18 November 1917 : Pvt Harry George Myers

Harry Myer's was from Indiana, USA

Location of Uniontown, Perry County, Indiana in the US (cc OpenStreetMap)

Harry Myers was a foster child who was raised on a farm at Uniontown, Perry County, Indiana. 

Pitt's Folly House, State Highway 21, Uniontown,Perry

Harry enlisted into the US regular Army in 1916 and was trained at Columbus Barracks, Ohio before seeing action on the Mexican Border. he was sent overseas with the American Expeditionary Force in June 1917.

Photograph taken 4 July 1917 during a pause in the parade of elements of the 16th Infantry Regiment participating in the Fourth of July parade in Paris.

He was killed in action in the Sommerville Sector, Lorraine on 18 November 1917; he was one of the first 36 men of the AEF to die in action.

His original burial place is unknown but Harry's remains were returned to the USA, post-war.

Pvt Harry George Myers, Co K, 16th Infantry Regiment

18 November 1917 killed in action.

Research by David O'Mara.