|Captain Randall Wilson:|
One Hundred Thirty
ninth Infantry, commanded a small detachment in an advanced position
north of Chaurdon farm and covered the evacuation of many wounded
from farm, remaining on duty twenty six hours, repelling attacks
made by the enemy and returned only when evacuation of the wounded
was completed. [September 29-30, 1918]. Captain Wilson
lives at Bethany and commanded Company G, Fourth Missouri
Infantry. He served with the Missouri troops on the Mexican
border. Since his citation he was made Major. He is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wilson.
Source: History of Harrison
County, Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921
|First Lieutenant Carlisle R. Wilson:|
Lieutenant Carlisle R. Wilson, deceased, One Hundred Thirty ninth
Infantry, was cited for extraordinary heroism in action near
Mountblainville, France, September 27. 1918. He was a son of
Judge and Mrs. J.C. Wilson, of Bethany. His citation reads:
"In order to establish and maintain lisiso with the adjacent
division Lieutenant Wilson, though wounded, led his men along the
valley of the Cise River and across a bridge through the heaviest
kind of artillery and machine gun fire. He died soon after
this exploit from the wounds received." Before Carlisle's
death he was made Captain.
Source: History of Harrison County,
Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921
|Sergeant Jackson Elbert Walker:|
of the citation of Sergeant Jackson Elbert Walker were transmitted
in general orders to the unit commander August 7, 1918.
Special citation was included for Lieutenant C. Thomas Hopkins, of
Wichita, the first man killed in France. Lieutenant Hopins
dashed through a barrage of artillery and machine gun fire to rescue
a wounded private, who had ebccome entangled in the barbed wire, and
was wounded himself in the attempt. Sergeant Walker crept
through the barrage and rescued both the wounded private and
Lieutenant Hopkins, who died soon afterward. Sergeant Walker
was sent back to the United States as an instructor and assigned to
the Tenth Division at Camp Funston, from which camp he received his
honorable discharge. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L.
Source: History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo.