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GIBSON COUNTY, INDIANA




Gold Star Honor Roll List for Gibson County, Indiana
contributed by Barb Ziegenmeyer

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

Source:  "Gold Star Honor Roll" By Indiana Historical Commission, John Williams Oliver




bankford BANKFORD, EDWARD JOHN HENRY---Private Son of John Mathew and Mary E. Bankford; born April 22, 1888, Barton Township, Gibson County. Farmer. Entered service June 26, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 8th Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company G, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Overseas in September, 1918. Died of bronchial pneumonia October 19, 1918. (Place unknown).





 BILDERBACK, OSCAR OTTO ---Private Son of Downey and Dolly Bilderback; born April 22, 1896, near Princeton, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. Marine Corps, June 7, 1918. Sent to Parris Island, S. C.; then to Quantico, Va. Assigned to 23rd Company, 6th Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps. Went overseas (date not given), and died of disease November 2, 1918. (Exact place unknown).





arvil binhack BINHACK, ARVIL M.---Private Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Binhack; born October 23, 1894, King, Gibson County, Ind. Educated in Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Ind. Civil engineer. Entered service April 18, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Aviation Camp, College Station, Tex. Transferred to Mineola, L. L Assigned to Meteorological Section. Died of influenza October 13, 1918, Mineola, L. L Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Princeton.





russell binhack BINHACK, RUSSELL E.---Seaman, 2ND Class Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Binhack; born November 1, 1892, King, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 7, 1918, and was sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Assigned to duty as 2nd Class Seaman. Transferred to Puget Sound, Wash. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Bremerton, Wash. Buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Ind.





blythe BLYTHE, MOODY ANDREW ---Sergeant Son of Andrew H. and Parna T. Blythe; born August 10, 1894, near Owensville, Gibson County, Ind. Employee of Vandalia Railroad, Indianapolis. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard July 7, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 151st Infantry. Promoted to Sergeant. Drowned in Leaf River, Hattiesburg, Miss., March 24, 1917. Buried in Blythe's Chapel Cemetery, Owensville, Gibson County, Ind.





 BROWN, NOAH --- Private Son of John William and Spica N. Brown; born June 22, 1894, Hazelton, Gibson County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service May 27, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company B, 114th Engineers. Went overseas in August, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 28, 1918. (Exact place unknown).





 CARTER, SAMUEL (Colored) ---Private Son of Samuel and Nancy Carter (deceased); born May 19,1892, Grand View, Spencer County, Ind. Moved to Princeton, Ind., with his father in 1905. Laborer. Entered service August 23, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to Company A, 414th Labor Battalion. Died of influenza October 24, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. Buried in Princeton, Ind.





 CHURCH, ATHOL CLYDE ---Private Son of William A. and Lillie L. Church; born June 7, 1893, Patoko, Gibson County, Ind. Automobile salesman. Entered service May 28, 1918, Owensville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor. Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned to Company B, 114th Engineers. Went overseas in August, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 1, 1918, "in France."





collins COLLINS, WILLIAM E.---Private Son of George and Alice Collins; born September 20, 1895, near Hazelton, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 29, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 18th Company, 160th Depot Brigade. Later transferred to Company E, 78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 20, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at Shilo, three and one half miles southeast of Hazelton, Gibson County, Ind.





 COX, FRED--- Corporal Son of Edward and Missouri Cox; born July 3, 1899, (October, 1896), Princeton, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard June 18, 1916, Indianapolis. Served on Mexican Border with Company M, 2nd Indiana Infantry. Re enlisted, and went overseas in June, 1918. Assigned to Company H, 168th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Wounded in battle July 27, 1918, and died August 3, 1918. Buried in cemetery, Sur-et-Marne, France.





 CULLIVAN, JOHN PORTMAN ---Private Son of Frank and Jane Cullivan; born July 19, 1890, Ayrshire, Pike County, Ind. Family moved to Saline County, 1ll. in 1908; then to Gibson County in 1916. Coal miner. Entered service July 24, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor. Ky.; assigned to 60th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 9th Company, 3rd Development Battalion. Died of influenza October 12, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Princeton, Ind.





curd CURD, CLITUS ---Private Son of William E. and Parthena A. Curd; born March 6, 1888, Oakland City, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service January 3, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Forest, Ga.; assigned to Company I, 6th Infantry. Overseas in April, 1918. Took part in the battles of St. Mihiel, and Verdun. Killed in action November 4, 1918. The Johnson Curd post of the American Legion, Oakland City, named in his honor.





Dike DIKE, JOHN ALEXANDER --- Private Son of W. S. and Mary P. Dike; born December 22, 1886, Harrison County, Ind. Living on a farm in Gibson County, when he entered service October 14, 1917, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company E, 335th Infantry. Transferred to 5th Company, 1st Training Regiment. Overseas in June, 1918; transferred to Company L, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 19, 1918, Champagne Front. The first Gibson County man killed in action.





Evett EVETT, NOAH TEMPLE ---Private Son of Noble M. and Mary E. Evett; born February 2, 1892, Princeton, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 4, 1917, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company E, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to 5th Company, 1st Infantry Training Regiment. Went overseas in June, 1916; assigned to Company L, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 29, 1918, Chateau Thierry.





Farrar FARRAR, JOHN FRANKLIN ---Private Son of James and Nancy Farrar; born February 15, 1887, Owensville, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio assigned to 8th Company, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 10, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Mt. Carmel, Ill.. Survived by widow, Nellie Case Farrar, Mt. Carmel, Ill.





Hardiman HARDIMAN, HOWARD H. (Colored) ---Private Son of John B. (deceased) and Jessie Hardiman; born January 24, 1895, Princeton, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 5, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Ia.; assigned to Company D, 804th Pioneer Infantry. Overseas in September, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 24, 1918. Buried in the American Cemetery, Meurtheet Moselle, France.





 HULSMAN, WILLIAM B.---Fireman, 2nd Class Son of John C. and Mary H. Hulsman; born January 29, 1895, near Ft. Branch, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Navy June 3, 1918, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, 1ll.; transferred to Hampton Roads, Va. Went aboard battleship Alabama, Norfolk, Va. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va. Buried in St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery, Ft. Branch, Gibson County, Ind.





 JAQUESS, JOHN ROBERTS ---Private Son of Fletcher P. and Nimrode E. Jaquess; born March 24, 1894, Clay City, 111. Family later moved to Owensville, Ind. Employe of Goodyear Factory, Akron, Ohio. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps July 13, 1917, Evansville, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S. C. Transferred to Quantico, Va. Overseas in June, 1918. Killed in action October 4, 1918, Mont Blanc Ridge. Buried near Somme Py, France. Survived by widow, Theota M. Jaquess, Ft. Branch, Ind.





Johnson JOHNSON, WARNER CHAPPELL ---Private Son of Newton C. and Katherine Chappell Johnson (deceased); born October 23, 1886, Oakland City, Gibson County, Ind. Salesman. Entered service March 29, 1918, Fort Wayne, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Mills, L. L Overseas in May, 1918, with Machine Gun Company, 47th Infantry. Took part in battle of Meuse River. Killed in action October 5, 1918, Montfaucon, France. The Johnson Curd post of the American Legion, Oakland City, is named in his honor. (See record of Clitus Curd, p. 195).





Jordan JORDAN, JAMES DEWEY--- Private Son of William Thomas and Theodosia Jordan: born June 25, 1898, Eldorado, H1. Family moved to a farm near Owens ville, Gibson County, in July, 1898. Farmer. Enlisted in Company L, Indiana National Guard, (152nd Infantry) July 2, 1917. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in June, 1918: assigned to Company G, 4th Infantry, 3rd Division. Died from wounds October 16, 1918, Fromerville, France.





Kessner KESSNER, HOMER M.---Corporal Son of James M. and Christina H. Kessner; born February 5, 1895, Huntingburg, Ind. Moved to Evansville in June, 1898; then to Gibson County in 1905. Barber. Enlisted in Company M, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard (152nd Infantry), June 2, 1917, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.: assigned to Machine Gun Company, 152nd Infantry.. Died of heart failure February 12, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in L.O.O.F. Cemetery, Princeton, Ind.





Kunh KUHN, FRANK---Sergeant Son of Joseph and Eleanor Kuhn (both deceased); born June 1, 1870, near Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 22, 1899; assigned to Coast Artillery Corps. Stationed at various posts in U.S. until outbreak of the World War, when he was transferred to 4th Recruiting Company, General Service, Ft. Slocum, N. Y. Died of pneumonia December 30, 1918, Ft. Slocum, N. Y. Buried at Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind.





Lawrence LAWRENCE, OSCAR JONATHAN (Colored)---Private Son of Sylvester and Susan Lawrence; born October 4, 1888, Lyles, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 5, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 72nd Company, 18th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Went overseas in September, 1918. Killed in action October 10, 1918. (Place unknown).





Lockhart LOCKHART, JAMES HARLEY ---Bugler Son of Andrew and Caroline Lockhart; born April 30, 1X90, Pike County, Ind. Moved to Gibson County in July, 1914. Coal miner. Entered service July 15, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company D, 5th Infantry. Transferred to Company K, 5th Infantry. Bugler. Died of pneumonia March 12, 1919, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Princeton, Ind.





Lovelace LOVELACE, CLARENCE ---Private Son of Isaac and Malinda Lovelace; horn February 9, 1891, near Oakland City, Gibson County, Ind. Employed on a ranch near Laramie, Wyo., when he was called into service June 26, 1918. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; then to Camp Kearney, Ca1. Later transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas in August, 1918; assigned to 112th Infantry, 28th Division. Killed in action October 4, 1918, in Argonne Forest, France.





Luhring LUHRING, WILLIAM CONRAD---Private Son of Daniel and Josephine Luhring; born May 11, 1890, Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 25, 1917, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company E, 335th Infantry. Died of measles and bronchial pneumonia December 7, 1917. Buried in Camp Ground Cemetery, six miles east of Haubstadt, Ind.





Mason MASON, OLLIE ANDRUE ---Private Son of Jesse and Sarah Mason; born October 9, 1893, Clay County, Ind. Family moved to Gibson County same year. Farmer. Entered service June 25, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company 1, 333rd Infantry. Sent to Ft. Niagara, N. Y.; assigned to Company D, 45th Training Battalion, U.S. Guards. Died of influenza October 6, 1918, Ft. Niagara, N. Y. Buried in White Church Cemetery, Princeton, Ind.





 MOONEY, RALPH KENNETH---Private Son of Alexander and Sarah Lytle Mooney; born April 16, 1892, Princeton, Ind. Farming near Glasgow, Mont., when he was called into service October 1, 1917. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; assigned to Company M, 163rd Infantry, 41st Division. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Landed in England December 24, 1917. Assigned to Company E, 127th Infantry. Died from wounds August 13, 1918, received in action, near Ron-cheres, France.





Nixon NIXON, ROSCOE WILLIAM---Private Son of Otis J. and Mollie Nixon; born July 21, 1895, Gibson County, Ind. Tool dresser in oil field. Called into service May 28, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 56th Company, 14th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Later assigned to Provost Guard duty. Died of influenza pneumonia February 25, 1919. Buried in LO.O.F. Cemetery, Union, Pike County, Ind.





Null NULL, RAYMOND---Private Son of Calvin L. and Emma S. Null; born January 7. 1897, Somerville, Gibson County, Ind. Teacher. Entered service August 1, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Ind. Later transferred to" Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. Died of. pneumonia November 3, 1918, Washington, D. C. Buried, Somerville, Ind.





Reavis REAVIS, SAMUEL A. ---Private Son of Sherman and Lucy D. Reavis; born January 2, 1897, Francisco, Gibson County, Ind. Employee of Southern Railroad. Entered service June 25, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 8th Company, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Meade, Md.; assigned to Company E, 336th Infantry, 84th Division. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y. September 9, 1918. Died of bronchial pneumonia October 15, 1918, in England.





Reinbricht REINBRICHT, CHRIST L. --- Private Son of Fred and Matilda Reinbricht; born September 29, 1893, Elberfeld, Warrick County, Ind. Later moved to Gibson County. Farmer. Entered service August 30, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company G, 14th AmmunitionTrain. Died of of influenza October 12, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried near Ft. Branch, Ind. Survived by widow, Emelia Reinbricht, and one daughter, Elvira Reinbricht.





Rhineford RHINEFORD, GEORGE LESLEY ---Landsman Son of Peter F. and Indiana Christmas Rhineford (deceased); born September 27, 1892, Union Township, Gibson County, Ind. Educated in Terre Haute State Normal School Teacher. Entered U.S. Navy April, 1918. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. Assigned to duty as Landsman. Died of pneumonia September 28, 1918, Great Lakes, 111. Buried in Lynnville Cemetery, Lynnville, Ind. Survived by widow, Easter A. Rhineford, Somerville, Ind.





Strong STRONG, HARMON EDGAR--- Cook Son of John and Mary Strong; born August 31, 1885, Spurgeon, Pike County, Ind. Moved to Gibson County in 1900. Farmer. Entered service May 27, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Greenleaf, Ga. Returned to Camp Taylor. Assigned to duty as Cook. Died of pneumonia February 27, 1919, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Manne (?) Cemetery, Gibson County, Ind.





Wallace WALLACE, WILLIAM SYLVESTER ---Private Son of John Gilford and Janie Wallace; born October 2, 1893, Barton Township, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard July 13, 1917, Princeton, Ind. Stationed at Jeffersonville, Ind., for about three months. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company M, 152nd Infantry. Went overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company L, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action July 15, 1918, Chateau Thierry.





Weis WEIS, AUGUST ADAM--- Private Son of George and Mary Weis; born August 29, 1887, Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service August 9, 1918, Princeton. Sent to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company B, 75th Machine Gun Battalion. Died of influenza pneumonia October 25, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala. Buried in St. James Cemetery, near Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind.





West WEST, CHARLES ALEXANDER---Private Son of Samuel Clark and Isabelle Wyatt West; born February 20, 1888, Hazelton, Gibson County, Ind. Buss driver in San Fernando, Ca1. Entered service September 1, 1917, San Fernando, Ca1. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J.; assigned to Machine Gun Company, 364th Infantry. Overseas in July, 1918. Killed in action September 29, 1918 near Eclisfontaine, France. Buried in Grave No. 127, Sec. 5, Plot 3, Cemetery 1232, Romagne, France.





Zeitz ZEITZ, ARTHUR C.---Private Son of Anton and Mary Zeitz; born July 6, 1894, Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind. House painter. Entered service July 24, 1918, Princeton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 60th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Battery B, 21st Training Battalion, Field Artillery Replacement Depot. Died of pneumonia October 19, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Haubstadt, Gibson County, Ind.




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