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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


BAILEY, LEROY H. - Private
Son of Albert and Anna Bailey; born March 3, 1893, Liberty, Ind. Railroad employee. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army March 11, 1918, Richmond, Ind. Sent to Camp Greene, N. C.; assigned to Company F, 59th Infantry. Sailed for France May 5, 1918; attached to Fourth Division. Engaged in the second battle of the Marne. Killed in action July 19, 1918, Cantigny, France. Buried in American Cemetery, Belleau, Aisne, France.

BARNHART, FRANKLIN STANDFORD - Asst. Chief, Aerial Truck Division
Son of Robert E. and Lillian A. Barnhart; born April 15, 1895, Liberty, Ind. Farmer. Entered Aviation Service November 19, 1917, Richmond, Ind. Sent to Kelly Field, Tex. Transferred to Selfridge Field, Mt. Clemens, Mich. Promoted to Asst. Chief in Aerial Truck Division. Died of meningitis April 13, 1918, Mt. Clemens, Mich. Buried in West Point Cemetery, Liberty, Ind.

BORRADAILE, ARTHUR FORREST - Private Son of Edward and Hannah Irene Borradaile; born June 8, 1885, Camden, Ohio. Moved to Union County, Ind., February 5, 1896. Farmer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army December 5, 1917, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Sent to Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga.; assigned to Medical Department, Field Hospital No. 42. Died of mastoid meningitis April 5, 1918, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Buried in West Point Cemetery, Liberty, Ind.

BORRADAILE, SAMUEL WALTER - Apprentice Seaman
Son of Edward and Hannah Irene Borradaile; born October 31, 1896, Liberty, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in U. S. Navy June 21, 1918, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Ill. Died of influenza September 22, 1918, Great Lakes, Ill. Buried in West Point Cemetery, Liberty, Ind. Survived by widow, Lena Davis Borradaile, Liberty,

BRIGHT, HOWARD JAMES  - Private
Son of James C. and Susan Bright; born May 9, 1890, New Paris, Darke County, Ohio. Moved to Union County, Ind. in 1891. Automobile mechanic. Entered service July 1, 1918, Valparaiso, Ind. Received training at Valparaiso University, Ind., and Pittsburg University. Sent to Camp Holabird, Md.; assigned Company A, 307th Motor Truck Company. Died of pneumonia October 18, 1918, Ft. McHenry Hospital No. 2, Baltimore, Md. Buried, College Corner Cemetery, Ind.

GRIFFIN, HARRISON - Private
Son of Solomon and Martha Francis Griffin; born in 1888, Manchester, Ky. Moved to Union County, Ind. in 1911. Farmer. Entered service April 26, 1918, Liberty, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Custer, Mich. Embarked July 13, 1918; assigned to Company B, 26th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action October 6, 1918, Meuse- Argonne Offensive. Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne, France. Survived by two children, Sarah Annie, and Nannie Francis Griffin, Wind Cave, Ky.

JOHNSON, MOREY BLAINE (Colored) - Private
Son of Addison and Saphronia Johnson; born March 25, 1888, College Corner, Ohio. Chauffeur. Entered service August 22, 1918, Liberty, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 68th Company, 17th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Sailed overseas September 23, 1918, with Company D, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 6, 1918, on board transport. Buried at sea.

MITCHELL, EVERETT GUY (Colored) - Corporal
Son of John and Fannie Mitchell; born August 5, 1894, Union County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 22, 1918, Liberty, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 68th Company, 17th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Went overseas September 23, 1918, with Company D, 809th Pioneer Infantry. Died of pneumonia December 5, 1918, Nantes, France. Buried at Nantes. Survived by widow, Eliza Mitchell, Liberty, Ind.

PLESSINGER, JACOB VERNON - Private
Son of Josiah and Jennie Plessinger; born August 24, 1893, Liberty, Ind. Farmer. Entered service March 28, 1918, Liberty, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Final assignment Provost Guard Company. Died of spinal meningitis December 13, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Cemetery at Dodd- ridge Chapel, near Centerville, Ind.

SNYDER, SIMON ETHELBERT - Private
Son of Isaac and Marie Antoinette Snyder; born June 2'), 1889, Liberty, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted September 6, 1917, Liberty, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company I, 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Company C, 120th Infantry, 30th (Old Hickory) Division. Sailed overseas in May, 1918. Killed in action near St. Martin- Riviere October 18, 1918. Body returned to Liberty, Ind. for burial. The American Legion Post, Liberty, Ind., named in his honor.

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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