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TIPPECANOE 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



BAUMGARDT, THEODORE- - Private
Son of Henry and Clara L. Baumgardt; born September 8, 1897, Lafayette, Ind. Truck driver. Enlisted in Battery C, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, April 17, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Battery C, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas October, 1917. Died of pneumonia February 8, 1919, Coblenz, Germany. Buried in American Cemetery, Coblenz, Germany.

BEHRENS, WALTER J.- -  Gunner
Son of Henry and Rose Behrens; born March 7, 1893, Lafayette, Ind. General machinist. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 30, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Battery F, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Division. Transferred to Camp Robinson, Neb. Ordered to France in December, 1917. Wounded in action at Chateau Thierry, near Belleau Woods, and died July 5, 1918. Buried in village cemetery at LaFerte, France.

BEUTLER, HERMAN C. - - Private
Son of Charles and Louisa Lang Beutler (both deceased); born May 1, 1894, near Greenhill, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Typesetter. Entered service November, 1917, Hammond, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company F, 104th Ammunition Train. Sailed for France July 4, 1918. Gassed in battle of Chateau Thierry. Returned to U.S. November 9, 1918. Died of tuberculosis November 5, 1920, Lafayette, Ind., as result of being gassed. Buried in Grand View Cemetery, West Lafayette, Ind.

BIGELOW, FLOYD ELLSWORTH - - Private
Son of Willis (deceased) and Penelope Bigelow; born April 25, 1895, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 22, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Pioneer Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Supply Company, 151st Infantry. Died of pneumonia April 18, 1918, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in Salem Cemetery, Fountain County, near Attica, Ind.

BOOTH, CLARENCE R. - - Private
Son of Edward and Mary Belle Booth; born June 6, 1891, Battleground, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service April 27, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Camp Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind.; assigned to Training Detachment Army Motor Truck Corps; transferred to Battery A, 334th Field Artillery. Went overseas June 30, 1918. Died of pneumonia September 9, 1918, in hospital La Courneau, Camp Hunt, Buried in U.S. Cemetery, La Courneau, France.

BOWSHER, JAMES FREDERICK - - Yeoman
Son of Everett and Anna E. Bowsher; born December 6, 1900, Yeoman, Carroll County, Ind. Living in Lafayette, Ind. when he enlisted in U.S. Navy May 10, 1918, Great Lakes Naval Training School, Ill. Assigned to Signal Service. Died of pneumonia on board transport Bushnell March 24, 1919, in European waters. Place of burial, possibly at sea.

BRANHAM, CORBIN J. - - Private
Son of Reuben and Nannie M. Branham; born June 1918, Romney, Tippecanoe County. Rural mail carrier. Entered service May 28, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Trained at Camp Humphreys, Va.; assigned to Company F, 3rd Replacement Regiment, Engineers Corps. Died of pneumonia October 26, 1918, Camp Humphreys, Va. Buried in Matonyies Cemetery, South Rauh, Tippecanoe County, Ind.

CAMILLA, SISTER M. - - Nurse
Born December 5, 1871 (place of birth unknown). Came to Lafayette, Ind. in 1898. In charge of office at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. During the influenza epidemic many of the soldiers from Purdue Camp were brought to the Hospital. In her charitable and unselfish work in behalf of these afflicted soldiers, she contracted the epidemic and died November 29, 1918. Buried with military honors as an auxiliary army nurse, in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.

CAMPBELL, FRANK M. - - Private
Son of James D. and Flora Campbell; born August 26, 1898, Haydenville, Ohio. Came to Tippecanoe County, Ind., February 15, 1903. Farmer. Enlisted in service June 4, 1918, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Sent to Camp Johnston, Fla.; assigned to Field Remount, Squad No. 325, Base Remount Depot No. 1. Went overseas September 6, 1918. Died of pneumonia November 17, 1918, Base Hospital No. 101, St. Nazaire, France. Buried, St. Nazaire,

COLEMAN, ROBERT CHARLES - - Private
Son of George Coleman (deceased) and Kate Coleman (Sutton); born April 9, 1897, Romney, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in the U.S. Regular Army April 27, 1914, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Transferred to Ft. Pickens, Fla.; assigned to 1st Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Discharged February 7, 1918, by reason of surgeon's certificate of disability on account of tuberculosis. Died at Lafayette, Ind. May 5, 1918. Buried in Isley's Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Ind.

COTTINGHAM, WILLIAM J. - - Sergeant
Son of William and Lillie Cottingham; born July 23, 1898, Williamsport, Warren County, Ind. Student. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 9, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Camp Baker, Tex.; assigned to Company F, 2nd Engineers, 2nd Division. Overseas September 12, 1917. Reported missing in action October I5, 1918, Attigny, France. Grave located in the Argonne American Cemetery, October 1, 1920. Awarded Croix de Guerre with bronze and silver star.

DEBOY CHESTER ROSS - - Private
Son of David and Mary De Boy (both deceased); born October 10, 1895, Americus, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 6, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company E, 151st Infantry. Died of pneumonia December 13, 1917, Base Hospital, Camp Shelby, Miss. Buried in Isley Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind. Survived by widow, Luce Bell DeBoy, Lafayette, Ind.

FORESMAN, EDWARD BENNETT - - Private, S.A.T.C.
Son of John Phillip and Clara Kurtz Foresman; born February 24, 1899, Lafayette, Ind. Student. Entered service October 9, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Camp Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind.; assigned to Company 5, Students Army Training Corps. Died of pneumonia December 8, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Buried in Lafayette.

FRANK, JOHN WILLIAM - - Private
Son of William Henry and Cora Shaffer Frank; born June 17, 1900, Lafayette, Ind. Enlisted in Battery C, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard June 24, 1916. Served on Mexican Border. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Battery C, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Sailed overseas October 17, 1917. Killed in action August 6, 1918. (Place not known.) Buried at Seringes-et-Nesles, France.

GANGEL, LAROY ARTHUR - - Private
Son of Arthur and Mary Gangel; born November 2, 1896, Peoria, Ill. Automobile mechanic. Living in Lafayette, Ind., when he entered service September 28, 1918, Peoria, 111. Sent to Camp Forrest, Ga.; assigned to 8th Casualty Company, Engineer Corps. Transferred to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; assigned to 10th Casualty Company, 2nd Battalion, Engineers. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Buried in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria, Ill.

GRAY, ROLAND MAC - - 1st Lieutenant
Son of George Henry and Belle McCray Gray; born June 7, 1896, Fowler, Benton County, Ind. Moved to Tippecanoe County in 1910. West Point graduate, class 1918. Entered service West Point, N. Y. Received training at Ft. Sill, Okla., Camp Funston, Kans., and Camp Taylor, Ky. Rank, First Lieutenant, Company 11th Guards. Sailed for France June 13, 1918. Shot by disorderly soldier November 17, 1919, Coblenz, Germany. Place of burial, Fowler, Ind.

HART, ROY E. - -  Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Hart (Willson); born October 10, 1897, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Ind. Laborer. Living in Lafayette, Ind., when he enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August 24, 1916. Sent to Columbus Barracks, Ohio; assigned to Medical Department, Hospital, Honolulu. Died of disease at Honolulu July 5, 1919. Buried at Honolulu, Hawaii.

HARTY, EDWARD JOHN - - Private
Son of Edward E. and Anna Rearden Harty (deceased); born June 27, 1895, Muncie, Delaware County, Ind. Moved to Tippecanoe County, 1896. Railroad employee. Entered service February 10, 1918, Brooklyn, N. Y. Assigned to 77th Machine Gun Company, 306th Infantry, 77th Division. Overseas March 18, 1918. Made prisoner by Germans about July 20, 1918. Contracted disease in prison, and died December 22, 1918, Vichey, France. Buried at Vichey.

HENDRICKSON, EMMETT JOHN - - Private
Son of Charles and Emma Wise Hendrickson; born April 4, 1898, Pettit, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service in U.S. Regular Army May 16, 1918, Ft. Thomas, Ky. Transferred to Camp Crane, Pa.; assigned to Automatic Replacement Unit No. 20, Medical Department. Went overseas from Camp Merritt, N. J. August 20, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 3, 1918, Brest, France. Buried in American Cemetery Lambezellec, France.

HILT, RALPH DEWEY - - Bugler
Son of Frederick and Lena Z. Hilt; born February 17, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Employee of Monon Railroad. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 16, 1917, Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Sent to El Paso, Tex.; assigned to Company C, 7th Infantry. Transferred to Gettysburg, Pa. Overseas October 31, 1917. Assigned to Company H, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 20, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, France. Buried near Soissons, France.

HOLLOWAY, JAMES ANDERSON - - Sergeant
Son of William P. and Alice Holloway; born April 12, 1895, Tippecanoe County. Entered service October 6, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 151st Infantry, Headquarters Company. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Overseas June 11, 1918. Assigned to Headquarters Troop, 6th Army Corps. Died of pneumonia March 10, 1919 in hospital near Villerupt, France.

KENT, JAMES RUSSELL - - Private
Son of Charles L. and Minnie C. Kent; born February 11, 1900, Monticello, White County, Ind. Moved to Tippecanoe County in 1917. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army January 3, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to Aviation Section, Signal Corps. Transferred to Kelly Field, Tex. Served as expert mechanic. Died of typhoid pneumonia June 9, 1918, San Antonio, Tex. Buried in Springvale Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.

KOLKANA, HERMAN J - - Private
Son of John and Barbara Kolkana; born November 2, 1881, Lafayette, Ind. Enlisted in Company I, 162nd Infantry, March, 1917, Woodburn, Ore. Trained at Camp Jackson, S. C. Went overseas in 1917; assigned to Company K, 126th Infantry. Killed in action August 2, 1918, France. (No further information obtainable.)

LEAF, ARTHUR O. - - Wagoner
Son of Charles and Susanna Leaf; born March 17, 1895, Lafayette, Ind. Carpenter. Entered service September 22, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 26th Company, 7th Provisional Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Supply Company, 151st Infantry. Died of disease March 13, 1918, Camp Shelby. Buried in Springvale Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.

LESLIE, HARRY E. - - Private
Son of Frank and Winona White Leslie; born November 27, 1899, Delphi, Ind. Attending high school, West Lafayette, Ind., when he enlisted in Indiana National Guard, Battery C, 150th Field Artillery April 14, 1917. Overseas in October, 1917, with the 42nd (Rainbow) Division. In combat service during campaign of 1918. Went into Germany with Army of Occupation. Returned to U.S. in May, 1919, sick with tuberculosis caused from effects of gas. Sent to government hospital, Ft. Bayard, N. M., where he died February 6, 1921. Buried, West Lafayette, Ind.

LEVERING, ERNEST WILSON - - Major
Son of George K. and Jane Wilson Levering; born October 30, 1882, Lafayette, Ind. Manufacturer's agent. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army August, 1917, Indianapolis. Stationed at Washington, D. C.; commissioned 1st Lieutenant, Ordnance Department. Transferred to Arsenal at Rock Island. Promoted to Captain. Embarked September, 1918. Served as member of General Staff at Tours. Promoted to Major. Died of pneumonia May 28, 1919, Red Cross Hospital No. 3, Paris, France. Buried in Suresnes Cemetery, near Paris.

McGRATH, ROBERT LEO - - Corporal
Son of Robert H. and Mary Ward McGrath; born November 30, 1892, Lafayette, Ind. Machinist. Enlisted in Purdue University Ambulance Corps June 23, 1917. Served as acting officer until unit was placed under U.S. Regular Army Officers at Allentown, Pa. Overseas May 22, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 27, 1918, Italy. Buried in Italy. Survived by widow, Marie McGrath, Lafayette, Ind.

McGUIRE, WALLACE J. - - Private
Son of George and Myrtle M. McGuire; born January 5, 1897, Lafayette, Ind. Bookkeeper. Entered service June 3, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., trans- transferred to Camp Johnston, Fla. Sent to Newport News, Va.; embarked August 14, 1918. Assigned to 311th Salvage Unit, 78th Division. Died of pneumonia February 19, 1919, Camp Hospital No. 65, Semur, (?) France. Buried in American Cemetery, Semur Cote D'or, Plot 3, Row L, Grave 4.

MEMMER, WILLIAM JOHN - - Private
Son of George and Katherine Memmer; born July 14, 1893, Terre Haute, Ind. Moved to Tippecanoe County, 1898. Printer. Entered service September 22, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Transferred to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 151st Infantry. Volunteered for overseas service. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Killed in automobile accident April 28, 1918, New York City. Buried at Lafayette, Ind.

MESSENGER, HARRY BURTON - - Private
Son of Andres Camel and Emily Louise Messenger; born May 22, 1889, Lafayette, Ind. Garage business. Entered service August 1, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Valparaiso, Ind.; assigned to Company D, Training Detachment. Transferred to Students Army Training Corps, Rose Polytechnic Training School, Terre Haute, Ind.; then to Camp Crane, Pa. Died of pneumonia October 26th or 27th, 1918, at Camp Crane. Buried in Springvale Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.

MORSE, ROBERT E. - - Private
Son of Frank H. and Mary Morse; born July 11, 1890, Lafayette, Ind. Graduate of Purdue University. Pharmacist. Entered service June 26, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman. Ohio; assigned to 20th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Medical Department at Base Hospital, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Died of accidental causes August 19, 1918, Camp Sherman. Buried at Lafayette, Ind.

OBERMEYER, HENRY - - Private
Son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Obermeyer (deceased); born June 8, 1891, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 22, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 151st Infantry. Sent to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company A, 162nd Infantry. Went overseas June 11, 1918; assigned to Company A, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Died from wounds July 20, 1918, received in battle of Soissons. Buried in Crepy-en-Valois Cemetery, Oise, France.

O'CONNOR, JAMES H. - - Private
Son of Henry and Lillian Grace O'Connor; born March 22, 1895, Lafayette, Ind. Butcher. Enlisted in Battery C, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard, June 2, 1917, Lafayette. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Battery C, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Went overseas October 31, 19l7. Killed in action in Champagne Sector July 15, 1918. Buried in Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne.

OSTHEIMER, FRANK PHILLIP - - Private
Son of Frank and Rosa M. Ostheimer; born July 31, 1890, Lafayette, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 29, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Stationed at Vancouver Barracks, Wash.; assigned to 127th Spruce Squadron, Barracks Division. Transferred to 2nd Company, Casualty Detachment, Spruce Products Division. Died of pneumonia January 18, 1919, Washington Forests. Buried in St. Boniface Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind

OWENS, WILLIAM LAMBERT - - Private
Son of Thomas and Carrie Owens; born February 18, 1868, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Carpenter. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 15, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Ft. Riley, Kan.; assigned to Medical Department, Ambulance Company No. 16. Died of blood poison March 18, 1918, Ft. Riley, Kans. Buried at Lafayette, Ind. Widow, Florence Owens (deceased). Survived by two children, Ray and Gladys Owens.

PHILLIPS, FRED GILBERT - - Private
Son of Alvin O. and Nancy Phillips; born June 20, 1891, Wellington, Ill. Moved to Indiana in 1900. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army July 16, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Battery C, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Transferred to Mineola, L. L Sailed for France in October, 1917. Died from wounds September 18, 1918, received in action, Base Hospital, France. (Burial place unknown.)

PLATT, CHESTER E. - - Corporal, U.S.M.C
Son of Jacob M. and Lettie Platt; born November 5, 1895, Stockwell, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Employee of Twist Drill Company, Detroit, Mich. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps in April, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Parris Island, S. C. Went overseas in June, 1917. Killed in action June 7, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, France. (Place of burial not known.)

RAY, RALPH SCOTT - - Sergeant
Son of David and Auda De Armond Ray; born February 21, 1896, Veedersburg, Fountain County, Ind. Moved to Tippecanoe County in childhood. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 10, 1914, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Trained at Ft. Screven, Ga.; assigned to Replacement Draft, Coast Artillery Corps. Went down with transport Otranto October 6 1918, off Irish Coast. Buried at Savannah, Ga. Survived by widow, Marie Ray, and daughter Agnes, Savannah, Ga.

RECTOR, SILAS OTTO - - Private
Son of William K. and May Dell Rector; born May 3, 1893, Wolcott, White County, Ind. Moved to Tippecanoe County in 1896. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 22, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 26th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company L, 151st Infantry. Died of pneumonia December 8, 1917, Camp Shelby. Buried at Dayton, Ind.

REITEMEIER, RAYMOND FREDERICK - - Machinist Mate
Son of Daniel J. and Mary A. Reitemeier; born April 13, 1896, Lafayette, Ind. Student in Purdue University. Enlisted in U.S. Navy December 13, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 111. Transferred to Aviation Repair Unit, U.S. Naval Base, at Eastleigh, England. Died of pneumonia sometime in January, 1919, Navy Hospital, Pelham, N. Y. Buried in St. Boniface Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.

RITCHIE, SAMUEL LEE - - Private
Son of James G. and Mary Elizabeth Ritchie; born August 1, 1890, Meade County, Ky. Moved to Tippecanoe County, Ind. in 1902. Entered service October 6, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Company B, 152nd Infantry. Sailed for France June 12, 1918. Assigned to Company I, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 21, 1918, Chateau-Thierry. Buried "Somewhere in France."

ROCK, HARRY - - Private
Son of Amos and Emma Rock; born December 29, 1897, Lafayette, Ind. Entered service March 21, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Trained at Camp Greene, N. C. Went overseas May 7, 1918; assigned to Company E, 58th Infantry, 4th Division. Reported missing in action; later reported killed in action July 18, 1918. (Burial place not known.)

ROGERS, GEORGE - - Private
Son of Edward and Margaret Rogers; born September 22, 1898, Monon, White County, Ind. Came to Tippecanoe County in 1913. Farmer. Enlisted in Regular Army June, 1916, Lafayette, Ind. Served on the Mexican Border in 1916. Sent to Ft. Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Battery C, 150th Field Artillery. Transferred to Newport News, Va. Discharged on account of illness, February 11, 1918. Died August 29, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Buried in Springvale Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.

ROSA, WILLIAM R. - - Private
Son of Charles and Mary Rosa; born September 2, 1891, Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Battery C, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard April 17, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Ft. Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Battery C, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Went overseas October 18, 1917. Killed in action July 28, 1918. (Burial place unknown.)

ROTHENBERGER, ELMER EARL - - 2nd Lieutenant
Son of Charles E. and Ella Rothenberger; born December 10, 1894, Mulberry, Clinton County, Ind. Student at Purdue University. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in Air Service November 3, 1917, Austin, Tex. Trained at Kelly Field, Tex. Sailed May 20, 1918. Instructor in Aerial Observation at Chatillon-sur-Scine, where he was accidentally killed September 4, 1918. Buried at St. Thibault, France. Survived by widow, Ruth Aldrich Rothenberger, Lafayette, Ind.

SCHULTZ, CARL C. - - Private
Son of George W. and Ida Mae Schultz; born March 25, 1895, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service July 22, 1918, Clarkshill, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Supply Company, 26th Field Artillery. Transferred to Camp McClellan, Ala. Graduated from Gas Mask School. Died of influenza October 21, 1918, at Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Ind. American Legion Post, Shaffer-Schultz, Clarkshill, Ind., named in his honor. (See following record.)

SHAFFER, SILAS FRED - - Private
Son of George W. and Rhoda C. Shaffer; born May 6, 1896, Clarkshill, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Farmer. Rejected twice because of physical disability. Entered service August 30, 1918. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Evacuation Hospital No. 28, Detachment Headquarters. Died of pneumonia August 13, 1918, Camp Sherman. Buried in Salem Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Ind. The American Legion Post, Shaffer-Schultz, Clarkshill, named in his honor. (See preceding record.)

SHERLOCK, JOHN DANIEL - -  Private
Son of Robert (deceased) and Mary A. Sherlock; born March 27, 1896, Lafayette, Ind. Plasterer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 24, 1916, Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Assigned to Battery C, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y. Overseas October 18, 1917. Returned to U.S. April 10, 1919. Discharged May 10, 1919. Died September 28, 1919, Lafayette, Ind., of "disease contracted in service." Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind.

UNGER, MAHLON ROBERT - - Private
Son of John George and Anna Marie Unger; born April 16, 1893, Lafayette, Ind. Student. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 9, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company C, U.S. Engineers. Transferred to Camp Baker, Tex. Went overseas September 10, 1917. Killed in action June 6, 1918, Belleau Woods, France. Buried near junction of the Paris-Metz road leading into Baushbetin (Buried at: Plot A Row 6 Grave 65 Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.).

VERNON, GLENN DANIEL - - U.S. Navy
Son of Luther and Ella Coleman Vernon; born January 19, 1892, Brookville, Franklin County, Ind. Living in Clarkshill, Tippecanoe County, when he enlisted in U.S. Navy September 12, 1918. Trained at Camp Ross, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill., at which place he died of pneumonia September 26, 1918. Survived by widow, Murial Vernon, Clarkshill, Ind.

VESTER, JOHN MARTIN - - Private
Son of Charles and Anna Vester; born September 18, 1892, Lafayette, Ind. Farmer. Entered service June I5, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Assigned to Training Detachment No. 1. Transferred to Camp Hancock, Ga.; assigned to Company 9, Machine Gun Battalion. Died of influenza January 6, 1919, Camp Hancock, Ga. Buried in Springvale Cemetery, Lafayette, Ind. Survived by widow, Virginia Vester, Lafayette, Ind.

WAGNER, ROBERT J. - - Corporal
Son of John and Zoe Balfe Wagner; born September 21, 1896, Lafayette, Ind. Student. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army October 26, 1917. Stationed at Ft. Thomas, Ky.; assigned to 6th Company, Sandy Hook, Coast Artillery Corps. Sent to Ft. Hancock, N. J.; assigned to Battery A, 57th Coast Coast Artillery Corps. Sailed for France May 8, 1918. Died of pneumonia January 2, 1919, American Base Hospital No. 35, Mars-sur-Allier, France. Buried in Grave No. 506, American Cemetery, No. 395, Nevers, France.

WILKEN, ANTHONY L. - - Private
Son of Henry and Anna Wilken; born May 7, 1895, Lafayette, Ind. Teamster. Enlisted in Battery C, 1st Field Artillery, Indiana National Guard June 27, 1917, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; assigned to Battery C, 150th Field Artillery, 42nd (Rainbow) Division. Sailed from Newport News, Va., February 4, 1918. Killed in a railroad accident July 23, 1918, Troyers, France. Buried in Cemetery No. 431, France.

WISER, EMIL PAUL - - Private
Son of Frank E. and Elizabeth Wiser; born October 19, 1891, Lafayette, Ind. Watch maker. Entered service April 26, 1918, Lafayette, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 116th Ambulance Company, 146th Ambulance Corps, Sanitary Train. Transferred to Camp Sheridan, Ala.; then to Camp Upton, N. Y. Overseas (exact date unknown). Serving as litter bearer when killed in action October 31, 1918, Olsene, Belgium. Buried at Olsene, Belgium near road Deynze, Courtrai.

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

TAYLOR, L L West Lafayette, Ind. 1st Lieutenant, Engineers. Died of disease January 25, 1918, Camp Lee, Va.

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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