Felts; born August 24, 1897, 
Cheatham County, Tenn. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 
1901. Accountant. Enlisted in U.S. Navy August 24, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Farragut, Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago, 111, where he died of pneumonia 
September 21, 1918. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indian- 
apolis. Survived by widow, Margaret E. Felts, Indianapolis. 



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FITCHETT, ARBON L. Private 

Son of Addison Mayfield and Lula Fitchett; born June 22, 
1894, Clayton, Hendricks County, Ind. Moved to Indian- 
apolis in 1911. Employe, Central Union Telephone Company. 
Entered service September 20, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 
334th Infantry. Transferred to Company D, 152nd Infantry. 
Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company C, 4th Infantry, 
3rd Division. Killed in action October 5, 1918, north of Mont- 
faucon. Buried in American Cemetery near village of Nantil- 
lois, France. 




FLORA, LUTHER HARRISON .... Private 
Born in Edmonson, Ky. (Date of birth and names of 
parents not given). Railroader. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army March 29, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to Company E, 47th Infantry. Went overseas 
May 10, 1918. Killed in action August 3, 1918, Vesle River, 
France. Buried, "Somewhere in France." 




FLORA, RALPH R. Corporal 

Son of Ellis and Rebekah Flora; born February 12, 1900, 
Cravvfordsville, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 1912. Student. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March 13, 1917, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 19th 
Infantry; transferred to Company L, 28th Infantry, 1st Divi- 
sion. Went overseas in June, 1917. Killed in action March 8, 
1918, Toul Sector, France. Buried in Mandres, France. 




FOLEY, CHARLES R. Private 

Son of William S. and Mary A. Foley (Bohner); born May 
22, 1891, New Point, Decatur County, Ind. Moved to Indian- 
apolis in 1907. Telegraph operator. Entered service April 26, 
1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company K, 337th 
Infantry. Overseas July 21, 1918. Assigned to Company I, 
28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action October 10, 1918, 
in Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in Argonne-American 
Cemetery, Romagne, France. 




FORRESTER, EDWARD A. 

1st Class Petty Officer, U.S.N. 
Son of Richard and Catherine Manley Forrester; born 
January 12, 1880, Indianapolis, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, 
May 28, 1901. In continuous service for sixteen years. Went 
on trip around the world with U.S. Navy 1908-1909. Saw 
service in Mexican Waters, 1915-1916. Died of pneumonia 
April 10, 1917, in U.S. Naval Hospital, Las Animas, Col. 
Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis,' Ind. 



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FOUST, PAUL E. - - Private 

Son of Charles C. and Mattie Foust; born January 6, 1894, 
Frankton, Madison County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 
1909. Machinist. Entered service March 8, 1918, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C. Went overseas 
May 10, 1918; assigned to Company C, 39th Infantry, 4th 
Division. Wounded in action, and returned to United States. 
Sent to 5th Company Convalescent Center, Camp Taylor, Ky., 
where he died of pneumonia March 24, 1919. Buried at Morris- 
town, Shelby County, Ind. 







FOUT, OID Seaman 

Son of William S. and Minnie Fout; born May 19, 1895, 
Summitville, Madison County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis 
in October, 1915. Timekeeper, Nordyke-Marmon Company. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy December 13, 1917. Sent to Great 
Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. Died of pneumonia Sep- 
tember 21, 1918, Brest, France. Body returned and buried in 
Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis. Survived by widow 
Katherine Fout, Indianapolis. 




FOWLER, FRANK ------- Private 

Son of Francis Marion and Elizabeth Fowler; born August 
31, 1889, near Glen Valley, Marion County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service December 17, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. 
Sent to Ft. Moultrie, S. C; assigned to Headquarters Detach- 
ment, 75th Coast Artillery Corps. Went overseas October 5, 
1918. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, in Base Hospital 
No. 65, Brest, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Lam- 
bezellec, Finistere, France. 




FOXLOW, HERBERT A. ----- - Private 

Son of Benjamin and Anna Foxlow (Clements); born April 
11, 1899, Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of the A. J. Meyer and 
Company. Enlisted in Battery E, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana 
National Guard July 17, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison; assigned to Battery E, 150th Field Artil- 
lery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Overseas in October, 1917 
Served as courier on line. Died October 29, 1918, in hospital 
near Fleville from wounds. Buried, "Somewhere in France." 




FRAME, ROSS HOWARD U.S. Navy 

Son of Oscar and Lottis S. Frame; born October 10, 1894, 
Valparaiso, Porter County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 
1902. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, May 29, 1918. Sent to 
Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Assigned to 
Hospital Corps. Died of influenza September 22, 1918, U.S. 
Navy Hospital, Great Lakes, Chicago, 111. Buried in Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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FULLER, DEAN WESTON Corporal 

Son of Ephriam and Annie E. Chipman Fuller (both de- 
ceased); born January 25, 1895, Indianapolis, Ind. Student in 
Butler College. Enlisted in Troop B, Indiana National Guard, 
April 14, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Bat- 
tery F, 139th Field Artillery. Overseas in September, 1921. 
Returned to U.S., discharged in July, 1919, at own request, 
pronounced as permanent and total disability. Died of dia- 
betes July 6, 1920, in Base Hospital, Palo Alto, Cal. Buried in 
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




GARRETT, EARL A. Corporal 

Son of Peter and Larue Garrett (deceased) ; born September 
20, 1889, Moultrie County, 111. Came to Indianapolis in 1915. 
Employe, Prest-O-Lite Company. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army July 27, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 28th In- 
fantry, Replacement Battalion. Overseas October 27, 1917; 
assigned to 2nd Company, Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Divi- 
sion. Wounded at Cantigny May 30, 1918, and died same day. 
Buried, Bonvillers, Oise, France. 




GEYER, CLARENCE E. Private 

Son of Jacob D. and Alice L. Geyer; born April 20, 1894, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Atkins Saw Works. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army May 3, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained 
at Plattsburg, N. Y., and Camp Greene, S. C. Sailed for 
France in May, 1918. Assigned to Battery A, 16th Field 
Artillery, 4th Division. Died August 16, 1918 of wounds 
received in action on Vesle River Front. Body to be returned 
to U.S. for burial. 




GIBERSON, CECIL Corporal 

Son of James and Mary Giberson; born May 24, 1895, 
New Point, Decatur County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 
1897. Teamster. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard, (Com- 
pany A, 151st Infantry) April 4, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Detachment. 
Embarked June 11, 1918; assigned to Company G, 26th Infan- 
try, 1st Division. Wounded near Chateau-Thierry, and died 
July 31, 1918 in American Red Cross Hospital No. 2. Buried 
in Grave 205, American Cemetery No. 34, Suresnes, France. 




GLADSON, JAMES BLAINE Private 

Son of J. R. and Annis Lawson Gladson (Turner); born 
November 15, 1894, Mooresburg, Hawkins County, Tenn. 
Farmer and school teacher. Entered service April 3, 1918, 
Rogersville, Tenn. Sent to Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga.; 
assigned to 157th Depot Brigade. Sailed for France May 1, 
1918; assigned to Company L, 328th Infantry. Killed in 
action September 15, 1918, St. Mihiel. Buried in Commune 
of Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Mother now lives 
at Bridgeport,*Marion County, Ind. 



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GOLAY, CHARLES Private 

Son of Charles and Jennie Golay (Conger); born April 11, 
1899, Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind. Moved to Marion 
County in 1916. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
August 31, 1916, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Columbus Bar- 
racks, Ohio; assigned to Company E, 3rd Field Artillery. 
Transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex., where he was killed in accident 
June 12, 1917. Buried at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. 




GOOD, JOHN CHARLES - - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of John Pearson and Lydia Jane Murphy Good; born 
January 16, 1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Graduated from Butler 
College in June, 1917. Gardener. Enlisted in Second Officers 
Training Camp, August 27, 1917, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. 
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Field Artillery. Sent to Camp 
Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Company C, 339th Field Art llery. 
Died of pneumonia March 30, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. 
Buried in Fall Creek Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




GOSSETT, HORACE W. Private 

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Gossett; born March 29, 1895, 
Hendricks County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in early life- 
Farm laborer. Entered service October 3, 1917, Newcastle, 
Dixon County, Neb. Trained at Camp Funston, Kans.; 
assigned to Company G, 4th Infantry. Sailed for France 
from Newport News, Va., March, 1918. Killed in action July 
28, 1918. (Place of death and burial not known). 




GREEN, HERBERT E. - - - Sergeant, U.S.M.C 
Son of Herbert and Minnie A. Green; born August 30, 1896, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Educated in University of Cincinnati. 
Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps June 2, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Trained at Parris island, S. C. Sailed for France, March 14, 
1918. Ordered to front with 134th Replacement Battalion. 
Died in Evacuation Hospital No. 23, June 16, 1918, from wounds 
received in action at Belleau Woods. Buried in Cemetery 
La Ferte, Seine-et-Marne. Body to be returned. 




GREEN, LA ROY - - - - Coxswain, U.S. Navy 
Son of Orval and Dora Green; born February 17, 1897, near 
Fortville, Hancock County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis 
when two years old. Brakeman on Big Four Railroad. En- 
listed in U.S. Navy May 7, 1917, Indianapolis. Assigned to 
the Arkansas as Coxswain. Died of disease April 14, 1919 in 
Base Hospital No. 3, Scotland. Buried at Mendon (?), Ind. 



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GRIFFITH, HARLEY WILSON - - - - Private 
Son of Charles W. and Mattie Wilson Griffith; born Septem- 
ber 3, 1893, Bloomfield, Green County, Ind. Electrical worker. 
Entered service April 1, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 47th Infantry. Overseas 
May 7, 1918. Gassed. With Army of Occupation. Returned 
to the United States, and died of tuberculosis June 1, 1919, 
Ellis Island, N. Y. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 




GULLETT, RALPH ------- Private 

Son of Oce and Amy Carlyle Gullett; born July 17, 1900, 
Palestine, 111. Moved to Indianapolis in 1912. Student- 
Enlisted in Troop C, 1st Indiana Cavalry, April 14, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Company G, 152nd Infantry. Embarked June 12, 1918. 
Assigned to Company G, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Died 
July 24, 1918, from wounds received at Chateau-Thierry. 
Buried at Montlevon, Aisne, near Chateau Thierry. 




HALL, ALBERT LEAS Colonel 

Son of Albert W and Leonora Leas Hall; born May 2, 1882, 
Peru, Ind. Family moved to Indianapolis the same year. 
Educated in Purdue University. Commissioned 2nd Lieuten- 
ant in U.S. Regular Army April 11, 1905; 1st Lieutenant in 
1907. Appointed Inspector and Instructor of Artillery for 
Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, 1913-1914. Commanding Officer 
of Camp Bowie, Tex., in 1918. Died of influenza October 18, 
1918, Camp Bowie. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indian- 
apolis. Survived by widow, Daisy M. Hall, and son, Lewis 
Albert, Indianapolis, Ind. (See p. XIII). 




HAMILTON, WILLIAM DACRE - - - - Captain 
Son of Joseph and Zella Dynes Hamilton; born October 31, 
1893, Indianapolis, Ind. Assistant Editor, Rough Notes 
Company. Entered First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benja- 
min Harrison. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Regular 
Army. Sent to Camp Colt, Pa.; transferred to Camp Greene, 
N. C. Overseas in spring of 1918; assigned to 58th Infantry, 
4th Division. Promoted to Captain. Returned to the U.S. 
in November, 1918. Died of meningitis March 10, 1919, Camp 
Dix, N. J. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 
Survived by widow, Naomi B. Hamilton, Wilmette, 111. 




HANEY, BURA -------- Private 

Son of Delloss (deceased) and Sophronia Haney; born Janu- 
ary 31, 1897, Lizton, Hendricks County, Ind. Moved to Marion 
County in 1907. Clerk. Entered service March 19, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned 
to Hospital Corps. Transferred to Camp Dodge, Iowa; 
assigned to Medical Detachment, Evacuation Hospital No. 25. 
Overseas November 11, 1918. Died of typhoid fever January 
23, 1919, Mobile Hospital No. 11, Donjeux, France. Buried 
in American Cemetery, Riaucourt, France. 



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HARRIS, GEORGE RAY Corporal 

Son of John W. and Sarah Elizabeth Harris; born February 
3, 1900, Indianapolis, Ind. Shipping clerk, Van Camp Hard- 
ware Company. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March, 1916, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned 
to Company B, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Transferred to 
Ft. Ringgold, Tex.; then to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed overseas 
in June, 1917. Killed in action July 19, 1918, Soissons, France. 
Buried near Paris, France. 




HARROLD, FRANK J. Corporal 

Son of Thomas F. and Rosa Harrold (deceased) ; born July 1 , 
1895, Seelyville, Vigo County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 
1910. Clerk, Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Enlisted in 
Supply Company, 4th Infantry, Indiana National Guard June 
8, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, 
Ind. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas October 
4, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 151st Infantry, 
38th Division, Died of pneumonia on board the Northland 
October 16, 1918. Buried at sea. 




HAWKEY, GEORGE JOSEPH - - - - Corporal 
Son of Samuel Knox and Belle M. Hawkey; born June 7, 
1888, Chicago, 111. Moved to Indianapolis in 1898. Brick- 
mason. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard September 17, 
1917, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Company B, 139th Machine Gun Battalion; 
transferred to Company D, 9th Battalion, New York City. 
Died of influenza October 6, 1918, U.S. Army Hospital, New 
York City. (Burial place not given). Survived by son, George 
Manily Hawkey. 




HEADLEY, WILBUR F. Private 

Son of James R. and Birdie M. Headley; born June 28, 1891, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
April 12, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Assigned to 1st Company, 
Ft. Du Pont, Del. Transferred to Battery A, 60th Artillery, 
Coast Artillery Corps. Accidentally shot March 4, 1918, Ft. 
Du Pont, Del. Buried in Mt. Jackson Cemetery, Indianapolis, 
Ind. 




HEATER, SAMUEL (Colored) .... Private 

Son of William and Cleria Heater (both deceased); born 
May 3, 1890, Bowling Green, Ky. Employe of Indiana Foun- 
dry Company, Indianapolis. Entered service August 22, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Transferred 
to Camp Upton, N. Y.; assigned to Company K, 809th Pioneer 
Infantry. Embarked October, 1918, and died of influenza 
October 5, 1918, at sea. Survived by widow, Emma Heater, 
and daughter, Mattie Margaret, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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HEISEL, JAMES EMMETT - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of John W. and Florence Heisel (Candiff); born Sep- 
tember 25, 1897, Grayson County, Ky. Moved to Indianapolis 
in early life. Foundry laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Marines 
November 10, 1916, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, 
S. C; assigned to 16th Company, 3rd Battery, 5th Regiment. 
Transferred to Brooklyn, N. Y.; then to Sayville, L. I.; then to 
Philadelphia, Pa. Overseas, (date not given). Killed in 
action at Chateau-Thierry, June 16, 1918. Buried in American 
Cemetery near Luzy, France. 



HENDERSON, WILLIAM MARTIN - - - Private 
Son of James Franklin and Hester A. Henderson; born 
November 12, 1892, Independence, Kan. Moved to Indian- 
apolis, Ind. in 1912. Clerk. Enlisted in Company L, 4th 
Infantry, Indiana National Guard July 27, 1917, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to State Fair Grounds, Indianapolis; then to Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company A, 139th Ma- 
chine Gun Battalion. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss., 
where he died of meningitis January 6, 1918. Buried in Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Military Section, Indianapolis. 




HENLEY, GEORGE Private 

Son of George and Nellie Henley (both deceased); born 
January 14, 1887, Rosewood, Harrison County, Ind. Came to 
Indianapolis in 1915. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army in June, 1915. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; 
assigned to General Service Infantry; later sent to Cleveland, 
Ohio, as Recruiting Officer. Transferred to Ordnance Detach- 
ment, Sandy Hook Proving Ground, N. Y. Died of stercoraemia 
March 12, 1918, Walter Reed Hospital. Buried in Pleasant 
View Cemetery, West Point, Ky. 




HENSLEY, WALTER B. - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Harry E. and Margaret W. Hensley; born May 18, 
1891, Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis 
in early life. Clerk, Van Camp Packing Company. Enlisted 
in U. S. Navy August 26, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained 
at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. Died of pneu- 
monia September 23, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, 
Ind. 




HERBIG, CHRIS MARLOWE Private 

Son of Jacob and Mary Herbig (both deceased); born 
August 29, 1893, Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Moved to 
Indianapolis in 1917. Automobile mechanic. Entered serv- 
ice March 29, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to Company E, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. 
Sailed overseas May 10, 1918. Killed in action August 9, 
1918, near the Vesle River, near Chateau-Thierry. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Bazoches, Aisne, France. 



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GOLD STARS 




HILLMAN, LEROY TURNER - - - - Colonel 
Son of Joseph M. and Sara A. MacLaren Hillman; born 
April 30, 1879, Warren, Ohio. Moved to Indianapolis in 1890. 
Graduate, West Point Military Academy, 1900. Promoted to 
Colonel. Served in U.S. Ordnance Department, Washington, 
D. C, or six years. Assigned to 7th Artillery. Sent to France 
in September, 1916, as Military Observer. Returned to U.S. 
in July, 1917. Appointed Commandant of Rock Island Arsenal, 
111. Died of pneumonia December 29, 1918, Rock Island. 
Buried in Riverside Mausoleum, Moline, 111. Survived by 
widow, Miriam Ellis Hillman. 




HOAGLAND, JOHN W. Private 

Son of P. M. and Sarah E. Hoagland; born February 7, 
1894, Sulphur, Henry County, Ky. Came to Indianapolis in 
October, 1913. Machinist. Entered service June 24, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
Company B, 333rd Infantry, 84th Division. Sailed overseas 
September 1, 1918. Assigned to Company L, 319th Infantry, 
80th Division. Killed in action October 30, 1918, in Meuse- 
Argonne Drive. (Place of burial unknown). 




HOFMEISTER, ARTHUR W. - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jacks Hofmeister; born June 
18, 1895, Indianapolis, Ind. Motor mechanic. Enlisted in 
U.S. Aviation Corps September 26, 1917, Chicago, 111. Sent 
to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Discharged. Went to Canada; 
enlisted in the Royal Aviation Force, December 10, 1917. 
Overseas in June, 1918. Died from injuries August 29, 1918, 
received in aeroplane accident, Dover, England. Buried at 
that place. Survived by widow, Mrs. Arthur W. Hofmeister, 
and daughter, Martha Elizabeth, Indianapolis. 




HOLLER, HARRY B. Private 

Son of Frank and Lola D. Holler (deceased); born October 
29, 1897, Saltillo, Washington County, Ind. Moved to Marion 
County, 1906. Farm laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
September 2, 1916. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; as- 
signed to 12th Ambulance Company, 1st Division. Overseas 
August 13, 1917. Participated in Meuse-Argonne Offensive. 
Killed in action October 5, 1918, near Apremont, Argonne 
Forest. Buried on hillside back of Esperance. 




HOLLIDAY, JOHN HAMPDEN - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of John H. and Evaline W. Holliday; born June 14, 
1883, Indianapolis, Ind. Graduate of Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology, 1905. Received Master of Arts degree, 
Columbia University, 1908. Consulting mechanical engineer. 
Rejected from First Officers Training Camp in May, 1917, 
because of defective vision. Made personal application for 
service in Washington, D. C; commissioned 1st Lieutenant 
November 8, 1917. Assigned to Ordnance Department, 
Washington, D. C. Died of pneumonia December 23, 1917, 
Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D. C. Buried in Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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HOOK, LEON BECK Naval Aviator 

Son of Stanley D. and Nina Beck Hook (Giffen); born De- 
cember 31, 1895, Indianapolis, Ind. First Lieutenant, Uni- 
versity Cadet Corps, University of Wisconsin. Graduated 
from Harvard University, 1916. Employe of The National City 
Bank, New York, South American representative. Enlisted in 
U.S. Naval Reserve Flying Corps June, 1918. Sent to Seattle, 
Wash. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Naval Aviation 
Camp, Seattle, Wash. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 







HORNADAY, PAUL W. Private 

Son of Henry and Beatrice Hornaday; born April 24, 1896, 
Connersville, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 1901. Entered 
service in the early spring of 1918, Indianapolis. Overseas in 
May, 1918; assigned to Company B, 120th Machine Gun Com- 
pany, 63rd Brigade, 32nd Division. Died of disease June 9, 
1918. (Place not given). 




HOYLE, WARREN FINLEY - - Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Frank L. and Marietta Walker Hoyle; born September 
2, 1895, Shelby, N. C. Graduate of Berea College, Ky. Moved 
to Indianapolis, 1916. Employe of Link Belt Company. 
Enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps May 29, 1917, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Trained at Parris Island, S. C. and Quantico, Va. As- 
signed to 75th Company, 6th Regiment. Overseas September 
18, 1917. Killed at Lucy-en-Bocage, France, June 3, 1918. 
Buried in American Cemetery Belleau Aisne, Grave 145, Sec. F, 
Plot 3. 




HUBBELL, FRANK L. Bugler 

Son of Frank J. (deceased) and Lucy Hubbell; born August 
1, 1900, Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Krauss Laundry. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 15, 1917, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company 
F, 6th Infantry. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; served on the 
Mexican Border. Overseas April 9, 1918. Assigned to Fifth 
Division. Killed in action July 2, 1918, Alsace. Buried in 
French Cemetery near Colmar. 




HUGHES, REGINALD W. Captain 

Son of William A. and Anne Wallace Hughes; born July 18, 
1885, Indianapolis, Ind. Graduate of Purdue University, 1906. 
Employe of Fletcher Savings and Trust Company. Entered 
Second Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., 
August, 1917; commissioned Captain. Sent to Camp Funston, 
Kans.; assigned to 164th Field Artillery, Brigade Headquarters, 
89th Division. Overseas June 23, 1918. With Army of Occu- 
pation into Germany. Died of pneumonia February 1, 1918, 
Bitburg, Germany. Survived by widow, Clare Wilson Hughes, 
Indianapolis. 



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GOLD STARS 




HUNTSINGER, WILLIAM E. Private 

Son of Elmer E. and Emma Huntsinger; born March 16, 
1896, Troy, Ohio. Moved to Indianapolis in 1918. Truck 
driver. Entered service as Motor Mechanic March 9, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp John Wise, Tex.; assigned 
to 44th Balloon Company, Aerial Squadron. Overseas July 10, 
1918. Died of lobar pneumonia September 20, 1918, in France. 
Body returned, and buried in National Cemetery, Arlington, 
Va. 




IRWIN, OSCAR FRANKLIN ----- Private 
Son of Jesse (deceased) and Anna Hall Irwin; born March 
16, 1895, Castleton, Marion County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army September 1, 1914, Columbus Barracks, 
Ohio; assigned to Company C, 15th Infantry. Served three 
years in China. Returned to the United States. Overseas in 
April, 1918; assigned to Company L, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. 
Died from wounds October 22, 1918, received in Meuse-Argonne 
Offensive. Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne, 
France. 




JOHNSON, JOHN THURMAN - - - - Private 
Son of John J. and Nancy M. Campbell Johnson; born July 
8, 1896, Marion County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service 
September 4, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
assigned to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 25, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in West Union Cemetery, Flackville, 
near Indianapolis, Ind. 




KAHLE, EDWARD CHARLES - - - - Private 
Son of Frederick C. and Anna M. Winters Kahle; born 
August 26, 1891, Indianapolis, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army May, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Base Hospital No. 32, Medical 
Reserve Corps. Overseas December 4, 1917. Served with 
Base Hospital No. 32, Contrexeville, France. Transferred to 
Company A, 162nd Infantry. Killed in action November 1, 
1918, Argonne Forest. Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, 
Romagne, France. The American Legion Post No. 42, Indian- 
apolis, named in his honor. 




KEEDY WILLIAM H. ----- - Corporal 

Son of William and Mary Ann Keedy (both deceased) ; 
born May 20, 1877, Lawrence County, Ind. Came to Indian- 
apolis in 1917. Telephone company employe. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army September 17, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Troop D, 1st Squadron 
Indiana Cavalry. Transferred to Quartermaster Corps. Died 
of septicemia May 26, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in 
New Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Survived by widow, 
Lillian F. Keedy, Indianapolis. 



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KEESLING, JOHN HARVEY, Ir. - - - Private 
Son of John H. and Jessie S. Keesling (deceased); born 
October 17, 1899, Medoc, Jasper County, Mo. Moved to 
Indiana in 1901. Farmer. Enlisted in Company C, 1st 
Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company C, 162nd Infan- 
try) April 30, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Overseas about June 
1, 1918. Assigned to Company D, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Killed in action July 20, 1918, near Soissons, France. (Place of 
burial not known). American Legion Post No. 114, Indian- 
apolis, named in his honor. 




KENN1NGTON, ROBERT E. - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Ralph B. and Erne Kealing Kennington; born May 24 
1893, Indianapolis, Ind. Educated in Butler College, Univer- 
sity of Michigan, and Indianapolis Law School. Attorney. 
Enlisted May 7, 1917; commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in U.S 
Regular Army; sent to Gettysburg, Pa.; assigned to 58th Infan- 
try. Overseas in April, 1918. Appointed Liaision Officer, 1st 
Brigade, 4th Division. Killed in action August 4, 1918, near 
Chery Chartreuve, France. Buried in Chateau-Thierry Ceme- 
tery, France. American Legion Post No. 34, Indianapolis, 
named in his honor. 




KIMBERLINE, CLARENCE ... . Sergeant 
Son of E. E. and Cora Kimberline (deceased) ; born January 
2, 1888, Castleton, Marion County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army May 4, 1913, Indianapolis. Served on the 
Mexican Border. Ordered to Syracuse, N. Y. for training. 
Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. Overseas in May, 1918. 
Killed in action near Watronville, France, August 10, 1918. 
Buried, "Somewhere in France." Survived by widow, Laura 
Kimberline, Charlotte, N. C. 




KLINGENSMITH, ALONZO ASHEAL - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Frank and Dorcas Klingensmith; born February 6, 
1892, Zionsville, Boone County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis 
at an early age. Educated in Depauw University, Ind., and 
Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pa. Commissioned 2nd 
Lieutenant, First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison, Ind. in August, 1917. Assigned to duty as Physical 
Director, Camp Travis, Tex. Transferred to School of Fire, 
Ft. Sill, Okla. Died of pneumonia November 7, 1918 at Ft. 
Sill, Okla. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




KOONS, CLIFFORD RALPH - - - - Private 

Son of Charles F. and Mary Fisher Koons; born November 
15, 1895, Elwood, Madison County, Ind. Employe of John 
J. Madden Manufacturing Company. Entered U.S. Regular 
Army January 5, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Green- 
leaf, Ga.; assigned to Provost Guard Company, Number 1. 
Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. ; assigned to Medical Detach- 
ment, 59th Infantry. Died of pneumonia February 10, 1918, 
at Camp Greene, N. C. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, 
Indianapolis, Ind. 



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GOLD STARS 



KOOPMAN, JESSE L. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Theodore Koopman; born Jan- 
uary 10, 1896, Hommerts, Netherlands. Came to Indianapolis, 
Ind. in 1910. Machinist. Enlisted iu U.S. Regular Army, 
Aviation Section, Signal Corps October 12, 1917, Indianapolis. 
Sent to Kelly Field, Tex.; assigned to 148th Aero Squadron. 
Overseas in March, 1918. Killed on way to front during air 
raid, March 22, 1918, Chaulnes, France. Buried near spot 
where he was killed. 







KOTHE, EUGENE H. Captain 

Son of William and Dora L. Kothe; born July 20, 1884, 
Indianapolis, lnd. Graduated from Culver Military Academy 
in 1902. Graduated as Civil Engineer from Purdue University 
in 1905. Buyer for Kothe, Wells, and Bauer Company. Com- 
missioned Captain in Quartermasters Department, LJ.S. Reg- 
ular Army in June, 1917. Called into service September 8, 
1917. Sent to Washington, D. C. in January, 1918. Died i f 
influenza October 14, 1918, Washington, D. C. Buried in 
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 





KULITZ, JOHN E. ------- Private 

Son of He'-man and Hannah Kulitz; born April 4, 1889, 
Indianapolis, lnd. Tinner. Entered service May 20, 1918, 
Indianapolis. Sent to Ft. Snelling, Minn. Transferred to 
Camp Devens, Mass. Assigned to Company F, 36th Infantry. 
Died of pneumonia November 7, 1918, Camp Devens. Buried 
in Southern Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



LANNON, JOHN RAYMOND ... - Private 

Son of Michael J. and Ida E. Lannon; born February 7, 
1891, Logansport, Cass County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 
early life. Machinist. Entered service April 26, 1918, Indian- 
apolis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 136th 
Field Artillery, 37th Division. Overseas in June, 1918. Con- 
tracted pneumonia on return voyage to U.S., and died February 
26, 1919, Debarkation Hospital No. 51, Hampton, Va. Buried 
in Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




LARSEN, FREDERICK C. Sergeant 

Son of Louis (deceased) and Pearl Larsen (Thomas); born 
August 22, 1890, Indianapolis, Ind. Traveling salesman. 
Enlisted in Company D, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard, 
June 21, 1916, Spencer, Ind. Served on Mexican Border. 
Returned to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; transferred to Camp 
Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Supply Company, 152nd Infantry. 
Embarked October 6, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 19, 
1918, Alexandra Hospital, Stockport, England. Buried in 
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 



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LAVELLE, ALVIN Private 

Son of John and Minda Lavelle; born April 28, 1894, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Machinist. Entered service October 4, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 
Company H, 334th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Embarked May 2, 
1918. Assigned to Company B, 102nd Infantry. Killed in 
action July 23, 1918, near Epieds, France, north of Chateau- 
Thierry. Buried near Epieds, France. 




LAWW1LL, HUGH STANLEY - Y.M.C.A. Secretary 
Son of John Westly and Clara Lawwill; born February 9, 
1878, Maysville, Ky. Moved to Marion County, Ind. in 1913. 
Employe, Prest-O-Lite Company. Entered service August 12, 
1918, Indianapolis, as Y.M.C.A. Secretary. Sailed for France 
September 5, 1918. Stationed in Paris. Died of influenza 
November 13, 1918, Paris, France. Buried in Suresnes Ceme- 
tery, France. Survived by widow, Nannie Lawwill, and son, 
Stanley Milbuin Lawwill, Indianapolis, Ind. 



LECLAIRE, FLORENCE .... Army Nurse 

(Parents names unknown). Born in Pennsylvania May 
12, 1894. Employed as a nurse in Indianapolis several years 
before entering service. Volunteered for service September 27, 
1918, Indianapolis, Ind., in Army Nurse Corps. Accepted; 
sent to Camp Devens, Mass., where she died of pneumonia 
October 8, 1918. (Could not obtain place of burial). 



LEE, CHARLES NATHANIEL - - - - Corporal 
Son of William and Josephine S. Lee; born March 28, 1890, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Citizens Gas Company. 
Entered service May 20, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at 
Ft. Snelling, Minn., and Camp Devens, Mass. Assigned to 
26th Infantry, Machine Gun Company. Died of pneumonia 
September 26, 1918, Camp Devens, Mass. Buried in Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Survived by widow, Caroline 
H. Lee, residing in Indianapolis. 



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LEE, HAHN YOUNG Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Pyeng Choon Lee; born February 9, 
1896, Seoul, Korea. Student in Depauw University, Green- 
castle, Ind. for one year. Later moved to Indianapolis; em- 
ploye of Nordyke and Marmon Company. Enlisted in Com- 
pany C, 2nd Battalion Engineers, Indiana National Guard, 
July 31, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Company C, 113th Engineers. Accidentally killed 
November 6, 1917, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in Chalmette 
National Cemetery, New Orleans, La. 



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LEE, HOMER Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Lee (mother deceased); born in 
1896, Decatur, 111. Reared by foster mother, Delia Jones 
(deceased). Laborer. Entered service in November, 1917, 
Indianapolis. Sailed for France October 30, 1917; assigned to 
Company K, 303rd Stevedore Regiment. Died of pneumonia 
August 4, 1918, in Navy Base Hospital, No. 1, Brest, France. 
Buried in Kerfautas Cemetery, Brest, France. 




LEONARD, FRANK STANLEY - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Edmond J. and Anna Landis Leonard; born August 
31, 1891, Indianapolis, Ind. Instructor in Indiana Dental 
College. Enlisted in Dental Corps, U.S. Regular Army in 
April, 1917. Sent to Northwestern University, 111.; transferred 
to Evacuation Hospital No. 4, Oglethorpe, Ga.; then to Allen- 
town, Pa. Overseas April 15, 1918. Died of pneumonia 
January 14, 1919 in American Red Cross Hospital No. 1, Paris. 
Buried in Cemetery 34, Grave 166, Suresnes, France. Sur- 
vived by widow, Irene Rupert Leonard, Indianapolis. 




LEPPERT, EMIL GEORGE Private 

Son of Lorenz and Lena Leppert; born November 9, 1888, 
Champaign, 111. Came to Indianapolis, Ind. in 1885. Cleaner. 
Entered service April 29, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery C, 135th Field Artillery. 
Overseas June 28, 1918. Died of hemmorhage November 28, 
1918, Camp Gibralter, near Thillombois, France. Buried at 
Thillombois, France. 




LESLEY, CHESTER R. Private 

Son of Mary Lesley (McCarty); born February 4, 1892, 
Connersville, Ind. Living in Indianapolis, where he enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army June 8, 1918. Sent to Ft. Leavenworth, 
Kan.; assigned to Depot Company No. 1, Signal Corps. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Funston, Kan. ; assigned to Company L, 354th 
Infantry, 89th Division. Embarked June 30, 1918. Killed 
in action October 28, 1918, in Argonne Forest. Buried in 
Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 




LEUKHARDT, HENRY R. Sergeant 

Son of August H. and Anna Marie Leukhardt; born October 
25, 1888, Indianapolis, Ind. Educated in Butler College. 
Salesman, Merchants Heat and Light Company. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army December 8, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Pike, Ark.; assigned 
to 124th Aero Squadron; then to Company C, Development 
Battalion, 162nd Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 
2, 1918, Camp Pike, Ark. Buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, 
Inianapolis, Ind. 



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LINE, MILES OSCAR Private 

Son of William A. and Sarah L. Line; born January 21, 1891, 
Southport, Marion County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army December 4, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. ; assigned 
to Ambulance Company No. 42. Sent to Camp Taylor. Ky. ; as- 
signed to Medical Base Hospital. Died of meningitis and 
penumonia February 16, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Perry Township, Marion County, Ind. 




LINEBERRY, CLAUDE LEE .... Private 

Son of John Odell and Parthena Lineberry; born April 15, 
1888, Randleman, N. C. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind. in 1910. 
Teamster. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 24, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to 
Washington Barracks, D. C; then to Camp Humphreys, Va. 
Assigned to Company A, 121st Engineers. Overseas with 
Casualty Company No. 12, October 16, 1918. Accidentally 
drowned in Gironde River March 2, 1919. Buried in American 
Cemetery, Carbon Blanc, near Bordeaux, France. 




LOSCHE, ARTHUR WALTER - - - - Corporal 
Son of Henry and Henrietta Losche; born October 7, 1889, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany. Entered service May 25, 1918, Marion County, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 2nd Company, 1st 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Promoted to Cor- 
poral, July 11, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 29, 1918, 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 




LUKINS, FRED T. Sergeant 

Son of Fred and Margaret Lukins; born July 26, 1892t 
Marion County, Ind. Mattress maker. Enlisted in U.S. 
Marine Corps September 1, 1915, St. Louis, Mo. Trained at 
Norfolk, Va.; assigned to 20th Company, 5th Regiment, U.S. 
Marine Corps, 2nd Division. Sent to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. 
Went overseas in July, 1917. Killed in action June 7, 1918, 
Chateau-Thierry, France. Buried in Marine Cemetery at 
Chateau-Thierry, France. 




McADAMS, FRED A. Captain 

Son of William Arthur and Eva McAdams; born August 15, 
1879, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Ind. Employe of Tele- 
phone Company, Indianapolis. Saw service in Spanish-Ameri- 
can War, also with U.S. forces on the Mexican Border in 1916. 
Re-entered service July 25, 1917, Chicago, 111. Sent to Ft. 
Sheridan, 111. Sailed May 27, 1918. Assigned to Company C, 
108th Field Signal Battalion, 33rd Division. Killed by acci- 
dental explosion of German shell November 12, 1918, Troyon- 
sur-Meuse, France. Buried in American National Cemetery, 
St. Mihiel, France. 



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Mc.CORMICK, WILLIAM ALBERT - - - Corporal 
Son of Frederick V. and Anna Schultz McCormick; born 
July 12, 1890, Providence, R. I. Came to Marion County, 
Ind. in 1911. Railroad engineer. Entered service April 26, 
1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned 
to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Bri- 
gade. Died of diabetes May 16, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Buried in Providence, R. I. 




McDANIEL, CHARLES H. Private 

Son of W. Lincoln and Louisa S. McDaniel; born October 
12, 1892, Wilbur, Mo-gan County, Ind. Moved to Indianap- 
olis in 1917. Warehouseman. Entered service June 23, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Transferred 
to Ft. Niagara, N. Y.; assigned to Company B, 45th Battalion, 
U.S. Guards. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Ft. Niagara, 
N. Y. Buried at Mooresville, Ind. Survived by son, LeRoy 
McDaniel. 




Mcdonough, john mator 

Son of Thomas and Bridget Griffin McDonough; born May 
27, 1885, Plattsmouth, Neb. Graduate of University of Illi- 
nois. Moved to Indianapolis in 1908. Engineer. Entered 
service June 7, 1917, Philadelphia, Pa. Overseas in August, 
1917. Placed in charge of Locomotive Assembly and Repair 
Shop, St. Nazaire. Died of pneumonia November 29, 1918, 
St. Nazaire, France. Buried, St. Nazaire. Cited for "Excep- 
tionally meritorious and conspicuous service." Survived by 
widow, Ruth McGregor McDonough, and two children, Mar- 
garet Ruth, and Mary Jane. 




McELWAINE, FRED G. Private 

Son of Albert G, and Florence D. McElwaine; born Decem- 
ber 2, 1888, Sandy Lake, Pa. Moved to Indianapolis the 
following year. Contractor. A member of the 2nd Indiana 
National Guards. As they were not mustered into Federal 
Service he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 21, 1918, Detroit, 
Mich. Trained at Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Company 
I, 78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, Camp 
Custer. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




McGAW, ALPHONSO NAPOLEON - 2nd Class Seaman 
Son of Alphonso and Nannie Sanner McGaw; born June 26, 
1898, Aberdeen, Md. Came to Indianapolis in 1916. Clerk, 
Central Supply Company. Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 29, 1918, 
Indianapolis. Entered service in the Hospital Corps at Great 
Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Promoted to 2nd 
Class Seaman; transferred to Ensign School, Municipal Pier, 
Chicago, 111., where he died of pneumonia November 29, 1918. 
(Place of burial not gi^en). 



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McGINNIS, WILLIAM FRANKLIN - - - Chauffeur 
Son of James and Eva Walters McGinnis; born July 3, 1899, 
Eminence, Morgan County, Ind. Came to Indianapolis in 
1910. Truck driver. Entered U.S. Regular Army January 25, 
1918, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Sent to Camp Merritt, N. J.; 
assigned to 1st Balloon Company. Embarked March 30, 1918. 
After signing of Armistice, served with Army of Occupation 
in Germany. Returned to U.S. in June, 1919. Stationed at 
Altadena, Cal. Accidentally killed February 4, 1920, Altadena, 
Cal. Buried in Shumaker Cemetery, near Eminence, Ind. 




McGUIRE, R. HARRIS - - R\dio Service, U.S.N. 
Son of Newton J. and Abbie L. McGuire; born June 29, 1897, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Student in Indiana University. Secretary- 
Treasurer of Indiana Division Sons of Veterans. Enlisted 
February 1, 1918, in Radio Service U.S. Navy. Died of pneu- 
monia April 19, 1918, Indianapolis. Six days after his death he 
was called to report at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 
Chicago, 111., for active service. Buried in Crown Hill 
Cemetery, Indianapolis. 




McILVAINE, FRANCIS A. - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Albert S. and Cora W. Mcllvaine; born October 13, 
1888, Glen Allen, Bollinger County, Mo. Later moved to 
Indianapolis, Ind. Salesman. Enlisted in Company D, 1st 
Infantry, Indiana National Guard, September 15, 1915. Served 
on Mexican Border. Entered First Officers Training Camp, 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. in May, 1917. Commissioned 1st 
Lieutenant. Overseas September 8, 1917. Assigned to Com- 
pany M, 168th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed 
in action May 15, 1918, Lorraine Sector. Buried in Pexonne 
Cemetery, France. 




MADDEN, ROBERT ARTHUR - - - - Private 
Son of Robert M. and Gertrude Benner Madden; born 
January 22, 1893, Indianapolis, Ind. City fireman. Entered 
service March 29, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Camp 
Taylor, Ky., and Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked May 10, 1918; 
assigned to Company I, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Died 
August 8, 1918 of wounds received in action. Buried in Ameri- 
can Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Grave 51, Sec. P, Plot 1. 
Awarded Distinguished Service Cross. Cited for heroism in 
action. 




MANN, JOHN EDWARD Corporal 

Son of O.F. and Henrietta Mann; born September 2, 1886, 
Pleasant View, Ind. Educated in Moores Hill College, and 
Howe Military- Academv. Real estate business. Entered 
service June 21, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio; assigned to 54th Company, 158th Depot Brigade. 
Died November 15, 1918, in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, 
while home on sick leave. Buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, 
Indianapolis. 



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MARKS, CLYDE (BURNS) Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Marks (Burns); born May 14, 
1889, Lawrence, Ohio. Coal miner. Enlisted under mother's 
maiden name "Marks" in U.S. Regular Army May 30, 1917, 
Charleston, W. Va. Assigned to Company B, 46th Infantry. 
Overseas (date not given); assigned to Company L, 28th Infan- 
try, 1st Division. Killed in action May 21, 1918, "Somewhere 
in France." Buried in American Cemetery, Grave 82, Bon- 
villers, Oise, France. Survived by widow, Fay Marks, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 




MARLEY, WILLIAM R. Private 

Son of William O. and Lena Marley; born February 9, 1894. 
Employe of Atkins Saw Works. Entered service December 17, 
1917, Detroit, Mich. Trained at Camp Custer, Mich., Camp 
Greene, N C, and Camp Mills, N. Y. Embarked May 1, 
1918; assigned to Company H, 58th Infantry, 4th Division. 
Killed in action July 18, 1918, Aisne-Marne Offensive, near 
Chateau-Thierry. Buried in American Military Cemetery, 
St. Gengoulph, Aisne, France. 




MARTIN, WILLIAM O. Private 

Son of Joseph and Minnie Martin; born April 21, 1887, 
Hartwick, Poweshiek County, Iowa. Moved to Indianapolis 
in 1895. Blacksmith. Entered service June 23, 1918, Indian- 
apolis. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 8th Com- 
pany, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Johnston, Fla.; assigned to Quartermaster 
Corps. Died of pneumonia October 20, 1918, Camp Johnston, 
Fla. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




MARTING, EDWARD JULIUS - - - - Private 
Son of Edward H. H. and Anna Laura Marting; born August 
27, 1894, Cincinnati, Ohio. Moved to Indianapolis in 1916. 
Engineer, Indianapolis Water Works. Entered service October 
5, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Camps Taylor, Ky., and 
Meade, Md. Overseas March 28, 1918. Assigned to Company 
A, 302nd Battalion, Tank Corps. Died of spinal meningitis 
November 29, 1918, Nevers. Buried in American Cemetery, 
Nevers, Grave 36. Survived by widow, Loretta Marting, and 
daughter, Frances Laura, Holton, Ind. 




MASTERS, JOHN VAN Private 

Son of John L. and Mary Alice Masters; born May 3, 1893, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Graduate of Benjamin Harrison Law 
School. Student. Entered service June 24, 1918, Indianap- 
olis. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company A, 
334th Infantry, 84th Division. Embarked September 2, 1918. 
Assigned to Company F, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Died of 
pneumonia October 27, 1918, Hospital No. 63, near Bar-le-Duc. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Nevers, G'ave No. 161. 



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MATHUS, CLARENCE Private 

Son of Joe and Ida Mathus (Stobaugh); born March 12, 
1900, Coalton, Ohio. Later moved to Indianapolis, lnd., then 
to Terre Haute, where he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 
August, 1916. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to 
Company C, 22nd Infantry. Transferred to Douglas, Ariz., 
then to New York, from where he sailed overseas September, 
1917. Assigned to Company I, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Killed in Argonne Forest, July 19, 1918. (Burial place un- 
known). 




MAUCK, MAURICE MUMFORD 

Master Engineer, Junior Grade 

Son of Samuel M. and Bertha Connor Mauck; born Janu- 
ary 4, 1887, Wichita, Kan. Moved to Indianapolis, lnd., in 
May, 1893. Civil engineer. Entered service February 20, 
1918, Indianapolis. Assigned to Company B, 309th U.S. 
Engineers. Went overseas September 9, 1918. Killed in 
railway accident December 3, 1918, Savaney, France. (Burial 
place not given). 




MELCHER, CLARENCE WILLIAM - - Corporal 
Son of Henry and Emilie Piel Melcher; born September 
29, 1886, Cleveland, Ohio. Came to Indianapolis in 1887. 
Accountant. Entered service May 15, 1918, Indianapolis, lnd. 
Trained at Camp Devens, Mass.; assigned to Headquarters 
Company, 36th Infantry. Died of pneumonia September 29, 
1918, Camp Devens, Mass. Buried in Evangelical Lutheran 
Cemetery, Indianapolis, lnd. Survived by widow, Norma P. 
Melcher, and son, Frederick C, Indianapolis, lnd. 




MELVIN, TRUMAN G. ----- - Private 

Son of Henry Woodson (deceased) and Charity Bell Melvin; 
born May 18, 1896, Washington, Daviess County, lnd. Moved 
to Marion County about 1911. Machinist. Entered service 
February 28, 1918, Indianapolis, lnd. Sent to Camp Greene, 
N. C; assigned to Company C, 39th Infantry, 4th Division. 
Overseas May 10, 1918. Killed in action August 1, 1918, on 
Vesle River. Buried, Aisne, France. Survived by widow, 
Pearl Melvin, and children Carmen Virginia, and Robert Basil, 
Indianapolis. 




MENTLOW, CHARLES (Colored) - - - Private 

Son of Manual and Emma Mentlow (Young) ; born January 
15, 1889, Cairo, Sumner County, Tenn. Came to Marion 
County, lnd. in 1913. Factory employe. Entered service 
April 29, 1918, Indianapolis, lnd. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to Company A, 317th Labor Battalion. Overseas 
June 20, 1918. Died of pneumonia May 9, 1919, Hospital, 
Dijon, France. Buried in Cemeterv No. 14, Dijon, Cote d'Or. 
Survived by widow, Lucy Wright Mentlow, Indianapolis, lnd. 



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MESKOVSKY, TONEY Private 

(Parents names unknown). Born December 15, 1889, in 
Russia. Moulder. Entered service April 25, 1918, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 7th Com- 
pany, 2nd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Over- 
seas July 21, 1918; assigned to Company C, 18th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Died October 10, 1918 from wounds received in 
action. (Place of death and burial not known). 




MILLER, DAVID D. ...... Sergeant 

(Names of parents not known). Born February 10, 1870, 
Cadiz, Ohio. Reared by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Miller, Indian- 
apolis. Enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army April 11, 1906, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Assigned to Ordnance Detachment, Proving 
Ground, Sandy Hook, N. J. Died of apoplexy May 8, 1918, 
at Sandy Hook. Buried in Military Cemetery, Sandy Hook, 
N.J. 




MILLER, HOWARD H. - Private 

Son of William Henry (deceased) and Millie Miller (West); 
born June 11, 1887, near Georgetown, Ky. Furniture employe. 
Enlisted in Company D, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard 
(Company D, 151st Infantry) July 19, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison; transferred to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Company C, 162nd Infantry. Overseas 
June 11, 1918. Assigned to Company H, 18th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Died from wounds November 8, 1918. Buried in 
American Cemetery, Exermont, Ardennes. 




MINNETTE, WALTER HARRISON - - - Private 
Son of Mathew and Hannah Minnette; born February 22, 
1888, Troy Center, Wis. Moved to Rensselaer, Ind., about 
1913. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 27, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; trans- 
ferred to Coast Artillery Corps, Long Island. Committed 
suicide Januarv 31, 1918, Long Island, N. Y. (Place of burial 
not known). 




MITCHELL, CARL ------- Corporal 

Son of Harrison and Mary E. Mitchell; born October 5, 
1883, Seymour, Jackson County, Ind. Moved to Marion 
County in 1887. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 
October, 1912. Re-enlisted October 23, 1915. Served on 
Mexican Border. Assigned to Company I, 28th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Sailed for France June 12, 1917. Died January 4, 
1919, from wounds received in action, Brest, France. Buried 
near French village of Kerhuon, not far from Brest, France. 



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MITCHELL, HARRY ------- Private 

Son of Charles W. and Mary I. Mitchell; born April 1, 1896. 
Indianapolis, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army August 2, 1917, Indianapolis. Assigned to Spruce Divi- 
sion, 13th Company, Casualty Detachment. Died of influenza 
November 20, 1918, Sienscarey (?) Wash. Survived by widow, 
Elca M. Mitchell, and daughter, Violet May, residing near 
Indianpolis, Ind. 




M1THOEFER, GEORGE H. Private 

Son of John H. and Mary Holzhausen Mithoefer; born 
January 13, 1888, Marion County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 30, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 32nd Company, 8th Training 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 
7, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried at Cumberland, Marion 
County, Ind. 




TMOHLER, ARLIE RAY ------ Private 

Son of Ira Gilbert and Bertha Lee Mohler (deceased) ; born 
August 13, 1897, Indianapolis, Ind. Baker. Enlisted July 
27, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Logan, Tex.; assigned to 
Baker's Company, No. 322, 5th Division. Served overseas 
from June 27, 1918 to July 16, 1919. Returned to U.S., sick 
with tuberculosis. Ordered to Military Hospital, Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio, where he died August 4, 1919. 




MOORE, CLARK - Corporal 

Son of Henry M. and Susan Moore; born February 6, 1895, 
Danville, Hendricks County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 
1915. Employe, Kingan and Company. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army June 26, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Jefferson 
Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Battery D, 16th Field Artillery. 
Overseas May 10, 1918; attached to Fourth Division. Killed in 
action October 17, 1918, Argonne Forest. Buried in Argonne 
American Cemetery, Romagne, Grave No. 181, Sec. No. 24, 
Plot 4. 




MOORE, WILLIAM Private 

Son of George W. and Lucy Crawford Moore; born January 
23, 1899, Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, 111. Moved to 
Indianapolis in 1910. Painter. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 4, 1917, Toledo, Ohio. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; 
assigned to Company B, 3rd Infantry. Sent to Camp Grant, 
111.; assigned to 10th Company. Infantry' Replacement Troops. 
Died of influenza October 15, 1918, Camp Grant, 111. Buried 
in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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MUELLER, ROY E. Serge\nt 

Son of Emil R. and Emma Mueller; born December 31, 1886, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Chauffeur. Entered service June 29, 1918, 
Indianapolis, as automobile mechanic. Assigned to Richmond 
(Ind.) Commercial Club, Training Detachment. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Battery A, 36th Battalion, Field 
Artillery Replacement Draft. Died of disease October 7, 
1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Survived by daughter, Dorothy Mueller, 
Indianapolis. 




MUMAW, ANDREW MARION - - - - Sergeant 
Son of John and Emma Mumaw; born September 3, 1895, 
Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. Moved to Indianapolis in 
1904. Employe of G. and J. Tire Company. Entered service 
February 5, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Johnston, 
Fla.; assigned to Headquarters Supply Company, No. 332. 
Went overseas October 6, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 
13, 1918 on board the Niagara. Buried at sea. Survived by 
widow, Lilliam Mumaw, residing in Indianapolis. 




MUNIER, JOHN F. Private 

Son of John N. and Mary Munier; born March 8, 1894, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Kahn Tailoring Company. 
Entered service April 27, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Custer, Mich.; 
assigned to Company E, 337th Infantry. Overseas July 23, 1918. 
Assigned to Company G, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in 
action about October 8, 1918. Buried, Hill 240, in the Argonne. 
American Legion Post No. 92, Indianapolis, named the Yetter- 
Munier Post. (See p. 430). 




MURPHY, JOHN Private 

Son of Daniel (deceased) and Margaret Murphy; born June 
6, 1890, Kerry County, Ireland. Came to Indianapolis, Ind. 
in April, 1914. Cooper. Entered service March 30, 1918, 
Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th 
Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Sailed 
for France, May 10, 1918. Assigned to Company E, 47th 
Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action August 3, 1918, near 
St. Thiabut, on Vesle River. (Burial place not known). 




MURPHY, RAYMOND ANDREW - - - Private 
Son of Thomas H. and Mary Murphy; born January 18, 
1895, North Vernon, Jennings County, Ind. Employed as a 
clerk in Indianapolis, where he entered service August 29, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 
19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. 
Died of diabetes November 9, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. Buried 
in Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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MYERS, BASIL EARL Sergeant 

Son of William and Hattie Myers; born June 27, 1900, 
Paragon, Morgan County, Ind. Working in Indianapolis, 
when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March 28, 1917, Ft. 
Thomas, Ky. Sent to Ft. Brown, Tex.; assigned to Company 
M, 4th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Gettysburg, Pa.; 
then to Camp Greene, N. C. Sailed overseas May 3, 1918; 
1918; assigned to headquarters Company, 59th Infantry, 4th 
Division. Died August 12, 1918, in Base Hospital, France, 
from wounds received in action. (Burial place not known). 



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NEGLEY, ARTHUR HARRIS ... - Private 

Son of John H. and Ida M. Negley; born October 9, 1897, 
Lawrence, Marion County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
May 25, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 2nd Company, 1st Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade; transferred to Supply Company, 326th Field Artillery, 
84th Division. Went overseas September 9, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia October 20, 1918, Camp de Souge, near Bordeaux. 
Buried in Camp Cemetery No. 28, France 




NEWHOUSE, GLADSTONE BERTRAM - - Corporal 
Son of Ernest and Nellie G. Newhouse; born February 27, 
1897, Lawrence, Marion County, Ind. Student in Purdue 
University. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May, 1917, Lafay- 
ette, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Troop 
M, 21st Cavalry. Transferred to Camp Logan, Tex. ; assigned 
to Battery F, 79th Field Artillery, 7th Division. Overseas 
August 18, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 17, 1918, 
Ploermel, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Grave No. 
55, Camp Coctquidan, France. 



NEWHOUSE, MORRIS BYRON - - - - Private 
Son of Albert G. and Lena Newhouse; born July 24, 1892, 
Lawrence, Marion County, Ind. Section hand. Entered 
service July 29, 1918, Nevada, Iowa. Sent to Camp Forrest, 
Ga. Transferred from there to Camp Devens, Mass. Assigned 
to Company D, 212th Engineers. Died of pneumonia Sep- 
tember 27, 1918, Camp Devens. Buried in Anderson Cemetery 
near Irvington, Marion County, Ind. 



NOLEN, JOHN JORDAN Aviator 

Son of James and Anna Nolen born March 11, 1892, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind. in early life. Sec- 
retary, National Home Realty Company. Enlisted in Signal 
Corps, Aviation Service August 28, 1917, Dayton, Ohio. Train- 
ed at Camp Fairfield, Ohio; assigned to 19th Aero Squadron. 
Died September 18, 1917, from wounds received in automobile 
accident, Camp Fairfield, Dayton, Ohio. Buried in Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 



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NOTTJNGHAM, MARSH W. - - - - Corporal 
Son of Otis W. and Gertrude Nottingham; born January 16, 
1896, Ypsilanti, Mich. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind. in 1904. 
Educated in Butler College, and John Herron Art Institute. 
Student. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 4, 1917, In- 
dianapolis. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Ft. Ethan 
Allen, Vt., and Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in April, 1918; 
assigned to Headquarters Company, 76th Field Artillery. 
Killed in action July 30, 1918, near Roncheres, France. Buried, 
south of Roncheres. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross 
for bravery in action. 



O'BRIEN, JAMES FRANCIS - - Sergeant-Major 
Son of Michael J. and Mary I. O'Brien (deceased); born Jan- 
uary 13, 1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army August 6, 1914, Indianapolis. Assigned to 
Headquarters Company, Coast Artillery Corps, Ft. Hamilton, 
N. Y. Sailed for France June 10, 1918. Gassed in Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive. Returned to U.S. as casualty. Died of 
tuberculosis April 24, 1919, in Hospital No. 8, Otisville, N. Y. 
Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis. Survived by 
widow, Dorothy O'Brien, Ft. Worth, Tex. 



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O'CONNOR, FRANCIS JAMES - - - - Private 
Son of Hugh and Julia Flynn O'Connor; born April 3, 1898, 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Came to Indianapolis in 1900. Machinist. 
Entered service in May, 1918, Detroit, Mich. Trained at 
Camp Custer, Mich. Went overseas October, 1917; assigned 
to duty as Sharpshooter. Killed in action July 19, 1918, 
Chateau-Thierry, France. Buried at Chateau-Thierry. 




PANKEY, RICHARD MILTON - - - - Private 
Son of Lewis J. and Mary Pankey; born February 25, 1895, 
Fulton County, Ky. Moved to Marion County, Ind. in 1917. 
Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 1912. Received 
honorable discharge, Vancouver Barracks, Wash., March 21, 
1916. Re-enlisted at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. April 4, 1917. 
Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company E, 
10th Infantry. Transferred to Nitro, Va., where he died of 
pneumonia April 12, 1918. Buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, 
Walter Valley, Ky. 



PARRY, MAXWELL O. - - - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of D. M. and Hessie Maxwell Parry; born December 28, 
1887, Indianapolis, Ind. Educated in Culver Military Acad- 
emy, Harvard, and Yale Universities. Real estate. Enlisted 
in U.S. Air Service July, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at 
Columbus, Ohio, Ft. Worth, Tex., and Deseronto, Canada. 
Overseas in January, 1918. Served in Royal Flying Corps. 
Decorated by French and American Governments. Downed 
three German planes. Reported missing in action July 23, 
1918. Grave later loacated near Vaudeville, France. Ameri- 
can Legion Post No. 100, Indianapolis, named the Parry-Steph- 
enson Post. (See p. 423.) 



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PATTISON, FOREST J. Private 

Son of S. C. and Josephine Verges Pattison; born September 
16, 1888, Indianapolis, Ind. Core maker. Entered service 
February 17, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 309th Headquarters Train, 84th Division. 
Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; then to Camp Mills, N. Y. 
Sailed overseas September 9, 1918. Died of pneumonia Novem- 
ber 16, 1918 in Hospital No. 52, Le Mans, France. Buried in 
Grand Cemetery, Grave No. 64, Sec. C, Le Mans, Sarthe, France. 




PAYNE, WILLIAM G. Sergeant 

Son of Joseph Wessley and Rebecca Payne (deceased); 
born March 2, 1884, Morgantown, Morgan County, Ind. 
Came to Indianapolis in 1899. Truck driver. Enlisted in 
Company A, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard, in April, 
1916. Served on Mexican Border. Entered ser-vice June 22, 
1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to Company D, 113 Supply Train. Overseas October 6, 1918. 
Died of pneumonia October 21, 1918, England. Body returned, 
and buried in Cemetery at Morgantown, Ind. 




PEIRCE, PHILLIP SHERDON - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of John H. (deceased) and Katherine Peirce (Randall); 
born November 12, 1893, Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of 
Leedy Drum Company. Enlisted in U.S. Navy June 11, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Sta- 
tion, Chicago, 111., where he died of disease September 28, 1918. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




PFEIFFER, THEODORE EM1L 

Chief Quartermaster, U.S.N. 

Son of Frederick E. and Charlotte Pfeiffer; born November 4, 
1895, Indianapolis, Ind. Meter reader. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy April 28, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, 111. Apprentice Seaman. Promoted 
to Chief Quartermaster, and Instructor in Aviation. Died of 
cerebral hemorrhage February 4, 1919, Great LaKes Naval 
Training Station, 111. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Lot 
61, Sec. 56, Indianapolis. 




PLOENGES, LOUIS - - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 

Son of Christian and Louise Harting Ploenges; born July 28, 
1895, Cumberland, Marion County, Ind. Student. Enlisted 
in U.S. Marine Corps June 21, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained 
at Quantico, Va.; assigned to 78th Company, 6th Regiment 
Marines, 2nd Division. Overseas January 15, 1918. Saw serv- 
ice at Chateau-Thierry, and took part in St. Mihiel Drive near 
Thiaucourt. Reported missing in action September 15, 1918, 
near Thiaucourt. Killed, and probably buried by the enemy. 



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POINDEXTER, FRED G. Sergeant 

Son of William and Rose Eastridge Poindexter; born July 19, 
1900, Newton Stewart, Orange County, Ind. Living in Indian- 
apolis, when he enlisted in Troop C, 1st Cavalry, Indiana 
National Guard, June 1, 1916, Indianapolis, Ind. Served on 
Mexican Border. Mustered into federal service April 8, 1917. 
Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. ; assigned to 15th Company, Training 
Battalion; transferred to Company G, 152nd Infantry. Died 
of acute indigestion August 26, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Buried at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. 




PRATHER, JOHN THOMAS Private 

Son of James and Laura Prather; born September 7, 1890, 
Bloomfield, Ky. Came to Marion County, Ind. in 1917. 
Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 6, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky., Camp Logan, 
Tex., and Camp Upton, N. Y. Embarked May 21, 1918. 
Assigned to Company F, 131st Infantry. Killed in action 
August 9, 1918 in battle of Chipilly Ridge. Buried in British 
Military Cemetery (English map 62-D-K22-A41). Survived 
by widow, Edna C. Prather, and daughter, Lizetta, Indian- 
apolis. 




PRICE, PASCHAL E. ------ Private 

Son of Jefferson and Emma Price; born April 24, 1890, 
Johnson County, Ind. Moved to Marion County in 1913. 
Farmer. Entered service June 23, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company A, 49th 
Infantry. Overseas September 20, 1918. Assigned to Com- 
pany M, 6th Infantry, 5th Division. Killed in action Novem- 
ber 10, 1918, Jametz, France. Buried in Argonne American 
Cemetery, Grave 109, Sec. 49, Plot 3, Romagne. Survived by 
widow, Mary M. Price, Indianapolis, Ind. 




PUMPHREY, OLIVER EDWIN - - - - Private 
Son of Thomas P. and Minnie W. Pumphrey; born June 
16, 1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Machinist. Entered service 
March 29, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 25th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Sailed for France May 10, 1918; assigned to 
Company I, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action 
July 30, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, Sergy, France. Buried in 
American Cemetery just north of Sergy, France. 




RAASCH, CHARLES A. - - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Charles C. and Gertrude Raasch; born January 23, 
1900, Indianapolis, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Navy 
August 2, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, Chicago, 111. Assigned to duty as Apprentice 
Seaman. Died of disease October 3, 1918, Great Lakes Train- 
ing Station. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, 
Ind. 



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RACE, MARVIN FRANCIS - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Marvin E. and Anna E. Race; born March 13, 1899, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Educated in Butler College. Traveling 
salesman. Enlisted in Student Army Training Corps, October 
1, 1918, University of Nebraska; assigned to Company I, Sec- 
tion A. Died of pneumonia January 26, 1919, Lincoln, Neb. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




RAHM, ARTHUR Corporal 

Son of Herman and Louise Rahm; born April 18, 1887, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Structural iron worker. Entered service 
September 9, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Com- 
pany E, 334th Regiment, 84th Division. Overseas in August, 
1918. Died October 30, 1918 from wounds received at St. 
Mihiel Drive. Body returned, and buried in Crown Hill 
Cemetery, Indianapolis, ind. 




RATHERT, OGDEN MILL Private 

Son of William H. and Ethel M. Rathert; born September 17, 
1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Student in Michigan University. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 16, 1917, Ann Arbor, Mich. 
Sent to Allentown, Pa.; assigned to Ambulance Section No. 59. 
Overseas in August, 1917. Saw service on Verdun Front, Sois- 
sons, at Laon, and Arras with French Army. Discharged 
April 25, 1919. Suicide, November 2, 1919, from nervous 
breakdown, caused from military service. Buried in Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 




REDER, CHARLES LOUIS Private 

Son of Phillip and Augusta Hoffman Reder; born July 16, 
1891, Warren Township, Marion County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service August 30, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 32nd Company, 8th Training 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 
12, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Anderson Cemetery, 
near Irvington, Marion County, Ind. 




REESE, CHARLES ELLSWORTH - - - Private 
Son of Henry and Martha J. Reese; born January 15, 1895, 
Monticello, White County, Ind. Came to Indianapolis in 
1914. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 6, 
1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned 
to Coast Artillery Corps, 32nd Recruiting Company. Acci- 
dentally drowned July 4, 1918, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Buried at 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. 



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RICHARDSON, JOHN FOSTER - - Limited Service 
Son of Thomas Morris and Rosa E. Richardson; born Feb- 
ruary 22, 1889, Marion County, Ind. Bookkeeper, L. S. Ayres 
and Company. Accepted for service in June, 1918; assigned 
to Limited Service. Sent to Jeffersonville, Ind.; appointed 
superintendent of construction work. Died of influenza 
October 14, 1918 at Jeffersonville. Buried in Crown Hill 
Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. Survived by widow, Nellie 
May York Richardson, Ft. Worth, Tex. 




RIDDELL, GEORGE - Private 

Son of George and Jennie Riddell (deceased) ; born August 
26, 1891, Estill County, Ky. Came to Indianapolis, Ind. in 
1909. Shipping clerk. Entered service September 22, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
Company L, 334th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Logan, 
Tex. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company K, 131st 
In antry, 33rd Division. Killed in action October 10, 1918, 
near Verdun. Buried in Grave 44, Section 48, Plot 1, Argonne- 
American Cemetery, Romagne. 




RIGSBY, WIRT A. Private 

Son of Elijah and Ella Rigsby (both deceased); born May 
2, 1897, Smith's Grove, Ky. Came to Indianapolis in October, 
1912. Railroad employe. Entered service September 3, 
1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned 
to 151st Infantry. Overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to Com- 
pany G, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action October 
8, 1918, in the Argonne Forest Drive. Buried in Cemetery, 
Commune of Fleville, Meurthe et Moselle, France. 




RITCHIE, KENT STEPHENSON - - - Sergeant 
Son of Charles and Mary S. Ritchie; born April 21, 1891, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Advertising Department Review of Reviews 
magazine. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August 12, 1917, 
Indianapolis. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned 
to Battery D, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. 
Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed for France in October, 
1917. Accidentally shot February 9, 1918, Camp Coctquidan, 
France. Buried in Camp de Coctquidan Cemetery, France. 




ROACH, SAMUEL Private 

Son of Thomas and Tane Roach (deceased); born February 
12, 1886, Bradford, Miami County, Ohio. Moved to Indian- 
apolis in 1895. Employe, E. C. Atkins Saw Works. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army October 16, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent 
to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Washington Barracks, 
D. C; assigned to Company D, 6th Engineers, 3rd Division. 
Overseas December 5, 1917. Killed in action March 30, 1918, 
near Villers Bretonneux. Body returned, and buried in Arling- 
ton National Cemetery. 



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ROBBINS, DANA Private 

Son of Moses M. and Mary Beaman Robbins (both de- 
ceased); born March 29, 1896, Patricksburg, Owen County, 
Ind. Came to Marion County in 1897. Laborer. Entered 
service April 26, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Camps 
Taylor, Ky.; Greenleaf, Ga.; and Merritt, N. J. Assigned to 
Field Hospital No. 35, Sanitary Train Division No. 7. Went 
overseas in August, 1918. Died of spinal meningitis April 19, 
1919, Colombey, Les Belles. Buried at Colombey, Les Belles, 
France. 




ROBENOVITZ, BEN ALBERTS - - - - Private 
Son of Eli and Bessie Alberts Robenovitz; born May 20, 
1892, Hussi, Roumania. Came to Indianapolis, Ind. in 
October, 1908. Salesman, L. Strauss and Company. Entered 
service September 21, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company M, 334th Infantry. Went 
overseas May 16, 1918; transferred to Company M, 130th 
Infantry, 33rd Division. Killed in action October 12, 1918, 
Bois de Chaume. Buried in American Cemetery Bois de 
Chaume, France. 




ROBERTS, EARL GRANT Seaman 

Son of Louis M. and Martha Ellen Roberts; born December 
9, 1900, Prestonville, Ky. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind. in 
1905. Truck helper. Enlisted in U.S. Navy July 5, 1918, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Sta- 
tion, Chicago, 111.; assigned to Company C, 10th Regiment; 
transferred to Hampton Roads, Va.; assigned to the Pennsyl- 
vania. Died of pneumonia September 30, 1918, aboard the 
hospital ship Mercy. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 




ROBINSON, BRUCE PETTIBONE - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Edward J. and Helen P. Robinson; born March 23, 
1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Graduate of Butler College. Secre- 
tary to Congressman Merrill Moores. Served in Coast Artil- 
lery Corps 1915-1917. Entered First Officers Training Camp, 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison. Ordered to Camp Dodge, Iowa, 
August 29, 1917, as instructor in bayonet training, 88th Divi- 
sion. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant, July 24, 1918. Killed 
by accident November 19, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. Buried 
in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. The American 
Legion Post No. 133, Indianapolis, named in his honor 




ROSENBARGER, GILBERT SMITH - - - Private 
Son of William Henry and Rebecca Rosenberger; born 
December 29, 1899, Corydon, Harrison County, Ind. Came 
to Indianapolis in 1910. Automobile salesman. Entered 
service June 24, 1908, Indianapolis. Trained at Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio, and Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Assigned to 5th 
Battalion, 22nd Engineers. Embarked September 15, 1918. 
Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Brest, France. Buried in 
New Lambezellec Cemetery, Brest. Survived by widow, 
Athaiel E. Rosenbarger, and son, Gilbert La Mont, Ingalls, 
Ind. 



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ROUND, LESTER C. Private 

Son of W. H. and Mary S. Round; born September 3, 1892, 
Clermont, Marion County, Ind. Railroad switchman. En- 
tered service May 17, 1918, Indianapolis, lnd. Sent to Ft. 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company B, 60th En- 
gineers. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. Overseas June 
30, 1918; assigned to 69th Company, Transportation Corps, 
3rd Division. Killed in railroad accident February 23, 1919, 
while serving as brakeman between La Falls Grande and 
Verdun. Buried near Commercy, France. 



RUGENSTEIN, WILLIAM JOHN - - - Private 
Son of William J. and Carrie Rafert Rugenstein; born 
September 26, 1886, Indianapolis, Ind. Painter. Entered 
service July 22, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. ; assigned to 17th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 159 
Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; 
assigned to Battery C, 36th Field Artillery. Died of pneu- 
monia October 23, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried in German 
Lutheran Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



RUMAGE, ALFRED ALLEN ----- Private 
Son of F. Marion (deceased) and Annie Isabelle Rumage; 
born October 17, 1894, Whitesville, Daviess County, Ky. 
Came to Marion County, lnd. in 1909. Top builder. Entered 
service September 3, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Grant, 
111.; assigned to Company C, 5th Limited Service Regiment, 
161st Depot Brigade. Overseas November 13, 1918; assigned 
to 163rd Train Guard Company. Killed in accident May 19, 
1919, Marcy, France. Buried in Verneuil, France. 




RUNNER, RAYMOND HORNER - Private, Aero Service 
Son of John Bernard (deceased) and Mary E. Runner; 
born November 19, 1885, Worthington, Greene County, Ind. 
Moved to Indianapolis, 1899. Machinist. Enlisted in Signal 
Corps April 12, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at Kelly Field, 
Tex.; Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; and Ft. Leavenworth, Kans. 
Assigned to 29th Aero Squadron, Signal Corps. Overseas in 
July, 1917. Met with accident and taken to Base Hospital 
No. 9, where he died November 5, 1917. Buried in American 
Cemetery, Grave 1, Chateauroux, Indre, France. 



RUTH, FLORA MARGARET - - - Army Nurse 
Daughter of Robert E. and Clara M. Ruth; born July 30, 
1893, Indianapolis, Ind. Graduated from Indiana University 
in 1915. Studied nursing in Robert W. Long Hospital, and 
graduated in January, 1918. Volunteered as an Army Nurse, 
and accepted February 21, 1918. Sent to Camp Pike, Ark. 
Stricken with influenza she died October 2, 1918, Camp Pike. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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SAHM, ALBERT CHRISTIAN - - - - Corporal 
Son of Christian A. and Mary Herbert Sahm (deceased); 
born November 6, 1890, Cedar Grove, Franklin County, Ind. 
Moved to Indianapolis in 1900. Printer. Entered service 
September 4, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
assigned to Company A, 334th Infantry. Overseas September 
2, 1918; assigned to Company D, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Died from wounds November 8, 1918, in Field Hospital No. 
306. Buried in American Cemetery, Ardennes, Grave 86, Sec. 
4, Plot 2. 




SALMON, ELZA M. Private 

Son of Ansel Marion and Louisa Daniel Salmon; born August 
21, 1891, Maysville, Mason County, Ky. Came to Indianap- 
olis in 1907. Waiter. Entered service July 14, 1918, Indian- 
apolis. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company 
M, 336th Infantry. Overseas September 9, 1918. Assigned to 
Headquarters Company, 358th Infantry. Killed in action 
October 27, 1918, Cunel, in Meuse-Argonne Sector. Buried in 
Commune Bautheville, Meuse, France. Survived by widow, 
Beatrice Salmon, Indianapolis, Ind. 




SCHILLING, CARL Private 

Son of Charles F. and Hannah Schowe Schilling; born July 
1, 1891, Indianapolis, Ind. Order clerk, Standard Paper Com- 
pany. Entered service February 28, 1918. Assigned to Medi- 
cal Corps. Trained at Camps' Forrest, Tenn., Greenleaf, 
Ga. ; Merritt, N. J.; and Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Assigned to 
Ambulance Company 23, 7th Sanitary Train. Overseas 
August 14, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 13, 1918, in 
Base Hospital No. 51, near Metz, France. Buried in Cemetery 
at Toul, France. 




SCHISSEL, OTTO Private 

Son of Otto and Minna Schissel (both deceased) ; born June 2, 
1884, Indianapolis, Ind. Graduate of Normal College of 
American Gymnastic Union, Indianapolis, 1910. Physical 
training director. Entered service August 14, 1917, Indian- 
apolis. Overseas June 12, 1918; assigned to Battery F, 17th 
Field Artillery, 2nd Division. Invalided to U.S. in March, 
1919, sick with tuberculosis caused from effects of gas. Died 
January 14, 1921, Sunnyside Sanatarium, Oaklandon, Ind. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 




SCHOEN, KARL J. ....- i ST Lieutenant 
Son of John and Erne M. Johnston Schoen (Morgan); 
born October 20, 1894, Indianapolis, Ind. Educated in Pur- 
due University. Enlisted April 22, 1917, Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison, Ind. Assigned to aviation service. Overseas February 
28, 1918. Assigned to 139th Aero Squadron. One of the 
sixty-five American "Aces". Killed in action October 29, 1918, 
Verdun, France. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, 
Romagne. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross. Survived 
by widow, Maurene E. Schoen, and daughter, Virginia Ann. 



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SCHREIBER, PETER HENRY .... Private 

Son of August and Mary S. Schreiber; born April 11, 1889, 
near Brookville, Franklin County, Ind. Came to Indianapolis 
in 1906. Employe of Nordyke and Marmon Company. En- 
tered service June 24, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio; assigned to 5th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 
158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Niagara, N. Y.; 
assigned to U.S. Guards. Died of influenza October 7, 1918, 
Ft. Niagara. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 




SCOTT, THOMAS L. - - - - Y.M.C.A. Secretary 
Son of John and Margaret Scott (both deceased) ; born 
November 23, 1869, East Monroe, Highland County, Ohio. 
Came to Indianapolis in 1909. Manager, FarQuar Heating and 
Ventilating Company. Enlisted as Y.M.C.A. Secretary October 
15, 1917, Indianapolis. Went to France and served as Regional 
Director of the Y.M.C.A. at Bordeaux, where he died of pneu- 
monia March 11, 1919. Buried at Bordeaux, France. Sur- 
vived by widow, Lydia A. Scott, and daughter, Thelma E., 
Indianapolis. 




SETTERQUiST, JOHN O. Private 

Son of Johan and Katharine Setterquist; born September 9, 
1886, Vestra Emterrick, Sweden. Served three years in Infan- 
try in Sweden. Came to Indianapolis, Ind. February 16, 1915. 
Vulcanizer. Entered service July 21, 1918, Indianapolis. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 14th Company, 4th 
Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia 
October 6, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in 
Indianapolis, Ind. 




SHIPE, CARL J. ----- - 2nd Lieutenant 

Son of James M. and Mary Carll Shipe; born July 24, 1893, 
Ft. Wayne, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 1903. Student, 
Purdue University. Enlisted in First Officers Training Camp, 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. in May, 1917. Commissioned 2nd 
Lieutenant. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; then to Washington, 
D. C; then to Camp Wadsworth, S. C; and later Camp Colt, 
Pa. Overseas August 30, 1918; assigned to Company B, 328th 
Infantry. Died of spinal meningits January 8, 1919, Haute 
Marne, France. Buried in American Cemetery Grave 48, 
Haute Marne, France. 




SHIVELY, DALE Private 

Son of John Wesley and Melissa Shively; born August 26, 
88, Madison County, Ind. Came to Indianapolis April, 
1915. Entered service March 29, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga.; 
assigned to 19th Company, 2nd Infantry, Replacement Regi- 
ment. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. Overseas June 
15, 1918; assigned to Company C, 116th Infantry. Accidentally 
killed August 22, 1918, "Somewhere in France." 



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SHOPE, GILBERT Private 

Son of Samuel (deceased) and Laura L. Shope (Karns); 
born December 29, 1893, Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio. 
Farm laborer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Rockford, Ohio. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company G, 336th 
Infantry, 84th Division. Overseas September, 1918; assigned 
to Company D, 142nd Infantry. Returned to U.S.; sent to 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. for medical treatment. Ended his 
life June 30, 1919 at home of mother in Indianapolis. Buried in 
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 




SH REEVE, WALTER ----- Sergeant-Major 
Son of Marion E. and Eva L. Shreeve; born November 19, 
1896, Richmond, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in boyhood. 
Salesman, Feltman and Curme. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army April 30, 1917, Muncie, Ind. Sent to Ft. Randolph, 
Panama; assigned to 9th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. 
Transferred to Camp Eustis, Va.; assigned to Headquarters 
Company, 46th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps. Promoted to 
Sergeant-Major. Died of pneumonia October 26, 1918, Camp 
Eustis, Va. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, 
Ind. 




SIMMONS, CURTIS ------- Private 

Son of Benjamin J. and Flora A. Simmons (Wood); born 
August 19, 1898, Camden, Carroll County, Ind. Came to 
Indianapolis in 1915. Employe of gas plant. Enlisted in 
Company A, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company 
A, 151st Infantry), July 20, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Over- 
seas June 1, 1918; assigned to Company G, 28th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Killed in action July 21, 1918, near Soissons. (Burial 
place not known). 




SKIDMORE, JOHN M. Sergeant 

Son of John L. and Daisy M. Skidmore (Amos) ; born August 
8, 1896, Indianapolis, Ind. Salesman. Enlisted in Battery A, 
1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, March 22, 1915, 
Indianapolis. Served on Mexican Border. Re-entered service 
June 25, 1917. Assigned to Battery A, 150th Field Artillery, 
42nd (Rainbow) Division. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. Over- 
seas October 18, 1917. Died August 31, 1918, from wounds 
received at Chateau-Thierry. Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, 
Indianapolis, Ind. American Legion Post No. 104, Indian- 
apolis, named Skidmore-Dean Post. (See p. 384). 




SLATER, EARL VINCENT ----- Private 
Son of George and Kate Slater; born October 22, 1893, 
Madison, Jefferson County, Ind. Came to Indianapolis be- 
fore entering service. Employe in furniture factory. Entered 
service September 4, 1918, Indianapolis. Trained at Camp 
Grant, ill.; assigned to Company D, 5th Limited Service Regi- 
ment. Died of influenza September 30, 1918, Camp Grant. 
Buried in Moffet Cemetery, Trimbel County, Ky. 



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SLOAN, ALFRED E. Private 

Son of Warren R. and Geneva B. Sloan; born January 4, 
1901, Indianapolis. Student in Technical High School. En- 
listed in U.S. Regular Army March 2, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; transferred to Lavado, Tex.; 
assigned to Company M, 37th Infantry. Died of meningitis 
April 24, 1917, Base Hospital No. 1, Ft. Houston, Tex. Buried 
in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 




SMITH, ERNEST MARION Private 

Son of John Thomas and Grace May Smith; born June 27, 
1895, Shelby County, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in 1901. 
Farm laborer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, 
Ind.; assigned to Engineers Corps. Died of pneumonia October 
13, 1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Buried in Conover 
Cemetery, Shelby County, Ind. 




SMITH, JOHN CHESTER (Colored) - - - Private 
Son of Charles and Maria Pettiford Smith; born February 2, 
1897, Irvington, Marion County, Ind. Motor truck driver. 
Entered service September 25, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained 
at Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 3rd Provisional Company, 
Colored Detachment, 160th Depot Brigade. Died of pneu- 
monia October 8, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in In- 
dianapolis, Ind. 




SNOWDEN, LELAND JOSEPH - - - - Private 
Son of John W. and Alpha R. Snowden; born September 5, 
1888, Indianapolis, Ind. Carpenter. Entered service April 1, 
1918, Indianapolis. Trained at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; 
assigned to Company E, 22nd Engineers. Sailed overseas in 
July, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 17, 1918, Lens, 
France. Buried at Lens, France. 



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SPEARS, HENRY (Colored) Private 

Son of William and Jannie Spears; born December 12, 1896, 
Wilson, La. Farmer. Entered service June 14, 1918, Indian- 
apolis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 70th Company, 
18th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Camp Humphreys, Va.; assigned to Company B, 541st 
Engineers. Drowned August 25, 1918, Camp Humphreys, Va. 
Buried at Wilson, La. 



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SPENCER, GREEN H. (Colored) - - - Mechanic 
Son of Henry and Hannah Spencer; born November 14, 
1886, Junction City, Boyle County, Ky. Moved to Indianap- 
olis in May, 1912. Laborer. Entered service July 10, 1918, 
Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 65th 
Company, 17th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade; 
transferred to Company K, 804th Pioneer Infantry. Went 
overseas September 8, 1918. Died of pneumonia March 5, 
1919, Gustinville, France. Place of burial, Gustinville, France. 




SPRINKLE, HENRY THOMAS - - - - Corporal 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Sprinkle; born August 
30, 1891, Jacksonville, Fla. Moved to Indianapolis in 1917. 
Plumber. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 23, 1913, 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Assigned to Company I, 10th 
Infantry. Overseas in October, 1917; assigned to Company 
I, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Died at Pierrefonds, France, 
July 23, 1918 of wounds received in action. Buried in French 
Cemetery, Pierrefonds, Grave 127, American Plot 2. Survived 
by widow, Sylvia Sprinkle, Indianapolis. 




STEINHART, EARL T. Sergeant 

Son of Edward and Mary Garvin Steinhart; born November 
14, 1895, Wilmington, 111. Living in Indianapolis when he 
enlisted in Quartermaster Corps, Regular Army August 26, 
1917, Washington Barracks, D. C; transferred to Camp Meigs, 
Washington, D. C. Assigned to Headquarters Repair Unit 
No. 301, Motor Transport Corps. Overseas January 4, 1918; 
assigned to Administration Company, 13th Motor Transport 
Corps. Died of pneumonia March 3, 1918, Verneuil, France. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Verneuil, France. 




STEPHENSON, MacCREA ... 1st Lieutenant 
Son of John Edward and Edith MacCrea Stephenson; born 
August 7, 1889, Wabash, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis in in- 
fancy. Educated in Butler College, and Wabash College. 
Sales manager, American Garment Company. Enlisted in 
U.S. Air Service May 8, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at 
University of Ohio, and Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio. Overseas 
November 21, 1917; transferred to 11th Aero Squadron. Killed 
in action September 18, 1918, Jarny, France. Buried, Thiau- 
court, France. American Legion Post No. 100, Indianapolis 
named the Parry-Stephenson Post. (See p. 412). 




STRAIN, JOHN PHILLIP Private 

Son of William Frank and Eliza J. Strain; born June 25, 
1893, Indianapolis, Ind. Paper hanger. Enlisted in Company 
M, 3rd Infantry, Ohio National Guard, April 16, 1917, Hamilton, 
Ohio. Sent to Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio; assigned to Com- 
pany M, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Overseas 
October 26, 1917. Assigned to Company L, 146th Infantry, 
41st Division. Died of pneumonia November 4, 1918. Buried 
in American Cemetery, Soully, Meuse, France. 



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STRICKER, GEORGE H. Private 

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Strieker (both deceased); born 
August 21, 1891, in Kentucky. Employed as steel worker in 
Indianapolis, when he entered service April 25, 1918, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. (Camps where trained not given). Assigned 
to Company L, 337th Infantry. Sent overseas; trans- 
ferred to Company L, 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. Died of 
pneumonia September 29, 1918, Mesves, France. (Burial place 
not given). Survived by widow, Evelyn Strieker, and daughter, 
Marcella Frances, Indianapolis. 




STRIEBECK, CARL M. - Private 

Son of Paul and Minnie Striebeck; born February 9, 1894, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Credit clerk, Lilly Hardware Company. 
Entered service July 22, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 
159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; 
assigned to Battery A, 34th Field Artillery. Accidentally shot 
January 27, 1919, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Crown 
Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 




STROUSE, DEWEY ------- Private 

Son of Minnie Strouse (Brown) (deceased); born June 16, 
1898, Charlotte, Mich. Came to Indianapolis in 1900. Fac- 
tory employe. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 11, 1917, 
Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Overseas in June, 1917; assigned to 
Heavy Artillery, French Mortar Battery. Transferred to 
Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Re- 
turned to U.S.; sent to Ft. McHenry, Baltimore, Md., for 
treatment of tuberculosis, from which he died February 23, 
1919. Buried at Garrett, Dekalb County, Ind. 




STUCK, PERCY CLAYBORNE - - Seaman, 1st Class 
Son of Harry W. (deceased) and Sophie Stuck (Lutz); born 
May 9, 1897, Indianapolis, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy September 9, 1916, Indianapolis, Ind. Stationed on the 
Nevada, Antilles, Lakeside, and Norfolk. Served as 1st Class 
Seaman and 2nd Class ship's cook. Died August 22, 1918, 
Naval Hospital, New London, Conn, from wounds received on 
board Submarine Chaser No. 118. (Burial place not given). 




SUMMERS, WALTER Private 

Son of William H. and Charlotte Summers; born December 
27, 1889, Morganfield, Union County, Ky. Came to Indian- 
apolis in 1901. Emplove of Goodrich Tire Company. Enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army" May 27, 1917, Akron, Ohio. Sent to 
Camp Gordon, Ga.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Over- 
seas July 24, 1918. Transferred to Company A, 26th Infantry, 
1st Division. Killed in action in Meuse-Argonne Offensive 
October 4, 1918. Buried in Grave 107, Sec. 91, Plot 3, Argonne 
American Cemetery, Romagne, France. 



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SWAIN, EDWARD RUFUS - Chief Yeoman, U.S.N. 
Son of Thomas E. and Mary Swain; born January 27, 1891, 
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Ind. Lived in Indianapolis 
about twelve years. Clerk. Served in U.S. Navy from Sep- 
tember, 1913 to September, 1917, Navy Recruiting Station, 
Indianapolis. Re-enlisted in U.S. Navy December 11, 1917. 
Sent to Norfolk, Va. for training; promoted to Chief Yeoman. 
Died of pneumonia January 19, 1919, on board the Mississippi. 
Buried at Columbus. Ind. 




TEIKE, CARL FRED ------- Private 

Son of Fred and Minnie Teike; born June 4, 1889, Cleveland, 
Ohio. Came to Marion County, Ind. in 1893. Laborer. 
Entered service April 27, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company E, 337th Infantry. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas July 22, 1918. Assigned 
to Company H, 7th Infantry. Died October 15, 1918, from 
wounds received in Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in Ceme- 
tery near where he died. 




TOON, HENRY CLARENCE - Radio Service, U.S.N. 
Son of John Milo and Fanny Anderson Toon (both deceased) ; 
born November 2, 1890, Julietta, Marion County, Ind. Edu- 
cated in Butler College. Office Manager, Mishawaka Woolen 
Mills Company. Enlisted in Radio service of the Navy Decem- 
ber 10, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station, Chicago, 111.; assigned to Company C, 1st Regiment. 
Died of pneumonia January 20, 1918, Great Lakes, 111. Buried 
in B. C. Chapel Cemetery near Julietta, Marion County, Ind. 




TOWNSEND, EDEN L. ... Private, U.S.M.C. 
Son of James and Amelia Townsend; born October 15, 
1882, Valeda, Kans. Moved to Indianapolis in 1900. Em- 
ploye of Parry Manufacturing Company. Enlisted in the 
U.S. Marines May 3, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Brooklyn, 
N. Y.; thence to Quantico, Va.; assigned to 75th Company, 
6th Regiment, 2nd Division. Overseas August 11, 1918. 
Died October 12, 1918, from wounds received at St. Mihiel. 
Body returned, and buried in Crown Hill Cemetery. Survived 
by widow, May Townsend, Indianapolis, ind. 




TOWNSEND, ROY Private 

Son of Martin E. and Sarah J. Townsend; born October 31, 
1893, Boone County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 21, 
1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
23rd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade; 
transferred to Battery E, 1st Regiment Field Artillery, Replace- 
ment Draft. Died of pneumonia October 25, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Little Eagle Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ind. 



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TREACY, TIMOTHY F. - - Radio Service, U.S.N. 
Son of Michael J. and Catherine Treacy; born February 17, 
1894, Louisville, Ky. Came to Indianapolis April 29, 1905. 
Commercial salesman. Enlisted in U.S. Navy July 27, 1917, 
Indianapolis; assigned to Radio service. Lost at sea August 
27, 1919 when the Submarine Chaser No. 209, was sunk at sea 
some fifty miles from Philadelphia. 




TYNER, RUSSELL STEPHEN - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Christian and Josephine Tyner; born September 18, 
1898, Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Indianapolis Sanitary 
Milk Company. Enlisted in U.S. Navy December 26, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Farragut, Great Lakes 
Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. Served as Apprentice 
Seaman. Died of pneumonia April 16, 1918, Camp Farragut. 
Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. 




VAN WIE, WILLIAM H. Private 

Son of Homer H. and Daisy A. Van Wie; born November 5, 
1895, Irvington, Marion County, Ind. Salesman. Entered 
service June 25, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Sher- 
man, Ohio; assigned to 5th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 
158th Depot Brigade. Overseas September 2, 1918; assigned 
to Company C, 310th Infantry, 78th Division. Died of appen- 
dicitis April 2, 1919, in Base Hospital No. 136, Vannes, Morbi- 
han, France. Buried in Cemetery No. 20, Camp de Meveon, 
France. 




VERBARG, AUGUSTUS ------ Private 

Son of CarliJ. and Lucille C. Verbarg; born June 29, 1902, 
Pleasant Hill, Cass County, Mo. Attending school in Indian- 
apolis, Ind. where he enlisted in U.S. Navy September 21, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Brooklyn Naval Yards, New York, 
where he died of disease May 18, 1918. (No further information 
obtainable.) 



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VINSON, NORMAN CRAIG - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of S. (deceased) and Ida Vinson (Stanton); born April 
1, 1901, Taylorstown, Pa. Mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. Navy 
April 25, 1918, Indiartapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station, 111. Stationed on the receiving ship Phila- 
delphia. Transferred to Aviation Department of Navy. Em- 
barked June 13, 1918. Died September 21, 1918 in Base 
Hospital at St. Nazaire, fromjinjuries received in an automobile 
accident. Body returned, and buried in Riverview Cemetery, 
Seymour, Ind. 



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WADE, WILLIAM EUBURT Private 

Son of William and Sarah Wade; born May 8, 1878, Waldo, 
Fla. Moved to Indianapolis in 1899. Grocer. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army April 29, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. 
Sent to Greble, R. I.; assigned to Battery B, 15th Field Artillery, 
2nd Division. Overseas December 12, 1917; assigned to Head- 
quarters Company, 2nd Field Artillery. Killed in action Sep- 
tember 15, 1918, Thiaucourt, France. Buried, Thiacourt, 
Grave No. 20, American Sector. Survived by widow, Christina 
Wade, Indianapolis, Ind. 




WALLACE, WILLIAM NOBLE - - Captain, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Henry Lane and Margaret Noble Wallace; born 
January 13, 1895, Indianapolis, Ind. Student in Yale Univer- 
sity. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps July 5, 1917, Brooklyn 
Navy Yard. Ordered overseas; assigned to 83rd Company, 
6th Regiment. Cited for services rendered as Liaison Officer; 
recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross; awarded the 
Croix de Guerre in 1916, while serving with the American Field 
Ambulance Corps. Killed in action October 9, 1918, near St. 
Etienne, Champagne, France. 




WALTON, JAMES FOSTER - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of David A. and Margaret Walton; born March 12, 
1895, near Marion, Grant County, Ind. Came to Indianapolis 
in 1912. Clerical work. Enlisted in U.S. Navy August, 1917. 
Trained at Norfolk, Va.; stationed on the Richmond. In 
March, 1918, transferred to the submarine chaser No. 190, off 
the coast of N. Y. Lost at sea June 26, 1918, while performing 
dangerous task during rough sea. 




WANDS, LEONARD W Private 

Son of James W. and Anna Wands (deceased); born July 19, 
1895, Indianapolis, Ind. Student. Entered service in October, 
1917, Boston, Mass. Sent to Camp Devens, Mass. Overseas 
June 4, 1918; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 301st Infan- 
try; transferred to Company B, 163rd Infantry. Died of tuber- 
culosis February 14, 1919, Savenay Hospital No. 18, France. 
Body returned, and buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 




WATKINS, OSRIC MILLS Lieutenant 

Son of Oscar Leon and Rosa Watkins; born February 6, 
1897, Indianapolis. Educated in Wabash College, and Har- 
vard University. Student. Left Harvard to become recruiting 
officer with the Boston Office of A.A.F.S. in May, 1917. Sailed 
for France in July, 1917; enlisted with American Army, Avia- 
tion Service October 25, 1917, in Paris. Commissioned 2nd 
Lieutenant May 18, 1918, at Foggia, Italy. Assigned to 94th 
Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group. Died of pneumonia 
October 23, 1918, Bar-le-Duc, France. Buried in the old 
French Cemetery, Bar-le-Duc, France. 



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WATSON, HAROLD SAMUEL - - - Lieutenant 
Son of William M. and Carra M. Watson (Leasure); born 
September 11, 1895, Knightstown, Henry County, Ind. Grad- 
uated from Wabash College in 1916. Employe of American 
Electric Railway Association. Enlisted in Air Service in New 
York City, shortly after outbreak of war. Trained at It'iaca, 
N. Y., and Camp Dallas, Tex. Overseas July 15, 1918. Killed 
in an accident October 18, 1918, flying over the enemy lines. 
Buried, Varincourt, France. Survived by widow, Rebecca 
McCann. (Author of the Cheerful Cherub). 




WATT, RUDOLPH D. Private 

Son of Bruce and Carrie Watt; born September 13, 1890, 
Le Roy, 111. Moved to Indianapolis January 31, 1917. Barber. 
Entered service September 21, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 334th Infantry, 
84th Division. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; then to 
Long Island, N. Y. Overseas September 2, 1918. Died of 
tuberculosis January 19, 1919, Savenay, France. Survived by 
widow, Thelma D. Watt, Indianapolis, Ind. 




WEATHERLY, MERLE J. ----- Private 
Son of John M. and Hattie Weatherly (deceased); born 
December 14, 1892, West Newton, Marion County, Ind. 
Farmer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Supply Company, 326th 
Field Artillery. Overseas September 9, 1918. Died of pneu- 
monia October 18, 1918, Camp Souge, France. Buried in 
Cemetery at Martignas, Gironde, France. Survived by widow, 
Florence Weatherly, and son, Merle Howard, Indianapolis, Ind. 




WEBSTER, JOHN (Colored) Private 

Son of Thomas and Louise Foster Webster; born December 
11, 1890, Columbia, Tenn. Living in Indianapolis when he 
entered service May 14, 1918, Williamson, W. Va. Trained at 
Camp Lee, Va.; assigned to Company A, 320th Labor Battalion, 
Quartermaster Corps. Transferred to Company C, 316th 
Labor Battalion. Overseas September 15, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia December 21, 1918, Lievres-lor-cher, France. 
Buried, "Somewhere in France." 




WEST, ROBERT DEWEY - - - - - - Private 

Son of Robert A. and Susan West (Davis); born February 8, 
1899, Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Atlas Engine Company. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 25, 1917, Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Company B, 45th Infantry; trans- 
ferred to Company H, 28th Infantry. Overseas October 31, 
1917; assigned to Company E, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Killed in action while carrying his Captain from the field March 
16, 1918, near Mandres, France. (Place of burial not known). 



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WIESSE, ELMER CHRISTIAN - - - - Private 
Son of John and Mary Wiesse; born February 19, 1892, 
Cumberland, Marion County, Ind. Barber. Entered service 
September 26, 1917, Indianapolis, lnd. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Transferred to Ft. Houston, Tex. ; assigned to Company A, 
131st Infantry, 33rd Division. Embarked May 22, 1918. 
Killed in action August 9, 1918, Chipilly Ridge. Buried in 
Grave 12, Row A, Plot 1, Vaux-sur-Somme. Survived by 
widow, Mattie B. Wiesse, and son Maurice H. Wiesse, Indi- 
anapolis, Ind. 




WILLMS, EMIL R. Private 

Son of William and Augusta Willms (both deceased); born 
June 2, 1890, Indianapolis, Ind. Machinist. Entered service 
April 25, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; 
transferred to Camp Custer, Mich. Overseas July 22, 1918; 
assigned to Company E, 337th Infantry. Transferred to Com- 
pany L, 139th Infantry, 35th Division. Died of pneumonia 
January 4, 1919, in Base Hospital No. 91, Commercy, France. 
Buried at Commercy. Survived by two sons, Robert V., and 
Harold Paul Willms, Indianapolis, Ind. 




WILSON, JAMES HOWARD - - Corporal, U.S.M.C. 
Son of James H. and Ella R. Wilson (deceased); born Feb- 
ruary 15, 1896, Indianapolis, Ind. Student in Wabash College. 
Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps April 25, 1918, Indianapolis. 
Trained at Parris Island, S. C, and Quantico, Va. Overseas 
June 30, 1918. Assigned to 76th Company, 6th Regiment, 
U.S. Marines, 2nd Division. Died November 1, 1918 from 
wounds received in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive near Sommer- 
ance. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, 
France. 




WINTER, PAUL J. Private 

Son of George W. (deceased) and Mary G. Winter (Hummel) ; 
born January 18, 1896, Indianapolis, Ind. Fireman, Oregon 
and Washington Railroad. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army 
December 12, 1917, Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; assigned to Troop M, 
16th Cavalry. Transferred to San Benito, Tex. Died of 
pneumonia November 6, 1919, Brownsville, Tex. Buried in 
Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



WITHAM, ALFRED HENRY ----- Private 
Son of William A. and Sarah R. Witham; born March 9, 
1890, Boone County, Ky. Came to Indianapolis, Ind. in 
1903. Machinist. Enlisted in 1th Infantry, Indiana National 
Guard May 3, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind.; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Company B, 139th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia Decem- 
ber 30, 1917, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in Crown Hill 
Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 



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WITTE, HARLAN ROSCOE ----- Private 
Son of Frederick Charles and Elnora Newhouse Witte; 
born January 11, 1890, Lawrence Township, Marion County, 
Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 29, 1918, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 25th Company, 
7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Medical 
Department, Camp Shelby, Miss., where he died of meningitis 
May 23, 1918. Buried at Cumberland, Marion County, Ind. 



WRAY, THOMAS LEE Private 

Son of George and Susan Wray; born August 4, 1893, near 
Williamsburg, Brown County, Ind. Lived in Indianapolis 
when he entered service, March 29, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas, (date not given); as- 
signed to Company M, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Died in 
France July 29, 1918. (Additional information not obtain- 
able. 



YETTER, CHRISTIAN W. Private 

Son of Christian and Katherine Yetter; born February 6, 
1891, Indianapolis, Ind. Employe of Big Four Railroad Com- 
pany. Entered service April 27, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 603rd Engineers. 
Overseas August 31, 1918. Served with his company in charge 
of a pontoon bridge equipment during the Meuse-Argonne 
Offensive. Killed in action November 10, 1918, in Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive. Buried near village of Luneville, France. 
American Legion Post No. 92, Indianapolis, named the Yetter- 
Munier Post. (See p. 410.) 



Names reported from Marion County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained. 



BLASEK, HARRY H. Indianapolis. 
Cook, Battery F, 139th Field Artillery. 
Accidentally drowned October 9, 1917. 

BRENTON, DAVID C. Indianapolis. 
Private, Company H, 18th Infantry. Died 
from wounds July 25, 1918. 

BROWN, WILLIAM WALTER, Indi- 
apolis. Chief Gunner's Mate. Died of 
disease August 7, 1919, Naval Hospital, 
Hampton Roads, Va. 

CUMMINGS, WILLIAM H. Indian- 
apolis. Sergeant, 7th Company, Coast 
Artillery Corps. Accidentally drowned 
May 9, 1918. 

DeHAVEN, ALBERT H. Indian- 
apolis. Private, Company C, 10th Bat- 
talion, U.S. Guards. Died of pneumonia 
November 10, 1918. 



EDWARDS, CLAUDE E. Indianap- 
olis. Corporal, Ordnance Corps, 64th 
Coast Artillery. Died of influenza Oct- 
ober 6, 1918. 

HANSON, ARTHUR. Indianapolis. 
Private, Company K, 18th Infantry. 
Died of wounds May 14, 1918. 

HARLAN, CHESTER P. Indian- 
apolis. Private, Battery E, 83rd Field 
Artillery. Accidentally shot August 4, 
1918. 

HILL, RUFUS (Colored), Beech Grove, 
Marion County, Ind. Private, 4th Pro- 
visional Company, 160th Depot Brigade. 
Died of influenza October 21, 1918, Camp 
Custer, Mich. 

HOUSE, MACK (Colored). Indian- 
apolis. Private, Company A, 414th La- 
bor Battalion. Died of tuberculosis June 
10, 1919. 



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JAMES, CLAY. Indianapolis, Wagoner, 
Company F, 28th Infantry. Killed in 
action July 19, 1918. 

JOHNSON, HAROLD R. Indianap- 
olis. Private, Company F, 36th Infantry. 
Died of pneumonia September 25, 1918. 

JONES, SAMUEL A. Indianapolis. 
Sergeant, Company D, 18th Infantry. 
Died of disease November 6, 1918, "in 
France." 

KELLY, JAMES. Indianapolis. Pri- 
vate, Ordnance Department. Died of 
disease May 27, 1917, Ft. Sam Houston, 
Tex. 

KNIGHT, WOODARD. Indianapolis. 
Private, Company D, 43rd Infantry. Died 
of pneumonia September 27, 1918, "Some- 
where in France." 

LANTRY, JOHN. Indianapolis. Pri- 
vate, Company H, 334th Infantry. Died 
of disease October 9, 1917. 

LAY, CLEVELAND. Indianapolis. 
Cook, Headquarters Company, 301 Steve- 
dore Regiment. Died of pneumonia 
October 21, 1918, "in France." 

LEACH, OSCAR. Indianapolis. Pri- 
vate, Battery F, 40th Field Artillery. Died 
of pneumonia December 9, 1918, Ft. Scott, 
Cal. 

LESLEY, FRANCIS M. Indianapolis. 
Private, Company F, 28th Infantry. 
Killed in action May 28, 1918. 

McMAHON, PHILIP. Indianapolis. 
Private, Headquarters Company, 64th 
Infantry. Suicide, September 6, 1917. 

MARQUIS, GEORGE D. Indian- 
apolis. Private, Company E, 5th Ammu- 
nition Train. Died of pneumonia Janu- 
ary 5, 1919. 

MEYERS, HARRY. Indianapolis. 
Private, Company C, 26th Infantry. 
Killed in action November 18, 1917. (?) 

MULLEN, MICHAEL E. Indian- 
apolis. Private, Company F, 2nd Bat- 
talion, Edgewater Arsenal, Md. Died of 
pneumonia October 10, 1918. 

OLMSTED, GEORGE A. Indianapo- 
lis. Private, Machine Gun Company, 43rd 
Infantry. Died of disease September 17, 
1917. 

PICKERELL, EARL F. Indianapolis. 
Corporal, 113th Ammunition Train. Died 
from injuries received in railroad accident 
November 4, 1918. 

RADI, LEO E. Indianapolis. Private, 
Company M, 18th Infantry. Killed in 
action January 21, 1918. 



REED, BRADLEY W. (Colored). 
Indianapolis. Private Company C, 317th 
Labor Battalion. Died of disease Novem- 
ber 19, 1918. 

SHEAFFER, HERMAN B. Indian- 
apolis. Band leader, Headquarters Com- 
pany, 17th Field Artillery. Died of 
appendicitis November 25, 1918, "Some- 
where in France." 

SPERING, EUGENE T. (Colored). 

Indianapolis. Private. Company M, 

809th Pioneer Infantry. Died of tuber- 
culosis June 8, 1919. 

SPICKELMIER, JERRY R. Indian- 
apolis. Private, Company D, 113th 
Engineers. Died March 9, 1919, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

STATON, FRED. Indianapolis. Cor- 
poral, Company C, 39th Infantry. Acci- 
dentally killed April 9, 1919, "Somewhere 
in France." 

TAYLOR, EUGENE. (Colored). In- 
dianapolis. Private, Company M, 809th 
Pioneer Infantry. Died of tuberculosis 
June 8, 1919, "Somewhere in France." 

TILLER, CHARLES E. Indianapolis. 
Private, 2nd Company, Coast Artillery 
Corps. Accidentally killed July 25, 1917, 
Ft. MacArthur, Cal. 

WARNER, WILLIAM. Indianapolis. 
Private, 129th Field Artillery. Died of 
pneumonia December 6, 1918, Evacua- 
tion Hospital No. 9, France. 

WEAVER, WILLIAM B. Indianap- 
olis. Private, 75th Company, 6th Regi- 
ment, Marine Corps. Died in Evacuation 
Hospital No. 6, France, June 22, 1918. 

WEBSTER, GEORGE. Indianapolis. 
Private, Company A, Development Bat- 
talion No. 5. Died January 2, 1919, 
Camp Grant, 111. 

WHITAKER, BENJAMIN H. (Col- 
ored). Indianapolis. Private, Company 
M, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Died of 
pneumonia October 8, 1918 in France. 

WILLIAMS, SAMUEL E. Indianapo- 
lis. Private, Battery F, 36th Field Artil- 
lery. Died of pneumonia January 23, 
1919. 

WOODRUFF, GERALD. Indianap- 
olis. Private, Troop C, 15th Cavalry. 
Died of tuberculosis March 26, 1918. 

WOODWARD, JOHN. Indianapolis. 
Private, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died of 
pneumonia October 11, 1918. 

YEAGER, ROY R. Indianapolis. 
Private, 1st Field Artillery. Died of 
meningitis September 24, 1918, "Some- 
where in France." 



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ALBERT, WILLIAM EDWARD - - - - Private 
Son of John and Catherine Albert (Prior); born June 12, 1898, 
Winamac, Pulaski County, Ind. Lived in Culver, Marshall 
County, twelve years. Railroad employe. Entered service 
August 26, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; 
transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Assigned to 13th 
Ambulance Company, 31st Hospital Train, Medical Depart- 
ment. Sent to Hoboken, N. J. for embarkation, where he died 
of pneumonia, May 6, 1918. Buried at Culver, Ind. 




ANDERSON, EARNEST ARTHUR - - - Private 
Son of Edgar and Blanche Halsey Anderson (Harper) ; born 
December 8, 1898, Plymouth, Marshall County, Ind. Em- 
ployed at Culver Military Academy. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army in August, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Trained at Ft. 
Thomas, Ky., Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., Camp Greene, N. C, and 
Camp Merritt, N. J. Assigned to Company M, 30th Infantry, 
3rd Division. Sailed for France April 2, 1918. Killed in 
action October 20, 1918, Argonne Forest. 




BRYAN, DONALD CLARK ----- Corporal 
Son of Joseph A. and Elnora Bryan; born August 1, 1896. 
Argos, Marshall County, Ind. Mechanic. Enlisted in U.S- 
Regular Army May 10, 1917, Mishawaka, Ind. Trained at Ft- 
Thomas, Ky., Camp Scurry, Tex. Assigned to Company B, 
5th Engineers. Overseas July, 1918. Died of wounds October 
9, 1918, received while Crossing Dead Man's Hill near Thia- 
court. Buried in American Cemetery near Thiancourt, France. 




BUCK, CHESTER COVEL Private 

Son of Ira D. and Charlotte Moriah Buck; born January 26, 
1885, Plymouth, Ind. Employe of Swift and Company, Ed- 
monton, Canada. Enlisted in 202nd Battalion, Canadian 
Expeditionary Forces, in January, 1916, Edmonton, Canada. 
Sailed November, 1916. Returned to Canada about July 1, 
1917, unfit for service, due to illness. Died while still in Ca- 
nadian service, December 7, 1917, Ponoka Hospital, Ponoka, 
Alberta, Canada. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, 
Ind. 



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BURDEN, HANNAH LORA Nurse 

Daughter of Amos and Ida Burden; born July 31, 1889> 
Inwood, Marshall County, Ind. Graduate of Geneva Hospital. 
Seattle, Washington. Member of Indiana State Nurses 
Association. Three times made application for work in Red 
Cross; rejected because of weak heart. Answered emergency 
call during the influenza epidemic; sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, 
October 11, 1918, where she died of pneumonia October 26, 
1918. Buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Argos, Ind. 




CLARK, JAMES HOMER Private 

Son of James William and Francenia Clark; born November 
13, 1896, Tyner, Marshall County, Ind. Machinist. Entered 
service August 24, 1918, Chicago, 111. Trained at Camp Wads- 
worth, S. C; assigned to Company M, 58th Pioneer Infantry; 
transferred to Company G, 4th Pioneer Infantry. Sailed from 
Newport News, Va., in September, 1918. Died of broncho- 
pneumonia October 12, 1918, St. Nazaire, Loire-Inferieure, 
France. Buried in American Cemetery at St. Nazaire. 




COREY, JAMES LOWELL - - - Private, U.S.M.C. 

Son of Melon L. (deceased) and Mahala Corey; born Decem- 
ber 16, 1894, Argos, Marshall County, Ind. Educated in Vir- 
ginia Military Academy, and Marquette University. Employe 
of Western Union Telegraph Company. Enlisted in Marine 
Corps November 29, 1917, Louisville, Ky. Trained at Parris 
Island, S. C; assigned to 83rd Company, 6th Marines, 2nd 
Division. Overseas in March, 1918. Killed in battle of 
Chateau-Thierry, July 19, 1918, near Vierzy. (Burial place 
unknown). American Legion Post, Argos, Ind., named in his 
honor. 




EAKINS, KASH THEODORE - - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Charles T. and Martha T. Eakins; born December 
14, 1900, Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind. Student. Enlisted 
in U.S. Navy January 13, 1917, Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station, Chicago, 111., under the name of Frank Moffett. Trans- 
ferred to Philadelphia, Pa. Served on board the Minnesota, 
Kansas, Solace, and Ohio. Died August 27, 1917, on board 
Hospital Ship Solace during operation for acute appendicitis. 
Buried in Park Cemetery, Marshall County, Ind. 




FALCONBURV, FOREST FOLIAGE - - - Sergeant 
Son of James and Fanny Yates Falconbury; born Februarv 
11, 1895, Rutland, Marshall' County, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted 
in Regular Army April 9, 1917, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Thomas, Ky., and Ft. Hancock, N. J. Assigned to Companv M, 
320th Infantry, 80th Division. Overseas May 26, 1918. 
Wounded October 13, 1918, Argonne Forest, and died same day. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Cunel. Survived by widow, 
Mrs. Forest Falconbury, Lakeville, Ind., and daughter Evelyn 
Forest. 



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FULK, ALBERT CLAYTON Private 

Son of John C. and Melissa Fulk (Frost); born August 21, 
1894, near Bremen, Marshall County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 28, 1918, Plymouth, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to Company B, 334th Infantry; transferred to 
Company A, 2nd Development Battalion, 158th Depot Bri- 
gade. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp Sherman, 
Ohio. Buried in Bremen Cemetery, Bremen, Ind. 




GROVER, CHARLES EDWIN - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Charles and Mary Grover; born June 21, 1896, Ply- 
mouth, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army Decem- 
ber 20, 1917, South Bend, Ind. Sent to Ft. Omaha, Neb.; 
assigned to Company 3, Balloon Squad, Aviation Section; 
later sent to Garden City, L. I.; place in Casual Detachment, 
Signal Corps. Died of pneumonia February 5, 1918, Garden 
City. Buried in Poplar Grove Cemetery, Marshall County, 
Ind. Survived by widow, Cora Grover, Council Bluffs, Iowa. 




KROUSE, EVERETT ELI Private 

Son of Brad D. and Nellie Krouse; born December 19, 1897, 
Maxinkuckee, Marshall County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
Company I, 3rd Infantry, Indiana National Guard, Plymouth, 
Ind., July 2, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. ; assigned to 
2nd Motor Section Company, 113 Ammunition Train. Died of 
disease December 13, 1917, Camp Shelby, Miss. First man 
from Union Township to die in service. Buried at Poplar 
Grove, Marshall County, Ind. 




LEE, JESSE KENNETH Private 

Son of Jonathan W. and Sarah Lee (Amones) ; born October 
6, 1893, Plymouth, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 15, 
1918, Plymouth, Ind. Sent to Indianapolis Chamber of Com- 
merce Training School for instruction in gunsmithing. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company K, 358th 
Infantry, 90th Division. Sent to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas 
September 9, 1918. Killed in action, October 24, 1918, Meuse- 
Argonne Offensive, Verdun Sector. Buried near Quennel, 
France. 




Mccormick, winfield leroy - - - private 

Son of Frank O. and Flora F. Shirk McCormick (Hunter) ; 
born March 8, 1892, El Paso, Tex. Moved to Lapaz, Marshall 
County, Ind. about 1895. Entered service March 15, 1918, 
Rawlins, Wyo. Trained at Camp Lewis, Wash.; and Camp 
Kearney, Cal. Overseas in August, 1918; assigned to Company 
C, 110th Infantry. Died from wounds October 6, 1918, at 
Mobile Hospital No. 2. Buried in American Cemetery Chateau 
de-Salvange, near Riaucourt, (Meuse). 



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MYERS, FREDERICK THOMPSON - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Fred H. and Dessa P. Thompson Myers; born May 
19, 1891, Lapaz, Marshall County, Ind. Dental student, 
University of Michigan. Enlisted in Dental Reserve Corps 
April 27, 1918, Detroit, Mich. Assigned to Medical Section of 
Reserve Corps of U.S. Army. Did not enter actual service as 
class of 1918 was not called. Died of influenza January 20, 
1919, Ann Arbor, Mich. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Ply- 
mouth, Ind. 




PLACE, OTHO BRADFORD - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of Bradford D. and Mary Caroline Place; born March 
27, 1893, Bremen, Marshall County, Ind. Auditor, Electrical 
Mechanics Company, St. Joseph, Mich. Entered Officers 
Training School, Ft. Sheridan, 111., in May, 1917. Commis- 
sioned 2nd Lieutenant. Stationed at Camps Custer, Mich., 
Camp Greene, N. C, and Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas in 
December, 1917; assigned to Company G, 305th Infantry, 77th 
Division. Killed in action November 1, 1918, Argonne Forest. 
Buried where he fell. American Legion Post, Bremen, Ind., 
named in his honor. 




REEVE, CHARLES BURROUGHS - - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Charles Albertus and Mary Florence Burroughs 
Reeve; born February 19, 1894, Plymouth, Ind. Educated in 
Howe Military Academy, and University of Notre Dame. 
Entered First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, 
May, 1917. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Overseas in 
September, 1917; assigned to Company D, 23rd Infantry, 2nd 
Division. Killed October 7, 1918, near St. Etienne, Mont 
Blanc Ridge. Body to be returned home for burial. Awarded 
Distinguished Service Cross. American Legion, Plymouth, 
Ind., named in his honor. 




RIVAR, JAMES TRUEMAN Sergeant 

Son of Peter and Eleanor Buchanan Rivar; born May 28, 
1887, Bourbon, Marshall County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service about November 2, 1917, Ft. Benton, Mont. Trained 
at Camp Lewis, Wash. Assigned to Company K, 361st Infan- 
try, 91st Division. Overseas in June, 1918. Killed in action 
November 2, 1918, Audenarde, Belgium. Buried beside the 
main road, across the river Escaut from Audenarde. 




SELNER, CARL MILAN Private 

Son of Jacob and Elta Seiner; born October 8, 1895, Waka- 
rusa, Elkhart County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service Sep- 
tember 4, 1918, South Bend, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, 111.; 
assigned to Company H, 2nd Battalion, 5th Limited Service 
Regiment, 161st Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 
12, 1918, at Camp Grant. Place of burial, Bremen, Ind. Sur- 
vived by widow, Minnie Roth Seiner, and son, Kenneth Lloyd, 
Bremen. 



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GOLD STARS 




SEWARD, CLARENCE JOHNSON - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of Charles A. and Edith Idell Johnson Seward; born 
August 17, 1896, Plymouth, Ind. Clerk. Enlisted in U.S. 
Navy July 8, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Sta- 
tion, Chicago, 111., where he was taken ill and died of influenza, 
September 26, 1918. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, 
Ind. 




SHERLAND, GLEN DALE Private 

Son of John F. and Louisa Moyer Sherland; born July 21 > 
1893, Chicago, 111. Moved to Marshall County, Ind. in 1898- 
Bridge worker. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 14, 1917' 
Chicago, 111. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and Ft- 
Bliss, Tex. Assigned to Company C, 34th Infantry. Acci- 
dentally shot by comrade while on duty, June 12, 1917. Died 
from effects of the wounds June 22, 1917, Ft. Bliss, Tex. Buried 
in Donaldson Cemetery, Marshall County, Ind. 




SNIDER, WARREN ANSON Private 

Son of Jacob and Lavina Boyd Snider; born January 17> 
1895, Bremen, Marshall County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service June 15, 1918, Plymouth, Ind. Sent to Indianapolis, 
and assigned to Company H, Chamber of Commerce Training 
Detachment, No. 2. Transferred to Camp Jackson, S. C; 
assigned to Battery F, 12th Field Artillery Replacement Draft. 
Died October 18, 1918, of influenza and pneumonia, Camp 
Jackson, S. C. Buried at Bremen, Ind. 




TONG, ERNEST WILLIAM ----- Private 

Son of John and Ella Catherine Spencer Tong; born January 
4, 1896, near Plymouth, Ind. Butcher. Entered service 
March 30, 1918, Plymouth, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
assigned to 32nd Company, 8th Training Battalion, 159th 
Brigade; transferred to 15th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th 
Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia September 23, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Ind. 




VAN PHERSON, BRYAN E. - - - - - Private 

Son of William and Martha Ann Van Pherson; born October 
17, 1896, near Tyner, Marshall County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 25, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Trained at Camp 
Custer, Mich.; assigned to Battery E, 40th Field Artillery. 
Died of influenza-pneumonia October 14, 1918, Camp Custer, 
Mich. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Ind. 



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WRIGHT, GLEN LEO - - 

Son of Charles E. and Cora Wright; born October 31, 1895, 
near Lapaz, Marshall County, Ind. Core maker. Enlisted in 
Indiana National Guard July 2, 1917, Plymouth, Ind. Sent to 
Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; then to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to 137th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp Mills, 
N. Y. Overseas in September, 1918. Assigned to the Thirty- 
eighth Division. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Hurley 
Hospital, Southampton, England. Buried in Fair Cemetery, 
Marshall County, Ind. 



"But in these halls shall linger, ever strong and young, 
A timeless Youth, about whose shining head is hung 
An aureole of glory. We go out at night, 
And see, far sparkling, up through all the heavenly space, 
Those glistening stars that never fade, whose wondrous light 
Comes radiant to the ageing earth. And so the bright 
Remembrance of those gallant lads whom we call dead 
Shall through the years bring clear each glowing youthful face." 

Jessie Christian Brown, Indianapolis, Indiana 



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GOLD STARS 



MARTIN COUNTY 




ABNER, BENJAMIN HARRISON - - - - Private 
Son of William Lee and Olivia Belle Abner; born November 
2, 1893, Cannelburg, Daviess County, Ind. Moved to Martin 
County, 1908. Employe of Graham Glass Works, Okmulgee, 
Okla. Entered service September 19, 1917, Loogootee, Ind. 
Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky. ; and Camp Shelby, Miss. Em- 
barked June 11, 1918; assigned to Company E, 28th Infantry, 
1st Division. Died of wounds October 13, 1918. Buried, 
Ambley, Aisne, France, Grave 8. 




ALFORD, ISAAC Private 

Son of George H. and Mary Anna Alford; born in 1881- 
Martin County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in the U.S. Regular 
Army October 21, 1914, Texas City, Texas. Assigned to Com- 
pany F, 23rd Infantry; 305th Repair Shop, Quartermaster 
Department. Died of tuberculosis July 23, 1919, Ft. Bayard, 
New Mexico. Place of burial, Loogootee, Ind. 




[BRIDGES, GEORGE BARNARD - - - - Private 
Son of Joel N. and Flora Bridges; born October 4, 1888, 
near Trinity Springs, Martin County, Ind. Principal of public 
schools, Logan, North Dakota. Enlisted June 12, 1917, Indi- 
apolis, Ind. Received training at Camp Wilson, Tex., and 
Camp McArthur, Tex. Sailed May 27, 1918; assigned to 19th 
Field Artillery, Battery B, 5th Division. Fought in the 
Vosges, and St. Mihiel Offensive. Wounded November 7, 
1918, and died November 9, 1918, at Base Hospital No. 82, 
Toul, France. Buried, Toul, France. 




BRIDGES, WINFIELD SCOTT - - - - Private 
Son of Levi A. and Mary E. Bridges; born November 15, 
1886, Halbert Township, Martin County, Ind. Railroad 
employe. Entered service July 21, 1918, Shoals, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Training 
Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClel- 
lan, Ala.; assigned to Battery F, 26th Field Artillery. Died of 
lobar pneumonia October 21, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp 
McClellan. Buried in Clark's Cemetery, near Huron, Ind. 



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439 




COLLINS, JOHN Wagoner 

Son of John and Martha Collins; born March 16, 1894, 
Rutherford Township, Martin County, Ind. Farmer. En- 
listed in U.S. Regular Army February 19, 1915, Indianapolis. 
Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company M, 16th 
Infantry. Sailed June 4, 1917; assigned to Headquarters Troop, 
1st Division. Injured in accident, and died February 24, 1918. 
Buried in American Cemetery near Menilla-Tour, Meurthe-et- 
Moselle, France. 




CORBIN, CLARENCE HOBART - - Apprentice Seaman 
Son of George M. and Stella M. Corbin; born January 4, 
1897, Burns City, Martin County, Ind. Farm laborer in Iowa 
at time of enlistment. Enlisted in U.S. Navy December 13, 
1917, Omaha, Neb. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training 
Station, Chicago, 111., where he died of pneumonia, January 
22, 1918. Buried near Burns City, Martin County, Ind. 




FIELDS, JAMES OTTO ------ Corporal 

Son of Richard H. and Ida Fields; born July 23, 1895, Loo- 
gootee, Martin County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
March 2, 1918. Trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa, and Ft. Bliss, 
Tex. Assigned to Company D, 130th Infantry, 38th Division. 
Sailed May 28, 1918. Wounded November 10, 1918 in battle 
of Fresnes-en-Woevre, and died November 12, 1918. Buried at 
St. Mihiel, France. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross for 
extraordinary heroism in battle in which he was wounded. 




HAGA, PLUMMER L. Corporal 

Son of William F. and Sarah E. Haga; born September 7, 
1891, Lost River Township, Martin County, Ind. Button 
cutter. Entered service October 3, 1917, Shoals, Ind. Trained 
at Camp Taylor, Ky. ; and Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to 
Machine Gun Company, 151st Infantry-. Overseas October 4, 
1918. Died of broncho-pneumonia October 23, 1918, Belmont 
Road Hospital, Liverpool, England. Buried in Everton Ceme- 
tery, Liverpool, England. 




HILBERT, JAMES ROSWELL ----- Private 
Son of Emanuel Pierce and Mary F. Hilbert (Alford) ; 
born October 10, 1887, Lost River Township, Martin County, 
Ind. Served with U.S. Regular Army 1908-1911, Company B, 
28th Infantry. Hospital Attendant at Orient, Ohio, at time of 
second enlistment June 20, 1917, Cincinnati, Ohio. Assigned 
to U.S. Marine Corps, 82nd Company, 6th Regiment. Died 
of wounds July 19, 1918, received in action. (Place of burial 
unknown). 



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HOTZ, JESSE Private 

Son of Robert and Katherine Hotz; born October 9, 1889, 
near Dover Hill, Martin County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 3, 1917, Shoals, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky., with Company G, 151st Infantry. Transferred to Camp 
Shelby, Miss. Embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J. June 15, 
1918. Assigned to Company K, 162nd Infantry; later to Com- 
pany F, 16th Infantry. Killed in action in battle o Soissons, 
July 18, 1918. (Could not learn place of burial). 




JEWELL, JOHN MARTIN - - - 2nd Lieutenant 
Son of William and Sarah J. Jewell (deceased); born Feb- 
ruary 19, 1884, Bolinger Mills, (?) Mo. Moved to Indiana in 
1888. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army November 1, 1906, 
Bedford, Ind. Sergeant of Company M, 17th Infantry in Cuba, 
and on the Mexican Border. Transferred to Company H, 53rd 
Infantry. Sailed in June, 1917. Killed in action October 4, 
1918. Buried in Cemetery Mittlach-Alsace, Grave 2, Row 3. 
Survived by widow, Mrs. Ella Jewell, Atlanta, Ga. 




LYON, JOHN RAYMOND ------ Seaman 

Son of Joel Campbell and Adaline Cannon Lyon; born 
October 3, 1899, Brown Township, Martin County, Ind. 
Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Navy January 7, 1917, Terre 
Haute, Ind. Stationed on the U.S. Battleship "Rhode Island." 
Became ill on board ship, and sent to Naval Hospital, League 
Island, Pa., where he died of pneumonia January 23, 1918. 
Buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Loogootee, Ind. 




McFEE, ARTHUR HANSON Private 

Son of Arthur N. and Josephine A. McFee; born February 
17, 1898, Dover Hill, Martin County, Ind. Grocery clerk; 
law student. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 28, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and 
Douglas, Ariz. Assigned to Company K, 18th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Sailed June 12, 1917. Gassed May 3, 1918. Died 
in hospital, Beauvois, France, May 15, 1918. Buried in French 
Cemetery near Beauvois, Oise, France. 




OSBORNE, ERNEST JAMES Private 

Son of John F. and Josephine Maddox Osborne; born July 
3, 1895, Loogootee, Martin County, Ind. Glassblower. En- 
listed in U.S. Marines May 22, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Trained 
at Port Royal, S. C, Parris Island, S. C, and Quantico, Va. 
Assigned to 80th Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Regiment, U.S. 
Marines. Overseas February, 1918. Killed in second battle 
of the Marne, June 3, 1918. Buried at Belleau, Aisne, France 



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PARSONS, ENOCH O. Private 

Son of Joseph and Lizanah Street Parsons; born December 
20, 1887, Rutherford Township, Martin County, Ind. Coal 
miner. Entered service September 4, 1917, Shoals, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Company F, 28th Infantry. Overseas in June, 
1918. Participated in battle of Chateau-Thierry. Killed in 
action July 20, 1918. (Place of burial not known). 




PATTERSON, CHARLES ROBERTIS - - - Private 
Son of Joseph F. and Vira Elizabeth Patterson; born Feb- 
ruary 13,. 1895, Loogootee, Ind. Entered service March 29, 
1918, Shoals, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 32nd 
Company, 8th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred 
to Camp Mills, N. Y.; assigned to Company F, 47th Infantry. 
Died of pneumonia May 17, 1918, Camp Mills. Buried with 
military honors at Loogootee, Ind. 




PATTERSON, LEONARD PHILIP - - Private, S.A.T.C. 
Son of Charles and Louisa Patterson; born May 4, 1899, 
Loogootee, Ind. Student, teacher. Enlisted October 14, 1918, 
Shoals, Ind. Sent to Winona Lake, Warsaw, Ind.; assigned to 
duty in Motor Transport Department. Stricken with influ- 
enza, he was removed to a hospital in Warsaw, Ind., where he 
died October 28, 1918. Buried at Loogootee, Ind. 




ROBERTS, JOHN OPAL ------ Private 

Son of John S. and Ida F. Roberts; born July 18, 1893, 
Greene County, Ind. Moved to Martin County in 1895. 
Farmer. Entered service June 25, 1918, Shoals, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company K, 334th Infan- 
try, 84th Division. Embarked September 2, 1918. Taken 
ill and sent to Camp Hospital No. 78, (Hospital of 84th Divi- 
sion), south of Perigueux, where he died October 22, 1918. 
Buried in American Cemetery, Perigueux, Grave No. 532, 
France. 




SCOTT, CHARLES S. Private 

Son of Samuel C. and Sarah C. Scott; born June 28, 1890, 
Martin County, Ind. Barber. Enlisted in 1917, Louisville, 
Ky. Received training in several camps. Sent to Camp Mills, 
N. Y. Overseas in April, 1918; assigned to Company D, 26th 
Infantry, 1st Division. Wounded in the Argonne Forest 
September 3, 1918, and died the same day. Survived by widow, 
Oma Scott, and one child, Ellis Grant Scott, Wabash, Ind. 



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SPAULDING, SILAS MATHEW - - - - Private 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Spaulding; born November 
25, 1888, Daviess County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
July 22, 1918, Shoals, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; as- 
signed to 22nd Company, 6th Training Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to 
Headquarters Company, 27th Field Artillery. Died of pneu- 
monia December 22, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried at 
Loogootee, Ind. 



'Lilies, sweet lilies of France so dear, 
Beautiful fleur-de-lis. 

Watch o'er the graves of our lost loved boys — ■ 
Cover them o'er with your lance-like bloom — 
Give of your sweetness, as they gave all, 
Pour out libations of sweet perfume." 

Jennie Kenower McGrew, Huntington, Ind. 



(Prospect, N. Y.) 



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AGAR, THOMAS - .... Sergeant 

(Names of parents unknown). Born July 1, 1892, Peru, 
Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 26, 1914, 
Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company H, 13th Infan- 
try. Served two years in the Philippine Islands. Returned to 
U.S. in 1917. Embarked for overseas June 4, 1918; assigned 
to Headquarters Detachment, 89th Division. Died of pneu- 
monia March 4, 1919, Trier, Germany. Body returned to U.S. 
and buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Sur- 
vived by widow, Goldie T. Agar, Kansas City, Mo. 




BAGSHAW, HARRY ENDALL - - - Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bagshaw; born August 3, 1887, 
Birmingham, England. Came to U.S., and settled in Peru, Ind. 
in 1912. Served four years in U.S. Navy; later joined Minne- 
sota State Mi itia. Enlisted with the First Canadian Railroad 
Troops, December 25, 1917. Overseas in January, 1918. In 
combat service for eight months. Died of pneumonia Febru- 
ary 3, 1919, in Borden Hospital, Wymouth, England. Sur- 
vived by widow, Mary A. Bagshaw, and one son, Harry Kendall, 
Jr. 




CRITES, ERNEST A. Cook 

Son of Joseph and Emma Crites (Speck); born March 29, 
1890, Augusta, Wis. Living in Peru, Ind., when he enlisted 
in U.S. Regular Army December 13, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; assigned to Company F, 30th Engineers, 1st Gas Regiment. 
Embarked for overseas June 30, 1918; participated in battles of 
St. Mihiel, and Meuse Argonne. Died of pneumonia October 
27, 1918. (Burial place unknown). 




EASTERDAY, LAWRENCE A. Private 

Son of Bruff and Zwea Easterday; born June 13, 1886, 
Onward, Cass County, Ind. Moved with his parents to Erie 
Township, Miami County, in 1898. Engineer. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army June 4, 1917, Peru, Ind. Sent to Ft. 
Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 19th Field Artillery. 
Embarked for overseas May 27, 1918. Died September 
1918, from accidental causes. (Place unknown). 



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EDGERLY, FRED Private 

Son of Frank and Catherine Edgerly; born September 18, 
1890, Logansport, Ind. Employe of Vandalia Railroad, Logans - 
port, Ind. when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, July 10, 
1917, and was sent to Ft. McPherson, Ga. Assigned to Medical 
Detachment. Contracted tuberculosis, and died April 26, 
1920, Oteen (?) General Hospital, N. C. Buried at New 
Waverly, Cass County, Ind. 



FLORA,lRALPH NOAH Private 

Son of Merritt and Sarah Flora; born September 23, 1893, 
Richland Township, Miami County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 7, 1918, Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Sheridan, 
Ala.; assigned to Company C, 27th Machine Gun Battalion. 
Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala. 
Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Miami County, Ind. 







GAFFREY, EDWARD CHARLES - - - Private 

Son of Julia Gaffrey (Trass); born February 25, 1896, Peru 
Ind. Employe of Lake Erie and Western Railroad. Entered 
service March 29, 1918, Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Overseas in April, 1918. Transferred to Company B, 112th 
Infantry, 28th Division. Fought in the Aisne-Marne Offensive. 
Killed in action near Epieds, Aisne, July 25, 1918. Buried, 
Commune of Verdelot, Seine-et-Marne. First soldier from 
^Miami County to fall on field of action. 




GINNEY, JOHN MICHAEL Private 

Son of Michael and Anna R. Ginney; born July 7, 1895, 
Clay Township, Miami County, Ind. Went to California early 
in 1917; employed on ranch when he enlisted in Company M, 
7th Infantry, California National Guard (Company M, 160th 
Infantry). Sent to Camp Kearney, Cal. Overseas in June, 
1918; assigned to Company F, 58th Infantry, 4th Division. 
Killed in action August 6, 1918, near Bazoches. Buried in 
Cemetery No. 784, Grave No. 185, Fismes, Aisne, France. The 
American Legion Post, Bunker Hill, Ind., named in his honor. 




HARMAN, FLOYD Engineer, U.S.N. 

Son of Jacob and Emma Harman; born December 10, 1891, 
near Gilead, Miami County, Ind. Automobile mechanic. 
Enlisted in U.S. Navy, February 15, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111. 
Transferred to Hampton Roads, Va.; assigned to duty on the 
Kentucky. Transferred to the mine sweeper Richard Buckley. 
Lost his life when vessel was sunk, July 12, 1919, Kirkwall, 
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HEMPLEMAN, HARVEY EDGAR - - - Private 
Son of John W. and Effie M. Hempleman; born October 6, 
1894, Washington Township, Miami County, Ind. Laborer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Signal Corps, Peru, Ind., July 30, 1918. Sent 
to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Transferred to Camp Cody, N. M.; 
assigned to 622nd Field Signal Battalion. Died of influenza 
November 7, 1918, Camp Cody. Buried in Springdale Ceme- 
tery, Miami County, Ind. 



HOLLAND, LEO PHILLIP Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Holland; born September 22, 
1898, Clarence, Mo. Employe of Chesapeake and Ohio Rail- 
road, Peru, Ind. when he entered service May 5, 1918, Indian- 
apolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to 
62nd Engineering Corps. Embarked for overseas July 14, 
1918; assigned to 86th Company, Tank Corps. Killed acci- 
dentally April 15, 1919, Riaucourt, Haute Marne. Body to be 
returned to U.S., and interred in National Cemetery, Wash- 
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HOLLAND, WILLIAM F. Private 

Son of Dennis and Elizabeth O'Connor Holland; born July 
5, 1887, Macon, Mo. Living in Peru, Ind. when he entered 
service May 6, 1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sent to 
Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 9th Company, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Peru, Ind. 




HORTON, CARL HARVEY - - Sergeant, U.S.M.C. 
Son of Addison and Nancy Sharp Horton; born October 13, 
1891, Van Wert, Ohio. Moved to Miami County, Ind. in 1905. 
Athletic instructor. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps April 6, 
1917, San Francisco, Cal. Sent to Pensacola, Fla.; then to 
Quantico, Va. Overseas in June, 1917; assigned to 6th Com- 
pany, 15th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division. In com- 
bat service during campaign of 1917-18. Died June 30, 1918, 
from wounds received in action, Bordeaux, France. Body 
returned to U.S., and buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Macy, Ind. 



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OWENS, GLENN FOREST Private 

Son of James M. and June E. Owens (deceased); born Sep- 
tember 10, 1888, Dekalb County, Ind. Moved to Miami 
County in 1906. Laborer. Entered service March 29, 1918, 
Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 7th Com- 
pany, 2nd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 
Camp Gordon, Ga. Embarked for overseas June 14, 1918; 
assigned to Company K, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Killed 
in action August 31, 1918, in Argonne Drive. The American 
Legion Post, Peru, Ind. is named in his honor. 



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PLOSS, ALBERT EDWARD Private 

Son of Christopher and Elizabeth Ploss; born December 13, 
1890, Peru, Ind. Employe of Carbon Works, Peru. Entered 
service March 29, 1918, Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, 
Ky.; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. Embarked 
for overseas July 15, 1918; assigned to Company B, 115th 
Infantry, 29th Division. Killed in action October 24, 1918. 
Buried in Argonne- American Cemetery, Romagne, France; 
Grave No. 52, Sec. 64, Plot 1. 



SARVER, ALONZO D. ------ - Bugler 

Son of Amos C. and Sarah Werner Sarver; born January 
15, 1896, Fulton County, Ind. Moved to Miami County in 
1902. Employe of oil company. Enlisted in Indiana National 
Guard May 26, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Shelby, 
Miss.; assigned to Company B, 139th Machine Gun Battalion. 
Drowned May 22, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in I.O. 
O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, Fulton County, Ind. 



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WATERS, RAYMOND J. Private 

Son of James and Sabina Waters (deceased) ; born February 
24, 1898, Peru, Ind. Railroad employe. Enlisted in U.S. 
Regular Army May 8, 1917, Peru, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, 
Ky.; assigned to Troop C, 25th U.S. Cavalry. Transferred to 
Ft. Russell, Wyo. Died July 21, 1917 of septicemia. Buried 
in Oak Grove Cemetery, Peru, Ind. 









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BARCLAY, JOSEPH KNOX Captain 

Son of James William and Lydia Anne Ewing Barclay; born 
September 18, 1883, Jennings County, Ind. Moved to Monroe 
County, 1899. Lawyer. Commissioned Captain, Second 
Officers Training School, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Dodge, Iowa; appointed Battalion Commander. 
Transferred to Officers School, Camp Lee, Va. Appointed 
Judge Advocate. Died May 1, 1919, Camp Lee, Va. Buried, 
Bloomington, Ind. Survived by widow, Eleanor Bowles Bar- 
clay, and son, Joseph William Barclay, Bloomington, Ind. 




B ROUGH, CHARLES Private 

Son of Robert and Kate Dunning Brough; born November 
16, 1891, Ellettsville, Monroe County, Ind. Laborer. Entered 
service September 19, 1917, Bloomington, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to Company C, 151st Infantry; trans- 
ferred to Automatic Replacement Draft, Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Embarked June 11, 1918. Died of appendicitis June 25, 1918. 
Two reports received as to place of burial, one "in France," 
the other, Liverpool, England. 




CHAMBERS, JOSEPH BRUCE - - - - Corporal 
Son of Luther and Alice Strain Chambers; born March 21. 
1896, Victor, Monroe County, Ind. Student in Indiana Uni- 
versity. Entered service August 8, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. 
Trained at Camp Syracuse, N. Y., in 58th Company, 15th 
Battalion; transferred to Quartermaster Corps, Washington, 
D. C. Died of influenza January 7, 1919, at Walter Reed 
Hospital, Washington, D. C. Buried in Clover Hill Cemetery, 
Harrodsburg, Ind. 




CHAMBERS, SAMUEL THEODORE - - - Sergeant 
Son of Dale and Elizabeth Chambers; born October 4, 1888 > 
Monroe County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army July 27, 1914, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Columbus 
Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company H, 23rd Infantry, 2nd 
Division. Trained at Texas City, Galveston and El Paso, Tex., 
and Camp Syracuse, N. Y. Overseas September 7, 1917. 
Died August 3, 1918, of wounds received in action. Survived 
by widow, Ollie Deckard Chambers, Smithville, Ind. 



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CROY, CHARLES O. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Croy (both deceased); born 
June 22, 1894, Bloomington, Ind. Housemover. Entered 
service July 26, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. ; transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to 
Battery B, 34th Field Artillery. Died October 18, 1918, in 
Base Hospital, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Rose Hill 
Cemetery, Bloomington, Ind. Survived by daughter, Ruth 
Irene Croy, Bloomington, Ind. 




DUNCAN, ERNEST FINLEY - - - - Sergeant 
Son of David Finley and Minnie E. Jackson Duncan; 
born November 28, 1895, Bloomington, Ind. Painter. Served 
in U.S. Regular Army 1912-1915, Lafayette, Ind. Re-enlisted 
June 22, 1915. Trained at San Antonio, Tex., and Syracuse, 
N. Y. Overseas in September, 1917. Assigned to Company A, 
Machine Gun Company, 9th Infantry, 2nd Division. Killed 
in the battle of Belleau Woods, June 10, 1918. Cited for dis- 
tinguished service, and decorated with Croix-de-Guerre, with 
silver star. 




FRANKLIN, BERT - Private 

Son of James D. and Mahaley Stevenson Franklin; born 
March 20, 1890, Spencer County, Ind. Moved to Monroe 
County in September, 1910. Laborer. Entered service July 
25, 1917, Bloomington, Ind. Trained at Camp McClellan, 
Ala. Assigned to Battery B, 34th Field Artillery. Died of 
pneumonia February 8, 1919, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried 
at Bloomington, Ind. 




FREESE, BERT HOLMES ----- Sergeant 
Son of Walter W. and Tetia Butcher Freese; born June 6, 
1896, Stanford, Monroe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service September 5, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Alexander, Va.; assigned to 
Company C, 702nd Stevedore Battalion, Engineers Corps. 
Embarked from Newport News, Va., November 11, 1918. 
Died of empyema January 16, 1919, St. Nazaire, France. 
Buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Ind. 




GODSEY, GEORGE WAYNE 

Carpenter's Mate, 1st Class 

Son of George W. and Surelda Frances Kendrick Godsey; 
born August 15, 1890, Monroe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
the U.S. Navy June 3, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Nava 
Training Station, Chicago, 111. First Class Carpenter's Mate on 
the Prairie. Sailed to Bermuda, and Azores Islands. Returned 
to States November 8, 1918. Died of pneumonia on board the 
Solace, January 14, 1919, in harbor near Washington, D. C, 
Buried in his home cemetery, Morgan County, Ind. 



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HASTINGS, WARREN NEAL Private 

Son of C. W. and Ida Susan Black Hastings; born June 8, 
1898, Decatur, 111. Moved to Monroe County, Ind., February, 
1916. Farmer. Entered service October 14, 1918, Blooming- 
ton, Ind. Sent to Interlaken School, Rolling Prairie, Ind., for 
training, where he was assigned to Company C, Motor Service. 
Died of influenza October 25, 1918, Rolling Prairie. Buried in 
Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ind. 




HAY, HORACE HOLMES ------ Private 

Son of William and Florence M. Hay; born March 17, 1895. 
Brookston, White County, Ind. Moved to Monroe County in 
1903. Railroad employe. Entered service May 30, 1918, 
Bloomington, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; 
assigned to Company A, 48th Regiment, Transportation Corps 
of Engineers. Embarked July 31, 1918. Assigned to Volunteer 
Replacement Battalion at Commercy, France. Died of pneu- 
monia October 10, 1918, hospital at Dijon. Buried Dijon Cote 
d'or France. 







HAYS, THOMAS BURRELL Private 

Son of Thomas Frank and Josephine Rebecca Johnson 
Hays; born September 9, 1898, Harrodsburg, Monroe County, 
Ind. Teacher. Entered service October 1, 1918, Bloomington, 
Ind. Trained at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 
Assigned to Student Army Training Corps. Died of influenza- 
pneumonia October 20, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Buried in 
Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe County, Ind. 




HEITGER, JOHN OWEN Sergeant 

Son of Peter and Elizabeth Finley Heitger; born January 22. 
1892, Bloomington, Ind. Plumber. Enlisted in Battery F, 
150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Embarked 
October 18, 1917. Transferred to Field Artillery Replacement 
Unit No. 1. Instructor in Artillery School, Camp Coctquidan, 
France. Died of pneumonia February 17, 1919, Nice (Alpes 
Maritimes). Buried in French Military Cemetery No. 1032, 
Grave No. 7, Nice. 




HUNTER, WILBURN Private 

Son of John C. and Maggie Smith Hunter; born February 
21, 1889, Bloomington, Ind. Mail carrier. Entered service 
Tune 25, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; assigned to Company C, 309th Field Signal Battalion. 
Overseas September 9, 1918; assigned to Company C, 9th Field 
Signal Battalion, 5th Division. Died of pneumonia February 
16, 1919, Evacuation Hospital No. 13, Walferdange, Luxem- 
bourg. Buried in United Presbyterian Cemetery, Bloomington, 
Ind. 



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LUNDY, VIRGIL JACKSON - - Seaman, 2nd CLAb„ 
Son of Algon and Clara Isabell Hubbard Lundy; born April 
12, 1897, Marion Township, Monroe County, Ind. Auto 
trimmer. Enlisted July 3, 1918, Detroit, Mich. Sent to Great 
Lakes Training Station, Chicago, 111., July 12, 1918, for training. 
Second Class Seaman; transferred to Signal Corps. Died of 
influenza September 20, 1918, Naval Hospital, Great Lakes 
Training Station, Chicago, ill. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, 
Bloomington, Ind. Survived by widow, Lucy J. Yoe Lundy, 
Bloomington, Ind. 







MASSY, HOYT SIMPSON Corporal 

Son of Homer E. and Viola Maude Massy; born July 24, 
1888, Bloomington, Ind. Stone sawyer. Entered service 
September 22, 1917, Bloomington, Ind. Trained at Camp 
Taylor, Ky., and Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to Replace- 
ment Draft. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 
18th Infantry, 1st Division. Cited for distinguished conduct 
July 18-22, 1918. Died October 21, 1918, Base Hospital No. 
27, Angers, France. Buried, Mitchell, Ind. Survived by 
widow, Freida Eversole Massy, Superior, Ohio. 




MEDEAR1S, FRED A. Private 

Son of William W. and Sarah Hummel Medearis; born 
February 12, 1895, Bloomington, Ind. Fireman-engineer. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 29, 1917, Bloomington, 
Ind. Trained at Columbus Barracks, Ohio; and Fort Michie, 
N. Y.; assigned to 23rd Company, Coast Artillery Corps. 
Accidentally wounded Ft. Michie, N. Y. Discharged June 25, 
1918. Died October 26, 1919, Bloomington, Ind., from effects 
of accidental wounds received while in service. Buried in Rose 
Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ind. Survived by widow Inez. 
Barlow Medearis, Albany, Ind. 

MITCHELL, EARL H. Sergeant 

Son of James and Elizabeth Jane Floyd Mitchell; born 
November 2, 1894, near Smithville, Monroe County, Ind. 
Student. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard May, 2, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., assigned to 
Company C, 113th Engineers. Embarked September 15, 1918. 
Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, Base Hospital No. 65, 
near Brest, France. Buried in Clear Creek Cemetery, Monroe 
County, Indiana. 



MYERS, LEE JOHN - - Private 

Son of Frank and Cora B. Welch Myers; born August 20, 
1896, Bloomington, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 
5, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned 
to 65th Company, 14th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Knox, Ky.; assigned to Battery F, 72nd Field 
Artillery. Died of double pneumonia October 18, 1918, Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Bloomington, 
Ind. 



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PARKER, EDWIN ORAL Private 

Son of Robert J. and Rachel A. Hudson Parker; born Decem- 
ber 23, 1895, Green County, Ind. Moved to Monroe County, 
1917. Farmer. Entered service October 6, 1917, Blooming- 
ton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp 
Shelby, Miss. Overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to Company E, 
16th Infantry, 1st Division. Died July 18, 1918, of wounds 
received in action, Soissons Sector. Buried in American Ceme- 
tery, Ploisy, Aisne, France. 




PRINCE, EARL HULLA Private 

Son of William and Jane Wampler Prince; born August 15, 
1891, Bloomington, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 
15, 1917, Bloomington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Transferred to Company K, 151st Infantry; then to Headquarters 
Company, 162nd Infantry. Overseas June 11, 1918. Drowned 
in Marne River while swimming July 21, 1918. Buried in 
Chili, (?) France. Survived by widow, Ophelia Elgin Prince. 




REEVES, ROBERT OLIVER ----- Private 
Son of Sylvester and Mary E. Rice Reeves; born March 26. 
1889, Monroe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 
26, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky., 
assigned to 43rd Company, 11th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Died of accidental causes August 9, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Buried in Garrison Cemetery, Monroe County, Ind. 




REYNOLDS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - - - Private 
Son of William and Molly Reed Reynolds; born January 
7, 1895, Greensburg, Ky. Moved to Monroe County, Ind., 
1917. Teamster. Entered service June 20, 1918, Blooming- 
ton, Ind. Trained at Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Com- 
pany D, 1st Development Battalion. Died of influenza October 
14, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Rose Hill Ceme- 
tery, Bloomington, Ind. Survived by widow Goldia Allen 
Reynolds, and daughter, Ruth Naoma Reynolds, Bloomington, 
Ind. 




RIDDLE, THOMAS FORREST - - - - Private 
Son of James A. and Elizabeth A. Riddle; born July 9, 1895, 
Unionville, Monroe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
June 4, 1918, Martinsville, Ind. Trained at Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind., and at Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to Com- 
pany D, 12th Machine Gun Battalion, 4th Division, in France. 
Participated in battles of Chateau Thierry, and Argonne 
Forest. Returned to U.S. as casualty, January 2, 1919; dis- 
charged February 8, 1919. Died from the effects of gas Feb- 
ruary 21, 1919. Buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Monroe 
County, Ind. 



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ROGERS, EARL HANSON Private 

Son of Harry and Alice Carrie Hopewell Rogers; born June 
15, 1893, Bloomington, Jnd. Mechanic. Entered service 
June 15, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Assigned to Training De- 
tachment No. 1, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Trans- 
ferred to Camp Hancock, Ga. Assigned to 27th Provisional 
Ordnance Department. Embarked October 5, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia October 19, 1918, Brest, France. Buried in National 
Cemetery, Arlington, Va. 




SHIELDS, THOMAS AARON ----- Private 
Son of Paris and Mary Ellen Shields; born May 11, 1896, 
Gent, Monroe County, Ind. Furniture factory employe. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 2, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Assigned to Battery C, 6th 
Field Artillery. Overseas in July, 1917. Died of lobar pneu- 
monia March 9, 1919, Base Hospital No. 114, Bordeaux, France. 
Buried in Grave No. 230, American Cemetery, Merignac, 
Gironde, France. 




SMITH, OLIN MELSON ------ Private 

Son of Tilman K. and Stella Melson Smith; born February 
16, 1897, Rochdale, Putnam County, Ind. Moved to Monroe 
County in 1916. Medical student at Indiana University, 
Bloomington, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 3, 
1918, Bloomington, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 
and Ft. Bliss, Tex. Assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 9th 
Mounted Engineers. Died of diphtheria November 30, 1918, 
Ft. Bliss, Tex. Buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Jamestown, 
Boone County, Ind. 




SMITH, ORA CLINTON ------ Private 

Son of Henry and Phoebe Francis Smith; born March 31, 
1892, Bloomington, Ind. Cobbler. Entered service May 20, 
1918, Bloomington, Ind. Trained at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, 
Ft. Snelling, Minn., and Camp Devens, Mass. Assigned to 
Company E, 36th Infantry, 12th Division. Died of influenza 
September 28, 1918, Camp Devens, Mass. Buried in Rose 
Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ind. 




STRAIN, LAURENS BENNETT - - - - Private 
Son of Homer E. and Viola Bennett Strain; born April 6, 
1897, Bloomington, Ind. Student. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army May 3, 1917, Bloomington, Ind. Sent to National Park, 
Gettysburg, Pa.; assigned to Company D, 4th Machine Gun 
Battalion, 2nd Division, as Corporal. Embarked for overseas 
December 24, 1917. Transferred at his own request to Com- 
pany C, 5th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division as Private. 
Killed in action June 7, 1918, at Bois de Clarembeau. Buried 
in U.S. Cemetery, Belleau Woods, France. 



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THRASHER, HOMER PLATO - - - - Private 
Son of Benjamin Franklin and Matilda Ellen Butcher 
Thrasher; born March 1, 1896, Stanford, Monroe County, Ind. 
Entered service July 25, 1918, Bloomington, Ind. Trained at 
Camps Taylor, Ky., and McClellan, Ala. Assigned to Bat- 
tery C, 27th Field Artillery, 9th Brigade. Died of double 
pneumonia January 22, 1919, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in 
Harmony Cemetery, Monroe County, Ind. 




VAN DEVENTER GEORGE EARL - - - Private 

Son of Jasper and Vettie Brown Van Deventer; born July 
17, 1894, Bloomington, Ind. Farmer. Entered Aviation Serv- 
ice December 18, 1917, Rupert, Idaho. Trained at Kelly Field, 
Brooks Field and Ellington Field, Tex., and Camp McClellan, 
Ala. Assigned to Company C, 339th Infantry, 85th Division. 
Overseas July 21, 1918. Sailed for Russia, August 25, 1918. 
Died of pneumonia September 11, 1918, Archangel, Russia. 
Buried in Allied Cemetery, Archangel. 




WAGNER, RICHARD OLIVER - - - - Bugler 
Son of John E. and Lillie Jenkins Wagner; born June 19, 
1899, Mt. Carmel, 111. Moved to Monroe County, Ind., 1903. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 8, 1917, Bloomington, Ind. 
Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky. ; Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., and Ft. Bliss, 
Tex. Overseas April 1, 1918; assigned to Company K, Machine 
Gun Company, 6th Infantry, 5th Division. Killed in a church 
at St. Die, in St. Mihiel Sector, August 20, 1918. Buried, 
Frapelle, Vosges, France. 




WOOLERY, BURTON HENRY - - - - Sergeant 
Son of Henry A. and Laura Burton Woolery; born Novem- 
ber 20, 1897, Bloomington, Ind. Student. Enlisted in Battery 
F, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, April 12, 1917, 
Bloomington. Assigned to Battery F, 150th Field Artillery, 
42nd (Rainbow) Division. Embarked October 18, 1917. 
Killed in action July 29, 1918, Beauvardes, near Esperance 
Farm. Buried in Grave 138, Section B, Plot 2, American 
Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France. American Legion 
Post, Bloomington, Ind., named in his honor. 



Name reported from Monroe County for whom complete record 
could not be obtained. 



HOBBS, JAMES R. Bloomington, Ind. 
Killed in action October 14, 1918. 



Corporal, Company K, 6th Infantry. 



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BARNES, RUBY CLAIR ------ Private 

Son of Thomas and Sally Barnes; born July 1, 1890, near 
Ladoga, Montgomery County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
May 28, 1918, Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; 
transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned to Company M, 
153rd Infantry. Sailed for France August 6, 1918. Died of 
pneumonia September 4, 1918, in hospital No. 14. Buried in 
Cemetery No. 32, 3rd Aviation Instruction Center, Issoudun, 
France. Survived by widow, Leah Barnes, Ladoga, Ind. 




BIBLE, CHARLES - - - - - - Private 

Son of Irwin L. and Hattie King Bible; born February 28, 
1899, Crawfordsville, Ind. Carpenter. Enlisted in Company 
C, Indiana National Guard, Crawfordsville, Ind. Trans- 
ferred to Troop H, 17th Cavalry, Columbus, Ohio. Died of 
pneumonia November 19, 1919 at Douglas, Ariz. Place of burial 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Survived by widow, Gladys Bible, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. 




BOWMAN, FLOYD SCUYLER ----- Private 
Son of Oliver W. and Mary A. Bowman; born March 22, 
1898, New Ross, Montgomery County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service October 15, 1918, Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Winona 
Lake Training School; assigned to Motor Corps, Company B, 
Student Army Training Corps. Transferred to Indianapolis 
Chamber of Commerce; sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., 
where he died of pneumonia February 13, 1919 Buried in 
Pisgah Cemetery, Walnut Township, Montgomery County, Ind. 




BROWN, VESSE G. - - Private 

Son of D. L. and Alice Brown; born September 25, 1888, Mt. 
Vernon, Ky. Working in Montgomery County, Ind. at time 
of World War. Farmer. Entered service (date not known) 
Mt. Vernon, Ky. Received training at Camp Taylor, Ky., 
Camp Shelby, Miss., and Camp Sherman, Ohio. Overseas (date 
not known); assigned to Company I, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Killed in action July 1, 1918. (Place of death and burial not 
known.) Survived by son, Roscoe Brown. 



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CEDARS, ERNEST IRVING Private 

Son of William F. and Edna Cedars; born September22, 
1889, Veedersburg, Ind. Removed to Waynetown, Montgomery 
County, at an early age. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular 
Army May 29, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Mills, 
N.Y. Assigned to Medical Department Camp Infirmary. 
Contracted pneumonia and died, October 26, 1918, Camp Mills. 
Buried in Masonic Cemetery, at Waynetown, Montgomery 
County, Ind. 




COLMAN, ALEX R. Corporal 

Son of Robert and Annie Colman (Griffies); born April 15, 
1897, Tranmere Cheshire, England. Came to Montgomery 
County, Ind., in 1912. Student. Enlisted in Canadian Army 
September 13, 1915, Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. Received 
training at Gresley Park and Port Arthur, Canada. Assigned 
to Company C, 52nd Battalion, 3rd Canadian Division. Over- 
seas November 23, 1915. Killed in the battle of Lens, June 
30, 1917. Buried in Barlin Military Extension Cemetery, near 
Bethune. 




COOK, C. MELVIN Private 

Son of Lincoln and Alice Cook; born January 20, 1896, 
Darlington, Montgomery County, Ind. Blacksmith. Enlisted 
June 17, 1917, Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Har- 
rison, Ind.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 150th Field 
Artillery. Transferred to Camp Mills, N.Y. ; thence to Newport 
News, Va. While recovering from measles, tuberculosis de- 
veloped. Discharged January 29, 1918. Died September 14, 
1919, Crawfordsville, Ind., from tuberculosis contracted while 
in service. Buried in Rice Cemetery, Montgomery County, Ind. 




COOK, GEORGE WALLACE - - - - Wagoner 
Son of Lincoln and Alice Cook; born June 12, 1893, Darling- 
ton, Montgomery County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Com- 
pany C, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard, June 17, 1917, 
Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison; trans- 
ferred to Camp Mills, N.Y. ; assigned to Headquarters Com- 
pany, 109th Engineers. Embarked September 17, 1918. Gassed; 
ordered to U.S. as casualty. Died of pneumonia September 28, 
1918. Buried at sea. 




COX, BYRON CLARK Corporal 

Son of Denton and Berthz E. Cox; born December 5, 1899, 
Rossville, Clinton County, Ind. Moved to Montgomery 
County in 1908. Graduate of State Normal. Teacher. 
Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 17, 1917, Indianapolis, 
Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks; transferred to Ft. Douglas, 
Ariz.; assigned to Company G, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. 
Went overseas July 14, 1917. Killed in action, battle of Soissons, 
July 21, 1918, near Buzancy. Buried near Soissons, France. 
American Legion Post, Crawfordsville, Ind., named in his 
honor. 



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DAVIS, ROSCOE NYE Private 

Son of James K. and Lue Vica Davis; born November 5, 
1895, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Ind. Factory employe. 
Enlisted in Company C, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard 
April 2, 1917, Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; 
assigned to Automatic Replacement Draft, and was with 
Company D, 4th Infantry, at time of death. Went overseas 
June 12, 1918. Killed in action in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, 
October 4, 1918 (Burial place not known.) 




DWIGGINS, RUSSELL HARRISON - 1st Lieutenant 
Son of Charles and Susannah Dwiggins; born June 27, 1896, 
Rossville, 111. Moved to Montgomery County, Ind., 1906. 
Graduate of Purdue University. Chautauqua entertainer. 
Entered Officers' Training School at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, 
Ind., May 1917. Transferred to Aviation Section. Sent to 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio; then to Ellington Field, Tex., where 
he was killed in aeroplane accident, April 4, 1918. Buried at 
Waynetown, Ind. Survived by widow, Mabel E. Dwiggins, 
and one son, Gerald Russell Dwiggins, Wallace, Ind. 




ELMORE, AETNA GAIL - Private 

Son of Jasper and Catherine Elmore; born January 19,1899. 
New Richmond, Montgomery County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted 
in Aviation Section of Regular Army December 5, 1917, La- 
fayette, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; transferred to Kelly 
Field, Tex.; where he contracted pneumonia and died January 
20, 1918. Buried in New Richmond Cemetery, New Richmond, 
Ind. 




ENGLAND, JOHN (Colored) Private 

Son of Roger and Morea Melvina England; born March 24, 
1892, Barren County, Glasgow, Ky. Laborer. Entered service 
August 29th, 1918, Crawforesville, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, 
Iowa; assigned to Company K, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Em- 
barked from New York September 23, 1918. Contracted in- 
fluenza while on board transport and died October 18, 1918. 
Survived by widow, Eva Cook England, Louisville, Ky. 




EVERSON, HAROLD K. Private 

Son of Newton and Minnie Gray Everson; born August 27, 
1894, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Ind. Farmer. Entered 
service August 30, 1918, Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 30th Company, 8th Training 
Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Contracted pneumonia and 
died October 5, 1918, Camp Sherman. Buried in K. of P. 
Cemetery, Mace, Ind. Survived by widow, Vena McBee 
Everson, Linden, Ind. 



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FAUST, CLARENCE MILTON - - - - Seaman 
Son of Milton Voorhees and Violatta Leona Faust; born 
May 27, 1898, Darlington, Ind. Office employe. Entered 
service March 25, 1918, Chicago, 111. Assigned to Coast 
Guards. Trained at New York, and Philadelphia. Did con- 
voy duty during the war, and was on the ill-fated Tampa, when 
it was destroyed in Bristol Channel, September 26, 1918. 
Body was never recovered. 




HARSHBARGER, EVERETT LEONARD 

Apprentice Seaman 

Son of George W. and Eva Jane Harshbarger; born August 
25, 1895, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Ind. Educated in 
Purdue L T niversity. Farmer. Entered U.S. Navy June 6, 1918, 
Chicago, 111. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111., 
where he contracted pneumonia and died, January 1, 1919. 
Buried in Cemetery at Ladoga, Montgonery County, Ind. 




HICKS, FOREST L. - Wagoner 

Son of Martin and Nettie Hicks; born May 20, 1894, North 
Salem, Hendricks County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service 
July 25, 1918, Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. 
Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Battery 6, 
36th Regiment Field Artillery. Contracted pneumonia, and 
died November 3, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried in Cemetery 
at Ladoga, Ind. Survived by widow, Letha LT. Hicks, and son 
Forest Hicks. 




JONES, HARLEY EDGAR Private 

Son of William D. Jones and Elizabeth Francis Jones; born 
March 6, 1889, New Ross, Montgomery County, Ind. Farmer. 
Entered service September 20, 1917, Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent 
to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 31st Company, 159th Depot 
Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 
Company C, 151st Infantry. Contracted pneumonia, and died 
February 4, 1918, in a Base Hospital at Camp Shelby. Buried 
in I. O. O. F. Cemetery, New Ross, Ind. 



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JONES, JAMES NATHAN ----- Private 
Son of James S. and Eva Jones; born August 6, 1899, near 
New Maysville, Ind. Delivery boy. Enlisted in Company C, 
2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard, June 16, 1917, Crawfords- 
ville, Ind. Sent to Gary-, Ind.; then to Camp Shelby, Miss. 
Overseas in June 1918. Assigned to Company F, 4th Infantry, 
3rd Division. Fought at Chateau-Thierry. Killed July 25, 
1918, while acting as a scout messenger. Buried in National 
Cemetery, Aisne, France. 



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JONES, WILLIAM FIFE Captain 

Son of William T. and Mary J. Smith Jones; born April 20, 
1892, Mocksville, N. C. Moved to Montgomery County, Ind., 
1894. Machinist. Enlisted in Aviation Service August 31, 
1916, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Rantoul, 111., for training. 
Acted as Test Pilot, Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. Com- 
missioned First Lieutenant, October 3, 1917; promoted to 
Captain, 1919. Sent to McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio, where he 
was killed in aeroplane accident, July 14, 1919. Buried, New 
Richmond, Ind. 




KELLY, BRUCE - Private 

Son of George and Emma Mahan Kelly; born July 4, 1890, 
Livonia, Washington County, Ind. Moved to Montgomery 
County 1895. Factory employe. Entered service July 25, 1918, 
Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. ; assigned to 41st 
Company, 11th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Contracted pneumonia, and died October 5, 1918, Camp Taylor, 
Ky. Buried in Crawfordsville, Ind. 




KESSLER, WILLIAM J. ----- - Private 

Son of Jacob and Bell Kessler; born December 4, 1892, 
Montgomery County, Ind. Attended Purdue University. 
Farmer. Entered service August, 1918, Crawfordsville, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 30th Company, 8th 
Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Contracted influenza, 
and died October 11, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in 
I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Ross, Ind. 




McCRERY, CLAIR Private 

Son of Andrew J. (deceased) and Fannie McCrery; born 
June 1, 1895, State Line, Ind. Moved to Montgomery County 
in 1896. Factory employe. Entered Service July 25, 1918, 
Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
41st Company, 11th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Company 9, 
Ammunition Train. Contracted pneumonia and died January 
7, 1919, Camp McClellan. Buried at Ladoga, Ind. 




MAXWELL, NORMAN - - - - Private, U.S.M.C 
Son of Frank O. and Minnie V. Maxwell; born May 29, 
1898, Crawfordsville, Ind. Previous military training in Com- 
pany C, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard. Employed in 
Quartermaster Department, Detroit, Mich. Entered the U.S. 
Marine Corps May 15, 1919, Detroit, Mich. Received training 
at Ouantico, Va. Embarked from New York in June, 1919. 
Died of disease September 10, 1919, Brest, France. Buried in 
Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind. 



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MELVIN, FRED LAWRENCE Seaman 

Son of Charles H. and Rachel E. Melvin; born January 23, 
1897, Eminence, Kan. Moved to Montgomery County, Ind., 
1913. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy June 27, 1918, Indiana- 
polis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. 
Transferred to Hampton Roads; assigned to the Iowa. Sailed 
from Norfolk, Va. September 27, 1918. Became ill on board 
ship, and upon arrival in New York removed to Bellevue Hos- 
pital, where he died October 6, 1918. Buried at Alamo, Mont- 
gomery County, Ind. 




MILLER, DANIEL G. Corporal 

Son of Jacob H. and Eliza A. Miller; born June 13, 1891, 
Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind. Moved to Mont- 
gomery County in 1915. Machinist. Enlisted June 13, 1917, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.: later trans- 
ferred to San Antonia, Tex ; assigned to Battery F, 19th Field 
Artillery. Died of typhoid fever November 24, 1917, San 
Antonia, Tex. Buried at Lawrenceburg, Ind. 




MYERS, STANFORD A. Sergeant 

Son of Emanuel M. and Adaline V. Myers (both deceased); 
born July 27, 1888, Crawfordsville, Ind. Assistant Manager of 
shoe store. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in May, 1917, 
Fargo, N. D. Trained at Camp Fargo, N. D.; Camp Greene, 
N. C; and Camp Merritt, N.J. Overseas in December 1918; 
assigned to Company D, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed 
in action October 7, 1918, in the Argonne Forest. Buried at 
Exermont, France. 




O'CONNOR, MAURICE Private 

Son of Maurice (deceased) and Mary O'Connor; born July 
12, 1886, Whitesville, Montgomery County, Ind. Real estate 
and insurance agent. Enlisted in Missouri National Guard 
(date not given) St. Louis, Mo. Sent to Galveston, Tex.; 
assigned to Company C, 138th Infantry. Died of tubercular 
meningitis April 16, 1918, Galveston, Tex. Buried in Calvary 
Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Ind. 




ORRICK, JASPER H. Private 

Son of George W. and M. E. Orrick; born April 15, 1895, 
Tate Springs, Tenn. Moved to Montgomery County, Ind. in 
1917. Farmer. Entered service May 28, 1918, Crawfordsville, 
Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas August 6, 1918; 
assigned to Company C, 126th Infantry, 32nd Division. 
Wounded October 4, 1918 near Cierges. Taken to Hospital 
No. 127, where he died October 5, 1918. Buried in Cemetery of 
127th Field Hospital, near Montfaucon. 



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PEFFLEY, GRANT ERNEST ----- Private 
Son of David H. and Mary M. Pefney; born October 7> 
1886, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Ind. .Farmer. Entered 
service July 24, 1918, Glendive, Montana. Sent to Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. Transferred to Camp Jessup, Ga.; assigned to 
Company G, Motor Truck Service. Embarked from Hoboken, 
N. J., November 1, 1918. Died of lobar pneumonia January 
27, 1919, in hospital Langres, Haute Marne. Buried in Ameri- 
can Cemetery No. 516, Langres, France. 




PICKETT, RUSSELL ------ U.S. Navy 

Son of Ora and Cora Pickett; born August 26, 1896, near 
Alamo, Montgomery County, Ind. Student at Wabash Col- 
lege. Entered U.S. Navy May 31, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 111.; 
assigned to Company M, Wireless Telegraphy. Contracted 
pneumonia and died, November 10, 1918, Great Lakes Naval 
Training Station. Buried at Waynetown, Ind. 




SLOAN, DAVID DIVINE Private 

Son of John J. and Laura Divine Sloan; born Octoberl9, 
1890, Crawfordsville, Ind. Graduate of Wabash College. 
Farmer. Entered service October, 1917, Miles City, Montana. 
Trained at Camp Lewis, Wash., and Camp Greene, S. C. 
Assigned to 47th Infantry, 4th Division. With 165th or 166th 
Infantry at time of death. Went overseas in May, 1918. Killed 
in action, July 28, 1918, Seringes, France. Buried in Cemetery 
at Seringes-et-Nesles, France. 




STEPHENS, GUY - - Private 

Son of Moses and Alice Stephens; born September 16, 1895, 
Crawfordsville, Ind. Laborer. Entered service July 24, 1918, 
Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 
41st Company, 11th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. 
Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Company 9, 
Ammunition Train. Contracted pneumonia and died, October 
28, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried in Masonic Cemetery, 
Crawfordsville, Ind. 




TODD, RAYMOND -------- Private 

Son of George W. and Eva M. Todd (deceased); born May 
21, 1891, Browns Valley, Montgomery County, Ind. Attended 
Baptist Theological Seminary. Farmer. Entered service 
June 24, 1918, Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, 
Ohio; transferred to Ft. Niagara, N.Y.; assigned to Company 
C, 45th Training Battalion, U.S. Guards. Contracted pneu- 
monia, and died December 7, 1918, Ft. Niagara, N.Y. Buried 
in Indian Creek Hill Cemetery, near Brown's Valley, Ind. 



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TURNER, OSCAR E. Private 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wytt Turner; born September 19, 
1890, Tompkinsville, Ky. Moved to Indiana (exact date not 
known). Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 6, 
1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred 
to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Over- 
seas June 11, 1918; assigned to Company C, 26th Infantry, 1st 
Division. Killed in action October 9, 1918. Buried in Argonne 
American Cemetery, Romagne, Grave 105, Section 25, Plot 3. 



WARBRITTON, ERNEST RUSH - - - - Captain 
Son of John F. and Laura A. Warbritton; born December 
1, 1887, New Market, Montgomery County, Ind. Attended 
Purdue University. Civil Engineer. Entered First Officer's 
Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., in May 1917. 
Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company B, 334th 
Infantry, 84th (Lincoln) Division. Embarked September 1, 1918. 
Died October 14, 1918, Hospital No. 101, Fort Manor, Eng- 
land. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville. Survived 
by widow, Anna Warbritton, Ft. Wayne, Ind. 



WINGERT, HAROLD - - Private 

Son of Baily and Laura R. Wingert; born November 30, 
1889, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Ind. Conductor. Entered 
service March 29, 1918, Crawfordsville, Ind. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company H, 112th Infantry, 28th 
Division. Sent to Camp Upton, New York; embarked May 7, 
1918. Wounded August 10, 1918, in "Death Valley" near 
Fismes. Died following day in Field Hospital No. 111. Buried 
in American Cemetery, Chateau de la Foret, Aisne. 




YOUNGMAN, ROBERT PERL - Lieutenant Colonel 
Son of William and Etta Hewlings Youngman; born Febru- 
ary 5, 1879, De Graff, Ohio. Moved to Montgomery County, 
Ind., 1891. Merchant. Served in Spanish-American War. 
Appointed Major of the 2nd Indiana Regiment, National 
Guard, May 13, 1917. Transferred to 4th Regiment, 139th 
Field Artillery. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Taken ill at 
Jeffersonville; removed to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Dis- 
charged January 21, 1918, due to physical disability. Died 
January 29, 1918, Crawfordsville. Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. 
Survived by widow, Vera Smith Youngman, Crawfordsville. Ind. 



Names reported from Montgomery County for whom complete records 
could not be obtained. 



BORAKER, CLARENCE. Crawfords- 
ville, Ind. Private, Supply Company, 34th 
Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia Jan- 
uary 15, 1918. (Place unknown). 

McCLURE, OTTO. John Johnson, 
(assumed name). New Ross, Ind. Pri- 
vate, Company G, 1st Ammunition Train, 
Horsed Battalion. Died of pneumonia 
September 16, 1918. (Place unknown) 



McKINNEY, CHARLES W. Wayne- 
town, Ind. Private, Company K, 18th 
Infantry. Died of wounds October 28, 
1918. (Place unknown). 

MASON, JAMES. Ladoga, Ind. Pri- 
vate, Company C, Indiana National 
Guard. Died in July, 1918. (Place, and 
cause of death unknown). 



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BAKER, CASSIUS CAMERON - Seaman, 2nd Class 
Son of Cassius S. and Sophia B. Baker; born March 29, 
1899, Thomasboro, 111. Moved to Morgan County, Ind., in 
1914. Assistant cableman. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy April 1, 
1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Great Lakes Naval Train- 
ing Station, 111. Transferred to New York; assigned to the 
Battleship Arizona. Died of meningitis July 7, 1917, Naval 
Hospital, Norfolk, Va. Buried in Liberty Churchyard, Martin 
County, Ind. 




BARGER, MARTIN ELLSWORTH - - - Corporal 
Son of Ira Ellsworth and Eva Ella Barger; born December 
7, 1888, Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind. Farmer. En- 
listed in Company K, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard, 
June 25, 1916, Martinsville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin 
Harrison, Ind. Promoted to Corporal. Sent to Army and Navy 
General Hospital, Hot Springs, Ark., where he died of tuber- 
culosis November 5, 1917. Buried in South Park Cemetery, 
Martinsville, Ind. 




BRAGG, WORTH WAYNE Wagoner 

Son of William and Sarah Bragg; born January 15, 1889, 
near Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in 
U.S. Regular Army October 28, 1911. Sent to Columbus Bar- 
racks, Ohio; then to Huachuca, Ariz; later to Nogales, Ariz. 
Re-enlisted November 1914, in Wagon Supply Company, 20th 
Infantry, Ft. Bliss, Tex. While serving as wagoner between 
Ft. Bliss and El Paso, contracted pneumonia and died, March 
8, 1917, Ft. Bliss, Tex. Buried in Duckworth Cemetery, 
Morgan County, Ind. 




CLARK, REX Private 

Son of John and Mary E. Clark; born October 20, 1895, 
Ingalls, Madison County, Ind. Moved to Morgan County in 
1899. Farmer. Entered service July 26, 1918, Nashville, Ind. 
Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp McClellan, 
Ala.; assigned to Battery A, 36th Field Artillery. Died of 
disease January 20, 1919, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Mt. 
Zion Cemetery, Morgan County, Ind. 



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CULMER, BRUCE N. Private 

Son of William W. and Josephine N. Culmer; born January 
8, 1890, Martinsville, Ind. Attended Indiana and Illinois 
State Universities. Railroad employe. Entered service Nov- 
ember 27, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Pittsburg, Pa., 
Chicago, 111. Transferred ot Camp Mineola, Long Island; 
assigned to Aviation Section, Signal Corps, 816th Aero Squad- 
ron. Killed in aeroplane accident July 9, 1918, Mineola, Long 
Island. Buried at Martinsville, Ind. 




DILLON, ORVAL VICTOR Sergeant 

Son of Luther and Jane Dillon; born April 4, 1888, Monrovia, 
Morgan County, Ind. Attended Valparaiso University. City 
salesman for Schnull & Company, Indianapolis, Ind. Entered 
service September 22, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp 
Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 
Company L, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Overseas Septem- 
ber, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, near Razac, 
France. Buried at Perigueux, Dordogne, France. American 
Legion Post. Monrovia, Ind., named the Suit-Dillon Post. 
(See p. 466) 




FIELDS, HOWARD HALSTEAD - - Private, U.S.M.C 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Fields; born August 31, 1895, 
Mooresville,