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PULASKI 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


AGNEW, JOHN MILTON - - - - Sergeant
Son of John Milton and Elizabeth Agnew; born September 3, 1892, Winamac, Ind. Printer. Served on the Mexican Border in 1916 with Company L, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard. Re-enlisted in Company L, (151st Infantry) National Guard. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Refused officer's commission because it would keep him in the States. Sailed overseas October 18, 1918. Died on board English ship enroute to France, October 18, 1918. Buried at sea.

ANDERSON, ALBERT T. - - - - Private
Son of John and Jennie Anderson; born October 30, 1888, Clinton County, Ind. Moved to Pulaski County in 1915. Entered service March 30, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 15th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Stricken with pneumonia, he died April 25, 1918, Camp Taylor. Buried at Francesville, Ind. Survived by widow, Mabel Jackson Anderson, Francesville, Ind.

ANTROBUS, ROME Private
Son of Spencer C. and Elizabeth Antrobus; born March 12, 1891, Tipton, Ind. Moved to Pulaski County in 1911. Farmer. Working on a farm in Montana, when he entered service February 15, 1918, Sidney, Mont. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C.; assigned to Company H, 39th Infantry. Went overseas (date unknown); attached to the Fourth Division. Killed in action August 4, 1918. Buried in American Cemetery near Thiacourt, No. 656. Survived by widow, Pearl French Antrobus.

BENNETT, ROBERT EMANUEL - - - - Private
Son of John and Elizabeth Bennett; born March 26, 1896, Woodland, 1ll. Moved to Pulaski County, Ind. in 1911. Farmer. Entered service July 23, 1918, Valparaiso, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 6th Company, 2nd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala.; assigned to Battery D, 35th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, Camp McClellan. Buried in White Post Cemetery, near Medaryville, Ind.

BROWN, IVAN ELLSWORTH - - - - Private
Son of Emanuel and Anna Brown; born May 10, 1892, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Later moved to Pulaski County, Ind., where he settled on a farm. Living in Iowa when he entered service in April 1918, Parry, Iowa, Sent to Camp Travis, Tex. Overseas in June 1918; assigned to Company F, 359th Infantry. Reported missing in action September 26, 1918. A later report announced he was killed on that day. (Burial place unknown.)

BUDD, THOMAS VIRGIL - - - - Machinist
Son of William and Della Budd; born August 1, 1894, Howard County, Ind. Moved to Jasper County in 1917; later to Pulaski County. Mechanic. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 18, 1917, Detroit, Mich. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill.; assigned to duty on the Michigan. Made three trips overseas. Died of pneumonia March 11, 1918, Philadelphia, Pa. Buried in White Post Cemetery, Medaryville, Pulaski County, Ind. The American Legion Post, Medaryville, Ind., named in his honor.

CRAMER, HARRY ELGIA - - - - Private
Son of Samuel R. and Matilda Cramer; born September 5, 1895, near Winamac, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 26, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 4th Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Colt, Pa.; assigned to Company B, 335th Battalion Tank Corps. Died of pneumonia September 29, 1918, Camp Colt, Pa. Buried in Winamac, Ind.

CRIM, GEORGE WALTER, Jr.- - - - Private
Son of George W. and Barbara Crim; born August 31, 1890, Winamac, Ind. Automobile mechanic. Entered service October 28, 1917, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Morrison, Va.; thence to Omaha, Neb. Assigned to Company A, 9th Aero Squadron. Went overseas in June, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 29, 1918. Buried in Grave 57, American Cemetery, Allery, Department of Seine et Loire.

DRAKE, HENRY - - - - Private
Son of John and Celia Drake; born July 15, 1895, Starke County, Ind. Moved to Pulaski County in 1910. Farmer. Entered service March 30, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 15th Company, 4th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company G, 115th Infantry. Sailed overseas June 15, 1918. Participated in battles of Alsace Sector, and Verdun Sector. Killed in action October 27, 1918. Buried in Grave 126, Sec. 61, Plot 3, Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

ENGLE, JESSE HOWARD - - - - Private, S.A.T.C.
Son of Henry O. and Emma Engle; born April 5, 1894, Francesville, Pulaski County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service June 30, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Valparaiso University. Assigned to Company C, Training Detachment. Transferred to Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, College Station, Tex.; assigned to Student Army Training Corps. Died of pneumonia October 10, 1918, College Station, Tex. Buried at Francesville, Ind.

FALVEY, FRANK J. - - - - Sergeant
Son of Jeremiah H. and Margaret Falvey; born January 9, 1890, Winamac, Ind. Merchant. Entered service September 19, 1917, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 77th Provisional Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Embarked for overseas September 9, 1918, with Company C, 309th Engineers. Died of pneumonia April 23, 1919, Brest, France. Body returned to the U.S. in July, 1920, and buried in Catholic Cemetery, Winamac, Ind.

HARTWICK, ALFRED JAMES - - - - Private
Son of Frank and Anna Hartwick; born August 15, 1895, Winamac, Pulaski County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 26th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Oglethorpe, Ga.; assigned to Instruction Company, 2nd Medical Detachment. Overseas August 18, 1918; assigned to Base Hospital No. 54. Died of pneumonia September 13, 1918, Mesves Hospital Centre, France. Buried in Mesves, France.

HELM, OSCAR CLOYD - - - - Private
Son of Oscar and Elizabeth Helm; born September 23, 1900, Winamac, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 26, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Company B, 16th Infantry. Sent overseas in January 1918; assigned to Company D, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Wounded in the battle of Belleau Woods, July 19, 1918; invalided to U.S., and died April 27, 1919, U.S. Hospital, Baltimore, Md. Buried in Winamac, Ind.

HOFFMAN, WILLIAM LEWIS - - - - Private Son of John J. and Louisa Burgle Hoffman; born November 14, 1888, Winamac, Ind. Traveling salesman. Entered service May 27, 1918, Mansfield, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 11th Company, 3rd Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Contracted pneumonia, removed to Windsor Sanitarium, Cleveland, Ohio, for treatment. Died from "accidental or other causes" January 14, 1919, while returning to his home in Winamac, Ind. Buried in Catholic Cemetery, Winamac,

KELLER, RALPH CHARLES - - - - Private
Son of Martin and Sophia Keller; born May 11, 1892, Monterey, Pulaski County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 26th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; thence to Newport News, Va. Assigned to Company D, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. Overseas in August 1918. Killed in action October 19, 1918. (Burial place unknown.)

KNEBLE, EVERATT EARL - - - - Private
Son of William J. and Ella Kneble; born June 26, 1894, Pulaski County, Ind. Living on a farm near Bloomfield, Mont., when he entered service June 20, 1918. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash.; thence to Camp Kearney, Ca1.; assigned to Company E, 207th Infantry. Sailed overseas July 27, 1918; assigned to Company H, 307th Infantry. Wounded in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and died December 21, 1918, Base Hospital No. 54, Mesves, France. Body returned to U.S., and buried in Victor Chapel Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County, Ind.

KOSTER, LESLIE HENRY - - - - Private
Son of John and Josephine Koster; born October 22, 1895, Francesville, Pulaski County, Ind. Teacher. Entered service May 24, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 26th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to 1st Company, Development Battalion No.1. Died of influenza October 12, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky., Buried, Francesville, Ind.

KRIPISCH, LOUIS AUGUST - - - - Private, U.S.M.C. Son of August and Fredericka Kripisch; born October 4, 1896, Cass Township, Pulaski County, Ind. Radio operator. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps, October 13, 1917, San Francisco, Ca1. Sent to Mare Island for training. Saw service in Japan, and Philippine Islands. Attached to 38th Radio Company American Legation, Pekin, China. Died of pneumonia February 19, 1920, Pekin, China. Buried in St. Johns Cemetery, Cass Township, Pulaski County, Ind.

MALCHOW, HERMAN CHARLES - - - Private Son of Jacob F, and Elizabeth Malchow; born November 14, 1895, Francesville, Pulaski County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 17, 1917, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked for overseas June 22, 1918; assigned to Company E, 364th Infantry. Participated in battles of St. Mihiel, and Argonne Forest. Died from wounds October 10, 1918. Buried in Grave 56, American Cemetery, Vichy-Les-Bains.

McKINLEY, WILLIAM- - - -  Private
Son of Alonzo and Elizabeth McKinley; born November 4, 1900, Winamac, Ind. High school student. Enlisted in U.S. Coast Artillery, February 12, 1917, Logansport, Ind. Sent to Ft. Wright, N.Y. Transferred to Ft. Totten, N.Y. Assigned to 1st Division Motor Truck Company, No.1. Sailed overseas August 7, 1917; assigned to Company I, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive; killed in action October 4, 1918. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

NICKERSON, OLLIE H.- - - -  Private
Son of Thomas and Nannie Nickerson (deceased); born March 25, 1884, Francesville, Pulaski County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service May 12, 1918; sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky. Assigned to Company L, 30th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N.J.; assigned to Labor Company 301, Quartermaster Corps. Accidentally killed April 28, 1919, Camp Merritt, N.J. Buried in Nauvoo Cemetery, near Francesville, Ind. Survived by widow, Catherine Auer Nickerson, New York City, N.Y.

O'BRIEN, MARTIN JOSEPH - - - -Private Son of Michael James and Mary Ann Burns O'Brien; born April 23, 1893, Grass Creek, Fulton County, Ind. Moved to Pulaski County in 1909. Farmer. Entered service June 11, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Hancock, Ga.; assigned to Company A, 2nd Regiment Ordnance Department. Died of pneumonia January 8, 1918, Camp Hancock, Ga. Buried in Catholic Cemetery, Winamac, Ind.

OLESON, ADOLPH GEORGE - - - - Private
Son of Ole P. and Hulda Oleson; born May 9, 1890, Loda, Ill. Moved to Pulaski County, Ind. in March 1902. Farmer. Entered service September 30, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, Ill.; assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Limited Service Regiment, 161st Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, Camp Grant, Ill. Buried in Winamac, Ind.

PFOST, RAYMOND - - - - Private
Son of William and Teresa Pfost; born July 5, 1891, Franklin Township, Pulaski County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 20, 1917, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company D, 309th Engineers; then to Company B, 151st Infantry. Sailed overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to Company F, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, Soissons, France. Buried where he fell

ROE, WILLIAM EVERETT - - - -  Private
Son of George and Dora Roe; born February 19, 1894, Hamilton County, Ind. Moved to Pulaski County in 1908. Laborer. Entered service October 19, 1917, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; thence to Camp Shelby, Miss. Assigned to Company B, 162nd Infantry. Overseas in July 1918; assigned to Company F, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Participated in battles of Soissons, and St. Mihie1. Died October 6, 1918, from wounds received in action, Mobile Hospital No. 2, Meuse, France. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.

SCHRADER, ALVA - - - - Private
Son of Abner and Elizabeth Schrader; born May 19, 1896, Miami County, Ind. Moved to Pulaski County in December, 1906. Farmer. Entered service October 3, 1917, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Overseas in June 1918; assigned to Company B, 167th Infantry. Wounded in action; invalided to the U.S., November 3, 1918. Sent to Hospital, Fort Sheridan, 1ll., where he died April 29, 1919. Buried in Winamac, Ind.

TUNIS, GUY ALBERT - - - - Private
Son of Elmus and Cordelia Sorrel Tunis; born March 2, 1895, Winamac, Pulaski County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service May 22, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 26th Company, 7th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. Embarked for overseas August 6, 1918; assigned to Company D, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. Participated in second battle of Verdun. Killed in action October 12, 1918, near the Meuse River.

TUNIS, JESSE WAYNE - - - - Private
Son of James William and Nannie Alice Tunis; born February 14, 1891, Hardin, Ohio. Living on a farm in Pulaski County, Ind., when he entered service March 29, 1918, Winamac, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga.; thence to Camp McClellan, Ala. Overseas in June 1918; assigned to Company G, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. Killed in action October 25, 1918, near Verdun. Buried in American Cemetery No. 2, near Verdun, France.

WARFIELD, ROY - - - - Private
Son of Lewis and Matilda Warfield; born January 31, 1889, Harrison Township, Pulaski County, Ind. Carpenter. Living in North Dakota when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 3, 1917. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Went overseas in May 1918; assigned to Company M, 138th Infantry, 35th Division. Killed in action September 26, 1918, near Chateau-Thierry. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery No. 1232, Romagne, Sous Montfaucon, Meuse, France.

WHITCOMB, STEPHEN H. - - - - Private
Son of Stephen F. and Millie Lenz Whitcomb; born October 7, 1888, Elgin, Ill. Moved to Monterey, Starke County, Ind. in 1905. Entered service December 6, 1917, Fort Wright, Wash. Sent to Camp Lewis, Wash. Embarked for overseas February 27, 1918; assigned to Company E, 25th Engineers. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918. (Place of death and burial not given.)

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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