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GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA
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


ALLEN, ALVA - - -Private
Son of Jeremiah and Margaret Allen; born April 14, 1895, near Bloomfield, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 17, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company G, 18th Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917; attached to 1st Division. Received additional training at Houdencourt, France. Participated in battles of Cantigny, and Argonne Forest. Killed in action October 4, 1918, in Argonne Forest Drive. (Burial place unknown).

BASHAW, CLARENCE - - -Corporal

Son of Charles (deceased) and Ella Stewart Bashaw; born May 27, 1893, near Worthington, Greene County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 2, 1914; sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Saw three years service in the Philippines. Returned to U.S. in 1917; assigned to Troop A, 8th Cavalry. Overseas in March, 1918, with 15th U.S. Cavalry. Died April 19, 1918, in U.S. Hospital, post office address 716 A. E. F. The American Legion Post, Worthington, Ind., is named in his honor.

BEASLEY, GEORGE CLINTON - - - Private

Son of George R. and Kitturah Sims Beasley (deceased); born January 19, 1895, Linton, Greene County, Ind. Employee of Vandalia Railroad. Entered service in June, 1918, Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was then employed. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash. Transferred to Camp Mills, L. L; assigned to Company G, 110th Infantry, 28th Division. Overseas in August, 1918. Killed in action September 29, 1918 in battle of Argonne Forest. Buried in American Cemetery, Romagne, France, Grave 53, Sec. 24, Plot 2.

BRADLEY, JOSEPH WILLIAM - - - Private

 Son of Robert and Emily Bradley (Hodgson); born June 24, 1894, Linton, Greene County, Ind. Miner. Entered service March 29, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 10th Company, 3rd Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Company L, 116th Infantry, 29th Division. Overseas in June. 1918. Killed in action in battle of Argonne Forest, October 15, 1918. (Burial place unknown).

COSTER, CLAUDE - - - Private

Son of Alva and Rosa Coster; born March 23, 1893, Hendricksville, Greene County, Ind. Entered service September 20, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Machine Gun Company, 162nd Infantry, and went overseas in June, 1918. Assigned to Company C, 11th Machine Gun Battalion. Participated in battles of the Marne, and Verdun. Killed in action October 19, 1918, Meuse Argonne Drive. (Burial place unknown).

COURTNEY, FRANK OWEN - - - Corporal

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Courtney; born May 16, 190O, Newberry, Greene County, Ind. High school student at time of his enlistment in U.S. Regular Army, April 17, 1917, Linton, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company B, 16th Infantry. Overseas in June, 1917; attached to 1st Division. Died July 23, 1918 in Evacuation Hospital No. 5 from wounds received in action. Buried near Crepy, Oise, France. The American Legion Post, Linton, Ind., named in his honor.

CROSS, GEORGE E. - - - Private

Son of Henry and Emma Cross; born January 1, 1893, Marco, Greene County, Ind. Entered service June 23, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y.; assigned to Company M, 333rd Infantry, 84th Division. Overseas in September, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 29, 1918, Base Hospital No. 83. Buried in American Cemetery Revigny, Meuse, Grave No. 167, Section L. Plot 4.

DALTON, THURMAN - - - Private

Son of James B. and Mary Dalton; born October 2, 1891, near Washington, Ind. Living in Lyons, Greene County, at time he entered service, September 5, 1918. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 24th Company, 6th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Base Hospital Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried near Lyons, Greene County, Ind. Survived by widow, Hazel Grounds Dalton, Lyons, Ind.

DIXON, CHARLES ELLIOTT - - -  Sergeant

Son of Emanuel and Anna Jones Dixon (deceased); born September 22, 1895, Dugger, Sullivan County, Ind. Family moved to Linton, Greene County, in 1897. Educated in Purdue University, and University of Missouri. Bacteriologist, Eli Lilly Laboratory, Greenfield, Ind. Entered service December 8, 1917, Indianapolis. Overseas in September, 1918. Assigned to Camp Hospital No. 55, Ferriers, France. Killed in railroad accident May 23, 1919, Moret Sablons, France. Buried at Suresnes, France.

FRYE, JAMES R. - - - Fireman, 2ND Class, U.S.N. Son of Henry (deceased) and Margaret Frye; born January 31, 1894, Switz City, Greene County, Ind. Railroad employee. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, May 25, 1917, Indianapolis. Assigned to duty as Fireman, 2nd class, on the Neptune. Transferred to hospital ship Mercy. Tuberculosis developed; he was sent to army hospital, Ft. Lyons, Co1. While home on furlough he contracted influenza, and died January 18, 1919, while still in service. Buried in Switz City, Ind.


GREEN, TAYLOR W. - - - Private

Son of Henry S. and Bertha Green; born April 19, 1891, Worthington, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 29, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman. Ohio; assigned to 29th Company, 8th Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia January 7, 1919, Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Walker Cemetery, Worthington, Ind.

HALL, PERRY  - - -Private

Son of Albert A. and Drusilla Hall; born February 23, 1888, Trimble, Tenn. Family moved to Linton, Ind. in 1902. Coal miner. Employed in Charlestown, W. Va., at the time he entered service September 21, 1917. Sent to Camp Lee, Va.; assigned to Battery C, 315th Field Artillery; overseas in May, 1918. Took part in Meuse-Argonne Battle. Died of pneumonia February 17, 1919, Division Field Hospital, Cry. Buried in American Cemetery, Ancy le Franc, Yonne, France.

HASLER, RASHO  - - - Private

Son of Henry and Martha A. Hasler (deceased); born August 28, 1891, Lyons, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service, September 4, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 33rd Company, 9th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 9, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Lyons, Greene County, Ind.

HAUSER, LEWIS - - -Private

Son of Elmore and Hulda Hauser; born October 7, 1890, Freedom, Owen County, Ind. Moved to Greene County in February, 1915. Farmer. Entered service April 27, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company F, 112th Ammunition Train. Overseas in June, 1918. Lost his life by accidental drowning, July 22, 1918, "Somewhere in France." Buried in American Cemetery, Talence, Gironde, France.

HOLDER, FRED LEE - - - Fireman, 2ND Class Son of Jesse and Belle Snow Holder; born December 5, 1893. Monroe County, Ind. Family moved to Switz City, Greene County, Ind. in 1894. Miner. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 28, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind.; assigned to duty as Fireman, 2nd class on the Von Steuben. Lost his life at sea, July 17, 1918.


HOUT, HERMAN - - - Private

Son of Simon C. and Laura Jane Hout; horn May 20, 1892, Clay County, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service September 19/1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company K, 151st Infantry. Embarked for overseas October 6, 1918, and died October 14, 1918 while on board ship en route to France. Buried at sea. The American Legion Post Jasonville, Ind., is named in his honor.

HUFFMAN, FREDERICK ROYAL - - - Fireman, 3rd Class

Son of John C. (deceased) and Margaret Huffman; born September 17, 1893, Bloomfield, Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. Navy, December 2, 1917. Sent to Newport, R. L; assigned to duty as fireman on the Mount Vernon. Lost his life September 5, 1918, when the Mount Vernon was torpedoed by a German submarine. Buried in Newberry Cemetery, Greene County, Ind. Crew was commended by Secretary of the Navy for remaining on duty following the torpedoing of vessel.

JOHNSON, GLEASON - - - Corporal

Son of William F. and Jane Johnson; born July 14, 1892, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 31, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind., and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Gettysburg, Pa.; then to Camp Greene. N. C. Assigned to Company K, 59th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918, and was killed in action July 19, 1918 near Chateau-Thierry, France. (Burial place unknown).

JOHNSON, HELMER H. - - - Private

Son of James and Martha Edwards Johnson (both deceased): born April 18, 1894, Odon, Daviess County, Ind. Later moved to Lyons, Greene County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 1910. Saw eight years service in Philippine Islands. Sent to France in September 1918; assigned to Battery C, 67th Coast Artillery. Died of influenza September 28, 1918, Base Hospital No. 24, France. (Burial place unknown.)

MASON, JOSEPH M. - - - Private

Son of Frank (deceased) and Elmira Mason (Ridenbark); born March 10, 1888, Newberry, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 29, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 10th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company D, 112th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918. Participated in Second battle of Marne, and Argonne Forest. Killed in action October 1, 1918. (Burial place unknown).

MILLER, HIRAM - - - Private

Son of William and Cynthia Miller; born September 12, 1889, Koleen, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service April 26, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 20th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company F, 154th Infantry, and went overseas in August, 1918. Fought in battle of Soissons, and in Verdun Sector. Killed in action October 7, 1918, near Verdun, France. (Burial place unknown).

MILLER, WARDEN D. - - - Private

Son of Isaiah S. and Sarah Bair Miller (both deceased); born May 23, 1892, LaGrange County, Ind. Moved to Greene County in 1913. Employee of Timpken Axle Company, Detroit, Mich., where he entered service in July, 1917. Sent to Camp Little, N. J.; assigned to Company D, 409th Telephone Battalion, Signal Corps. Overseas in October, 1917. Died of pneumonia November 13, 1918, in Base Hospital No. 51 near Toul, France. Buried in the Justice Hospital Group Cemetery, near Toul, France.

MOORE, JEREMIAH - - - Seaman

Son of Henry and Ida Long Moore; born May 10, 1897, near Lyon, Greene County, Ind. Parents died when the child was an infant; reared by foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Asberry B. Moore. Student, Danville Normal College, when he entered service in July, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill.; assigned to chemistry division, Medical Department. Died of pneumonia September 30, 1918, Great Lakes Hospital. Buried in Switz City, Greene County, Ind.

MULLIS, MYREL - - - Private

Son of Elza and Vira Gillmore Mullis (both deceased); born May 3, 1900 near Koleen, Greene County, Ind. Reared by his grandmother, Ellen Mullis. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 16, 1916, Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company I, 3rd Infantry, and was sent to the Mexican Border. Overseas in June, 1917, with Company B, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Died from wounds October 18, 1918. (Burial place unknown.)

NEED, CURTIS - - -Fireman, 1st Class

Son of W. H. (deceased) and Lucy Need; born November 30, 1893, Owen County, Ind. Moved to Greene County, Ind. in 1909. Entered U.S. Navy July 1, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station; then to Norfolk, Va.; assigned to duty on board U.S.S. Illinois, as 1st Class Fireman. Died of pneumonia, October 9, 1918 on board Mercury, near Fortress Monroe, Va. Buried in Switz City Cemetery, Greene County, Ind. Survived by widow, Jesse Slauter Need

PEARCY, HENRY ARTHUR - - - Private

Son of Charles and Ivy Pearcy; born in March 1895, Martinsville, Ind. Living on a farm near Lyons, Greene County, Ind., when he was called into service September 20, 1917, Bloom- field, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company K, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Participated in battles of St. Mihiel, and Meuse. Killed in action October 5, 1918, in Argonne Forest. Survived by widow, Elizabeth YagIe Pearcy.

PHILLIPS, VAN CROOKE - - - Seaman, 2nd Class

Son of Edward H. and Clara S. Phillips; born November 19, 1895, near Scotland, Greene County, Ind. Educated in Indiana University. Assistant Principal of Greenwood Public Schools, when he resigned to enter the U.S. Navy May 4, 1918. Sent to the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Assigned to duty as 2nd Class Seaman. Died May 21, 1918 following an operation for appendicitis. Buried at Scotland, Greene County, Ind.

RIDENBARK, OSCAR L. - - - Private

Son of Leonard and Frances Sheets Ridenbark (deceased); born November 8, 1891, Scotland, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 27, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; then to Newport News, Va. Overseas in August, 1918. Died of pneumonia November 27, 1918, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Chatillon, Cote-d'Or, France.

ROTH, CHARLES EBEN - - - Corporal

Son of William and Mary Roth; born October 13, 1894, Worthington, Greene County, Ind. Merchant. Entered service May 27, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in August, 1918; assigned to Battery F, 140th Field Artillery. Promoted to Corpora1. Died of pneumonia December 3, 1918, Camp Le Valda, France. (Burial place unknown.)

ROYAL, WILLIAM LESTER - - - Private

Son of Benjamin Franklin and Nancy Ellen Royal (deceased); born December 11, 1890, Koleen, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 29, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 45th Company, 12th Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company H, 78th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 1, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried at Robinson, Greene County, Ind.

RUTH, WILLIAM - - - Corporal

Son of William and Emma Ruth; born March 27, 1895, near Park, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 31, 1917, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Gettysburg, Pa.; then to Camp Greene, N. C. Assigned to Company K, 59th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918. Participated in battles of Soissons, and Chateau-Thierry. Killed in action July 19, 1918, battle of Chateau-Thierry. Buried in American Cemetery, Chateau-Thierry, France.

STRAUSER, ERNEST FRANKLIN - - - Private

Son of Philip Riley and Martha Strauser; born August 30, 1886, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; then to Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in June, 1918, with Company B, 162nd Infantry. Transferred to Company H, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action October 4, 1918, in Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in Commune of Exermont, Ardennes, France.

STRIETELMEIER, HERMAN H - -  - Private

Son of Rudolph E. (deceased) and Sophia Strietelmeier; born March 12, 1894, Linton, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 36th Company, 9th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 151st Infantry. Died from accidental causes May 16, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried, Linton, Ind. Survived by widow, Pearl Strietelmeier.

TALBOT, HOWARD R. - - - Private

Son of Albert G. and Rachael P. Talbot; born September 10, 1880, Clay County, Ind. Family moved to Greene County in 1882. Served in Spanish-American War. Employed in Snooks Sanitarium, Puyallup, Wash., when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, April 10, 1917. Assigned to Company C, 47th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces. Overseas in June, 1917. Killed in action September 3, 1918, Drucourt, Queant, France. Buried in Dury Mill, British Cemetery, Plot 1, Row D, Grave 32.

TERHUNE, CHARLES WILLIAM - - - Sergeant

Son of Merritt W. and Rozella Terhune; born April 7, 1896, Jasonville, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 18, 1914, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company C, 6th Infantry-. Went overseas in April, 1918, Killed in action July 2, 1918, while stationed with his company in Vosges Sector. (Burial place unknown).

VANDEVENTER, NED - - - Wagoner

Son of Winfield and Elizabeth Allen Vandeventer; born September 24, 1895 near Bloomfield, Ind. Entered service October 4, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind.; Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.: assigned to 35th Company, 9th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Supply Company, 151st Infantry. Died of pneumonia, December 28, 1917, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried near his home, Bloomfield, Ind.

VEST, CLARENCE WINFORD - - - Private

Son of Joseph and Margaret Vest; born October 8, 1895, Lyons, Greene County, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service March 28, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 10th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in May, 1918, with Company G, 112th Infantry. Participated in battles of Marne, and Fismes. Killed in action September 1, 1918, Fismes, France.

WARREN, WAYNE - - - Private

Son of Henry and Jennie Neidigh Warren; born September 25, 1887, Bloomfield, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 24, 1918, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 29th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment, Field Artillery Replacement Depot. Died of pneumonia October 8, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Warren Cemetery, near Bloomfield, Ind.

WATKINS, IRA W. - - - Private

Son of Lafayette B. and Mary E. Watkins; born March 19 1897, Newark, Greene County, Ind. Entered service April 5, 1918, and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Assigned to duty with 23rd Recruiting Company. Stricken with pneumonia, he died April 30, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Buried in Newark Cemetery, Greene County, Ind.

WINGATE, RICHARD HARWOOD - - - Private

Son of Richard C. (deceased) and Mary Wingate; born December 22, 1888, Lyons, Greene County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Bloomfield, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 36th Company, 9th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; then overseas with Company L, 162nd Infantry. Transferred to Company M, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action near Soissons July 21, 1918. Buried, Ploisy Aisne, Grave No. 15, Sec. F, Plot 1.

Name reported from Greene County for whom complete record could not be obtained.

STERLING, HARRY M. Linton, Ind. Private, 22nd Company U.S. Guards, South New York. Died of pneumonia April 19, 1918.

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

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