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World War I Honor List

 

Big Horn County In The World War
1917-1919

Transcribed by Linda Rodriguez

(Source: Big Horn County in the World War, 1917-1918-1919, Publ. 1919)

Soldier's Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6


Red Cross


Organizational Board

Honor Roll

Blackburn, Claude L.
Carroll, Arthur
Cottrell, Roy
Dent, Alfred
Gemuent, Louis A.
Glenn, Cyrus J.
Hathaway, Ira W.
Knight, Stephen C.
Kollmar, Walter W.
Luckett, Henry Clay
Menter, James
Pederson, Peter
Rober, John R.
Ross, Alexander
Ross, Clifford A.
Schutte, Daniel C.
Smith, Emmett C.
Smith, Frank
Tudor, Leonard J.
Willey, Spencer D.

Note:

Arthur Carroll was claimed by Yellowstone County.
Ira W. Hathaway did not enlist from Big Horn County, but near friends here wanted him enrolled among our boys.
James Menter's photograph had been empaneled among the living, and the book partly printed, before soldier was known to be deceased. See Soldier Section.
Alexander Ross also appears in the Soldier Secion, as he was placed there before it was known he was dead.
John R. Rober was drowned in camp.

Ross, Clifford A.
Son of Mrs. Mary C. and brother of R. P. Ross, of Hardin. Entered the service July 22, 1918, going for training to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Assigned to 52nd Co., 163rd Depot Brigade. Later assigned to the Medical Corps (Inf.), and served in the Dental Infirmary. Offered and accepted, commission in the Medical Corps, and pending its arrival was very actively engaged in hospital relief work in the great influenza epidemic, until October 16th. About this date contracted the influenza himself, and died three days later, Octobert 19, 1918, at Camp Dodge, Iowa, in his twenty-ninth year.

Schutte, Daniel C.
Brother of W. J. Schutte, of Hardin. Entered the service February 24, 1918, at the age of 24 and entrained for Vanc ouver Barracks, Wash. Sailed for France with the 319th Engineers, Co. C, in the fall of 1918. While returning from a furlough in France, was killed in a train wreck between Paris and Brest, April 17, 1919.
Smith, Emmett C.
Son of W. R. Smith and brother of Winifred and Ruby Smith, of Hardin. Entered the service September 23d, 1917, at the age of 24, and went for training to Camp Lewis, Wash. Sent to Camp Mills in a machine gun battalion and there assigned to M. G. Co., 163d Inf.,m, 41st Division, in November. Sailed December 14th on the "Leviathan," arriving at Liverpool, Eng., December 24th, and Le Havre, France, Jan. 1, 1918. Killed in action at Cantigny, May 28th, 1918.
Tudor, Leonard J.
May 29, 1918, entered service, at the age of 29. At Camp Lewis, Wash., was attached to 44th Co., 11th Btn., 166th Depot Brigade. In June sent to Camp Kearney, Calif. Assigned to H Co., 160th Infantry, and entrained in August for New York, sailing immediately for the war zone. Saw front-line service in France; wounded in action October 8th, and sent to hospital at Tours. Died of wounds October 9th, 1918.
Willey, Spencer D.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Willey, of Decker. Entered the service May 24, 1918, at the age of 24, and was sent to Camp Lewis, Washington. From a depot brigade was transferred to Company A, 143d Machine Gun Battalion, Camp Kearney, California. Sailed from New York August 6. Saw service in France until October 8th, then taken ill with influenza and consigned to an infirmary. Died in hospital, of lobar pneumonia, October 14, 1918, and buried in France.

Dent, Alfred
Entered the service Dec. 23, 1917, at the age of 25, and at Camp Lewis, Wash., was assigned to 25th Co., 7th Btn., 166th D. B. Transferred in April, 1918, to Co. H, 361st Infantry, and entrained for port June 24th. Sailed for Europe the following month. Operated on twice for foot trouble. Fought in the battle of the Argonne. Wounded in action; died of wounds, in France.
Gemuent, Louis A.
November 12, 1917, at the age of 29, entered the service (Cleveland, Ohio), and was sent to Columbus, O. Two weeks later was transferred to Camp Lee, Virginia, and after two months' training at this point, sailed for Europe. Promoted to rank of Corporal, and wrote home on June 24th that he was "well adn happy, and ready to capture some of the enemy." Killed in the Battle of the Marne, a month later, July 22; and his death was followed by the death of his mother, a few weeks later.
Knight, Stephen C. (Stephen, Chief at Night)
Entered the service at Salem Indian Training School, Oregon, early in the Spring of 1918, at the age of (approx.) 20. Was a member of the Headquarters Company, 44th Infantry. Died of tuberculosis at the Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, Calif., in May, 1919, and was buried at Custer Battlefield (Mont.) on May 7th, 12 discharged soldiers (including two indians acting as pallbearers.
Luckett, Henry Clay
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Luckett, of Foster. Born in Kentucky, May 1, 1892. Married October 3, 1917, to Ada A. Byers. Entered the service May 29, 1918, and sailed overseas in August of same year. Participated in several engagements. Killed in action October 5, 1918, at the age of 26 years.
Ross, Alexander
Entered the service in September, 1917, at the age of 30, and was sent to Camp Lewis, Washington. Assigned to Company E, 162rd R. D. Infantry, 41st Division. Sailed from New York on "Leviathan" in December, 1917, with Co. D of his regiment, arriving in France December 31. In April, 1918, was transferred to Company A, 16th Infantry. Killed in action at the Battle of Chateau Thierry, July 18, 1918.

Blackburn, Claude L.
Son of Mrs. J. L. Blackburn, of Big Horn County. Entered the service July 27, 1918, at the age of 25, and was sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa. Assigned to Co. A, 163d D. B., at this camp. In August sent to the hospital with tonsilitis, returned to duty, and again consigned to hospital in September. Sent back to duty, taken down with pneumonia, and placed for the third time under medical care. Died in the Base Hospital, Camp Dodge, October 8, 1918,
Cottrell, Roy
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Cottrell, Toluca. Entered the service April 29, 1918, and after preliminary camp training was assigned to Company K, 364th Infantry, 91st Division. Sailed overseas with this organization and entered promptly into front-line service. Fought in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and killed in action on this drive, November 3d, 1918, at the age of 26.
Hathaway, Ira W.
Born July 22, 1894, at Westover, Ontario, Canada; the only son of William and May Hathaway. Attended public school at Arthur, Ont., and high school in Toronto. Entered the Bank of Toronto in 1914. Nov. 27, 1917, enlisted in the Royal Air Force, receiving commission of Lieutenant, May, 1918. Sailed for England in June. Killed in an accident to his plane, London, August 11, 1918. Survived by his mother and his sister, Hazel.
Kollmar, Walter W.
Entered the service Sept. 18, 1917, at the age of 26, and went to Camp Lewis, Wash. Left for port of embarkation about Thanksgiving, with the 163d Infantry, and crossed the Atlantic on the "Vaterland," landing in Liverpool, Christmas, 1917. Transferred to the Military Police, 164th Infantry, and sent to France, as cook. Again transferred to 315th Inf., and served as Battalion runner to zone of advance. Killed by a high explosive shell 2 days before the signing of the armistice.
Pederson, Pete
In January, 1918, enlisted at Sheridan, Wyoming, from Big Horn County, Montana, at the age of 21, and was sent to Fort Logan, Colorado. From there sent to Camp Jackson, South Carolina. Died at this camp, of pneumonia contracted while on duty, February 19, 1918, aged 21 years.


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