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28 October 1918 : Cpl John Valentine Bildner

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Parents Louis and Lizzie Bildner. In 1900, the second of three children living at 86 Conwell Street, Dearborn Country, Indiana. His German born grandparents lived at 84 Conwell Street.  A machinist before the war John was drafted into service with the 159th Depot Brigade at Lawrenceburg, Indiana on 29 March 1918, he was trained at Camp Taylor, Ken…


17 November 1919 : Lieutenant Roland MacGray

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Roland MacGray was a West Point graduate of the Class of 1918. After training at Fort Sill, Camp Funston and Camp Taylor, he sailed for France on 13 June 1918. Seeing no action and still in training at the time of the Armistice, he moved to Germany as part of the Army of Occupation in Koblenz where, on 17 November 1919, he was shot dead by a diso…


18 November 1917 : Pvt Harry George Myers

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Harry Myers was a foster child who was raised on a farm at Uniontown, Perry County, Indiana.  He enlisted into the US regular Army in 1916 and was trained at Columbus Barracks, Ohio before seeing action on the Mexican Border. Harry was sent overseas with the AEF in June 1917 and he was killed in action in the Sommerviller sector, Lorraine on 18…


25 November 1918 : Pvt Elmer Taylor died of pneumonia on this day

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A chauffeur from Richmond, Indiana, Elmer enlisted into the US Regular Army at Jefferson Barracks, Minnesota on 8 May 1918 and was trained at Camp Harry Jones and Fort Douglas, both in Arizona, with No 2 Company, Recruit Detachment of the 3rd Depot Brigade. Whilst still at Fort Douglas, Elmer contracted pneumonia and died on 25 November. He is buri…


Pte. Edward Leon Hill, 72nd Bn CEF (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada)

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In 1911 Edward Hill moved with his family to Allen County, Indiana. He enlisted into the Indiana National Guard in April 1916. He saw service on the Mexican Border then in September 1917 he went to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and enlisted into the Canadian Army . After initially enlisting into the 50th Bn Canadian Expeditionary Force, he …


6 May 1918: Pvt Joseph William Welsh

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Joseph enlisted into the US regular army at Greensburg on 16 April 1917 and was sent to Douglas, Arizona where he was assigned to the 18th Infantry Regiment. After being sent overseas in June 1917, he fought at Sommerville, Toul, Cantigny and Chateau-Thierry where he was wounded in action. He died of these wounds on 6 May 1918; he was the first …


3 July 1918 : Pvt John L Vaughn

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Son of James and Sarah J. Vaughn. Before the war John was a farmer.   He entered service at Lagrange, Indiana on 20 September 1917 and received training at Camp Taylor and Camp Shelby where he was assigned to Co B of the 139th MG Battalion. Later transferred to the 148th Bn, John was sent overseas in June 1918. He was accidentally drowned on 3…


29 December 1918: Wagoner Frank Powell

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Frank was employed as a steam-boatman in his civilian life. He enlisted at Evansville, Indiana on October 5th 1917 and underwent training with the 335th Infantry at Camp Taylor, Kentucky and Camp Sevier, South Carolina where he transferred to the 119th Infantry. On December 16th 1917, Frank embarked on overseas service and was wounded in action d…


23 January 1919: Pvt Bura Haney

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Parents Delloss (a schoolteacher born in Ireland) and Sophronia Haney on 31 January 1897. The family moved to Marion County in 1907 and on completing his education Bura became a clerk. He enlisted into service at Indianapolis, Indiana on 19 March 1918. Bura was trained at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri and assigned to the Hospital Corps. He was tr…


14 June 1917 : John Francis McCarthy

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John was a salesman prior to enlisting into the US Marine Corps in New York on 25 January 1910. After four years service, he re-enlisted at San Francisco on 31 January 1914 at served on the USS Massachusetts and the USS Denver before becoming part of the American Expeditionary Force to Nicaragua. John was killed in an automobile accident at Oaklan…


20 January 1917: Pte Raymond William Combs

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Son of Jonathan B. and Anna Sparks Combs. Living in Zionsville, Boone County, Ind., when Raymond enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 23, 1915, Jefferson Barracks, Mo before being sent to Ft Ward, Washington. He then enlisted into the Canadian Army on 18 April 1916 (claiming no prior military service other than service in the Canadian Militia!).…