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1 August 1918 Cpl Isaac E Holloway

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Isaac was a graduate of the Marion Conservatory of Music and was a member of the National Military Home Band at the time of his enlistment. Marion Conservatory of Music was founded in 1898 by Percy L. Nussbaum who had studied in Europe with some of the greatest musicians of the era. Classes including instrumental and vocal music, music history…


20 October 1918 : Cpl Gilbert P Hamilton

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Gilbert was a machinist by trade. He enlisted into the Indiana National Guard (Co B, 4th Infantry) on 4 May 1917 and was sent to Camp Shelby, Missouri, where he was assigned to the 139th FAR. Sent overseas in early October 1918, he died of influenza in hospital in Manchester (England) on 20 October 1918 where he was buried. Gilbert's body was …


28 October 1918 : Cpl John Bildner

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John's parents were 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 Ca…


2 November 1917 : Smn Joseph James Schultz

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Joseph Schultz emigrated to the USA and was living at Fort Wayne, Indiana when he enlisted into the US Navy on 26 April 1917. On 2 November 1917 he was a passenger on a launch being used to transport crew members to the USS Michigan which was at anchor off the US coast. The launch capsized, drowning many of the passengers, Joseph amongst the…


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. It was here, on 17 November 1919, that he was …


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.  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. He was killed in action in the Sommervil…


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 …


28 December 1917 : Wagoner Ned Vandeventer

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Son Winfield (farmer) and Sarah 'Lizzie' Vandeventer. Siblings in 1900 included Grace (3) and Maranda 'Randa' (1). By the time of the 1910 Census he had a further four brothers and sisters: Mandy, John, Avis and Scott.  Ned, who farmed for his father before the war, attested age 21 into the US Army on 4 June 1917 and was called up that October.…


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. Joseph died of these wounds on 6 May 1918; he was the…


3 July 1918 : Pvt John L Vaughn

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Son of James Clinton (farmer) and Sarah Jane (née Lytle). Vaughn. John was one of 12 children in the family, of whom only four outlived their parents: two died in infancy, another five between the ages of 14 and 39.    John entered service at Lagrange, Indiana on 20 September 1917 and received training at Camp Taylor and Camp Shelby where he …


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 wa…


12 June 1918 : Pvt William Keith Ross

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William Ross, age 17, enlisted into the US Marine Corps at Cincinnati, Ohio on 29 December 1917. He trained at Parris Island and Quantico then embarked for overseas service in April 1918 and saw service with the 1st Infantry Division in France. William was killed in action during the battles for Belleau Wood on 12 June 1918 and he was buried …


14 June 1917 : John Francis McCarthy

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John McCarthy 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…


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!).…