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OHIO 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



CARPENTER, CHARLES ALFORD - - - Private
Son of Hiram Jr. and Margaret Carpenter; born April 13, 1893, Randolph Township, Ohio County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 26, 1918, Rising Sun, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 20th Company 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 4, 1918, Base Hospital No. 21 Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Ind.


GIBBS, GEORGE WASHINGTON - - - Private
Son of T. William and Mary Gibbs; born July 4, 1896, Rising Sun, Ind. Machinist. Entered service September 3, 1918, Rising Sun, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, Ill. for training; assigned to Company C, 5th Limited Service, 161st Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 9, 1918, Camp Grant, Ill. Buried, New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Ind.


KITTLE, RAYMOND LEWIS - - - Private
Son of Walter S. and Maggie B. Kittle; born October 4, 1891, Rising Sun, Ind. Farmer. Entered service April 29, 1918, Rising Sun, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky. Camp Upton, N.Y., and Camp Mills, L. L Final assignment, Battery E, 135th Field Artillery. Overseas June 28, 1918. Saw service in the Marbache, and Troyon Sectors. Died of typhoid fever March 8, 1919, Segre, France. Buried in American Cemetery 297, Angers, Maine et Loire, France.

MOORE, BENJAMIN ADDIS - - - Private
Son of Christopher H. and Lulla Emma Moore; born November 26, 1891, Rising Sun, Ind. Salesman. Entered service June 23, 1918, Rising Sun, Ind. Received special training with Purdue Detachment. Sent to Camp Colt, Pa.; assigned to Tank Corps; transferred to Headquarters Company, 336th Battalion, Tank Corps. Died of pneumonia October 1, 1918, Camp Colt, Pa. Buried, Rising Sun, Ind.

O'BANION, NOAH - - - Private
Son of James and Nancy Elizabeth Hiles O'Banion; born January 18, 1897, Owen County, Ky. Moved to Indiana in 1903. Enlisted November 30, 1917, Aurora, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Company G, 4th Infantry. Overseas in April, 1918. Killed in action July 26, 1918, Aisne, France. Buried Le Charmel, Aisne, France. First Ohio County soldier to lose his life in the World War. American Legion Post, Rising Sun, Ind., named in his honor.

VINUP, BENNIE WILLIAM - - - Sergeant
Son of Charles H. and Amelia Vinup; born December 25, 1896, Ohio County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 4, 1917, Rising Sun, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company I, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Overseas May 17, 1918. Killed in action September 29, 1918, in Argonne Forest, France. Buried in American Cemetery No. 636, Bony-Aisne, Grave No. 141, Row 6, Plot C.

WADSWORTH, LAWRENCE LINDZEY - - - Private
Son of John L. and Rachel Wadsworth; born November 5, 1894, Pendleton County, Ky. Moved to Ohio County, Ind., 1903. Farmer. Entered service April 26, 1918, Detroit, ;Mich. Trained at Camp Custer, Mich., and Camp Mills, N.Y.; assigned to Company I, 339th Infantry, 85th Division. Arrived at Archangel, Russia, September 4, 1918, where he died of pneumonia, September 20, 1918, in British Hospital. Buried in Allied Cemetery, Archangel, Russia.

WIERSPECKER, HARRY EARL - - - Private
Son of Herman and Mary Wierspecker; born May 9, 1890, Rising Sun, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 28, 1918, Rising Sun, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky.; and Beauregard, La.; assigned to Battery E, 142nd Field Artillery, 39th Division. Embarked from Camp Mills, L.L, in August 1918, Died of pneumonia September 28, 1918, Camp Coctquidan, France. Buried at same place.

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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