23 October 1918 : Pvt Edward M Beneker US Army

Born at South Gate, Franklin County, Indiana 20 September 1895.

South Gate is 35 miles north east of Cincinnati (cc OpenStreetMap)

A farmer, Edward was drafted into service at Brookville on 29 March 1918 and received his training at Camp Gordon, Georgia and at Camp McClellan, Alabama before being transferred to the 115th Infantry and sent overseas in June 1918.

A participant in actions in Alsace and near Verdun prior to engaging in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Edward was reported as wounded and missing in the Argonne on 23 October 1918.

His body never being identified, his name is now listed on the 'Tablets of the Missing' at the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne.

US Marines during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in 1918

Pvt Edward M Beneker, CoD 115th Infantry Regt.

23 October 1918 killed in action

Research by David O'Mara