Indiana World War Records: Gold Star Honor Roll,

A Record of Indiana Men and Women who died in the service of the
United States and the Allied Nations in the World War, 1914-1918  

 

Bartholomew County 

Name: Rufus Samuel Baker
Rank: Private  
Son of George W. and Elizabeth Baker (deceased); born January 31, 1896, Jefferson County, Ky. Moved to Bartholomew County, Ind., in 1912. Employe of Edinburgh Electric Light Company. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 11, 1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Ft. William H. Seward, Alaska; assigned to Company F, 14th Infantry. Transferred to Ft. Lawton, Wash.; assigned to Company A, 14th Infantry; thence to Camp Dodge, Ia., where he died of pneumonia October 22, 1918. Buried in New Zion Cemetery, near Ogilville, Ind.  
Name: Wallace Raymond Barbour
Rank: Private, S.A.T.C.  
Son of Francis W. and Carrie Bradford Barbour; born November 1, 1896, Burnsville, Bartholomew County, Ind. Farmer. Entered Student Army Training Corps, October 15, 1918, Winona Lake, Ind.; assigned to Company C, Motor Truck Service. Contracted pneumonia; removed to McDonald Hospital, Warsaw, Ind., where he died October 29, 1918. Buried in family cemetery, Burnsville, Bartholomew County, Ind.  
Name: Jesse L. Cochran
Rank: Private  
Son of James Samuel and Indiana Cochran (deceased); born February 23, 1887, Elizabethtown, Bartholomew County, Ind. Entered service August 30, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 46th Company, 12th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company I, 78th Infantry. Died of cerebro spinal meningitis October 19, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus Ind.  
Name: Earl Gibson Colter
Rank: 1st Lieutenant  
Son of Rev. John G. and Laura K. Colter; born August 16, 1887, Laurel, Franklin County, Ind. Moved to Bartholomew County in early life. Educated in Indiana University. Journalist. Enlisted in First Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., May 17, 1917. Received Lieutenant's Commission. Overseas in October, 1917; transferred to the 8th Aviation Instruction Center, R.S.C. Italy. Died of influenza October 4, 1918, Milan, Italy. Buried in Campo Santo Cemetery, Genoa. Survived by son, William Gibson Colter. 
Name: John Peter Daum
Rank: Cook  
Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Daum (both deceased); born April 2, 1888, Harrison Township, Bartholomew County, Ind. Farmer and stockman. Located in South Dakota at time of enlistment. Entered service July 22, 1918, Pierre, S. D. Sent to Camp Dodge, Ia.; assigned to 45th Company, 12th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia August 8, 1918, Camp Dodge, Ia. Buried in Clifty Cemetery, Columbus, Ind.  
Name: Carl Eckelmann
Rank: Corporal  
Son of Daniel W. and Elizabeth Eckelmann; born July 8, 1892, Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service July 26, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; thence transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. Assigned to Battery C, 36th Regiment. Promoted to Corporal. Died of influenza January 31, 1919, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Jonesville Cemetery. Survived by widow, Esther Kiel Eckelmann, Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Ind.  
Name: Frank H. Gaston
Rank: Private  
Son of Singdon T. and Hannah A. Gaston; born January 11, 1884, Burnsville, Bartholomew County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service March 28, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Transferred to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Unassigned. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Buried in Burnsville Cemetery, Bartholomew County, Ind.  
Name: Wilbur Anderson Guthrie
Rank: Private  
Son of Irwin and Daisy Guthrie (Wolfinger), born January 1, 1898, Nashville, Ind. Moved to Columbus, Ind., in 1906. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 14, 1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 11th Infantry. Transferred to Ft. Douglas, Ariz.; thence to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Embarked for overseas February 19, 1918; assigned to Company F, 315th Infantry. Killed in action November 6, 1918, near Verdun, France. Buried, Commune of Consenvoye, Meuse, France.  
Name: John Wesley Hovis
Rank: Private  
Son of Lewis and Mary C. Hovis; born August 30, 1886, Van Buren Township, Brown County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 21, 1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 42nd Company, 11th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 152nd Infantry. Died of pneumonia January 2, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in Grand View Cemetery. Survived by widow, Grace Hovis, Ogilville, Bartholomew County, Ind. 
Name: Arthur Van Wye Hunter
Rank: Private  
Son of Frank and Ida Walker Hunter; born November 25, 1891, near Columbus, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 5, 1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 42nd Company, 11th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Embarked for overseas September 3, 1918; assigned to Company H, 325th Infantry. Died of pneumonia May 12, 1919, on board ship Antonio Lopez while returning to U.S. Buried in Harmony Cemetery, Bartholomew County, Ind.  
Name: Jesse Arnold Jenkins
Rank: Private  
Son of Henry (deceased) and Anna Jenkins; born April 6, 1893, Jennings County, Ind. Later moved to Columbus, Ind. Blacksmith. Entered service June 5, 1918, Greensburg, Ind. Sent to Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Training School. Transferred to Washington Barracks, D.C. Overseas in September, 1918. Stricken with influenza enroute, he died October 10, 1918, Liverpool, England. Body returned to U.S. in August, 1920, and buried in Bear Creek Cemetery, Jennings County, Ind.  
Name: James Bennett Larkin
Rank: Private  
Son of Mark V. and Minnie Larkin; born June 19, 1898, Columbus, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 8, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Fort Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Motor Mechanic Signal Corps. Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga., where he died of pneumonia February 10, 1918. The first soldier whose body was brought home to Columbus for burial. Buried with military honors in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind.  
Name: William Cecil Maddock
Rank: Private, S.A.T.C.  
Son of William and Matilda Maddock; born January 10, 1898, Grammer, Bartholomew County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service October 15, 1918, Columbus, Ind., and was sent to Winona Training Camp, Winona Lake, Ind. Assigned to Motor Truck Unit, Student Army Training Corps. Died of influenza October 31, 1918, Warsaw, Ind. Buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. Survived by widow, Mae Foist Maddock, LaHabra, Cal.  
Name: Orville George Moyer
Rank: Gunner  
Son of Charles D. (deceased) and Mary Moyer (Wilkerson): born November 7, 1896, Columbus, Ind. Went to Canada early in 1916, and enlisted in Canadian Army, August 19, 1916, Amherstburg, Ontario. Assigned to Battery C, 63rd Field Artillery. Overseas in October, 1916; assigned to 31st Battery, 334th Regiment, 9th Brigade. Killed in action November 3, 1917, near Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Plot 12, Row E, Grave 7. 
Name: Karl Henry Neuert
Rank: Electrician, 2nd Class  
Son of John M. and Martha Alice Neuert; born March 14, 1898, Indianapolis, Ind. Family moved to Columbus, Ind., in 1916. Telegraph operator. Enlisted in U.S. Navy April 2, 1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station; assigned to 2nd Company, Wireless Service Unit. Assigned to duty as operator on the President Lincoln. Killed in action May 31, 1918, when the President Lincoln was torpedoed on fifth return trip from France.  
Name: Herbert D. Newby
Rank: Private, S.A.T.C.  
Son of Fred L. and Monta G. Newby; born May 12, 1900, Columbus, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Student Army Training Corps, Purdue University, October 10, 1918. Assigned to Company I, Section A. Died of scarlet fever December 11, 1918, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. Buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind.  
Name: Millard Leonard Newson
Rank: Private  
Son of Harley C. and Nannie V. Newsom (Lane); born February 24, 1895, Indianapolis, Ind. Moved to Columbus in 1898. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 1911; served three years. Re-enlisted December 13, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind.; assigned to Company D, 5th U.S. Engineers. Transferred to Company F, 30th Engineers, 1st Gas and Flame Regiment. Overseas in June, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 21, 1918, Base Hospital No. 50, Mesves, France. Buried in Mesves Cemetery. Survived by widow, Hazel Newsom, Lima, Ohio.  
Name: Victor Hugo Nysewander
Rank: Captain  
Son of Jasper D. and Anna Nysewander; born July 22, 1886, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Ind. Moved to Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Ind., in 1910. Graduated from Michigan University Law School in 1911. Entered Officers Training Camp, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, in November, 1917. Commissioned 1st Lieutenant. Overseas in June, 1918, with Company K, 359th Infantry, 90th Division. Killed in action November 4, 1918, near Bantheville, France. Buried in Romagne Cemetery, No. 1232, Grave 19, Sec. 46, Plot 1.  
Name: Harry George Patrick
Rank: Private  
Son of Gustavus (deceased) and Mary C. Patrick; born February 1, 1890, Ogilville, Bartholomew County, Ind. Lineman, Central Union Telephone Company. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 9, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to San Francisco, Cal.; transferred to Fortress Monroe, Va. Overseas July 14, 1918, with Battery A, 62nd Coast Artillery. Died of pneumonia November 2, 1918. Body returned to U.S. in January, 1921, and buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. 
Name: Leo Plunkett
Rank: Private  
Son of Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Plunkett; born May 20, 1888, Columbus, Ind. Painter. Entered service May 24, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N.J. Overseas in September, 1918; died of pneumonia October 5, 1918, Base Hospital No. 33, Brest, France. Body returned to U.S., and interred in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind. Survived by widow, Hattie Plunkett, Indianapolis, Ind.  
Name: William Pumphrey
Rank: Private  
Son of Cyrus (deceased) and Mary E. Pumphrey; born August 11, 1888, near Hope, Bartholomew County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 20, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., where he served as cook in Central Officers Training School, 29th Cooks and Bakers Training School. Died of influenza-pneumonia October 20, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Moravian Cemetery, Hope, Bartholomew County, Ind.  
Name: Sherman Laurin Rhude
Rank: Private, S.A.T.C.  
Son of Asher and Mary L. Rhude; born September 21, 1897, Hamblen Township, Brown County, Ind. Moved to a farm near Columbus, Ind., in 1907. Employe of Nordyke-Marmon Company, Indianapolis, when he entered the Student Army Training Corps, Purdue University, October 1, 1918. Died of influenza January 23, 1919, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. Buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind.  
Name: Floyd Robertson
Rank: Cook  
Son of Benjamin (deceased) and Margaret Robertson, born September 16, 1894, Hope, Bartholomew County, Ind. Baker. Entered service June 15, 1918, Columbus, Ind.; assigned to Mechanic's School for Truck Drivers, Indianapolis, Ind., where he was promoted to Instructor in Motor Trucks. Assigned to Headquarters Company No. 2, member of band. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Buried in Moravian Cemetery, Hope, Ind. Survived by widow, Lavern Robertson, Hope, Ind.  
Name: Julius Roupp
Rank: Private  
Son of Henry and Lydia Finkle Roupp; born January 21, 1891, Union Township, Bartholomew County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 30, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 46th Company, 12th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company K, 78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind.  
Name: Charles Edward Stilabower
Rank: Corporal  
Son of William H. and Samantha Stilabower (deceased); born December 18, 1898, Taylorsville, Bartholomew County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 10, 1917, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; thence to Ft. Bliss, Tex. Assigned to Company D, 17th Infantry. Embarked for overseas October 31, 1917; assigned to Company H, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Died October 21, 1918, from wounds received in action. Buried in the American Cemetery, Exermont Ardennes, France.  
Name: Walter Valentine Stillabower
Rank: Private  
Son of Henry and Phoebe Stillabower; born May 10, 1896, near Edinburg, Bartholomew County, Ind. Educated in Central Normal College, Danville, Ind. Teacher. Entered service April 5, 1918, Champaign, Ill. Sent to Ft. Wright, N. Y.; assigned to Coast Artillery Corps. Stricken with pneumonia two days after he reached camp, he died April 20, 1918. Buried in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburg, Ind.  
Name: Louis Jackson Tabor
Rank: Bugler  
Son of Erasmus (deceased) and Susan Tabor; born August 4, 1900, Brownstown, Ind. Moved with parents to Columbus, Ind., in 1909. Laborer. Enlisted in U. S. Regular Army November 2, 1916, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Fort Houston, Tex.; assigned to Company E, 28th Infantry. Embarked for overseas June 14, 1917; attached to 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, near Soissons, France. Cited by General Summerall, Division Commander, for bravery in action.  
Name: Kent Voyls
Rank: Private  
Son of John Frank and Georgia Voyls; born October 26, 1887, Elizabethtown, Bartholomew County, Ind. Mechanic. Entered service June 24, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Company L, 319th Infantry. Killed in action November 2, 1918, Argonne Forest. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France. Survived by three children, Frank, Dorothy, and Raymond Voyls.  
Name: Frank Leslie Wilcoxson
Rank: Private  
Son of George M. Wilcoxson (deceased) and Cynthia Wilcoxson (Schlechter); born February 26, 1894, Barren County, Ky. When a small boy moved with parents to Columbus, Ind. Painter. Entered service June 22, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Cooks and Bakers Training School. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Ind.  
Name: Benjamin Harrison Woehrman
Rank: Private  
Son of William and Sophia Woehrman (both deceased); born November 13, 1889, Jonesville, Bartholomew County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 25, 1918, Columbus, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 38th Company, 10th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Battery A, 36th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried in White Creek Cemetery, Bartholomew County, Ind. 

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