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Pvt William J Ryan, 5th Marine Regiment USMC.


Born at Ft Wayne in 1889, William enlisted into the US Marine Corps in April 1917 and, after training at Parris Island, he was allotted to the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Division. A participant in the actions at Cantigny, Soissons, St. Mihiel and the Argonne, he served in the Army of occupation on the Rhine after the armistice before being sent back …

30 March 1918: Pvt Carl E Winkelmeyer, Co D 6th Engineers, US Army.


Born at Ft Wayne on 31 March 1896, Carl was a sign writer by trade who was at first rejected for service due to being underweight. He re-enlisted on 18 October 1917 and found himself posted to France by December. He was killed in action near Cambrai on 30 March 1918 and has no known grave. He is now commemorated on the ‘Tablets of the Missing' at …