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MIAMI 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
AGAR, THOMAS - - - Sergeant
(Names of parents unknown). Born July 1, 1892, Peru, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 26, 1914, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company H, 13th Infantry. Served two years in the Philippine Islands. Returned to U.S. in 1917. Embarked for overseas June 4, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Detachment, 89th Division. Died of pneumonia March 4, 1919, Trier, Germany. Body returned to U.S. and buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Survived by widow, Goldie T. Agar, Kansas City, Mo.

BAGSHAW, HARRY ENDALL - - - Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bagshaw; born August 3, 1887, Birmingham, England. Came to U.S., and settled in Peru, Ind. in 1912. Served four years in U.S. Navy; later joined Minnesota State Militia. Enlisted with the First Canadian Railroad Troops, December 25, 1917. Overseas in January, 1918. In combat service for eight months. Died of pneumonia February 3, 1919, in Borden Hospital, Wymouth, England. Survived by widow, Mary A. Bagshaw, and one son, Harry Kendall, Jr.

CRITES, ERNEST A. - - - Cook
Son of Joseph and Emma Crites (Speck); born March 29, 1890, Augusta, Wis. Living in Peru, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 13, 1917. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 30th Engineers, 1st Gas Regiment. Embarked for overseas June 30, 1918; participated in battles of St. Mihiel, and Meuse Argonne. Died of pneumonia October 27, 1918. (Burial place unknown).

EASTERDAY, LAWRENCE A. - - - Private
Son of Bruff and Zwea Easterday; born June 13, 1886, Onward, Cass County, Ind. Moved with his parents to Erie Township, Miami County, in 1898. Engineer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 4, 1917, Peru, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Battery B, 19th Field Artillery. Embarked for overseas May 27, 1918. Died September , 1918, from accidental causes. (Place unknown).

EDGERLY, FRED - - - Private
Son of Frank and Catherine Edgerly; born September 18, 1890, Logansport, Ind. Employee of Vandalia Railroad, Logans- port, Ind. when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army, July 10, 1917, and was sent to Ft. McPherson, Ga. Assigned to Medical Detachment. Contracted tuberculosis, and died April 26, 1920, Oteen (?) General Hospital, N. C. Buried at New Waverly, Cass County, Ind.

FLORA, RALPH NOAH - - - Private
Son of Merritt and Sarah Flora; born September 23, 1893, Richland Township, Miami County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 7, 1918, Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; assigned to Company C, 27th Machine Gun Battalion. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, Camp Sheridan, Ala. Buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Miami County, Ind.

GAFFREY, EDWARD CHARLES - - - Private Son of Julia Gaffrey (Trass); born February 25, 1896, Peru Ind. Employee of Lake Erie and Western Railroad. Entered service March 29, 1918, Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in April, 1918. Transferred to Company B, 112th Infantry, 28th Division. Fought in the Aisne-Marne Offensive. Killed in action near Epieds, Aisne, July 25, 1918. Buried, Commune of Verdelot, Seine-et-Marne. First soldier from Miami County to fall on field of action.

GINNEY, JOHN MICHAEL - - - Private
Son of Michael and Anna R. Ginney; born July 7, 1895, Clay Township, Miami County, Ind. Went to California early in 1917; employed on ranch when he enlisted in Company M, 7th Infantry, California National Guard (Company M, 160th Infantry). Sent to Camp Kearney, Ca1. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Company F, 58th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action August 6, 1918, near Bazoches. Buried in Cemetery No. 784, Grave No. 185, Fismes, Aisne, France. The American Legion Post, Bunker Hill, Ind., named in his honor.

HARMAN, FLOYD - - - Engineer, U.S.N.
Son of Jacob and Emma Harman; born December 10, 1891, near Gilead, Miami County, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, February 15, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Transferred to Hampton Roads, Va.; assigned to duty on the Kentucky. Transferred to the mine sweeper Richard Buckley, Lost his life when vessel was sunk, July 12, 1919, Kirkwall, Scotland.

HEMPLEMAN, HARVEY EDGAR - - - Private
Son of John W. and Effie M. Hempleman; born October 6, 1894, Washington Township, Miami County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Signal Corps, Peru, Ind., July 30, 1918. Sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Transferred to Camp Cody, N. M.; assigned to 622nd Field Signal Battalion. Died of influenza November 7, 1918, Camp Cody. Buried in Springdale Cemetery, Miami County, Ind.

HOLLAND, LEO PHILLIP - - - Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Holland; born September 22, 1898, Clarence, Mo. Employee of Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, Peru, Ind. when he entered service May 5, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to 62nd Engineering Corps. Embarked for overseas July 14, 1918; assigned to 86th Company, Tank Corps. Killed accidentally April 15, 1919, Riaucourt, Haute Marne. Body to be returned to U.S., and interred in National Cemetery, Washington. D. C.

HOLLAND, WILLIAM F. - - - Private
Son of Dennis and Elizabeth O'Connor Holland; born July 5, 1887, Macon, Mo. Living in Peru, Ind. when he entered service May 6, 1918, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 9th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Peru, Ind.

HORTON, CARL HARVEY - - -Sergeant, U.S.M.C.
Son of Addison and Nancy Sharp Horton; born October 13, 1891, Van Wert, Ohio. Moved to Miami County, Ind. in 1905. Athletic instructor. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps April 6, 1917, San Francisco, Ca1. Sent to Pensacola, Fla.; then to Quantico, Va. Overseas in June, 1917; assigned to 6th Company, 15th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Division. In combat service during campaign of 1917-18. Died June 30, 1918, from wounds received in action, Bordeaux, France. Body returned to U.S., and buried in LO.O.F. Cemetery, Macy, Ind.

OWENS, GLENN FOREST - - - Private
Son of James M. and June E. Owens (deceased); born September 10, 1888, Dekalb County, Ind. Moved to Miami County in 1906. Laborer. Entered service March 29, 1918, Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to camp Gordon, Ga. Embarked for overseas June 14, 1918; assigned to Company K, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Killed in action August 31, 1918, in Argonne Drive. The American Legion Post, Peru, Ind. is named in his honor.

PLOSS, ALBERT EDWARD - - - Private
Son of Christopher and Elizabeth Ploss; born December 13, 1890, Peru, Ind. Employee of Carbon Works, Peru. Entered service March 29, 1918, Peru, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 7th Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. Embarked for overseas July 15, 1918; assigned to Company B, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Killed in action October 24, 1918. Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne, France; Grave No. 52, Sec. 64, Plot 1.

SARVER, ALONZO D. - - - Bugler
Son of Amos C. and Sarah Werner Sarver; born January 15, 1896, Fulton County, Ind. Moved to Miami County in 1902. Employee of oil company. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard May 26, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company B, 139th Machine Gun Battalion. Drowned May 22, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in LO. O.F. Cemetery, Rochester, Fulton County, Ind.

WATERS, RAYMOND J. - - - Private
Son of James and Sabina Waters (deceased); born February 24, 1898, Peru, Ind. Railroad employee. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 8, 1917, Peru, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Troop C, 25th U.S. Cavalry. Transferred to Ft. Russell, Wyo. Died July 21, 1917 of septicemia. Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Peru, Ind.

Source: 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
By Indiana Historical Commission, John Williams Oliver Published by Indiana Historical Commission., 1921



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