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Note 1: These men gave their lives for our freedom - God Bless ya' all!

Note 2: If the name is underlined, click to see an obituary

Note 3: The source used for these is: Indiana World War Records: 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

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RUBY CLAIR BARNES -- Private Company M, 153rd Infantry - died of pneumonia

FLOYD SCUYLER BOWMAN - Motor Corps - Company B - died of pneumonia

CHARLES BIBLE -- Co. C, Indiana National Guard - transferred to Troop H, 17th Cavalry, Columbus, Ohio -- died of pneumonia


THEOPHILUS PARVIN CAPLINGER -- Major - US Medical Corps - died of appendicitis

Son of Dr. C. (Charles) A. and Nannie (Nancy E. Burgess) born September 15, 1880 in Montgomery County, Indiana, moved to Fountain County in 1900. Educated in Wabash College and Purdue University. Enlisted US Medical Corps Aug 15, 1917 Covington. Commissioned 1st Lt. at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Transferred to Camp Logan, Texas, promoted to Major. Died of appendicitis January 7, 1919. Buried Masonic Cemetery, Crawfordsville. Survived by widow, Lena (Richey) and two daughters, Mary Virginia and Katherine M. of Wallace, Indiana. See picture here

ERNST IRVING CEDARS -- US Army - died of pneuminia

ALEX R. COLMAN -- Corporal, Co C 52nd Battallion - 3rd Canadian Division -- KIA

JOHN FRANKLIN CONNOR (Conner) -- Battery C, 325th Field Artillery, 84th Division - died of pneumonia

- Son of John and Sarah White Connor; born December 1, 1890, Vermillion County, Ill. Moved to Fountain County, Ind. in 1892. Farmer. Entered service May 25, 1918, Covington, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Battery C, 325th Field Artillery, 84th Division. Died of pneumonia October 28, 1918. Body returned and buried in Masonic Cemetery, Waynetown, Ind. Survived by widow, Genevieve Cord Connor, and two daughters Ada, and Mary; Hillsboro, Ind.

ASA "Melvin" COOK - 50th Field Artillery -- brother to Wallace below -- died from TB

George "Wallace" COOK -- Co. C, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard - brother to Melvin above - died of pneumonia

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 21 .October 1918 p 1

Darlington Oct 21 Mrs. Merrill Blanton received a letter from the war department this morning stating that her brother, Wallace Cook, had died from pneumonia in France, having contracted the disease on the way over. His death occurred while the boat was in port. Last spring he was sent from France to a hospital in Baltimore and was furloughed home for 14 days. He first went to France in the Rainbow Division, joining that section from Co C while at Jeffersonville. Lincoln Cook, father of the boy, lives in Crawfordsville. Cook was about 24 years old and had lived in Darlington all his life. He is the second Darlington boy to die in France.


Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review Oct 26, 1918 p 1

Cut from Darlington Herald

Pvt Wallace G. Cook for naval courtesy =- the exact latitude and longitude has been recorded and may be obtained after the war from the British Admiralty, London our voyage having been made in an English whip. (sic) The officers and men of his regiment offer their sympathy in your hour of sadness and I assure you that the sacrifice made by your brother, their comrade in arms, will have a place of permanence in their remembrance. His name is on the honor roll of his regiment - with sincere sympathy, yours very truly, Frederick B. Downing, Col. 109th Engineers Wallace G. Cook was born north of Darlington, June 12, 1893 and was the oldest son of Lincoln and Alice Cook. All his life previous to his enlistment in the army was spent in Darlington and this vicinity. When the US entered the war he and his brother, Melvin enlisted June 17, 1917 in Company C at Crawfordsville and with a number of other Darlington boys was for a time at Gary and Jeffersonville. He was later transferred to the 150th Field Artillery and was in training at Ft. Harrison and Camp Mills, NY. Private Cook sailed for France with the Rainbow Division late last fall. Shortly after his arrival in France, he was taken to a hospital for an operation. Recovering from this, he rejoined his company and went to the battlefront. While there sleeping in a dugout he contracted a severe case of tonsillitis. This later developed into complications which sent him to a base hospital and finally back to the US. He spent fie weeks in a hospital in Baltimore and recovered sufficiently to be allowed to come home on a 14 days furlough, arriving here Tuesday June 27. The following Sunday a reception was held at the gymnasium to welcome him back home and to show the appreciation of the service he had rendered. Between 6 and 700 people attended and hear Pvt. Cook speak for nearly an hour of his experiences in France. After spending 12 days here he returned to Baltimore. His devotion to the cause of justice can not be more plainly shown that by his determination to again join the ranks and return to France. He was ready and anxious to reenter the conflict and after his return to Baltimore tried for enlistment in 7 different branches of the service before he finally was accepted by the 109th Engineers. He is survived by his father who resides at Crawfordsville; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Butcher of San Francisco; and Mrs. Burgia Blanton of near Darlington and one brother, Melvin of San Francisco who was honorable discharged from the Army on account of ill health. His mother died in 1890 and his sister, Stella the following year. An appropriate memorial service will be held for Pvt Cook as soon as the ban on public gatherings is lifted. -- kbz Source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review Oct 26, 1918 p 1 George Burke died at the home of BF Stout corner of Lafayette and Covington Avenues, Friday evening at 6 o'clock from influenza-pneumonia. The death terminated a short illness of 10 days originating from influenza and developing into pneumonia. Mr. Burke was born in this city in 1897 and has lived here all of his life excepting a year during which time he worked in Indianapolis. He married Miss Edith Mitchell of Indianapolis three months ago. He clerked in the store of BF Stout for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, mother now Mrs. Julia Jones, one sister, Mrs. Davis of this city; step brother, Jeffrey Jones, and a step sister, Rebecca Jones of this city. - kbz

BYRON CLARK COX -- Corporal, Co G, 18th Infantry, 1st Division -- KIA (click name for several articles on him)

Silver Star - General Orders No 1, Headquarters 1st Division, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky Jan 1, 1920: The Division Commander cites the following officers and soldiers for gallantry in action and especially meritorious services ... Byron C. Cox, corporal, Company G, 18th Infantry ... by command of Major General Summerall: Stephen O. Fuqua, Colonel, General Staff, Chief of Staff. Official: RE Fraile, Lt. Col, AGD Division Adjutant.

Record: Born December 5, 1899, Rossville; son of Danton T. and Bertha E. Cox. Teacher, Darlington. Enlisted: April 17, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, MO. Training Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, Ft. Douglas, Ariz. Assigned to Co. G, 18th Infantry. Corporal Jan 25, 1918. Overseas July 14, 1917. Battles: Cantigny, Aisne Marne. Killed In Action July 21, 1918, Soisson. Buried in Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, Department de l'Aisne, Picardie, France - Grave 18, Row 4, Block D. The Byron C. Cox American Legion Post at Crawfordsville is named in his honor.

ROSCOE NYE DAVIS -- Pvt - Co. C 2nd Infantry Indiana National Guard - Co. D, 4th Infantry -- KIA - burial place unknown according to the Gold Star listing but at least a memorial stone is in Ladoga Cemetery, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana (thanks so much to Bill Boone for the pictures - greatly appreciated)

RUSSELL DWIGGINS - 1st Lt. Killed in Aeroplane Accident during training at Ellington Field, TX

AETNA GAIL ELMORE -- Pvt. Army - died of pneumonia

JOHN ENGLAND - Pvt - Co. K. 809th Pioneer Infantry - died of flu

HAROLD EVERSON -- Pvt - 30th Company 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigate -- died of pneumonia

CLARENCE MILTON FAUST -- Seaman - Lost when his ship, Tampa was destroyed in Bristol Channel - body never recovered

EVERETT HARSHBARGER - Seaman - US Navy - died of pneumonia

FOREST HICKS - Battery B, 36th Regiment Field Artillery - died of pneumonia

HARLEY JONES - 31st Company, 159th Depot Brigate - Co. C 151st Inf - died of pneumonia

JAMES JONES - Co F 4th Infantry 3rd Division - KIA


WILLIAM JONES - Capt. Aviation Service - Killed in aeroplane accident

BRUCE KELLY -- Pvt - 41st Company, 11th Training Battallion, 159th Depot Brigade - died of pneumonia

WILLIAM J. KESSLER - Pvt - 30th Company 8th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigatde - died of flu

CLAIR McCRERY -- Pvt - 41st Company 11th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade - died of pneumonia

NORMAN MAXWELL -- Pvt - USMC - Co C 2nd Inf Indiana National Guard - died of disease ?

FRED LAWRENCE MELVIN -- Seaman - NAVY - died of disease

DANIEL G. MILLER - Corporal - Battery F 19th Field Artillery - died of Typhoid Fever

STANFORD A. MYERS - Sgt - Co. D 18th Infantry 1st Div - KIA

MAURICE O'CONNOR - Pvt - 138th Inf Co. C - died of Tubercular Meningitis

JASPER ORRICK - Pvt - Co C 126th Infantry 32nd Div - Died day after wounded - basically KIA

GRANT ERNEST PEFFLEY - Pvt - Co G Motor Truck Service - died of pneumonia

RUSSELL PICKETT - US Navy - Co. M, Wireless Telegraphy - died of pneumonia

DAVID DIVINE SLOAN -- Pvt - 47th Infantry 4th Division - 16th Infantry - KIA


GUY STEPHENS -- Pvt - 41st Company, 11 Training Battallion 159th Depot Brigade. - Company 9, Ammunition Train -died of pneumonia

RAYMOND TODD - Pvt - Co. C 45th Training Battallion US Guards - died of pneumonia

OSCAR TURNER -- Pvt. Co. C 26th Infantry 1st Division - KIA

Source: WWI Registration Card

Oscar Turner

Age: 26

Resides: Linden, Ind

Born: Sept 19, 1890 Tompkinsville, KY

Occupation: Farm Hand

Employed by: Bela VanHook

Single - no dependants

Height: Tall

Build: Slender

Eyes; Gray
Hair: Light

Registrar: Hnter B. Leaming

Precinct: Randolph Twp, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Date: June 5, 1917

Signed: Oscar Turner

ERNEST RUSH WARBRITTON - Capt. Co B, 334th Infantry 84th Lincoln Division - ??

HAROLD WINGERT -- Pvt Co. H 112th Infantry 28th Diviswion - wounded in "Death Valley" near Fismes and died the next day in Field Hospital 111. Buried overseas

ROBERT PERL YOUNGMAN - Lt. Colonel -- 4th Regt 139th Field Artillery - died Jan 29th 1918 little over a week after having been injured/ill

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