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VERMILLION 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


BANDOR, JOHN JOSEPH -Private
Son of John and Louise Bandor; born October 5, 1896, Clay County, Ind. Moved to Vermillion County in 1906. Miner. Entered service March 31, 1918, Newport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Went overseas May 5, 1918; assigned to Company D, 111th Infantry. Killed in action August 12, 1918. Buried "Somewhere in France."

BLYTHE, VERNE -Private
Son of Samuel and Viola Jane William Blythe; born May 28, 1892, Marshall, Parke County, Ind. Moved to Vermillion County in 1897. Telegraph operator. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in June, 1917, Danville, 1ll. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.; assigned to Company C, 5th Field Battalion, Signal Corps. Sailed overseas February 19, 1918. Died July 15, 1918, from wounds received in second battle of the Marne, Mezy, France. (Burial place unknown.)

CARMICHAEL, ALBERT -Private
Son of Finley and Catherine Carmichael; born January 10, 1895, Turnhill, Fifeshire, Scotland. Came to America in 1903. Entered service October 5, 1917, Newport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company K, 151st Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Sailed in April, 1918. Assigned, overseas, to Company C, 102nd Infantry, 26th Division. Killed in action, Verdun Sector, October 25, 1918. Buried in Meuse Cemetery, Grave No. 14.

CLARK, CASPER PAUL -Private
Son of W. H. and Mollie Clark; born March 2, 1894, Quaker, Vermillion County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 30, 1918, Newport, Ind. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 19th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 15, 1918, Camp Custer, Mich. Buried in Lodi Cemetery, Park County, Ind.

COTTRELL, RAY WILLIAM -Private
Son of Sam and Allie Cottrell; born November 21, 1898, Rosedale, Parke County, Ind. Moved to Vermillion County in 1914. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 16, 19 7, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; assigned to Company H, 18th Infantry; transferred to Company G, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Went overseas June 14, 1917. Lost in the sinking of the Antilles October 17, 1918 on his return to the U.S., as a wounded soldier.

DAY, GEORGE WASHINGTON -Private
Son of Meredith and Mary Day; born October 13, 1893, Eugene, Vermillion County, Ind. Miner. Entered service May 28, 1918, Newport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned to Company B, 155th Infantry, 39th Division. Embarked from Camp Merritt, N. J. August 19, 1918. Killed in action November 11, 1918 (Armistice Day), in Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Buried in American Sedan Cemetery No. 1203, Letanne Ardennes, Grave 14, Section B, Plot 1.

FULTON, ROY -Private
Son of Leonard Nelson and May Mott Fulton; born September 15, 1896, Chrisman, Ill. Moved to Vermillion County, Ind. in 1910. Miner. Entered service April 1, 1918, Newport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y.; assigned to Company A, l11th Infantry, 28th Division. Sailed overseas May 6, 1918. Killed in action August 10, 1918, Fismes, near Argonne Forest. Buried in American Cemetery, Fismes, Marne, France.

GRAHAM, JOHN EVAN -Corporal
Son of John and Christina Graham; born August 26, 1896, Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind. Miner. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 1, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Transferred lo Ft. Dade, Fla.; assigned to Company I, Coast Artillery Corps. Transferred to Battery B, 64th Coast Artillery Corps. Overseas July 14, 1918. Died of broncho-pneumonia October 8, 1918, in hospital, (place not known), France. Buried at Clinton, Ind.

HOYT, WALTER -Private
Son of Robert L. and Anna Hoyt; born January 28, 1897, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in Regular Army December 15, 1917, Danville, Ill. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; assigned to Detachment No. 2, Aviation Section, Signal Corps. Died of disease June 10, 1918, while at home on furlough. Buried at Perrysville, Vermillion County, Ind.

HUNT, WILLIAM OSCAR -Musician, 2nd Class
Son of Almond and Caroline Hunt; born July 27, 1889, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Ind. Musician. Entered service September 6, 1917, Newport, Ind. Sent to CampTaylor, Ky.; assigned to Company H, 151st Infantry; transferred to Headquarters Company, 152nd Infantry. Overseas October 6, 1918. Died of pneumonia on board ship, October 14, 1918. Survived by widow, Essie Hunt, and children, Leola, LeRoy, and Virginia, Hattiesburg, Miss.

JONES, DONALD C. -Private
Son of Martin and Julia Jones; born January 1, 1894, Dana, Vermillion County, Ind. Barber. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to El Paso, Tex.; assigned to Company H, 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. Transferred to Camp Colt, Pa.; became ill on train and was taken to the Walter Reed Hospital, where he died of influenza June 15, 1917. Buried in Newport Cemetery, Newport, Ind.

KNIGHT, ELIJAH GORDON -Private
Son of Elijah and Martha Knight; born March 1, 1893, Hillsdale, Vermillion County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 7, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Trained at Ft. Bliss, Tex., Camp Colt, Pa., Camp Upton, N. Y. and Camp Green, N.C.; assigned to Company H, 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. Sailed overseas April 1, 1918. Killed in action July 15, 1918, near Fosse, France. Buried in American Cemetery No. 608, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, Grave No. 49, Section G, Plot 1.

MALONE, PEARL -Cook
Son of Oscar and Jessie Knight Malone; born August 8, 1899, Dana, Vermillion County, Ind. Baker. Entered service October 17, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; then to Camp Greene, N. C. Overseas in June, 1918; assigned to Fourth Division, Casualty Detachment. Wounded, and gassed August 10, 1918. Tuberculosis developed; invalided to U.S. Treated in Government Hospital, Denver, Colo. Died of tuberculosis January 24, 1921, Ft. Bliss, Tex. Buried at Bono, Vermillion County, Ind.

MARTIN, JOHN HOMER -Private
Son of William and Margaret Martin; born September 18, 1896, Dango, Ky. Moved to Vermillion County, Ind. in 1917. Fireman. Entered service August 28, 1918, Frankfort, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 29th Company, 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 11, 1918, Camp Sherman, Ohio. Buried in Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Ind. Survived by widow, Ethel S. Martin, and son, John Homer Martin, Perrysville, Ind.

MOSCHERO, CHARLES -Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moschero; born August 23, 1889, Canische, Italy. Came to U.S., and resided in Vermillion County, Ind. eight years. Living in Lehigh, Mont., when he entered service (date not given). Trained at Camp Merritt, N. J. Overseas in December, 1917; assigned to Company K, 16th Infantry. Killed in action July 19, 1918, battle of Sois- sons. Buried "Somewhere in France."

MURRAY, WILLIAM ELMER -Private
Son of William and Rebecca Murray; born September 21, 1896, Edgar County, Ill. Moved to Vermillion County, Ind. in November, 1912. Farmer. Entered service September 5, 1918, Newport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 59th Company, 15th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Re-assigned to 5th Field Artillery. Died of disease November 29, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in McGee Cemetery, Stranton Township, Edgar County, Ill.

NICHOLS, BARNARD WILLIAM -Sergeant
Son of Edgar and Mollie E. Nichols; born June 26, 1898, Dana, Vermillion County, Ind. Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 6, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; Ft. Bliss, Tex.; Camp Colt, Pa.; and Camp Greene, N. C. Assigned to Company E, 7th Infantry, 3rd Division. Embarked April 6, 1918. Died November 2, 1918, from wounds, Base Hospital No. 47. Awarded Croix de Guerre, Belgian Medal and citation for bravery. Buried in American Cemetery, Beaume, France.

NULL, CLARENCE C. -Private
Son of Joe and Elizabeth Null (Lanham); born September 1, 1892, Raymond City, W. Va. Moved to Vermillion County, Ind. in 1913. Miner. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army May 6, 1918, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Chicamauga Park, Tenn.; assigned to Company E, 6th Infantry. Embarked April 30, 1918. Engaged in the battles of St. Mihiel, Argonne, Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Killed in action November 3, 1918. (Place of death and burial not known.)

OSBORN, EDDIE -Private
Son of England and Mary Osborn; born December 10, 1891, St. Bernice, Vermillion County, Ind. Miner. Entered service September 21, 1917, Clinton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company L, 151st Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss. Sailed overseas (date not known). Died in Military Hospital No. 1, July 22, 1918, from wounds received in action. (Family never officially notified of his death.)

OSBORN, PEARL -Private
Son of England and Mary Osborn; born December 26, 1896, St. Bernice, Vermillion County, Ind. Fireman. Entered service May 27, 1918, Clinton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company E, 153rd Infantry. Went overseas August 6, 1918; assigned to Company K, 126th Infantry, 32nd Division. With Army of Occupation when he died April 23, 1919, Coblenz, Germany. Buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery near his home, St. Bernice, Ind.

POTTER, RAY PAUL -Private
Son of Richard and Clare Belle Potter; born January 26. 1892, Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind. Miner. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 15, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Ft. Caswell, N. C.; assigned to 2nd Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Transferred to Ft. Sill, Okla.; assigned to Battery A, 14th Field Artillery. Killed by falling from an interurban car while on way home to spend Christmas, December 24, 1918. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Clinton, Ind.

PROVENCE, THOMAS J. -Private
Son of J. M. and Sarah Provence; born September 1, 1881, Woodstock, Ky. Moved to Vermillion County in 1892. Railroad employee. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 21, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Sent to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., assigned to Company E, 7th Engineers. Sailed for France, February 23, 1918. Died of disease June 18, 1918, Savaney, France. Buried with full military honors in American Cemetery, Savaney, France.

RANIERE, JOHN -Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Raniere; born June 20, 1892, Grognardo, Italy. Came to Vermillion County, Ind., 1916. Miner. Entered service September 21, 1917, Clinton, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 151st Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Went overseas June 11, 1918. Final assignment Company H, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918. (Place of death and burial unknown.)

RUTKUS, TONY -Private
Son of Harry and Agnes Rutkus; born May 27, 1893, Lithuania, Russia. Miner. Entered service October 5, 1917, Newport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company C, 151st Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Embarked June 11, 1918. Assigned overseas to Company G, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 18, 1918, Soissons, France. (Burial place unknown.)

SHANNON, JOHNJEDWARD -Private
Son of John and Della Edward Shannon; born July 2, 1894, Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind. Coal miner. Entered service September 21, 1917, Newport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 151st Infantry. Transferred to Camp Shelby, Miss.; assigned to Replacement Draft. Sailed overseas June 19, 1918. Assigned to Company G, 23rd Infantry. Engaged in the battle of Soissons, in which he was killed July 19, 1918. (Body never found.)

SHEW, LORAN MILTON -Private
Son of Edwin and Betty Shew; born October 17, 1895, Clinton, Vermillion County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service April 3, 1918, Newport, Ind. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 11th Company, 3rd Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company D, 111th Infantry, 28th Division. Sailed overseas about May 5, 1918. Died from wounds September 7, 1918, received in action near Fismes, France. Buried near Fismes.

THOMPSON, HARRY GORDON -Seaman
Son of R. W. and Lula Thompson; born November 24, 1895, Dana, Vermillion County, Ind. Farmer. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy November 27, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 1ll. Transferred to Charleston, S. C. Died of disease February 8, 1918, Charleston, S. C. Buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Dana, Ind.

TOBEY, CLAUDE -Private
Son of Henry and Clara Tobey; born January 14, 1895, Veedersburg, Fountain County, Ind. Moved to Vermillion County in 1893. Farmer. Entered service May 27, 1918, Newport, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 27th Company, 7th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Camp Beauregard, La.; assigned to Battery F, 142nd Field Artillery, 39th Division. Overseas about September 4, 1918. Died at Camp Hospital, Camp Coctquidan, France, October 4, 1918. (Place of burial not known.)

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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