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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



BROWN, JAMES ORBIN - - Corporal
Son of James and Hattie Brown (deceased); born October 1898, Shelbyville, Ind. Machinist. Entered service March 3, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C. Overseas, (date not given); assigned to Company G, 150th Infantry. Killed in action October 23, 1918, Argonne Forest, France. Place of burial not known. Survived by widow Minerva (Hickbotham) Brown, Morgantown, Ky.

CARSON, CONWELL BURNSIDE - - Private
Son of James M. and Winifred Burnside Carson; born August 12, 1891, Boggstown, Shelby County, Ind. Graduate of Wabash College, and Indiana Law School. Entered service January 24, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Headquarters Company, 158th Depot Brigade; then to Adjutant Department, Camp Headquarters. Died of influenza- pneumonia October 5, 1918, Red Cross Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried at Boggstown, Shelby County, Ind.

CHAMBLIN, CHARLEY LEE - - Corporal
Son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Chamblin (both deceased); born May 7, 1890, Adams County, Ohio. Moved to Shelby County, Ind. 1907. Furniture factory employee. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 17, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred to Camp Greene, N. C. Embarked for Camp Merritt, N. J. April 2, 1918; assigned to Company H, 30th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action July 15, 1918, Soissons. Buried in American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles (Aisne), France.

CHERRY, HOWARD EDWARD - - Private Son of John F. and Hester Cherry (Brooks); born October 27, 1896, Manilla, Rush County, Ind. Moved to Shelby County (exact date not known). Employee of Nordyke and Marmon Company, Indianapolis, Ind. Entered service June 24, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Company K, 362nd Infantry, 91st Division. Killed in action October 31, 1918, in Argonne Forest, France. Buried at Wortegem, Belgium.

CROSS, PAUL FOWLER - - Private
Son of Reverend Samuel and Mayme A. Cross; born October 5, 1897, Columbus, Ind. Moved to Shelby County in 1912. Student. Enlisted in Battery E, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, April 17, 1917, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Battery E, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y. October 18, 1917. Killed in action June 5, 1918, Pexonne. Buried in French Cemetery, Pexonne.

DEAL, BRYAN - - Seaman
Son of Zcph and Ollie German Deal; born April 27, 1897, London, Shelby County, Ind. Fireman on Big Four Railroad. Entered service January 4, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 1ll. Transferred to the Alabama, then to the army supply vessel, the Westaver. Killed in explosion on Westaver when it was torpedoed and sunk, July 11, 1918.

FARLEY, RAYMOND - -  Private
Son of James E. and Minnie Farley; born August 10, 1898, Norborn'e, Mo. Living in Shelbyville, Ind. when he enlisted in Battery E, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, (Battery E, 150th Field Artillery), April 12, 1917. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y. October 18, 1917, with the 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Wounded July 31, 1918, near Chateau-Thierry; and died August 11, 1918, in Evacuation Hospital No. 7. Buried in Cemetery near the hospital where he died.

FARROW, JOSEPH C. - -  Private
Son of Lowell Farrow and Anna S. Worland Ryan (deceased); born February 17, 1891, Shelby County, Ind. Reared by Narcissus Hamilton (grandmother). Enlisted September, 1917, St. Louis, Mo. Trained at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Went overseas in December, 1917; assigned to Company M, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action May 28, 1918, near Cantigny, France. (Place of burial not known.)

FISHER, ERNEST - - Private
Son of Albert and Amanda Fisher; born February 3, 1894, Union Township, Shelby County, Ind. Farmer. Entered U.S. Regular Army June 4, 1917, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Troop C, 12th Cavalry. Also trained at Ft. Riley, Kan., and Ft. Logan, Okla. Sailed overseas July 13, 1918. Assigned to Battery B, 78th Field Artillery. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, Camp Valdahon, Base Hospital. Buried in Cemetery at Camp where he died.

GAINES, GEORGE O. - - Private
Son of Jessie F. Gaines; born August 4, 1897, Shelbyville, Ind. Shoe clerk. Enlisted in Battery E, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard (Battery E, 150th Field Artillery), April 8, 1917, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Went overseas from Camp Mills, N. Y. October 18, 1917; with the 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Died of typhoid-pneumonia September 24, 1918, Base Hospital No. 45, Toul, France. Buried at Toul, France.

GLACKMAN, GEORGE - - Corporal
Son of Charles and Agnes Glackman (Campbell); born March 12, 1896, Washington Township, Shelby County, Ind. Laborer-farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 8, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Sent to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; assigned to Company A, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Sailed June 14, 1917. Killed in action July 19, 1918, near Soissons, France. (Burial place not known.)

GRIFFITH, JAMES McCLELLAND - - Private
Son of Louis and Rose Griffth; born November 1, 1896, Addison Township, Shelby County, Ind. Employee of Holcomb and Hpke Manufacturing Company, Indianapolis, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March 28, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at Camp Logan, Tex., and in a Camp in Georgia. Assigned to Company F, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Went overseas in June, 1917. Killed in action May 28, 1918 (place not known). Buried in Commune of Cantigny, Somme, France. Body returned to U.S., and buried in New Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

HATFIELD, ERWIN SHELBY - - Private
Son of Charles and Sarah Rees Hatfield; born October 6, 1891, five miles east of Shelbyville, Ind. Furniture worker. Entered service March 29, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y. May 10, 1918; assigned to Company M, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action August 10, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, France. (Burial place unknown.) Survived by widow, Geraldine Hat- field, and son, Robert Erwin Hatfield, Greensburg, Ind.

HENDERSON, CLIDA L. - - Private
Son of William and Clara Henderson; born May 29, 1893, Blue Ridge, Shelby County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y., September 2, 1918; transferred to Company C, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Died of lobar pneumonia October 28, 1918, France. Buried in an American Cemetery. (Place not known.)

GAINES, GEORGE O. - - Private
Son of Jessie F. Gaines; born August 4, 1897, Shelbyville, Ind. Shoe clerk. Enlisted in Battery E, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard (Battery E, 150th Field Artillery), April 8, 1917, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Went overseas from Camp Mills, N. Y. October 18, 1917; with the 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Died of typhoid-pneumonia September 24, 1918, Base Hospital No. 45, Toul, France. Buried at Toul, France.

GLACKMAN, GEORGE - - Corporal
Son of Charles and Agnes Glackman (Campbell); born March 12, 1896, Washington Township, Shelby County, Ind. Laborer-farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army February 8, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Sent to Ft. Bliss, Tex.; assigned to Company A, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Sailed June 14, 1917. Killed in action July 19, 1918, near Soissons, France. (Burial place not known.)

GRIFFITH, JAMES McCLELLAND - - Private
Son of Louis and Rose Griffith; born November 1, 1896, Addison Township, Shelby County, Ind. Employee of Holcomb and Hoke Manufacturing Company, Indianapolis, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March 28, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at Camp Logan, Tex., and in a Camp in Georgia. Assigned to Company F, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Went overseas in June, 1917. Killed in action May 28, 1918 (place not known). Buried in Commune of Cantigny, Somme, France. Body returned to U.S., and buried in New Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

HATFIELD, ERWIN SHELBY - - Private
Son of Charles and Sarah Rees Hatfield; born October 6, 1891, five miles east of Shelbyville, Ind. Furniture worker. Entered service March 29, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y. May 10, 1918; assigned to Company M, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action August 10, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, France. (Burial place unknown.) Survived by widow, Geraldine Hat- field, and son, Robert Erwin Hatfield, Greensburg, Ind.

HENDERSON, CLIDA L. - - Private
Son of William and Clara Henderson; born May 29, 1893, Blue Ridge, Shelby County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Embarked from Camp Mills, N. Y., September 2, 1918; transferred to Company C, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Died of lobar pneumonia October 28, 1918, France. Buried in an American Cemetery. (Place not known.)

KENDALL, MARTIN V. - - Private
Son of Jefferson and Hester Hawkins Kendall; born January 31, 1881, Lewis Creek, Shelby County, Ind. Railroad employee. Enlisted in Company D, 1st Infantry, Indiana National Guard (Company D, 151st Infantry) April 12, 1917, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked May 2, 1918; assigned to Company C, 5th Field Signal Battalion. Wounded October 5, 1918; died November 7, 1918, Base Hospital No. 15. Buried in American Cemetery No. 10, near Chaumont.

KING, CARSON H. - - Private
Son of Henry and La Dora Johnstone King; born near Boggstown, Shelby County, Ind., June 28, 1894. Motor mechanic. Enlisted in Reserve Corps June 29, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Grant, Ill.; assigned to Ambulance Company 341, 311th Sanitary Train. Died of lobar-pneumonia October 25, 1917, Camp Grant. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Ind. First soldier from Shelby County to die in service. Survived by widow, Emma W. King, and son, Carson H. King, Jr., Shelbyville, Ind.

McDONALD, ALONZO - -Private
Son of John W. and Mahaleyann McDonald; born February 12, 1891, Casey County, Ky. Moved to Indiana, 1912. Farmer. Entered service June 24, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Company A, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Overseas September 14, 1918; assigned to Company F, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Died from wounds October 17, 1918, received in Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in American Cemetery, Vaubecourt, Meuse, France.

McKAY, LESLIE BOYD - - Sergeant
Son of Lynn and Annetta McKay; born October 24, 1894, Shelby County, Ind. Carpenter. Enlisted in U.S. Marines November 20, 1915, Portland, Oregon. Sent to Mare Island; San Diego, Cal., then to West Indies. Transferred to Quantico, Va.; assigned to 18th Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, U.S. Marines. Embarked January 1, 1918. Killed in action June 10, 1918, Belleau Woods. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Ind.

MARLIN, CASH MARION - - Private
Son of Vivion S. and Dora Fulk Marlin; born October 6, 1899, Hope, Bartholomew County, Ind. Factory employee. Enlisted in Indiana National Guard (Company D, 151st Infantry) August 2, 1917, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss. Embarked June 11, 1918. Assigned to Company D, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Wounded in Meuse-Argonne Offensive; died October 10, 1918. Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne. Cited for gallantry in action.

MILLER, RAY RECORD - - U.S. Navy
Son of George H. and Alice M. Miller; born November 21, 1896, Trafalgar, Johnson County, Ind. Moved to Shelby County in 1897. School teacher. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 29, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Camp Perry, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. Assigned to radio school, served as bookkeeper. Died of pneumonia September 22, 1918, Camp Perry, Great Lakes, 1ll. Buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Van Buren Township, Shelby County, Ind.

MONROE, JOSEPH ARTO - - Private
Son of Joseph and Ida Dantzeisen Monroe; born July 1, 1891, Noble Township, Shelby County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 5, 1917, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., and then to Camp Shelby, Miss. Sailed for France June 10, 1918; assigned to Company F, 165th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Killed in action June 30, 1918, while crossing Ourcq River, France. Buried in France. (Place not known.)

NICELY, BENJAMIN - - Private, U.S.M.C.
Son of James A. and Lucinda Munsell Nicely; born February 15, 1893, Madison, Ohio. Moved to Shelby County, Ind. in 1895. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps April, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Parris Island, S. C.; later sent to Quantico, Va. Embarked in June, 1918; assigned to Headquarters Company, 6th U.S. Marines. Died of pneumonia February 5, 1919, in hospital in Engers, Germany. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D. C.

REHME, LAWRENCE LEWIS - - Private
Son of Frank and Elizabeth Rehme; born August 10, 1889, Shelbyville, Ind. Wholesale bottling business. Entered service March 29, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 28th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Sailed overseas May 10, 1918; transferred to Company L, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action September 27, 1918, near Bois de Brieulles, France. Reported buried in Bois de Septsarges, France.

ROBERTS, CHARLES RUSSELL - - Private
Son of William and Missouri Roberts; born November 8, 1896, Noble Township, Shelby County, Ind. Attended Purdue University. Farmer. Entered service September 5, 1918, St. Paul, Ind. Sent to Arsenal Technical School, Indianapolis, Ind.; assigned to Training Detachment No. 3. Died of pneumonia October 16, 1918, Arsenal Technical School. Buried in Ogden Cemetery, Noble Township, near St. Paul, Ind. Survived by widow, Gladys Roberts, St. Paul, Ind.

RUNNEBOHM, HENRY ANTHONY ALBERT - - Private Son of Andrew and Mary Runnebohm; born September 10, 1896, Prescott, Shelby County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 4, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 29th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to West Point, Ky.; assigned to Battery E, 67th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 8, 1918, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in St. Vincent's Catholic Cemetery, Shelby County, Ind.

SHUTT, OLIVER PERRY - - Private
Son of Charles and Ida Shutt; born August 24, 1894, Jackson Township, Shelby County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June 15, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Motor Instruction School, Metropole Barracks, Indianapolis, Ind. Transferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; then to Arsenal Raritan, Metuchen, N. J. Assigned to Ordnance Motor Instruction School, Company B. Died of influenza October 15, 1918, Camp Merritt, N. J. Buried in Edinburg Cemetery, Johnson County, Ind.

SIMPSON, JOHN JAY - - Seaman, 2ND Class
Son of John Jay and Lottie Coughlin Simpson; born September 11, 1893, Michigan City, Ind. Moved to Shelby County several years before enlisting. Employee of Nordyke and Marmon Company, Indianapolis. Enlisted in U.S. Navy May 20, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Norfolk, Va., then to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago, Ill. Taken ill on board ship; died of pneumonia, Leith, Scotland, November 1, 1918. Buried in Michigan City, Ind.

SIX, ORNAN JOSEPH - - Private, U.S.M.C.
Son of Phillip and Eva Six; born June 4, 1889, Gwynneville, Shelby County, Ind. Graduate of Indiana University, class 1913. Farmer. Entered U.S. Marine Corps June 28, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Officers Training Camp, Quantico, Va. Assigned to Company H; later to 13th Regiment; then to Quartermaster's Department. Died of influenza-pneumonia October 3, 1918, Quantico, Va. Buried in Asbury Cemetery, Morristown, Ind.

VEST, WILBUR KENNETH - - Private
Son of Clarence and Bertha Kirk Vest; (foster son of Mr- and Mrs. Ezra Morgan) born October 17, 1896, Rush County. Ind. Moved to Shelby County, in July 1910. Farmer. Entered service August 30, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to Battery F, 40th Field Artillery. Died of influenza-pneumonia October 13, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Ind. Survived by widow, Florine Pleak Vest.

WASSON, FRANK H. - - Gunner's Mate, 3RD Class
Son of Henry and Josephine Smith Wasson; born February 21, 1891; Noble Township, Shelby County, Ind. Employed as clerk in Indianapolis post office, when he enlisted in U.S. Navy July 6, 1918, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago. Died of bronchial pneumonia May 6, 1919, Great Lakes, Ill. Buried at Hope, Bartholomew County, Ind.

WERTZ, OTIS ANDREW - - Private
Son of John and Elizabeth Wertz; born January 19, 1890, Shelby County, Ind. Motion picture machine operator. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March 5, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C. Sailed overseas May 8, 1918; assigned to Company I, 47th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in Aisne-Marne Offensive, July 30, 1918. (Burial place not known to relatives).

WERTZ, RALPH ANDREW - - Corporal
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Philo Wertz; born December 21, 1894. Mt. Auburn, Shelby County, Ind. Grocer. Enlisted as clerk in Aviation Signal Corps, December 13, 1917, Indianapolis. Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky., and Camp Hancock, Ga. Embarked from Camp Merritt, March 28, 1918; assigned to Company C, 38th Infantry, 3rd Division. Killed in action July I5, 1918, south bank of Marne River. Buried in American Battle Area Cemetery, La Roucq Farm, Aisne, France.

WIMPNER, EMMETT - - Private, U.S.M.C
Son of Charles and Lottie Moon (Wimpner adopted name); born February 8, 1898, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Ind. Later moved to London, Shelby County, Ind., to live with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. Brown. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Marines March 12, 1917, St. Louis, Mo. Sent to Parris Island, S. C.; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Regiment Marine Corps, 2nd Division. Overseas (date not known). Killed in action June 6, 1918, Belleau Woods. (Burial place unknown.)

WORLAND, RUSSELL Z. - - Private
Son of George and Alice Worland; born January 18, 1899. Burney, Decatur County, Ind. Lived in Shelbyville, Ind. Upholsterer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 2, 1918. Indianapolis, Ind. Trained at Ft. Thomas, Ky.; and Waco, Tex. Assigned to 62nd Recruit Squadron, 4th Provisional Regiment. Transferred to Carlstrom Field, Fla.; assigned to 108th Aero Squadron. Overseas June 14, 1918; assigned to Battery F, 311th Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 13, 1918, near Lacortine (?), France.

ZOBEL, PAUL JOSEPH - - Private
Son of George and Katherine J. Zobel; born September 11, 1888, near Shelby Township, five miles southeast of Shelbyville, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 30, 1918, Shelbyville, Ind. Trained at Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 32nd Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of influenza-pneumonia October 12, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in St. Vincent's Catholic Cemetery, Shelby County, 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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