Garvin County, Oklahoma
World War 1 Casualties


Glen C. Allen

John Allen

Douglas Baker

William R. Ball

Ernest E. Billingsley Jr.

Burney Blankenship

Ben E.Coffey

James L. Colson

George W. Cooper

Ace Cox

Paul E. Crews

Louie Laurren Davis

Thomas Marion Doake

Charley B. Dory

Samuel Eli Elkins

Glenn Allen Faulk

James W. Goodwin

William Edward Grumbles

Robert H. Harmon

Richard Gelen Mason

Elvin E. Mitchell

William Allen Morgan

Clyde Edward Roark

Billy Jess Shearon

Lynwood Shults

Thomas E. Smith

John W. Tolle

Noah L. Whisenhunt

James C. Williams

Charlie Yarborough

BALL, WILLIAM R. 

Date of Death: Killed in Action

Place of Birth:  Fleetwood, Oklahoma

Home of Record:  Lindsay, Oklahoma

Status:  KIA

Distinguished Service Cross 

Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal William R. Ball (ASN: 2810709), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company G, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 9 - 17, 1918. Becoming separated from his patrol, Corporal Ball, with another soldier, attacked an enemy patrol and drove it off, though the number of their opponents was estimated at 50. He did excellent work with his platoon in the advance of September 12 north of Fey-en-Haye, in rushing machine-gun nests. On September 17 he was a member of an outpost attacked by a larger body of Germans. Though wounded, he remained at his post. 

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 128 (1918)

Action Date: September 9 - 17, 1918

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

Company: Company G

Source:  Submitted by Emily Jarzembski and Military Times - Hall of Valor



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