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World War I

SWITZERLAND COUNTY, INDIANA

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

Published by the Indiana Historical Commission,
Indianapolis, 1921.

"The Stars shine bright in fields of blue;
They light the way where row on row
Is marked the resting place of you
Who peaceful sleep where poppies grow.
* * * * * *

The fight is o'er; your faith we've kept;
The torch you flung burns brighter still--
And though in Flanders, field you slept--
It led to victory--God's will."
Adam D. Bowman, Southport, Indiana.

 


 
BARKER, HERBERT, Private.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Barker; born April 5, 1897, near Centersquare, Switzerland County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service October 15, 1918, Vevay, Ind., and was sent to Camp Winona, Ind. Truck driver. Contracted influenza, and died October 27, 1918, twelve days after reaching camp. Buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Ohio County, Ind.
BREECK, BERNARD, Private.
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Plew Breeck; born September 4, 1888, near Lamb, Switzerland County, Ind. Motor boat pilot. Entered service July 20, Warsaw, Ind. Sent to Camp McClellan, Ala., where he was assigned to Field Artillery Corps. Died of pneumonia October 14, 1918, Camp McClellan, Ala. Buried in Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Ind.
BRINDLEY, CLIFFORD G., Sergeant.
Son of Henry and Nettie Brindley; born March 16, 1891, Craig Township, Switzerland County, Ind. Farmer-teacher. Entered service November 6, 1917, Vevay, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C.; then to Camp Mills, N.Y. Oversees in May, 1918; assigned to Company B, 113th Machine Gun Battalion. Died from wounds October 28, 1918. Survived by widow, Ida Brindley, Brooksburg, Ind.
BRINDLEY, DANIEL, 2nd Lieutenant.
Son of Henry J. and Julia E. Brindley; born September 8, 1881, Craig Township, Switzerland County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in 1902. With the exception of about eight months in 1905, spent the remainder of his life in the service. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant; stationed at Camp Kearney, Cal., with Company I, 18th Infantry, where he died of pneumonia November 29, 1918. Buried in Vevay, Ind.
BURMAN, EDWARD J., Private.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burman; born December 6, 1892, near Vevay, Ind. Called into service June 26, 1918, Vevay, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 18th Company, 5th Training Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade. Overseas in August, 1918; assigned to Company B, 333rd Infantry. Transferred to Company M, 138th Infantry, 35th Division. Died of pneumonia November 22, 1918. (Place unknown.)
COLE, ALFRED EDWARD, Sergeant.
Son of James R. and Elizabeth Cole; born February 1, 1882, Vevay, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army September 4, 1899. Assigned to Company F, 38th Infantry. Sent to Philippine Islands; assigned to Coast Artillery Corps. Died November 23, 1917, Corregidor, Phillipine Islands. Survived by widow, Margaret Cole, and four children, Margaret, Ruth, Charles E., and Adah Fern Cole.
DANNER, EDWIN CAIN, Corporal.
Son of Charles E. and Mary Danner; born May 1, 1889, near Vevay, Ind. Farmer. Entered service early in September, 1917, Vevay, with first contingent of selected service men from Switzerland County. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 335th Infantry. Died of pneumonia December 28th, 1917, Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Vevay, Ind. The American Legion Post, Vevay, Ind., named in his honor.
DAY, GEORGE W., Corporal.
Son of William M. and Caroline Day; born March 31, 1891, Fairview, Switzerland County, Ind. Farmer. Called into service June 26, 1918, Vevay, Ind. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to 18th Company, 158th Depot Brigade. Overseas in September, 1918; assigned to Company K, 333rd Infantry. Later transferred to Company I, 363rd Infantry. Killed in action October 24, 1918, Argonne Forest Drive. (Burial place unknown.)
GRISWOLD, CHARLES, Private.
Son of George E. and Mary Griswold; born January 16, 1891, near Fairview, Switzerland County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 21, 1917, Vevay, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 46th Company, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company K, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. Participated in battles of Bellecourt, Premont, and St. Souplet. Killed in action October 10, 1918. (Place unknown.)
HUDSON, WILLIAM, Sergeant.
Son of A. J. and Florence Hudson; born August 12, 1889, Indianapolis, Ind. Moved to Patriot, Switzerland County, in 1911. Living on a ranch in Wyoming, when he entered service June 1, 1918. Sent to Ft. Logan, Cal.; then to Ft. Russell, Wyo. Transferred to West Point, Ky.; assigned to 71st Training Battalion, Field Artillery. Died of influenza October 15, 1918, Camp Taylor, Ky. Buried in Vevay, Ind. Survived by widow, Nellie Hudson, Hollywood, Cal.
HUGHES, FORREST, Private.
Son of William and Nora Waters Hughes; born May 28, 1894, Brashear, Ky. Moved with his parents to Patriot, Switzerland County, Ind. in 1900. Entered service in September, 1917; sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to 159th Depot Brigade. Went overseas with Company H, 128th Infantry, 32nd Division. Killed in action August 3, 1918. (Place unknown.)
LITTRELL, WILLIAM, Private.
Son of Daniel and Rachael Littrell; born September 14, 1888, Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Moved to Switzerland County, Ind. in 1916. Working on a farm near Vevay, when he entered service in September, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 46th Company, 12th Training Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company I, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Killed in action September 29, 1918. (Place unknown.)
MITCHELL, FRANK M., Private
Adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boright; born January 28, 1894, Mount Sterling, Switzerland County, Ind. Street-car conductor in Indianapolis, Ind. Entered service February 11, 1918, Indianapolis. Sent to Camp Greene, N.C.; assigned to Company C, 47th Infantry. Died from accidental causes April 9, 1918. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, Ind.
NEAL, HERBERT, Private.
Adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. John Grimes; born August 24, 1893, Craig Township, Switzerland County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service September 22, 1917, Vevay. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; then to Camp Sevier, S.C. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company L, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Died November 6, 1918, from wounds received in action. Buried in military cemetery Dury, Somme, France.
PATTON, EVAN PORTER, Private.
Son of William and Alice Porter Patton; born August 27, 1896, near Vevay, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 31, 1918, Vevay, Ind. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 63rd Company, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died of influenza October 14, 1918, Camp Dodge, Iowa. Buried with military honors in Vevay Cemetery. Survived by widow, Alice Imel Patton, Pleasant Ridge, Switzerland County, Ind.
PIKE, THOMAS W., Private.
Son of J. W. and Inez B. Pike; born July 9, 1895, Williamstown, Ky. Moved to Switzerland County, Ind. in 1915, and settled on a farm near Vevay. Entered service July 25, 1918, Vevay. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 45th Company, 12th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Then to 1st Regimental Infirmary, Field Artillery Replacement Depot. Died of influenza October 10, 1918. Buried in Vevay Cemetery. Survived by widow, Gladys Webster Pike, Vevay, Ind.
RICKETTS, ULEYS E., Private.
Son of Charles and Ida May Ricketts; born April 17, 1898, near Markland, Switzerland County, Ind. Farmer. Moved with parents to Madison, Ind. shortly before declaration of war against Germany. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army November 14, 1916. Sent to Ft. Ringgold, Tex. Overseas in June, 1917; assigned to Company B, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Killed in action July 21, 1918, Soisson, France.
SABERTON, CARROL V., Private.
Son of Charles E. and Elizabeth Waltz Saberton; born March 22, 1896, Vevay, Ind. Undertaker. Entered service with first contingent of Switzerland County selected men in September, 1917. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., where he died of influenza October 18, 1918. Buried in Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Ind.
SCUDDER, OSCAR, Private
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Braxton Scudder; born December 24, 1895, near East Enterprise, Switzerland County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 5, 1917, Vevay, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky.; assigned to Company B, 335th Infantry. Overseas in May, 1918; assigned to Company M, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. Killed in action September 29, 1918, during the Somme Offensive. (Burial place unknown.)
STEPLETON, WILLIAM L., Sergeant.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Stepleton; born June 28, 1875, near Fairview, Switzerland County, Ind. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army during the Spanish American War; decorated for bravery for carrying James Creelman, war correspondant, off the battlefield under fire, after Creelman had been wounded. Assigned to Quartermaster's Department, West Point, N.Y. during World War. Accidently drowned at West Point, October 3, 1918. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Switzerland County, Ind.
STOOPS, Howard, Private, S.A.T.C.
Son of Samuel and Ruth Stoops; born August 15, 1896, near Florence, Switzerland County, Ind. Farmer. Entered service October 15, 1918, Vevay, Ind. Sent to Winona Lake, Ind. for vocational training; assigned to Student Army Training Corps. Stricken with influenza, he died October 31, 1918, at Winona Lake. Buried in Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Ind.
WILLIAMSON, W. HAMPTON, Private.
Son of Ephraim and Laura Williamson; born July 12, 1892, near Patriot, Switzerland County, Ind. Engineer. Entered service October 6, 1917, Vevay, Ind. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Assigned to the 12th Service Company, Signal Corps, Meteorological Section, and sent to Cincinnati, Ohio. Overseas in July, 1918. Gassed, while making an observation tour of the Argonne Sector in November, 1918; contracted pneumonia, and died November 27, 1918. The American Legion Post, Patriot, Ind. named in his honor.
WOLF, ELBERT, Private.
Son of John and Emma J. Wolf; born September 7, 1895, near Brooksburg, Ind. Farmer. Entered service August 28, 1918, Vevay. Sent to Camp Custer, Mich.; assigned to 16th Company, 4th Training Battalion, 160th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Company F, 10th Infantry. Died of pneumonia October 19, 1918, Camp Custer. Buried near Moorefield, Switzerland County, Ind. Survived by widow, Mabel Gray Wolf.
YATES, ANTHONY L., Private.
Son of Nelson and Winnifred Yates; born April 20, 1890, Carroll County, Ky. Family later moved to Switzerland County, Ind. Laborer. Entered service August 23, 1918. Sent to Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 76th Company, 19th Training Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died from effects of blood poisoning, September 11, 1918, Camp Dodge. Buried in Vevay, Ind.